When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're cooking with partitions.

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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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Install windows on a second partition without creating an entry in the boot menu

I have a PC and want to install windows on a second partition. However, when the machine boots I do not want to modify the boot menu to show two operating systems. Instead I would like to access the ...
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Copy speed to usb flash drive very slow when partitioned as NTFS

So I have a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager USB flash drive. I am on a fairly new install of Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1. I use the flash drive for one thing, watching things on my TV. I will copy ...
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HDD only visible from Linux, GParted says “unallocated partition”

My Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB HDD suddenly is unrecognized by Windows 7. It's an external My Book drive, but plugging it vía USB from his case is unrecognized by Windows 7 or Linux, so I have to ...
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Using QEMU to install DOS on the second partition of a real HDD - Can it be done?

I've recently been trying to put DOS on an old HDD I've got lying around. Trouble is, it's already got Windows 98 on it. I resized the 98 partition down and made another for DOS. This is where I hit ...
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Is it possible to image only a single partition in Windows 7?

I have a fairly good sized Hard Drive (2.5 GB) which I have partitioned into several parts. I want to know if it is possible for me to use Windows Backup in such a way that I am able to image and ...
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How can I correct a disk drive showing the wrong capacity

I've been given a Buffalo Ministation (HD-PC320U2/BK-EU), it's a 320GB USB2 drive, but whenever I plug it into any machine (I've tried a Mac, Linux and even Windows as a last resort) it reports that ...
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Booting Windows 8 on an older Mac. Making a Parallels partition bootable

After having tried everything simple, I've arrived at the following scenario: A blank SSD (internal) to work on. An externally running Mac OS installation to do all the work from (and later clone ...
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Dual OS (Win 7 and 8.1) - Can I see the Win 7 partition to access files?

Hoping for a quick answer as my need is urgent. I have about 40GB of files on my Win 7 machine that will take quite a while to backup. As a quick, and somewhat dirty solution I thought of doing the ...
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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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Messed up my SD card something awful. Cannot format, reporting bad sectors, bad partitions.. what can I use to repair?

So, long story short - I created an image of my 16GB SD card used for my Raspberry Pi. I bought a 32GB SD card, wrote the image on it and it is now totally bricked. The SD card is brand new, just ...
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Installing Linux alongside Mac + Windows AFTER Bootcamp

I'm looking to set up triple-booting on my Macbook Pro, running OSX, Windows 7, and something Linux (probably Ubuntu 14.04) Ordinarily, I don't think this would be too hard, but most of what I've ...
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extend lvm with existing partition

I have the following partitions: root@test02 [~]# df -l Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_test02-lv_root 119277820 ...
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unknown fedora file system and partition settings

I've got a fedora system, who somebody has installed for me, and I don't precisely know what is: lvm2pv. I searched that LVM stands for "logical volume manager", but what is 2 and what is pv here? ...
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Install Windows 8 to last partition on drive

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed. I wanted to Dual boot Windows 8, but i came across a problem. My drive is partition as follows Drive 0 Partition 1 27.9gb 0.0MB free Logical //my root ...
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Change The System Partition, Windows XP

my computer originally attached with two hard disk (disk1 as C: and disk2 as E:) where disk1 is SATA (system partition) and disk2 is IDE (boot). then, i attached another hard disk (disk3 as D: , ...
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Unable to shrink logical drive in Window 7

I have a primary partition C: and a logical drive E: on my Win 7 machine. I want to shrink the logical drive (E:) and create one more partition. I tried using the in built Disk Management Tool but ...
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Booting Windows 8.1 on a cloned drive?

I had no way to backup my hard drive, so I had to clone it directly to my new drive. And because of the position of my GPU, I could only have the 2 hard drives plugged in, not the Blu-ray RE drive. So ...
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Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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How do I transfer a partition to a smaller partition on a different computer (windows 7)

I want to move data between two laptops. The source is a dying windows 7 machine, with one partition being windows 7, and one partition being user data. The destination is a donated, older laptop, ...
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MacOS - creating continous space for partitioning

I have 80 GB free space, but disk utility only shows about 14 GB available for partitioning. My understanding is that this could get fixed by defragging the disk. But MacOS has no defrag-tools and the ...
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Using SVN as total backup solution for multiple OS sharing data disk

I just installed two Linux OS's on one laptop, dual-booting. I keep my important data on an EXT3 partition that I share between the OS's. I was using CrashPlan for automated backup, but I suspect it ...
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Lost partition after restarting

I have Window 7 Professional Service pack 1 installed in my Laptop Lenovo Thinkpad t420. After formatting the disk, and install Window 7 (detailed as above), I went to Computer --> Manager --> ...
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A running program needs more space right now‼

I am using a program to import a Wikipedia dump to my local mysql server. The program is running. I start it four days ago. Unfortunately the drive C: is going to be full. I have two HDDs connected to ...
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Can't format new 3TB disk with NTFS (but it works on linux)

I recently purchased a Seagate Barracuda 3TB drive (ST3000DM001) and I'm trying to get it to work on Windows 8. I've an old motherboard Asus P5K Premium. The system recognizes as 2.7GB, I create a ...
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Why does diskpart set the volume attributes on all volumes?

