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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booting from live device space probelm

I am trying to perform data-recover recovery using extundelete (which didn't help) and ext4magic on a live USB and it requires me to update, upgrade and install the packages. (and some times apt-get -...
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Can a GPT Hard Drive Read MBR Hard Drive?

So, here is my problem: I installed Windows 8.1 Pro on a UEFI/GPT HDD (hdd0). I've been using my computer for a while and it turns out that it's running out of free space. Is it possible to create a ...
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Windows 10 setup skipped partition D

I've recently upgraded to Windows 10 but for some reason the setup didn't set up system partition D. During the setup, I created 3 partitions but I now have partitions C, E and F. However, if I plug ...
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Mounting drives after removing Windows 10 and installing Kali Linux showing Error

I had dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04..Anyway I formatted the partition that Windows 10 Installed On and Ubuntu too..After that I installed Kali Linux as Primay OS Without any dual boot or OS ...
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Relationship between MBR / GPT / UEFI and their limitations

I have a situations where i have to decide to use MBR or GTP and UEFI. I've read too many articles on internet, but I'm confused about some things : I've read that MBR does not support drives with ...
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Recovery partition for identical OS

I have a recovery partition installed and would like the ability to choose which OS to use the recovery for. There are 2 copies of windows 10 installed and one copy is a duplicate of the other. I was ...
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Can't boot into windows 10

I can't boot into windows 10. The partitions on my ssd are: ESP Reserved Partition (I assume for windows 10) Windows 10 Windows 10 Recovery I can't select which Windows 10 OS to boot into. I ...
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Cannot convert basic disk to dynamic disk. Not enough space

I'm trying to convert a disk from basic to dynamic to mirror two volumes on another disk of equal size. I have used the disk before, but it is currently wiped clean, not even partitioned. In disk ...
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How to recover data from Hard Disk that is DISKPART cleaned?

By mistake, I used DISKPART clean to switch between MBR and GPT hard disk types to install windows. So whole data is lost and I have reinstalled Windows 10 on it. During installation, I formatted the ...
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Windows recovery partition

If i were to duplicate an OS partition such as windows 10, and both versions are bootable, would either version be able to access the recovery partition? For simplicities sake, original Windows OS ...
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What is an EFI system partition?

What is an EFI system partition? I have a new laptop with Windows 10. The partitions on the SSD are EFI system partition Windows 10 partition Recovery partition
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share svn and git repo's between windows and linux

I dual boot my machine (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04). If I were to assign a separate partition just to hold my software repositories, what's the best partition type to share the same git and svn ...
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Store Dropbox in external partition and share it between different OSs

I am aware this has been asked before, but the questions and answers I've found are several years old. Scenario: I have over 40 GB of data in Dropbox. I am getting a new machine with a 240 GB SSD, ...
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Grub doesn't show up after installation of Fedora 23

Initially, I wanted to install Fedora in UEFI, but I don't know for which reason, I had the message "For a UEFI installation, you must include an EFI System partition on a GPT formatted disk, monted ...
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Two identical linux sd drives? Can I delete one?

So I'm really new to linux and am learning as I go, building a FOG server. I recently connected my FOG server to an iSCSI NAS device. When I went to see the disk I want to partition, it looks like I ...
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Encrypt Linux using Veracrypt dual-booted machine

My Hard-Disk is of 465 GB, I am running Linux at /dev/sd4 partition & Windows 8 on /dev/sd3 (C Drive) & /dev/sd1 (D Drive). I want to use veracrypt to crypt my Linux Section at /dev/sd4 which ...
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Windows 8 restore from Windows 10

I was trying to zero out my drive, and I backed up 2 Restore Partitions, my EFI partition, and "Push Button Reset" partition to another drive, erased my main drive, and now I've copied those 2 Restore ...
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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) running OS X 10.11.4 restarts during partitioning and doesn't complete Windows 10 installation using Boot Camp Assistant

... as well as leaves an empty WINDOWS partition. Help! What can I do? I'm having a hard time finding any solutions anywhere. Here's some of my System Information: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier:...
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Is it normal for mke2fs to consume above 100MB or RAM?

When I run mke2fs -t [ext2|ext3|ext4] /dev/sda1 program consumes above 100 MB of memory which can be quite problematic for embedded system. Is that normal behaviour? Is there a way to lower it somehow?...
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How to boot Windows 7 UEFI recovery partition?

I've got an image of a hard drive that won't boot from within a Qemu VM. I managed to get UEFI working using OVMF, but it still won't give me an option to boot the recovery partition. Given that I ...
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Recovering information from a damaged (reduced in size) MicroSD

I've got a 16 GB MicroSD card previously used in a Galaxy smartphone. What I see now is a disk hardly recognizable by a card-reader. The one that actually could have recognized it shows a disk with ...
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Missing Storage

I am using a Raid1 1.2TB storage on my HP server but when I type df --total -BG I get a total of 32GB only! : Filesystem 1G-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/rootvg-root ...
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My computer doesn't boot up

I have a laptop and I formatted it and installed windows 7ultimate 64 bit version. But after started working with it I realized that there is a unallocated space of 275GB is available on my harddisk. ...
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How to create a single (virtual) partition from the multiple partitions of my 4TB HD?

