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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

5
votes
2answers
3k views

Why doesn't Windows 7 always create 100MB partition?

I have two 500GB hard drives in my laptop. I have formatted both so they contain nothing. When I'm installing Windows 7, depending on the drive I choose to install Windows on I may or may not get the ...
5
votes
2answers
9k views

Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Increasing Mac partition after shrink Windows Bootcamp partition

I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.9.4 with a 500GB HD. The HD is partitioned with 370 GB to Mac and 128 GB to Windows and I decided to shrink the Windows partition to 65 GB because I ...
2
votes
2answers
197 views

How to re-partition old XP boot drive (with OEM partition) after installing Win7 on new SSD?

Old situation: Machine had 2 232 GB HDDs: - HD 0 contains a 70 MB OEM partition and a 232 GB Windows XP boot partition - HD 1 has one partition (data disk) I bought a new SSD, added it to my machine, ...
2
votes
2answers
700 views

real number of sectors on HDD

This is part of output of fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Partition layout for SSD + 3 HDDs

Yesterday I got my new workstation featuring: 120 GB - OCZ Vertex3 MAX IOPS 300 GB - Western Digital Velociraptor (10k RPM, about 4ms avg. seek) 2x2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 The system will be ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Windows cannot access my external harddisk partition but all partition managers can

Some weird problem happened to my Maxtor 500GB external harddisk, it all started when it once freezed during some operation. Now when I insert the drive in a USB slot, Windows asks me to format it, ...
1
vote
2answers
92 views

can't install Windows 10 on a GPT partition - any way not to lose Linux?

Today I decided I want to install Windows 10 on a seperate partition, to test it out and have it on dual boot. So I cleared up some space at the end of the /home/ partition, made a bootable usb, and ...
1
vote
2answers
245 views

Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

What Linux partitions must be bootable?

Specifically regarding / and /boot partitions. What dictates a Linux partition be bootable (requiring a bootable flag)?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Diskpart is not showing all partitions

I have three partitions as C, D, and E. Below are the sizes for each parition C = 278GB D = 14GB E = 5GB Diskpart gives me following output: Parition ## Type Size offset ...
1
vote
2answers
854 views

Windows Server 2012 Essentials shows wrong used space on SSD

I am runnin a Windows Server 2012 Essentials and have a 100 GB System Partition from an 128GB SSD drive. Yesterday I got a warning from the system, that the space on this drive is out, so I checked, ...
1
vote
2answers
129 views

Merge two unadjacent partitions

I have three partitions on my drive, arranged something like the following: ___________ | 1 | 2 | 3| ------------- I wish to merge partitions 1 and 3. Is there a way to do this, or do I have to ...
1
vote
2answers
122 views

Can not create logical partition on an external HDD

I have a strange problem. I have an external HDD which I use it for a linux version I use. I deleted all the partitions on it in order to create some new partitions. I deleted all previous ...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Move mysql tables to another disk/partition

I have mysql data mounted to /var/lib/mysql And what I want is to move it to /fast/mysql My plan is following: Stop mysql. Rsync from /var/lib/mysql to /fast/mysql. Change my.cnf to point to ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

How to get partition to boot and be recognized by Windows after changing disk to dynamic?

My problem is that I shrunk a partition on the hard disk and there was a unallocated space. Then I made a partition from that unallocated space. After doing this whole disk was converted to dynamic ...
0
votes
1answer
492 views

How to move data from an NTFS partition to HFS+?

I have a 1TB drive that is currently formatted to NTFS with a MBR partition table. I would like to reformat it as HFS+ with a GUID partition table. What should I do so that I can transfer my data ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Need to store and backup HD vid files. But need to access them a lot

I've had my 700 Gb HDD ever since I bought my computer so partitioning it is out of the question. What I need is a place to keep my HD vid files so when I edit, I don't get a long load time in the ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

How can I identify which device caused a `/dev` entry?

I have a Dell Inspiron 600M, from around 2004. The partition table looks like this: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 6 48163+ ...
0
votes
1answer
689 views

Install Macrium Reflect Free Edition on Windows Server 2008 x64

I'm not able to install Macrium Reflect on a Windows Server 2008 (which i'm using as a workstation) : the installer says : "Incompatible with Windows Server". Whereas, the releases notes said Macrium ...
0
votes
1answer
698 views

EWF Issue When Imaging Windows XP Embedded Using Ghost

On an HP Thin client, I have Windows XP Embedded 6.0, and I am using an EWF (Enhanced Write Filter). I make a disk to disk copy with Norton Ghost 2003, copy the image onto a usb flash disk, and ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

Ubuntu Partitioning (Gparted Failed)

As title, I had try using Gparted and Gparted Live on CD/DVD, but both of them failed. Any other recommendation that I could try ?? (PS: I wanna resize the root drive as it is the only the drive it ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

Recover NTFS partition on a iPC

On my "PC" : I installed iPC/Mac OS X (I created HFS+ partition during the installation process) Next, I created a FAT32 GUID partion with Mac OS X Disk utility. Then I installed Windows Vista on a ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Partitioning in Ubuntu 10.04

No sound, so as suggested I upgraded to this version. Still no sound and thanks to NB seems sound is out of the question. Awhile back I downloaded gparted-live-0.7. but when i open it does not give me ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Have Desktop Ubuntu Installed with 2nd HD having 2 LVM partitions: want to install LAMP

I have Ubuntu 10.04LTS Desktop version installed on a 300GB HD. I also have another 300HD divided into two 150GB LVM partitions neither of which are used at this time. I want to install LAMP and run ...
0
votes
1answer
657 views

Made the USB Drive as Swap Partition, Installed it, How to undo it{Ubuntu 10.10}

Well,it was a very stupid thing to do on my part, But I made a 500 GB USB connected Hard Disk as my swap partition (thinking it will be only used during installation) and installed Ubuntu10.10. I ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How to create Restoration Partion?

