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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generic SCSI devices (/dev/sg1) do not show as HDD device (/dev/sdb)

I have a proxmox setup (A debian flavor) and an HGST SAS HDD connected through an Adaptec RAID card (no raid setup) the devices is being shown as /dev/sg1 but the device is not mapped to /dev/sdb I ...
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Permanently mount multiple directories from different disks under /

I have SSD and HDD. Some directories like /var, /srv and /tmp should be on HDD, while /boot, /usr and /lib on SSD. But do I have to create separate partition for every single directory? I want to have ...
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Trouble dual-booting Win8.1 and Ubuntu, “error: disk 'sda6,gpt1' not found”

I just got a new 240 gig SSD for my laptop. I installed Windows 8.1, partitioning off half of it for Windows and leaving the rest reserved for Linux. Everything works great. Then I installed Ubuntu ...
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How can I know if a partition is mounted or unmounted?

maybe this is a simple thing but I have the following doubt. If I perform fdisk -l, in the output I can find these devices that represent 2 partitions on the /dev/sdb device that is my SD card: ...
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Windows Recovery Boot folder empty

I just install Ubuntu and I'm having problems booting into any operating system. I'm currently on the live USB and I was looking around on the hard drive. There is a partition called ESP which has a ...
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Partitioning Windows 8.1 in order to have data partition first and system partitions at HDD end

How can I have recovery partition at the HDD end? My aim is to have data partition installed on fastest sectors of my hard drive, as I don't really care if restoring operations are slow... During ...
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Linux partitioning scheme for Dell PowerEdge Server with 2x 2GB internal SD Card (RAID 1) and 10T SAS Raid 5

'm in the course of ordering a new Dell PowerEdge server to run XEN for virtualisation purposes on top of either Ubuntu or CentOS server. I'd like to put the OS on a flash drive to boot as fast as ...
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Changing ZFS pool partition size on “advanced format” hard drives

I have a system running Ubuntu 13.04 with three WD30EZRX drives (3 TBs each) in a pool with raidz1. These drives apparently have an "advanced format", but they misreport their physical block size. ...
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ASUS Laptop Factory Reset to Windows 8 from Windows 7

So, I have an ASUS laptop that has had Windows 7 installed using legacy boot options and reformatting the drives in order to support it, as it initially came with Windows 8. Now I've gotten the task ...
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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Main disk have strange filesystem

I have my data disk (hdd, 1,5TB), that I'm using in windows just fine (ntfs). When I look at it with MiniTool Partition Wizard, I get 2 partitions, both simple ntfs, with same letter. Strange, but ...
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Issues doing a clean install of windows 8 64 bit

I have a Asus K42JE laptop and recently installed a new M500 480GB SSD. Since adding the new SSD, I am unable to install windows 8.1 on it. I keep getting the following error 'We couldn't create a ...
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do I need to partition new external drive before writing disk image?

I am having trouble rescueing data from potentially dying hard drive (laptop Windows 7, not booting) previous attempts have resulted in the copied files substantially exceeding their original file ...
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Corrupt disk after fsck for ntfs

A while ago, I found out that I could not use my 2TB type 07 (NTFS) USB disk when connected to a computer with a Windows boot. Disk had only one partition. However, I could mount and use it under ...
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Setting up a dualboot by installing cloned partitions using clonezilla

I'm trying to setup a dual boot system where I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Here's the kicker both are partitions I've saved using Clonzezilla from different places and to make matters worse Linux ...
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Windows 7 Extend C Volume to Unallocated Space

A while back I installed Ubuntu and then later uninstalled it by I think deleting the partitions and recovering the windows 7 boot loader. I am not that experienced with partitioning yet. As you can ...
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How do I back up my laptop's Restore Partition to a bootable CD? [duplicate]

My laptop has a 1.5GB recovery partition. The hard drive is getting old and I'd like to back up this partition so I can put it on a new hard drive if I ever need to. Is there a way to back up a ...
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Partition and cloning of Windows XP Image

I have to partition and install the same software and OS (win xp) on 10 same devices. What is the fastest way to do this?
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Windows 7 Not Booting After Moving Partition

I have a Sony Vaio laptop. After using GParted to move the primary Windows partion, the laptop no longer boots, saying 'Operating system not found'. I don't have a recovery disc and the only other ...
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Role of MBR in the booting process

I am new to stack overflow. So please correct me if my question seems irrelevant or stupid. I read here in Booting Process : The job of the primary boot loader is to find and load the secondary boot ...
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Cloning Windows 7 installation from MBR to GPT drive and make it bootable

I've seen threads on similar topics - such as this one - but the answers never seem to solve how to make it bootable. I have Win 7 64-bit on a PC installed on a 2tb MBR volume. The motherboard is ...
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Mark two partition as bootable on flash drive [duplicate]

I have a 64GB flashdrive split in to two partitions. First partition (45GB). 1. Boot-able (grdlr) 2. Uses Easy2Boot 3. Has several bootable iso's on it using Easy2Boot 4. It is formated as FAT32 ...
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Some doubts about Linux partition managment

I am not very experienced using Linux and I have the following situation that cause me some doubts. I have wrote RaspBian (the RaspBerry linux distribution) on an SD card using this command on ...
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sfdisk can't create more than 4 partitions?

