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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SD Card corrupt after copying with dd command

I was trying to move the Pidora (Fedora for Raspberry Pi) image to my sd card using the dd command, but I realized that I had forgot to put in the bs=4M argument and had to terminate the program half ...
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How to make user-friendly “time machine” with my LVM thin-provisioned partitions?

I have setup all of my partitions on LVM thin-provisioned device. In some article I've read that this allows me to make incremental snapshots in a simple manner - move back and forward between them. ...
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I have been trying to come up with an easier way of installing Windows and Linux dual booting on my laptop, not necessarily in that order. What we generally have to do is install Windows first, and ...
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What is the best way to add unallocated space located before to Ubuntu 12.04 partition with GParted live?

I have my 1TB disk partitioned in three main parts: /dev/sda1 NTFS SYSTEM 100 Mb /dev/sda2 NTFS Win7 469.12 Gb (too large!!) /dev/sda3 extended 373.36 Gb /dev/sda5/ ext4 358.21 Gb /dev/sda6 swap ...
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'executing grub install dummy failed' how to fix this?

I want to dual-boot my Win8.1 PC(HPpavilion17) together with Linux Mint 16.(x64) I've tried to install Linux several times but each time it says 'executing grub install dummy failed'. I tried both ...
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How to configure RAID 1 on Intel Rapid Storage, and partitioning design

I would like guidance on setting up a RAID 1 system from BIOS with Intel Rapid Storage. System details: I have Click BIOS II running on a MSI motherboard (Z77A-G43). I also have 2 x 2TB hard drives. ...
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UEFI: how to force windows to use only 1 partition?

on my old computer that used the good old BIOS, this is how i setup my partitions using gparted on a linux livecd: create partition table format MBR (msdos) create primary NTFS partition created ...
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Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
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How to determine SSD's Nand erase block size?

I recently picked up a Crucial M500 240GB SSD (20nm NAND) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to partition it. Currently, I'm using fdisk -cu starting at sector 2048. I believe the nand page ...
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TF101 Android: Image block device via adb

I have an Asus TF101 tablet running Android ICS. I am trying to image the entire internal flash file system onto my desktop via adb. The problem is that the image I am obtaining appears to be ...
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Recovering Partition on ext HDD deleted by Windows 8 Recovery Disk

yesterday I shrank my 1.5 tb ext hdd main partition by 30gb to create a new 30 GB partition where I was planning to create a windows 8 recovery drive. I have successfully created the recovery on this ...
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OSX partition smaller than 16 GB

I'm trying to create a new partition because I need a case-sensitive filesystem for web development. But the Disk Utility won't allow me to create one smaller than 16.84 GB. What am I doing wrong?
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Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument?

I'm trying to delete a partition on a UFD using Diskpart. I am running it through an elevated CMD prompt. But the problem is it reports that I am using an invalid argument. Please see the log below. ...
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Optimal Linux partition configuration

What's an optimal distribution of partitions for Linux(mint16)? I know almost any Linux user will say that it's a matter of opinion but I'm new to Linux and also fairly new to file systems. I'm just ...
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What is the best partition setup for a linux installation?

As a general rule, what is the best partition setup for a linux installation? I currently use three different ones, one as a swap space, one dedicated to the /home folder, and another one containing ...
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Converted vfat to linux with cfdisk, now cannot mount it

With cfdisk, I converted my vfat thumb drive to linux, but now I cannot mount the device. Here is what happens when I try. Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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Block/hide partition for Windows

I have a notebook w/ Win8.1 installed, and Linux alongside it in it's own partition.(duh) The thing is, I don't want the Windows system to be able to put crap on the Linux partition. I'd like to set ...
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Vista drive letters

'I have a 750gb hdd, split in 3 partitions, c (windows xp onboard), k, and m. I installed vista in m, and when in vista, the windows file (vista's) is called c, the xp's d, and the other one was e ...
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External drive formatted as NTFS does not mount in Windows

I have an external usb drive that has worked for a while now. I've been using it as a backup drive for deja-dup on Ubuntu and as a filehistory drive on Windows 8.1. After a while, when I booted back ...
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Cloning drive to drive of same size in Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS

I'm trying to replace a 3.5in hard drive with a 2.5in hard drive inside a 1U server. The drives have the same capacity (250GB, 232GB formatted). It's been years since I've cloned a hard drive, and ...
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Windows 7 Embedded no spanned volume?

This is my first experience working with windows 7 embedded and I am trying to create a spanned volume. I am able to create dynamic discs, but it will not allow me to convert them to anything else. ...
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Accessing partitions between Ubuntu and Fedora

I installed a dual boot with Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10 in the same machine. I am able to mount the other partitions from both of the OSs. I'm planning to use all the unzipped applications in Fedora ...
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After repartitioning, one partition now uses two drive letters

On the following image, the same partition gets displayed twice but with difference drive letters: I launched Disk Management and I don't see the same: How can I get rid of the duplicate drive? ...
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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Factory Reset (micro)SD Card

This is not similar to other questions on this site. I used WinImage to restore a virtual hard disk to a physical drive. This was so I could make a backup of my Nook. It created a partition of around ...
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Cloning Windows from HD to SDD with Ubuntu

I wanted to clone my Windows 7 from HDD (160G) to SSD (250G). I put SSD on SATA3, booted an Ubuntu from usb stick, cloned in GParted via Copy&Paste and flagged the partition bootable. Then I ...
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Linux raid questions: How to boot if one drive fails?