For some time now, when buying new computers (laptops in particular) from big name brands-like DELL, HP, TOSHIBA, etc.-most of them come with a "rescue" or "restore" partion instead of installation ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Moving new drive volume out of /media

I have the following filesystem: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 33G 2.7G 29G 9% / udev 1007M 232K 1007M 1% /dev none ...
0
votes
1answer
548 views

Can't format PC after creating another partition?

The other day I wanted to start fresh again and format my Windows 7 laptop to factory settings. I have the Recovery Partition built in. All I have to do is restart the computer and hit F11 at the ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

Does changing the active partition changes the partition letter?

I have several disks, each of them has one ore more NTFS partitions. The first disk is splitted in 2 partitions; its first partition is active, is called "C:" and doesn't have any OS. On another ...
0
votes
1answer
198 views

windows 7 physical partition setup

anyone help me?? im having problems setting up my new computer. what i want to do is put win 7 on the solid state drive (32g) and have everything else running from a 1TB HHD?? sounds simple and ive ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

unreadable corrupted ntfs partition - lost clusters reported

partition magic is reporting multiple 'bad file record signature' and 'lost clusters' errors on my 250GB samsung sata disk (connected via usb on a xp sp3). Unfortunately PM is unable to fix. PM shows ...
-1
votes
1answer
83 views

Is there something wrong with my disk partition?

# fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 499711 248832 83 Linux /dev/sda2 501758 41940991 20719617 5 Extended ...
-1
votes
1answer
53 views

How do I make the Linux and Windows versions of a game share save files?

I recently obtained a new computer. I also got a 1 TB hard drive. I want to partition it so I can use both Linux and Windows. This is mainly used for gaming. More games are available for Windows, so I ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

partition icons disappeared after installing windows 7.

I installed windows 7 on macbookPro OS X Lion. The mac partition doesn't appear in startup menu anymore and windows 7 boots automatically. The option/alt key only brings up an option for windows. The ...
-1
votes
1answer
27 views

Writing an image to a flash size resulted in loss of size

After i wrote Linux Mint LiveCD image to my 16GB flash, the drive's partition shrunk to 14.9GB. Formatting doesn't help and although Disk management shows that partition doesn't take the whole space ...
-1
votes
1answer
49 views

new windows 8.1 alongside with linux

I have pretty serious problem while installing any linux alongside windows 8.1. While trying to install, linux showing that my disk is empty, despite that i just installed windows a moment ago. Same ...
-1
votes
1answer
73 views

Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
-1
votes
1answer
84 views

Install Ubuntu on hard disk externally

I want to install ubuntu on my other laptop.The Laptop wont allow me to boot from CD and i cant change the boot order. I dont have access to BIOS Settings (I am locked out of BIOS). I have an external ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

Setting Primary Partition As Active

Guy's i'm wondering why i can't set the Partition that i want (Drive C) as the Primary Partition, When i right click the Drive C in disk management tool it won't give me an option to set it as Primary ...
-1
votes
1answer
56 views

how to delete a system partition

I tried searching hours without any success. I have a multi-boot machine (a laptop) with Win 8, Win 7, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and OpenSuse installed. Around 2 years ago, the first OS I installed was Win ...
-1
votes
1answer
64 views

Disk partition trouble in creating new volume

I was trying to do disk partition. Shrinking volume was all fine. I shrunk 80 gb from the c drive. Now I have the unallocated 80 gb memory. When I tried to create a new simple volume out of this ...
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

Cannot format E: drive. It says it is a boot partition. But it isn't actually

I have Winodows 8 installed in C: drive and I want to format my E: drive but I can't because it says it is a boot partition. I can see some boot files there too, don't know how they came! Any ...
-1
votes
1answer
83 views

Installing windows 7 into a win 8 computer (partitions)

I'm installing windows 7 from a dvd, everything went fine but when i formatted the partition i wanted to install win 7 into, it says ''windows can't be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of ...
-1
votes
1answer
308 views

Does Windows 8 installation create a 100-MB-Bitlocker partition on second HDD as Windows 7 did?

I upgraded my computer (Acer Aspire V3-771G) by adding a SSD. Now I want to make a clean install of Windows 8 on this new SSD. The HDD should be cleaned/formatted and later be used for a Linux OS ...
-1
votes
1answer
319 views

NTFS partition mount but doesn't show any files

The partition was bootable, but it's not anymore. I booted with an ubuntu live CD. "fdisk /dev/sda3 -l" shows this: Disk /dev/sda3: 626.4 GB, 626396585984 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 76155 ...
-1
votes
1answer
116 views

all partitions became dynamic due to startup repair utility

All my disk partitions including system reserved and c: have become dynamic, due to which I am unable to boot linux. I wish to make some primary partitions. Ubuntu cant help since pc wont boot it even ...
-1
votes
1answer
151 views

Backtrack install in vm workstation

I am trying to install Linux Backtrack 5 R3 using VM Workstation on my Microsoft Windows Vista PC. I have installed BT5 on dual boot using a live cd on a laptop before but i am encountering this issue ...
-4
votes
1answer
324 views

Partitions created with Windows 7 disappear in Windows XP

I was running Windows 7 on a desktop computer for 2 years. Yesterday, I had to reinstall Windows. I installed Windows XP SP3, since I had issues with the Windows 7 license. Windows XP installed ...