I was trying to migrate a Win7 OS from a HDD to a SSD. I've created 2 partition with 1024KB offset, with diskpart: 100MB System Reserved and a 60GB for C:. I've cloned their contents using Easeus ...
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re-install windows 8 into a partition on a OEM machine for dual boot (ubuntu)

I have a queation, that I considered rather "simple" until I just didn't get to fix it :/ Since I'm assuming there will be more people facing this problem in the future, I'll just ask here. I bought ...
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EFI partition decision (Windows 8)

Earlier today, I installed Sabayon. After messing around with EasyBCD and a couple other tools, (no permanent changes) I gave up on trying to get it to chain-load, and decided to wipe the Sabayon and ...
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Any way to get what is effectively a 4 drive mirror in Windows 7?

I know this doesn't serve that much practical purpose, but I would like to somehow set up a small 400mb partition that is mirrored across 4 drives. I partition using the Disk Management Console, and ...
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Windows 7 installation from recover partition, keep Linux?

I own a X201s. I want to reinstall the win7/64 partition with the recovery partition, without loosing the linux partition. It seems as I do not have any options on installing windows, I can just click ...
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How can I install Linux from a partition instead of DVD or USB Drive?

When you want to install Linux you usually have the following options: use a DVD / CD use a Virtual Environment (Virtualbox) use an USB Drive (UNetbootin) But what if I want to make a separate ...
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Linux mint 14 (nadia) live cd gparted not showing partions

I am just trying to install linux mint 14 on my desktop and it's booting into live cd, but when I try to install its partitioning step it's not showing my partitions. If I use sudo fdisk -l it shows ...
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CloneZilla errors when attempting to clone and create partition table proportionally

Carrying on from a question regarding hard drive space on a cloned hard drive, i'm attempting to recover the space using CloneZilla and using the setting -k1, create partition table proportionally. I'...
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2 EISA Configurations

I want to create more partitions on my hard drive, but it won't let me as I have to many already (C Drive, D Drive, and 2 EISA Configurations). I want to keep the back-up of the OS but is there need ...
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windows 8 and 0x84 partition

I have a Samsung serie9 (ultrabook NP900X4C-A01IT). I have just one 256GB SSD divided in 4 primary partitions. The OS is Windows 8. No UEFI bios enabled and no GPT partitioning. I wish to install ...
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Extending space in C drive using the unallocated space using Gparted on Windows XP

The unallocated space(10 GB) is currently right after the D:drive from which it was freed.How do i now move it to C drive to increase its capacity? I have used Gparted Live CD to do the job.Now the ...
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How can I increase the Linux partition size on a dual-boot system?

My laptop is running Windows 7. I created a partition and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. So now I have both running OK. The problem is that now I need more space on the Linux partition. Using the same ...
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partition table looks different between Linux and Windows

I'm having some odd issues after deleting and resizing an NTFS partition with Gparted. Windows doesn't seem to see the same partition table as Linux. At first, the deleted partition showed up as 0-...
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Resizing dynamic disk

I merged 2 partitions using other software, instead of using Windows' tool (Administrative Tools->Computer Management->Disk Management). Is there any way to un-merge those 2 partitions, or at least ...
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Is it a good practice to create a separated partition for a grub2 loader?

I want install Debian 6. I want have a grub2 as a boot loader. I read, that creating a separated primary /boot partition for the kernel (with read-only access) is a good practice. Is it also a good ...
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Wndows 7 hard drive is corrupt

Few days before, my PC has stopped working. The scenario was as follows: Windows loading files Microsoft Corporation logo Message alert: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically ...
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How to access EISA Configuration

I would like to find out how to activate the backup software, stored on the (EISA Configuration) of my Vaio PCG-GRT300Z laptop. The disk layout below shows that I have a EISA Configuration but can’...
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A tiered approach to cloning linux partitons

I'm looking at a strategy for cloning Linux (root) partitions without having to use a Live CD. Literature suggests rightly that the source and target partitions must be umounted to be able to get a ...
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Corrupted Default WinXP Partition

Here's a longer explanation... I had WinXP already installed on my computer with no partition except for that one. I made a 20 GB unallocated partition using the EaseUS program, then using a FreeDOS (...
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Space Partitioning

I have this situation in my pc: sda1 is windows partition sda2 is ubuntu partition After it there is a free space of 5.7 MB. We believe that I can use it to expand windows though windows ...
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Trying to recover HDD from desktop computer

I have a friend's HDD which has crashed due to a virus, at least he thinks. The HDD's C:\ partition shows up as unformatted/raw, D:\ is fine and has no problems. The HDD is from a Windows 7 machine ...
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hard disk partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD

I want some advice on how to make the partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD. I want the two systems to share a swap partition, but I don't know if it can work. And I also want a partition to share data ...
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Simple Ubuntu Server - Expanding disk space - adding a new drive LVM, RAID0 existing setup - how?

I have a 1TB ext4 partition mounted at / with all my data and Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) installed. Now this drive is almost full (I used it as a database server for some processing). RAID0 is ok, I can ...
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Moving linux partition so to be next to free space

I had a triple boot windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.10. I deleted the partition that the 11.10 was in and now I have free space on my ext4 partition. I want to use that space which is located ...
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Copy existing Ubuntu drive to partition on new hard drive

I have a new laptop with two partitions, one is currently loaded with Windows 7, the other is blank. I'm pretty familiar with using dd to backup/copy drives, but I'm wondering how I will deal with ...