Is that possible? I currently have two 1.64TB and one 0.36TB partition for my 4TB hard drive and would like them to show up and behave as if it was a single one. I'd also like to keep my data on the ...
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Multiple operating systems on the same PC and Large Drives

I've always had multiple OS on my Computer. Using MBR and Boot managers i was able to do this until now. But today i've replaced my Pc with a new one that have a large HDD , 5TB. Reading on internet i'...
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cannot create disk image of Windows disk because of small FAT32 partition at front of drive

I'm currently trying to backup a disk image of a recent Windows7 installation that I have, but the Backup & Restore----->Create System Image is not allowing it because there is a small FAT32 ...
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Error when moving partition

I'm trying to move the partition hfs to the right of the unnalocated space in this image: I'm getting the following error: GParted 0.19.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize ...
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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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what happens when mount a partition on / ?

I have a partition /dev/sdb1 what happens after executing this command? sudo mount /dev/sdb1 / -o rw ^ I know that must change mountpoint "/" address as mentioned above. ...
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Internal disk only partially usable after failed dual-boot OS X/Ubunutu setup

I did the following things in an attempt to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup: Install rEFInd. Setup a Ubuntu USB stick using unetbootin. Partition internal SSD using Disk Utility on OS X into 2 ...
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Remove a physical partition on a Mac drive

I wanted to install ubuntu with rEFind on my Mac but I made a mistake during the installation and created a physical drive instead of a logical drive for Linux. My Mac boots fine, but I want to ...
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Windows displays a partition of internal drive as a removable drive

I have a drive with three partitions: C: and G: and a hidden recovery partition. Windows recognizes the G: partition as a removable drive (judging by the icon). When I try to use the built-in backup ...
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What Operating System is installed on each partition

I have an SSD drive with two partitions - one with Windows 8 installed, which I bought a few years ago and the other with windows 10 (upgraded from windows 7). I have a problem with Windows 10. I ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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Can't extend partition to use free space

On my Windows 10 drive I have the following partitions How can I extend the C partition so that it uses the (Extended) "Free space" partition? The extend option is greyed out when right clicking ...
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Target a different partition using: sfc /scannow

I have a PC with two partitions; one with Windows 8 installed and the other with Windows 10. Unfortunately I have a problem with the Windows 10 partition as described here: http://answers.microsoft....
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Dual Boot Fedora 23 and windows 10..windows 10 not booting

I am a newbie and recently installed fedora 23 on my windows 10 through partition. After installing fedora 23, I get 3 options in the menu to select the Os i want to boot. 2 options for Fedora 23 and ...
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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Windows displays old NTFS after partitioning disk for ext4 on Linux

I try to install a "shared" space between my Gentoo and my Windows10. So, in Gentoo, I used parted to remove all (NTFS) partitions from one of my drives and repartition it with ext4. I then mounted ...
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Uninstalling my ubuntu 16.04 dual boot

I've seen tons of guides for this, but none seem safe. I want to replace my ubuntu 16.04 with 14.04. From what I understand, the only way to do this is to uninstall ubuntu and then reinstall it. ...
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Remove partitions that appear after GPT format

I recently formatted my USB to EFI with GPT partition on Windows 10 using diskpart. Since then, even though the USB is not plugged in there are two partitions (empty and useless) that show up among ...
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Can't extend C partition. How to make unallocated space “adjacent”

How do I extend my C drive? From: Extend a Basic Volume You can add more space to existing primary partitions and logical drives by extending them into adjacent unallocated space on the same ...
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windows partition manager gives an error when trying to shrink the main partition

Whenever I attempt to shrink the main partition to make a bit more room for Ubuntu it gives the error The volume you selected to shrink may be corrupted. Use Chkdsk to fix the corruption problem ...
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Partition with hard drive dissapears after reboot

I bought new Asus ROG GL552VW with SSD with M.2 and HDD with regular sata. I installed Windows 10 on SSD and I have empty NTFS partition on HDD. But after restarting Windows HDD partition dissapears ...
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Shrink a VM hardisk size

I have a giant VM (Ubuntu 14, ext4) which takes about 150GB. I've did some cleaning up and I'd like to shrink this VM to take about 60GB. I've used gparted live CD to redistribute the partitions, and ...
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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...
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Can't create a partition table on micro SD card

I'm trying to reformat a micro SD card that was previously in a raspberry pi (and had stopped working). However, when I plug it into my main computer (arch) and try to partition it, I can't because ...
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Install Windows 7 on GPT partition

Today I got really frustrated when tried to upgrade a friend's Lenovo laptop from Win8 to Win10. The upgrade just fails no matter what I try... And I tried a lot of things... Long story short, I ...
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Get Windows 7 to boot again

History Originally only Windows 7 was installed on a partition. The first partition was a 100MB recovery partition while the Windows OS and data files was on the second partition. Then I installed ...
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Windows 7 Boot Error 0x0000007B

I fear I've messed up and hope this can be resolved. Here is the video of what happens what I boot my computer. The boot sequence gets to the Windows logo and then crashes with the error shown above ...