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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What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp?

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
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need the debug commands for deleting partitions on a pc woth no OS

I am having some trouble with my laptop.. I had win 7 64 vit preinstalled and ubantu 12.04 LTS recently installed. my sister says she did something on win 7. according to her, she accidentally deleted ...
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Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
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how to recover pv and lvm with no lvm export?

hi i have a server which its first hdd was broken , the server has 2 HDD , the first hdd crashed . datacenter replaced it for me with a new hdd. the second hdd use to have 2 pv on 2 partitions , ...
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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Batch File - Know if disk is partitioned or not

I am working on Winpe environment, how to get informations if the disk 0 is partitioned or not to launch specific commands on each case i have tried this, but how to get this works properly in a batch ...
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Can I safely delete this partition?

I have a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp installed (Windows 7). When I look at the Disk Management console, I that there is a 620MB partition. I am not sure what that is. Can I safely delete it and ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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Used 4 primary partitions, now need to add more space

I currently have CentOS 6.5 running on a VM in a live environment. The need to increase space has arrisen several times, and after following guides online it has worked successfully until today. ...
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how to recover windows7 without using recovery disk?

my friend used a disk partition tool in his windows 7 ultimate compaq laptop. he seemed to have successfully created disk partition, but the computer does not start, rather asks to recover windows. ...
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Various failures while trying to install WIndows 8.1 on fresh computer

I can't install windows 8.1 on fresh clean hard drive. In fresh install if I am selecting empty space to install Windows to, it starts installing, goes to 27% and fails with error 0x80070570 (unable ...
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How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format?

I own a WD Elements 3TB external hard drive (WDBAAU0030HBK-01) which I disassembled and converted into an internal SATA drive. When I did that I partitioned the drive after installing it in my ...
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Windows 7 Repair using installation DISK say 0 MB on the system drive

Last Night due to some reason or so my laptop with windows 7 SP 1 64 Bit crashed. I get the blue screen every time I try to boot in. So I decided to repair it using the Installation media. Now , I am ...
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Change Windows 7 system partition to other disk

I have installed a Windows 7 on a SSD disk on a system containing two disks: The SSD and a standard SATA. I have found however after installation that despite my boot disk is the SSD (that is, where ...
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toshiba recovery disc windows 8 os

So i have had a friend ask me to look at there toshiba satellite c855-28u because its not working even using the recovery disc form which i have discovered that doesn't appear to be working as it is ...
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Windows System Image generation: how is Unallocated space handled?

I am cleaning up an old Acer Aspire Revo NetTop Windows 7 mini-PC. Its Hard disk drive has three partitions: 1: OEM Recovery partition - 12GB 2: System reserved - 100MB 3: C:\ Main - ~400GB (as I ...
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Restore hard disk signature

I have put my desktop hard drive into another machine. To make it usable I had to go to Device Manager and click Online. When I put my hard drive back into the old PC, I am not able to boot the ...
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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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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 ...
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Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu, W7 does not boot

Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu appears to work fine, but W7 will not boot. I downloaded boot repair and did the recommended repair. That did not work. I now have 6 partitions: ...
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Best way to duplicate Linux server

My company has an old CentOS 5 system that we need to duplicate for testing. I'm running dd on 2 of the partitions which are small and saving them to /home, but the /home partition can't save to ...
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How can I shrink a Logical Volume, and re-allocate the freed space into a new partition on the same drive?

I have a drive, sda. It has two partitions: sda1: /boot sda2: LVM managed in Volume Group volgrp01 volgrp01 contains the following Logical Volumes: lv_root (30 GB) lv_swap (8 GB) lv_scratch (430 ...
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How to install RTM Windows 8 on a laptop with OEM Windows 8?

I would like to install a clean RTM version of Windows 8 on a HP laptop that came with OEM version of Windows 8 with all kinds of bloatware and trialware. However I would like to keep all the current ...
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Partitions on GPT disk are not in the recommended order?

I want to install a clean RTM Windows 8.0 on a laptop that came with OEM Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I have a working ISO image on DVD. The problem is that the setup program complains about ...
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USB with multiple partitions including Ubuntu Live

I wonder of my requirements below are possible. If not, feel free to answer it based on facts why it's impossible thanks. I'd like to have my 32GB Usb stick to be the ultimate fix usb containing the ...
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NTFS overhead calculation

Is there a nonexperimental way to calculate the exact amount of overhead space that NTFS partition will require (given a particular cluster size)? Theoretically I would imagine it's possible since ...
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Windows Recovery Boot Key(configured using ReAgentc.exe) is not activate before passing OOBE setup after using windows Recovery

I have deployed image window 7 image with factory reset on separate partition. I am able to recover the solution to factory fresh install but the problem i see here is after recovering to full reset. ...
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Cannot create new volume from unallocated space