I'm running Centos 6 from command line, and I need to partition my disk using sfdisk more than 5 times. However I can't seem to create more than 4 partitions. >> sfdisk <scsi ID> --force ...
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where are the second stage bootloader and partition table is stored in the case of multiple bootable hard drives

I have some doubt on the booting process. Lets suppose I have two bootable hard drives and each hard drive has 3 partition, having 3 different operating system installed. Now my questions are: How ...
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How to partition a Free Space using parted

During the installation of my ubuntu server, I had to leave a big space of my hard drive for specific service. Well, I forgot to to partition it up and leave it mounted during installation. Right Now, ...
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Partitioning disk to install debian

I am trying to install Debian 7.5.0 LXDE, using Graphical mode. I have some experience with installing Linux systems from before, I did it couple times with Ubuntu versions (Ubuntu, Xubutnu and ...
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Deleted partitions still show up under “My Computer” in Windows Vista

I removed two partitions using Vista diskhandling. The partitions are gone, but the two logical devices still show up under "My Computer" (F and G). How can I remove these icons?
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Cannot delete free partition

I had an Ubuntu install, but it's taking up too much space and I'm getting a laptop on which I will install ubuntu, so I decided to remove the Ubuntu partition. I went into diskmgmt.msc and freed the ...
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Have I bought a faulty SSD?

I've recently acquired a Samsung Evo 840 120GB, but haven't been able to actually use it. The problems started when trying to do a fresh install of Windows 8 on it: I've retried the process with ...
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Linux - conserving a partition through installation

When installing Linux, how can I preserve one drive (or a partition, or any area of the storage space on my machine) and all it's contents? Coming from Windows, all I had to do was to format the C:\ ...
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Make 3TB hard drive appear as two (2TiB+750GiB) with MBR

Some manufacturers of external hard drives with capacity exceeding MBR partition capacity seem to sell them pre-partitioned to a 2TiB partition and one with the remaining capacity. Tools are ...
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NTDETECT failed while installing XP

The first installation on my laptop is Ubuntu. Now, I need to dual boot windows XP along with Ubuntu. I have an windows XP installation image on hard disk. I have created a bootable USB stick from the ...
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I can't install/get working any Linux distro in my PC

I'm struggling with the installation of Ubuntu in dual mode alongside Windows in my new computer (it's taking me days of my free time!!). First of all my device specs: 1 HDD 1TB 1 SSD 120GB I ...
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Create a bootable USB live stick that is still useable on windows?

I would like to format a USB stick (32GB) in a way so I have: A working *nix live system (preferably arch Linux), about 3-5GB in size A 'data' partition that is seen by windows (preferably NTFS) ...
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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 ...
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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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Ubuntu boot not available at startup

I have partitioned my internal hard drive and installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion on one partition and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on the other. The installation was done via alt/option key at startup ... ...
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How to get system and boot on one volume - currently on 2 volumes

I have ended up with 2 hard drives one of which has Windows 7 on one partition and the other one has 2 volumes each with Windows 8.1 installed. This 8.1 drive has one volume (C) marked as Boot and ...
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How to create new partitions for a linux system that contains Logical volumes [duplicate]

I am trying to add new partitions which are not logical volumes. But I have a system with logical volumes. I tried reducing the lv_home partition size using ‘lvresize’, and reduced a LV size by 5GB ...
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I accidentally converted my windows 8 EFI partion to swap while installing arch linux. How screwed am i?

I was installing Arch Linux in a hard drive, separate from the hard drive I have Windows installed on. While creating and mounting my partitions, I ran the command: swapon /dev/sda2 instead of sdb2. ...
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Super robust SD card cleaner

My friend asked me to help him with her SD card. I looked at it and it was completely messed up (corupted partition table, ...). She doesn't care about the data. I tried recreating partition table, ...
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Windows doesn't boot anymore after partition change

Background: I normally use Linux as OS. I had a dual boot with Windows XP. Since I had some problems with the windows partition (too long to explain), I shifted it of a while. This is what I have ...
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Recreate MacBook Pro's overwritten GPT partition table

Already, neither Testdisk not GParted's rescue option have been able to recover the original partitions, so I think I have to recreate them manually. I'm on a late 2011 MacBook Pro with the stock ...
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Can a Military-Grade wipe harm an SSD?

I recently sold my 128GB Crucial M4 SSD (I have a much larger capacity OCZ SSD, which is faster), and need to wipe the drive. I know that the 'toughest' wipe that can be done is a 35 zero-write ...
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Completely clean-up sd card and create new partition table

My friend recently asked me to help him with his sd card. It just stopped working. So I borrowed it and plugged it to my PC. What I got, was basically nothing. No partitions, corrupted partition ...
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Unable to shrink logical drive in Window 7

I have a primary partition C: and a logical drive E: on my Win 7 machine. I want to shrink the logical drive (E:) and create one more partition. I tried using the in built Disk Management Tool but ...
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Windows 7 deleting files off external HDD

I have a 500GB external partitioned into two separate halves. One is for storing things like important documents and other things I don't feel safe having on my internal HDD. The other is formatted ...
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Ubuntu Expanding Root Partition Not Worked

I attempted to use lvextend to enlarge the main partition to use up the rest of the space on the disk (about 10GB more), but it seems to have not worked, with system monitor and df still reporting the ...
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How do I delete a partition that I mistakenly created?

I bought a Kingston USB drive, and after unsuccessful install by Windows (7) I went to Kingston's support webpage and followed the instructions of how to make it work. I assumed the problem was the ...