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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How to get Seagate 4TB(ST4000DM000) to work on new computer?

I moved my Seagate 4 TB disk to a new computer, I have installed intel rapid storage technology and I have installed the Seagate tools, I can see my disk in both Intel's software as well as in ...
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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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How to keep some files from old hard disk (which currently has Windows 8.1 and will be formatted) after clean-installing Windows 8.1 in SSD

I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1. I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it. The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about ...
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Can't format or partition disk on Macbook Pro

I erased my second partition to make first partition larger and now I can't resize or even add second partition. Every time I repair disk it needs to be repaired. Here is log from diskutil list: ...
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TrueCrypt Failing to Decrypt External Hard Drive after changing Enclosures

I have a 4TB external hard drive that was previously encrypted using TrueCrypt. The power source on the hard drive enclosure failed, so I had to switch the hard drive itself into a new enclosure. I ...
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Mint 17 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot: No EFI partition

I am working on the installation for Mint 17 and need to understand what is going on with my Windows 8.1 booting. Here is an image showing all partitions from Windows: As you can see the EFI ...
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Erase and Partition Hard Drive in Linux Command Line

If I want to erase and partition a drive on my Mac I can use Disk Utility. From there I can erase the drive and select a format (FAT32, Mac OS Extended...) as well as partition the drive. I am ...
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How do I partition a new hard drive with no OS? Windows 7

I have an Acer Aspire desktop whose hard drive went bad. I installed a new 1T Seagate Barracuda (which replaced a 750M Barracuda). I made recovery disks when I first got the desktop, but when I put ...
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Why is there a difference in volume allocated on a hard drive in windows disk management compared to windowsfile explorer?

I have formatted a new 1 TB HDD as two partitions. One is 921600 GB (900 GB in Disk management) the other is the remaining 31.51 GB. But for some reason windows file explorer shows the 900 GB ...
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Is it necessary to do a block copy when replacing Windows OS?

So, here is what I did: I made an image of my 400GB OS partition with the following command: wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: I tried to split the partition into C: (100GB)and ...
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Converting a MBR partition table to a GPT on a HFS+ hard drive

I have a HFS+ 2TB drive that I used to use with my Mac. I wanted to read its contents from Linux (Ubuntu server 14.04) too, so I plugged the drive and played around with gdisk, fdisk, parted and so ...
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Make windows 7 partition active

Looks I have removed active partition flag from my HDD with windows 7. Disc is not booting anymore. What is the easiest way to solve this problem?
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USB acting as USB and Disk drive

I have a flash drive that has some old install software on it that I want to format and use for personal use as a storage device instead. However, when I formatted it, it simply formatted a flash ...
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Windows Server 2003 - DISKPART: The volume you have selected may not be extended

I'm trying to resize a disk on a Windows 2003 server. Via Disk Management I can see one drive (C) and 73.01GB of Unallocated space. This instance is running on Hyper-V. In DISKPART I selected the ...
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How to move unlocated space out of the extended partition

I got his partition scheme: I want to give the unlocated space to /dev/sda1 (my system partition) from /dev/sda2 my extended partition. To reach that, I think i must move out the unlocated space ...
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Partition offset at 63, 64, 2048 or 4096?

I did not wish to use the entire SSD for OpenBSD 5.5. (The SSD is new and pre-formatted with MSDOS using Gparted) During installation and at the fdisk stage, I chose Partition #: 0 to install OpenBSD ...
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Failure to create hibernation partition on GPT SSD boot drive

I've searched a number of forums and am surprised no one seems to have had the same problem as me. I have only one SSD (Samsung EVO) which is also my boot drive (UEFI, z97 board) for my desktop ...
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“The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.”

Note: I run SSD's and this was the initial setup of this unit, not yet fully configured. I had disabled "System Restore" as I have lost the previous PCI-e SSD to a serious failure of System Restore ...
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Filesystem on sd-card lost

Last time I want to bring my photos from SD-card (Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32 GB) to my computer (windows), my computer said that there is no file system on the card and I should format the card. Also my ...
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How to get the default factory installed os, even after upgrading?

I Have Sony VPCEH25EN laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic. but I upgraded it to Windows 8.1. The OEM Recovery Partition in my Laptop Is Healthy and when I press the assist button ...
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What Linux partitions must be bootable?

Specifically regarding / and /boot partitions. What dictates a Linux partition be bootable (requiring a bootable flag)?
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I lost my Ubuntu Partition

I have two operating systems installed on my computer, Ubuntu and Windows 7. I reinstalled Windows 7 today and I think have a problem with the Ubuntu partition. Running fdisk -l when booted into a ...
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Reinstalling OSX after previously deleting it and installing JUST Windows 8.1 UEFI

I bought a 13" Mid-2013 MacBook Air just after they came out (in Australia). I then proceeded to wipe OS X completely and install Windows 8.1 on a GUID partition, booting under UEFI. It took many ...
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Can't create primary partition on windows7 using diskpart

Can't create primary partition on windows7 using diskpart. I'm trying to install ubuntu along with windows 7. When I try to create a new primary partition using diskpart it shows me error as: ...
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Cloned Windows XP does not boot

I used DriveImage XL to do a disk-to-disk clone of an old copy of Windows XP. I took it from a failing hard drive that had two partitions (one for Windows, one for storage) and cloned it onto a new ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.0.4 besides windows 7?

