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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Automatically apply .dmg file from bootable USB to local disk

I have succesfully created a Yosemite package containing Microsoft Office, using AutoDMG. The .dmg file also successfully applies to the disk via the recovery partition on the USB drive. The thing is, ...
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Why Bytes Per Physical Sector : <Not Supported>

I'm trying to fight with mysterious Windows backup error "Volume larger than 2TB can be protected". I can be seen in internet but no solution. Users give advice to check with fsutil tool. Here are ...
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How do i restore the efi partition of windows 8 pc after deletion (no backup) [duplicate]

I was trying to install kali linux, which failed when I accidentally deleted the efi windows partition. Windows will no longer boot but I can boot from a live cd. I have windows 8.1 64 bit. Is there ...
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Harddrive not booting into desktop

One night 5 weeks ago my All in One computer froze and after several hours I did a hard shut down. When I rebooted the computer would not boot and I received error 0x000000f. I bought Easy RE for ...
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Restore deleted folder from wiped SSD?

I'm not sure what happened, but when I updated my BIOS and booted into Windows, part of SSD#0 is gone. Not just deleted, but turned into unallocated space. It's a Kingston SV300 240gb SSD, split into ...
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Is it possible to manually set the Windows system partition during installation?

I just finished installing Windows 10 preview, build 10130. But I wanted it to use its own system partition. Instead, it detected my other Windows installations and reconfigured the system partition ...
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i'm trying to install win 7 iso in another partition from my active harddrive

HI, first thanks to take a quick look here, i just need some help around, the issue : can't use my CD reader even USB :/ using right now win7 on C: and i wanna install it again from an iso in D: i ...
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How to boot Win 7 after uninstall partition MBR or GPT of Win 8 PC

i have a ASUS Laptop (windows 8.1). Now i already deleted windows 8 Operating System. now can't Install windows 7 Operating System. after selested partition disk have message "can't install".. So can ...
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DOS unformat memory issues

When I try to format an MSDOS 6.22 FAT16 partition (for restoration reasons, even with 3 AV installed, I get LOTS of virii), it goes about its business until UNFORMAT data is created. It says: ...
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showing unknown file system entering rescue mode .. grub rsescue

i have an error on the starting of my laptop screen window which is unknown file system entering rescue mode.. grub rescue< i had seen many videos on youtube which runs some command for resolving ...
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Creating lvm partition on raid

I have dedicated server with 3 ssd's (ubuntu 14.04) where are 2 raids. I want to make lvm partition for mysql. 20 gb mounted on / - raid 0 called device /dev/md1 (it is name of 3 ssd -- see below ...
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4TB GPT drive is raw

Let me give some background first before I get into the issue. A few days ago my PC died and after an hour of troubleshooting I finally confirmed that it was in fact the SSD, so I ordered a new. This ...
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I have too many partitions, and would like to have less, but some have a lot of data on them

I have a lot of data on my F: that I want to keep, and I would like to not have to reinstall windows on S:, since I have many softwares and drivers and updates. If I move all the data which is on F ...
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Win 8.1 setup program cannot any drive attached to my computer even I see them on Ubuntu Live CD

I try to install Win8.1 with a bootable USB. When I boot the PC with the Win8.1 DVD and select the Install Now option at the drive list there is no recognized drive to install OS even there are one ...
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Missing Operating System Win 7 RAID 0 setup

I have 2x1TB RAID 0 setup on an Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard.Coming out of BIOS my PC just went to a blank screen "Missing Operating System". I have tried booting from the original Win 7 disk, ...
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Is there a performance difference when installing an OS on the last partition?

I have a laptop with Windows installed on a GPT hard drive. I want to have another partition to store data and yet another to install Linux Mint (or Ubuntu, still deciding). Should I install it on the ...
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Correcting drive letters after a partition clone

I have an old XP computer with 3 drives: Disk0 = C: D: E: F: (my current boot drive) Disk1 = I: (a data drive) Disk2 = J: K: L: M: (A new 2x bigger drive in an USB external case) J is a "partition ...
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Should a Linux Swap partition be on the RAID?

