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 move windows 7 boot partition from one drive to another?

I have the windows 7 boot partition on a raid array that has been having some serious issues lately. The current system is installed on a separate disk, however the boot partition is on the ...
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Cannot access disk, partition table broken

I was so dumb, to turn of the power on my Readynas Ultra 4 when it was installing the disk (3TB WD Green), I had no time to wait for it as I was going to return it (It was to damn noisy) The disk ...
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Unable to Make More Than Four Partitions with Windows 7 Installer

I'm setting up a multi-boot system. It has a 1500 GB hard drive, which I would like to split into fifteen 100 GB partitions. There are immediate plans to use eight of the partitions for various OS ...
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Corrupted the hard drive after planned write of RAMDisk image to SD card went awry

I was trying to write a RAMDisk image to my SD card but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the RAMDisk image is about 7 MB (approximately 16000+ sectors) and it was ...
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Best program to clone partition [closed]

I need to directly clone two different partitions; I will be storing the two clones on another hard drive. Are there any good quality programs that anyone can recommend? I'm looking for stability in ...
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Making a flash drive to a hard drive

I've found a tutorial here on how to trick the operating system to see a flash drive as a hard drive. But I have a few questions: This trick will only work on the os wherein you updated the flash ...
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Move smaller hard drive to partition on a larger hard drive

My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu. I have no problem ...
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Merging two partitions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Best Partition Manager for Windows merge 3 NTFS partitions into 2 (Win XP) without reinstalling I partitioned my hard drive as follows: C as primary S partition. ...
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recover partition after reinstall windows XP

My OS was infected by trojan or virus and system files are corrupted. After tried to reinstall XP several time and failed, I took out the hard drive and prepare to back up files for a clean reinstall. ...
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Fix SD card that's reporting too large a size?

I have a 4 GB miniSD card that is reporting it has 6 GB of space as opposed to the 4 GB it's supposed to have. Is there any way to flash the card so it will report the proper size? ...
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How do I prevent a disk from mounting?

I own an Iomega Prestige. The disk series includes a Virtual CD partition that includes a file encryption utility that can only be used on a Windows machine. Every time I mount the external drive to ...
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Truecrypt + Windows 7 100MB partition corrupt

I've got a problem. I have a new SSD where I installed W7 Ultimate. However my other drive (HDD) had W7 Ultimate with Truecrypt (Entire System Drive). Sadly the first 100MB of this disk has now ...
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My Western Digital 500GB Passport disk says “not formatted” when I plug it in Windows

When I plug my Western Digital 500 GB Passport disk in my Windows machine, it says "not formatted, do you want to format it" something. I started having this problem after I put it in an old desktop ...
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How do I recover my Grub 2 installation? The BIOS broke it

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk and I had one boot loader for both of them, which is Grub2. I had some problems with my bios and hard disk that Led to my issue with Grub. I ...
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How should i setup my PC partition?

I want to clear out my PC and setup the partitions. Right now i have it as XP, Win-7, Vista, XP/Test/Spare I notice my PC is pretty good at virtualization, at least virtualizing linux. I also rarely ...
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Is it possible to mark or segregate bad blocks on HDD?

Hello I want to know if is it possible to mark bad blocks on HDD for OS to not use them. I don't want to save data written on this blocks, just want to get rid of them. I found some article where ...
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Computer wont boot to windows

I recently installed a Linux operating system (backtrack 5 r3) I couldn't connect to the internet with it so I removed the partition manually. After that, whenever I turn on my computer it goes to a ...
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Partition scheme and size for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 with separate partitions for data and /home

A slight twist on this relatively common question: Clean 250GB drive, plan is to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 (Win7 first). I want to have a separate /home(for 9.10) and DATA (for Win7) ...
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How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04)?

I am using Ubuntu 9.04 in vmware for my programming purpose. I previously had 12GB of virtual harddisk, my partition scheme was as follows, 8GB Primary Partition for (/) 2GB logical extended ...
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Should the pagefile be placed on the SSD or the HDD?

I have read quite a bit about the placement of page files lately (researching my question) and have not found an answer specific to my question, so hopefully someone here can help. New system being ...
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How many primary partitions can be created on a computer running Windows 8?

I remember reading somewhere that as opposed to the former versions of Windows - more than 4 can be created, but I can't seem to find it on the web now. Is this true?
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Is using multiple partitions a good data protection strategy? [closed]

So this is what I'm thinking of doing: Have 3 partitions on my laptop's HDD - 1 for system files (C drive). One for the data (D). And one for backups (Win 8 file history etc). And then I backup all ...
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Only three primary partitions?

As everyone probably knows, Windows allows a drive to have four primary partitions, one of which may be active. However, I have only three primary partitions. I shrunk one and created a fourth ...
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Extend volume where unallocated space lies ahead of it

I want to extend my volume. However the unallocated space lies ahead of the volume. Is it possible to extend this volume without converting it to a dynamic volume? Large Image I tried to use ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk

I created two partitions on my removable Flash drive, but Windows doesn't recognize the second partition. Both partitions are NTFS and primary partitions. And this image is in disk management on ...
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Triple boot (OS X/Win/Linux) via rEFIt doesn't work - Linux not visible in rEFIt

Today I installed Mac OS X Lion alongside with Linux (mint) and Windows 7. To be able to boot into Linux, i've downloaded rEFIt. It opens, I see the Mac and the Windows partition in it, but not the ...
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How to recover NTFS partition from Linux?

