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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Recover my SD Card [duplicate]

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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition

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Mac Partition Table issue

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I have 2 internal HDD that were partitioned into a single logical drive how to remount

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Copy speed to usb flash drive very slow when partitioned as NTFS

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I have many partitions, which are safe to delete?

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How do I make an image of my linux partition so I can burn it to another partition and boot from that partition

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How can I manage partitions on Windows 7 Install?

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