When setting up a new system, if I am planning on mirroring two hard drives, what should I do with the SWAP area? I can think of three things I can do... Do a mirror of the SWAP partition Stripe it ...
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How to Install Linux on unallocated partition

I have a disk 0 , which has 5 partitions. How should i convert the unallocated to ext4 partitions and then install ubuntu on it ? I used ubuntu tool gparted, but it does not help me to convert this ...
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How to install Win 8.1 to HDD as booting it from SSD? [duplicate]

I try to install Win 8.1 to my new computer with both SSD and HDD. I want to boot it from SSD but keep the all related files in HDD. Is it possible to choose such a scheme for the installation ? If ...
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I've messed up with dynamic partitions and I need to be able to backup some files

I had a dual boot of winxp on C, and win7 on S. All partitions are NTFS. It was in this order: C, S, (ext4 7gb partition), F. I originally wanted to remove C and the ext4 partition, to have one ...
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How to delete a OS from dual boot system without harming other one? [closed]

If there is a dual boot system ‘Windows-Linux’ or ‘Windows-Windows’, I mean in one HDD there are ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Windows 7 partition’ or ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Ubuntu ...
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partition drive not appearing in explorer

I originally had a 2 terabyte hard drive partitioned as a 256GB OSX partition, and a 1600~ Dynamic disc (shows up as two blocks on disc management) After i went on disc utility to delete my ...
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Why does the Windows Disk Management tool display my partitions as logical?

Firstly, I own an Acer laptop originally having Windows 7, now upgraded to 8.1, & initially had 3 primary partitions (that is PQSERVICE, SYSTEM RESERVED & Acer (C:)). I decided to migrate my ...
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Windows 8.1 refuses to recognize my extra HDDs

Alright, so I've been trying to install a few extra hard drives since my storage has been getting quite full recently. However, Windows 8.1 will not let me set the disks up for proper use, or do ...
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Installing Hyper-V server on same partition as OS (windows 7)

I need to do multiple Internet Explorer version testing and one of suggestions is to install Modern.IE. To do this one needs visualization running. I have downloaded Remote Server Administration Tools ...
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How to run a 2nd boot instance of Windows 7 on another partition?

*This is my 1st post/question - I believe it's a very similar problem/challenge as isipro at -- Get boot-partition to recognize a second operating system but it seems I'm directed to ask my own ...
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Ext3 drive empty and detected as ext2 after restoring superblock with e2fsck

I have an ext3 disk from my NAS. I took this drive out of the NAS and mounted it under my Debian Wheezy system. When I ran fsck it told me that the superblock was bad. I don't haver a full log, but ...
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Get boot-partition to recognize a second operating system

I "restored" a system image (that contains an operating system) from one computer ("src") to a partition on a different computer ("dest") which already has an operating installed on one partition. ...
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Can multiple Windows installations share applications?

Can I have two installations of Windows 7 (on separate partitions of a hard drive) share applications? E.g. when prompted for installation path - choose a third partition and have both Windows ...
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Grub2 immediately boots into Linux

OpenSuSE 13.2, running grub2. SHORT VERSION: Yesterday I had a normal grub2 boot menu and could choose to boot (successfully) into Linux or Windows. Today, I see the grub2 header displayed for a ...
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Mounting EFI partition on Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to mount the EFI Partition from Disk Management but all the options for the EFI partition are greyed out, so I can't do anything.. here's a screenshot from the problem :
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Recover data from partition formatted through Android USB

I formatted an sdcard with GParted through the USB share of an Android phone. Neither the phone, nor the computer recognize the partitions on the sdcard anymore. When I share the sdcard through USB, ...
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Encrypted partition between Ubuntu 14 and Windows 7

I've created a 50 GB partition (NTFS) for sharing data between Ubuntu 14 and Windows 7. I would like to encrypt this partition in a "common" way between the 2 OS. Is there any way to do that?
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How I figure the contents, and if it is safe to delete, a recovery partition?