Okay here is the problem. I already have 3 partitions in windows 1.Windows default 2.Where my softwares are and 3.Where all my Media files are. My question is what if i shrink each partition 10 GB ...
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Stuck in a bootloop

I am stuck in a bootloop for my Freelander PX2. After I tried to extend the internal storage (I have rooted the device successfully), I used the wrong argument and caused the device to be in a ...
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Truecrypt: Multi boot windows on same drive, Pressing ESC loads unencrypted partition. Possible?

Could anyone tell me if i can use this setup with truecrypt and how to do it. 1 Hard disk with two windows 7 installations in multi boot Typing in correct password boots encrypted windows ...
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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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HDD Bad sectors Regeneration

I've been trying for few days to figure this out and eventually I need some help. All suggestion gathered by the software are like 'get new hard drive'. My 2nd HDD got some troubles runing normaly and ...
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Will shrinking a volume in Windows 7 delete the contents of that volume?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on my laptop. I want to shrink down the C:\ volume to make room for a new partition that I'm going to put Linux Fidora on. I don't want to do this if it's going to wipe ...
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How should I use manual partition in Ubuntu?

Well , I'm just moving from Windows platform to Ubuntu and I'm stuck at how to use manual partition. I don't want to preserve any previous windows installation or previous data too. My Windows drives ...
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How to boot from 3TB HDD?

I just bought a new HDD of 3TB (not yet shipped). I didn't know that size is normally not supported to use it to boot OS. I learned I need a computer that supports UEFI so that I can install windows ...
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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 ...
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What does mounting a drive on the /home directory do?

I am running a Rocks Cluster version of CentOS 6.5 and have two internal hard drives installed. When I installed the Rocks OS onto my machine it only made use of one of my two 250GB drives. I have ...
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Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
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How to reclaim free space after attempting to resize Windows partition with GParted

This is on an OS X Macbook Air with a Boot Camp partition I had a working Win7 boot camp partition that was too small. Being lazy, I googled how to resize it and got a guide for GParted. I ...
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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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Is it safe to delete the 100 MB System Reserved Partition on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have 100MB System Reserved Partition. I have other 3 partitions (making a total of 4 - max for a basic disk) 1 for Windows 8.1 1 for Ubuntu 12.04 1 common extended partition with 2 logical ...
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unable to merge primary partition with free space

I want to merge my C drive with free space. But there isn't an option for this on Windows 8. Does anyone know how I would do this?
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These partitions are properly aligned?

Scenario: BIOS computer (Not EFI) HDD with GPT partition table I'm trying to follow these instrutions: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#GUID_Partition_Table_.28GPT.29_specific_instructions ...
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How may I mount a disk with a Apple / Mac partition table (APM) in Linux?

I've backed up some files from a old Powerbook G4 (AluBook), and I used the Mac Partion manager or whatever to first initialize the disk. It worked, originally, as one large volume, and I copied ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 because it says root file system is not defined

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I get here, it says that root file system is not defined. I am on try Ubuntu before you install and I installed it with UNetbootin. How can I fix this?
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There is a way to move $MftMirr other then using PerfectDisk?

I'm trying to resize a Windows 7 system partition, but I can't move some files placed in the middle of the volume. I'd like to shrink the partition further then by half and I don't like the idea of ...
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Partitions - how to create a new partition from unused space?

I wasn't too sure where to post this so I'll just post it here. It seems I have quite a bit of space left on my hard drive. How do I create partitions from this unused space? I presume the 8gb is my ...
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partition recovery diskpart clean

So i've done diskpart clean in one hard drive than i create 3 partitions the problem the client said that he needs backup at last second but we did the the format (what i say in the begin) any way ...
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How to shrink an ext4 partition from Windows?

My system has three primary partitions: two NTFS (one "system-reserved") for Windows 7 and one ext4 for Linux. How can I shrink the ext4 partition from Windows? I've tried the built-in Disk ...
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How do I remove a partition inside linux software raid?

I have this SSD disk as sdg which is in software raid (with sdh, it's corrupted but it doesn't matter now) I need to remove partition vg00-data (dm-2) /data What command can I use to do that? OS ...
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Automatic system for os image creation/recovery

I will be doing some laptop cleaning with full disk format and os reinstal of Win7. And I thought about creating sepereate linux partition for os partition image. I know that It can be easily done ...
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Freezing Issue on One Partition

Yesterday I pulled my boyfriend's laptop toward me on a table with some wood type ridges on it which caused the computer to bump a bit because of it's huge battery (my boyfriend bought this after the ...