I installed Windows 7 ultimate, and I installed it on C partition, but I left a huge amount of unallocated space (490Gb). Now, I want to create simple storage partition, but I cannot do it with Disk ...
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How to install Windows to a computer with Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is currently installed on my computer and I want to install Windows 7 alongside it. On my computer there are three HDDs: 2x 500GB 8GB SSD I have already installed Ubuntu on one of the ...
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Move swap partition

How can I move swap (sda5) partition in my Debian 7 from main SSD disk to second HDD? lsblk output NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sdb 8:16 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 ...
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Reclaim unallocated partition on USB stick

I have a partition on my USB stick which Windows says is Unallocated. When I right click on this partition, I do not get the option of creating a new partition as all options are greyed out. What ...
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Dual boot windows ubuntu

I want to install dual OS on my system. I never done this and have some queries. I have a 500GB hard disk I want 3 partitions. for Windows OS (100GB) for Ubuntu (100GB) extra partition which is ...
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Recovering USB data [duplicate]

So a USB Drive I am trying to do a data recovery on has become rather problematic. It asks you if you wish to format the drive, so I performed a partition recovery using MiniTool. I then ran a ...
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Lost data after incomplete resize operation on a partition

Prior to the resize operation I had three partitions on the drive. Let's call them A, B and C (in order). First I will put in the facts: Partition B was small in size and the data on it was no ...
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Linux tools that can partition GPT with proper alignment

Proper partition alignment ensures ideal performance during data access. Incorrect partition alignment will cause reduced performance, especially with regard to SSDs (with an internal page size of ...
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Windows 32x64 custom Program files folder

I am running Windows(8.1) 32 bit and I have my disc partitioned to several logical discs. 1 for OS, 1 for data and 1 for applications. Haven't been able to find answer to my question: Can I do the ...
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Automount NTFS partition with EFI/GPT

I have a multiboot laptop with EFI and GPTs. One drive is a shared drive formatted with NTFS. I was going to automount it at boot by modifying bits in /etc/fstab. However: # <file system> ...
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windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows 8.1

I have a ASUS R500A notebook.Original OS is Windows 7 64bit.Few days ago I tried to Install Windows 8.1 64 bit version.But it failed & error message is, windows cannot be installed on this ...
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Purpose and function of GPT backup partition tables

GPT spec says that in addition to the main partition table there are 2 backups. Under what conditions are they updated, and how may they be restored?
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How can I use diskpart to create win8 install media containing wim files larger than 4gb?

This site describes the manual procedure for preparing a usb drive to function as a bootable install medium for win8 using diskpart. Additionally here are discussed numerous strategies for dealing ...
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multi-booting chromium os in a laptop with two oses already installed and only one hard disk

I've been wondering if their is a way of installing chromium os from this without wiping my only hard drive which I spent years filling it up with documents, videos and stuffs. Wiping it clean is ...
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Recovering HDD Space From Failed Linux Install

I had a dual-boot (Windows/Linux) on my laptop a while back, but the Linux partition became corrupted when I tried to install a different version of Linux and overwrite the previous one. How do I ...
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How to save Lenovo Ideapad Flexbook with a 1234F command prompt and boot issues

I got a little bit overzealous when trying to make my Windows 8.1 Ideapad dual boot Linux and now I'm afraid I'm about to lose 2 whole OS's worth of mission-critical data. Here's what happened: I ...
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How can I manually partition and provision a Windows 8 USB install drive with UEFI bios and GPT scheme?

For whatever reason, I cannot get the windows 7 and windows 8 usb install tools to see my usbdrive, even though my bios can. How can I manually (from elevated command prompt) partition and provision ...
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My HDD is unallocated how to restore

I accidentally removed all partitions on my external USB HDD. All my pictures were on it, as this device was my Photo backup. Steps I took: I started with my WD Harddisk 1TB with 2 partitions, one ...
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Bitlocker Drive Decrypt Methods

I have a hard disk 1,5TB with 2 partitions 1TB and 0,5TB. The one partition 1TB was encrypted with Windows 7 bitlocker. One day the encrypted bitlocker partition failed to boot and seems like damaged ...
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Can I take this pre-existing unallocated partition and add it to my Linux OS (L:) logical drive?

I am trying to increase the size of the Linux OS partition to include a minimum of 30 GB possibly 35 GB, but I can shrink my main 1 any further or anything, would you be willing to help?
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Partition does not have a volume

When I run DiskPart, I have a Disk 0 and a Disk 1. On Disk 0 there are 3 partitions. Partition 3 has a size of 238 GB. When I run List Volume there is not a matching volume with a size of 238 GB. ...
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is clonezilla really doing a copy of 1 to 1 of a harddisk ?! (regarding testdisk…)

When I want a clone of an harddisk and do this with Clonezilla - with the exactly same sectors and blocks - is it then possible to get the same results with testdisk of the cloned partition like the ...
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MicroSD Overlapped partitions

I have a SanDisk MicroSD HC card (16GB) and I'm facing some problems using it. It was installed on a Nolia E71 cellphone (wich can handle SD cards up to 8GB - I believe this is a clue to the answer to ...