I have a ASUS Laptop with a 750GB disc. Except I don't remember using 750GB before running out of space... And I wanted to try again to install Linux on it. So I opened in Windows the disc manager ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation on a Macbook Pro Triple Boot “EFI system partition was formatted as NTFS” error

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on a Macbook Pro that already has Mac OS X 10.9.5 and Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. I created a usb from the iso downloaded, and it boots up successfully into the ...
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I cant format my 64gb transcend sd card

I partitioned my 64gb sd card into two fat32 and ext4. I am using android mobile and used the ext4 as a way to increase the internal memory of my phone. Suddenly the phone gave error that it could't ...
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Partition created with Minitool Partition Wizard or Linux not recognized by Windows 7 and vice/versa

I'm having a helluva problem. The tl;dr background is that I'm trying to set up a dual boot system with a shared TrueCrypt/NTFS partition for work files. Computer details: HP ZBook 15 256G m.2 SATA ...
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“Delete partition” option grayed out in disk management

When I went to disk management on windows 7, I tried to delete the volume and then the deleted volume went to "free space". For some reason, when I then tried to delete the "free space" volume, the ...
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NTFS Partition on a USB Stick shows up as FAT32 and is unaccessible in Windows 8.1

Hi I have the following Problem: I installed Tails on a 16GB USB Drive (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2) and then created an 8GB NTFS Partition (also tried FAT32) and then created an 4.6 GB encrypted ...
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Need to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Without Formatting

My hard drives got converted to Dynamic in order to increase the number of partitions. I tried Partition Wizard Server Version, but its not working. I need to convert the partitions to basic to ...
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Clone OS to another partition as bootable

Is there any way to achieve the following: I want to clone my OS (C: drive) onto another partition. I want this other partition to be boot-able as well. I read so many articles on the internet about ...
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Hard disk does not show any Partitions during windows installation

I have a samusung laptop 365e which ive been using for over a year now, it's been working well but it started freezing all of a sudden during it execution. it then finally refused to boot but instead, ...
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Modifying System drive for Windows 7 / Windows Server 2012

I have a computer with two hard disks and a dual boot : Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012. The system partition is on the Windows 7 partition. I want the System partition to be on the Windows Server ...
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Fix Intel RAID0 array, one of disks has bad blocks

I've got an issue with a firmware Intel RAID0 array. It consists of 2 disks 500 GB each. The second disk has several bad sectors, and I can't remap or hide them (they are 8 LBAs or 4096 bytes). I ...
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Add new partition to CentOS file system

I use a CentOS virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. I recently tried to increase the system hard disk memory for CentOS by tweaking the VM settings on VMWare Workstation. After that, I tried to ...
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Command to save and restore partitioning under Linux

I know we can use sfdisk to save and restore partition tables. Save: sfdisk -d /dev/sda > part_table Restore: sfdisk /dev/sda < part_table But is there other command line tools to save ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Assigned Letter C to System Reserved Partition

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server that installed a System Reserved Partition of 100MB and the Boot Partition on Disk 0. For some unknown reason, the System Reserved partition is assigned drive letter C. ...
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Dynamic disk mirror broken after motherboard replace

I have a desktop computer which was setup as follows: Windows 7 Pro 16gb ram Phenom II CPU GA-880GM-UD2H motherboard 2 x 120GB Kingston SSD in (fake)RAID-1 (boot drive) 2 x WD-3000 3TB hard drives ...
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How to make an extended partition not rely on any other partition

So I am currently trying to figure out which windows os is my faviorite. I am doing lots of works on deleting windows and reinstalling, etc. But I also have ubuntu installed on an extended partition. ...