I've formated partition to empty - only erased information that partition is NTFS. Partition data haven't been changed. So i think only little change to partition table is required. How can i ...
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Windows: Will compressing the hard drive partition speed up disk access? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does NTFS compression affect performance? In theory, on a reasonably fast PC, the processor is mostly idle during hard drive access. A compressed file takes up less ...
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Extend Windows 7 partition to use free space before it

I have some unallocated space before my Windows 7 partition. Can I move the Windows 7 partition so that the free space is after it instead than before it, and then extend the partition to use all ...
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Recover files after unsuccessful partitioning

I wanted to install another Linux on my computer, so I tried to resize one of my NTFS partitions with Norton Partition Magic. It didn't complete successfully, showed some errors, said that the ...
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Partition problems after resizing

EDIT3 This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. will this work? backup partition contents of both linux and windows I've ...
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Why can't CDs/DVDs be partitioned?

Nearly everywhere it's written that it's not possible.. But why? Why can't I dump a GPT/MBR partition table in the first sector? Basically dump a disk layout with sector size 2048... Now I'm sure ...
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3TB hard disk displayed as 746GB

in BIOS , UEFI Boot is enabled , ACHI Mode is selected , and the 3TB Hard disk (Seagate ST30000DM001) is installed at SATA Port 3. However, in Windows 7 64-bit, 3TB hard disk is displayed as 746GB, ...
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Allocating non-contiguous free space to an existing partition

I can't figure out how to add all the "/dev/sda3" space to my /dev/sda1/ .. I tried everything, but /dev/sda1/ can't go over 5.26GB.
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What HDD format should I use for Mac OS and Windows?

I would like to use my external hdd both on Mac os and windows 7. It looks like NTFS format is readable on Mac, but not writeable. What format should I use to make my hdd read/writeable on both mac ...
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Turning unallocated space into an NTFS partition

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration: I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files. dev/sda1 is MBR dev/sda2 is ...
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Unable to create a logical drive, all drives are dynamic

I am unable to create a logical drive from my unallocated space. When I click on New simple volume and proceed, it creates another dynamic drive. I tried to creating a logical drive from my Windows 7 ...
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How to mount a disk with data (a deleted partition table) from gpart and testdisk

I am trying to recover the ext4 partition table of a 2TB disk, where I have 900.000 files. I have cloned the original HD and now I am working on the cloned HD. And I am running Parted Magic Live CD. ...
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Starting one OS from another (virtualization?) - Linux

I need to do the following, and I'm not sure which tools I shuold use. I need to have 2 partitions on one PC; each partition contains a Linux Distro (any) in dual boot. Then, whenever I select to run ...
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Migrate to SSD - NTFS mount point for Program Files

Here is my thought. I have a new computer that I just built and am considering migrating to a SSD. I have Windows all setup and my Development environment configured so I want to avoid having to ...
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3TB Western Digital green showing as only 746GB in disk management?

I've just purchased a new hard drive (3TB Western Digital Green) with the intention of transferring everything from my hard drive that has sector issues and is causing BSODs. The problem is, the new ...
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Windows 8.1 Upgrade fails with error code 0x80070652

I have a Thinkpad T530 running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 from a MBR-partitioned disk, with GRUB being the installed boot loader. I can see that the Windows 8.1 upgrade is offered to me in the Market, ...
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How to cut off access for one user to one particular partition

How can I cut off access for one particular user to one partition on Windows 8.1? I created a GuestUser account (Prey did it for me), but it is a local user (without administrator permissions), ...
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How can I install Windows alongside Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu and love everything about it except for one thing: I can't use Adobe Illustrator. When I installed Ubuntu, I reformatted the hard drive. Now I want to partition the hard ...
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Claim space for a partition from another partition nearby?

Suppose there are two partitions side by side. Is it possible to claim space for the right partition from the left partition? Is it possible to claim space for the left partition from the right ...
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I tried installing Ubuntu 10.04 and I got this message - any ideas on what to do?

No root file system defined. Please correct this from the partition menu. This message shows up when I first boot into Ubuntu after the installation. I installed it by mounting the ISO with Daemon ...
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Effect on factory setting after installing linux

I have a basic question in my mind about the dual operating systems. I bought a new lenovo laptop G450 which is shipped with Windows 7. Now I want to install Ubuntu Linux as a second operating system ...
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I accidentally made my new hard drive (the non system drive) my primary partition

When installing a new hard drive, I accidentally formatted it using 'Disk Management' and set it up as my primary active partition, even though it isn't the system drive. Then, when I restarted my ...
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Windows Vista partition will not resize using normal tools. Any advice?

I have a 120GB hard drive split into two partitions (C and D). Windows Vista is installed on the C partition with most of my files on D. As I am starting to run out of space within the C drive of my ...
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How to partition a Flash Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you partition a USB Thumb / Flash Drive? Do you know of any way on how to partition a flash drive. Specifically an 8gb toshiba flash drive. I have tried using ...