I am setting up a linux server with two drives in an mdadm created raid 1. All the online help I fine says to create your partitions and then create an md0 raid volume using something like sda1 and ...
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How do I convert my windows partition to a kvm virtual machine on Fedora?

I have a single hard drive with a windows partition and a fedora 19 partition. Is it possible to use a tool (e.g. virt-p2v) to convert the windows installation into a virtual machine on Fedora? Disk ...
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How can I move an Win 8.1 GPT EFI installation to a smaller disk?

which programs do you use to move a whole HDD (GPT EFI Win8.1 installation with the "boot" and "reserved" partition) to a (~10MB) smaller one? I tried "mini tool partition wizard" and "gparted live" ...
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Make primary partition from unallocated space from extended partition

I have first installed Windows XP (/dev/sda1), after which I installed Ubuntu (/dev/sda2). Now I would like to install Windows 7 as well. But, there's no unallocated space left on my hard drive, AND ...
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The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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Difference between partition and partition table

I'm familiar with the concept of a partition. For example, you could divide a hard drive up into multiple partitions, with different formats, such as ntfs for windows and ext4 for linux and then use ...
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Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
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Unable to quad boot Windows 7/8; Primary partition limitation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 x86 and x64 as well as Windows 8 x86 and x64 on a laptop, however, after installing the first three, it will not allow a forth primary partition to be created. When I ...
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Removing Failed Install Partition of Ubuntu

Alright so I attempted to install Xubuntu on my laptop twice. The first one I cancelled accidentally; the second one worked. The end result is the following disk structure: /dev/sda1 - System ...
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WD MyBook Essentials HDD shows up as “unallocated” when connected as an internal drive

Having decided that I no longer needed my 1TB WD MyBook external harddrive to be portable, I disassembled it and connected it as an internal drive on my Windows 7 PC. However, it did not show up in ...
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Primary hard drive too small

The computer that I am working on has 10 gigs of free space. When running Photoshop and In-design, I keep running into issues where the computer doesn't have enough free space due to the files being ...
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Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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Windows shows only 29GB of HDD available on a new laptop?

I bought new Fujitsu Ultrabook, that has a space of 500 GB, but my C-Drive is showing 29 GB only, I don't know what is the issue. I went to the disk management, there I found 2 disk, disk 0 basic ...
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If you only run one OS, is Partitioning worth it? [closed]

Traditionally, I've always setup a system partition and a Data partition. I'm just about to setup a new server (Windows Server 2012 R2), and while wondering how big I should make the system partition, ...
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What is the point of partitioning a disk into two equal volumes?

My laptop has a 500GB hard disk. It came with two equally sized partitions, C: and D:. I am curious to know the purpose of this scheme? Is C: meant to install programs only and D: meant to save all ...
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TrueCrypt device-hosted vs partition-hosted encryption

I'm planning on using TrueCrypt to encrypt an external drive, and it gives me the option to encrypt the whole drive using device-hosted encryption (provided I remove all existing partitions) or just ...
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Hard drive goes unpartitioned after failed attempt to create bootable. Possible to revert it back to what it used to be?

So this is what happened. I created a 3G ExFAT parition in a WD MyPassport that already had 6 partitions (about half are HFS Plus; rest ExFAT) using Disk Ulitiy on my mac, as I planned to make this 3G ...
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How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
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LVM while mdadm is creating a RAID6

So earlier today I was setting up a new server and creating a RAID6 array with mdadm. I then decided to create a physical and logical volume with LVM while it was running and throw on ext4. So before ...
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dd MBR and one partition

I have 2 partitions on a drive and I need to use dd to create a new image of just the MBR and second partition. Here is the output of fdisk -l /dev/sda Device Start End Blocks ...
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Dual-booting Kali Linux and Windows 7, error with file: “\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr”

I have tried to install Kali Linux 1.0.6 alongside my current OS - Windows 7 64 bit. I have a Dell computer, with SSD hard drive only (256 GB). At first I tried installing Kali a few times and made a ...
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Is it possible to restore lost files from a repartitioned raid 5 array?

I decided to reinstall my server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server 13.10. Of course, i took a backup of the (531GB) files on my software raid 5 array (4x3TB, no hotswap), however, some ...
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Partitioning a hard drive

Is there a way to split a hard drive into more than 4 primary partitions? I am installing multiple OSs, and it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to do this. My hard drive is 1TB.
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How do I partition a single hard drive in Linux Fedora so I can dual boot?

I've set up a Linux server that I spent a lot of time on. Now that said Linux server will be used less frequently, I'd like to partition the hard drive, so that I may install Windows Server on it, for ...