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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Deleted all partition and would like to restore it [closed]

I have rebooted my Dell laptop (Latitude E4300) with windows 7 Disk and deleted/formatted the reserved and primary partition and I clicked the install button. After 5 minutes the computer died due to ...
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Number of sectors in my sda1

After running bootinfoscript, I read on the log: sda1: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS Boot ...
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Unselected partition during Ubuntu installation

I recently installed Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) on my laptop. I had a single SSD with windows 7 installed on it and decided to install Ubuntu in dual boot. From windows, I created 2 other partitions (15Gb) ...
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Migrating smaller SSD to a larger one while preserving recovery partitions

I have bought a Dell XPS 13 with 128GB SSD drive, soon I've realized that 128GB is simply not enough, so I bought a bigger 500GB SSD drive to upgrade my new laptop. I want to preserve the recovery ...
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How do I recover GPT file system using gdisk?

gpt fdisk question I have a Hitachi drive which got its GPT corrupted, it came out of a Windows 8 computer which is less than a year old. That pretty much guarantees it was in EFI mode correct? I ...
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3TB external suddenly becomes 746GB unallocated [duplicate]

I have an external drive my main drive is a 1TB slave is a 3TB which I used the GPT to get it there my USB drives are in a dual enclosure one being a 1TB the new one I just purchased only shows 746 ...
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Dual booting two windows 7

I've installed two windows 7 in my pc and during the 2nd windows 7 install, i lost my D drive(windows setup deleted that partition). I recovered it and got all data back. Now for some reasons, I want ...
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Unable to allocate partitions to USB

I recently received a USB. It worked fine for a while, then I formatted it using the Format New Disk menu in Windows. Now, it has a lot of unallocated memory. I know this is not a fake USB drive ...
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Need a bootloader for Ubuntu/Windows 7 after Unetbootin frugal install of Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 running Windows 7. I downloaded Unetbootin and used the frugal install option (no USB or CD drive on my laptop) with an Ubuntu 14.04 .iso. Going through that process, I ...
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Unable to install fresh Windows 7 OS in laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 7 in my Lenovo z560 laptop. I inserted a DVD, deleted all disks and then formatted it. Now I selected primary drive(150GB) and after that an error msg popped up while ...
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How do I remove unneccessary boot device options?

Long story short: had win8, decided to make dualboot, installed manjaro linux (mounted /boot/efi to windows' efi partition), oh noes grub doesnt show option to log into win8, managed to create win8 ...
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Partition missing and showing as empty in disk management

I’m in a very bad situation where one of my partition got deleted and it’s showing empty in disk management. Here is what happened. I had Windows 7 already and I needed another windows 7. There was 3 ...
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Why am I unable to use my Windows 8 after installing Windows 7 in a separate partition?

Previously I had dual boot I.e, Windows 8 in G:drive and Windows 7 in C:drive. Since I had slow performance in Windows 7 I had to remove and re-install Windows 7 again in C:drive. so while starting ...
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Hard drive gone missing after merging partition in an external hard drive?

After merging several partitions of an external hard drive using Magic Partition from Hiren's Boot (an old version). One of my drive is missing in the My Computer in window 8.1 (After I removed the ...
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Using 2 primary partitions on a hard drive?

I would like to install 2 Operating Systems (one Windows and one Kali Linux) on 1 hard drive. It's easy to install both on a primary partition but I would like to put them into 2 different primary ...
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Drive partition table appears corrupted on other computers

I created the partition table on this disk while connected to the only SATA port on my laptop with Fedora, and I didn't set the DOS-compatibility flag on the partition table. Now if I disconnect this ...
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Defrag SSD when partioning the drive

I've been wondering if it changed anything to defrag an SSD drive in order to move all the used clusters "in front" and keep the ones "in the back" open for, for example, partioning the hard drive ...
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extending logical partition using the unallocated space in the extended partition

I have some unallocated space in the beginning of my extended partition which is right after my logical partition. Now I need to extend my logical partition using that unallocated space of the ...
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Windows 8.1 boot into copied partition

I have a laptop with a mSATA HDD and a normal (spinning) HDD. On the mSATA is an Ubuntu installation, while on the HDD, there is a Windows 8.1. The laptop boots from the mSATA where I have a boot ...
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Is my SSD overprovisioning enabled?

In Samsung Magician software, for an EVO 850: On the one hand, the unpartitioned space says "OP", but on the other hand, the "Set OP" button is grayed out, and it says "OP can be set or cleared ...
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Elementary OS Luna installer doesn't recognize Windows 7 install. Dual boot struggle

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Elementary OS Luna x64 in dual boot. I've installed Windows first, but after that when I try to install Elementary from live USB the installer doesn't ...
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Recovering 1TB hard drive split into two 500GB drives without formatting

I am using Windows 7 and am trying to recover two working drives. The hard drive in question was: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204022 I am pretty sure they were ...
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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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OS X - Disk Utility - “Free Space” on external HDD can't be modified

I have an external 1TB HDD and can assure it's fully working. Now I wanted to split it into two partitions, one for r/w on OS X and the other one for r/w on Windows. However, I selected Free Space ...
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Is it safe to convert this partition table from GPT to MBR? [duplicate]

I think I need to convert my partition table from GPT to MBR in order to fix a problem with the bootloader. Here is the output of gdisk -l /dev/sdb GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table ...
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How do I format my HDD to Advanced Format/512E to use 512K blocks with Windows Backup?

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When running Windows Backup onto an external 4TB Touro HDD (2TB partition), I receive the error: The last backup did not complete successfully. One of the backup ...
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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC and I want to setup Western Digital 3 TB (dynamic disk) in my PC. But it reads only 700 GB from Windows XP although it read 3TB from the setup screen of my Dell. The ...
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How do I boot into Xubuntu after dual booting along-side Windows

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 from USB on a netbook running Windows 7. It installed fine, but before I restarted the machine, I removed the USB stick (out of habit). I couldn't shutdown the live ...
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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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Corrupted boot partition on a Windows disk?

I have a laptop with a faulty hard drive that was not booting. I used ddrescue to recover the whole drive to a new drive, there were quite a lot of bad sectors but less than 1mb in total. I ran ...
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Installing RHEL 7 and can't make partition while on dual boot

I've problem while installing RHEL 7 with dual boot. Windows 8.1 pro already installed and try to install RHEL 7 but while on partition segment I can't see unallocated space which was more than 100GB, ...
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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Boot Camp: Partition error when installing Windows 7

So I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac (Solid State Drive) with Boot Camp 5.1. Everything goes smoothly until I need to select a partition to install Windows on. The Windows 7 installer ...
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What is “File Packing” done by an Operating System?

I am reading a book on Operating Systems, and I am confused in a part about Internal File Structure. Quoting from the book: Disk systems typically have a well-defined block size determined by ...
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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How can I clone an entire drive to a smaller drive w?

I have a 1TB hard disk which is set up as MBR with 3 primary partitions. The sizes of the partitions are exactly 250GiB, 250Gib, and 192GiB, respectively. The remainder of the drive is unallocated ...
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BOOTCAMP: Missing Operating System after installing Yosemite

I recently installed Yosemite, and that broke my Bootcamp partition. I think the problem is that I resized my Bootcamp partition after I made it, and now there is a bit of dead space, and the ...
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Moving program files or user to E:/

My C: drive is only 40GB, but I do have an E:/ partition which is 100GB. Is there a way to SAFELY move Program Files or User account to E to use all that free space on it?
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Deleted my Windows 8.1 recovery partition

I bought a HP Envy refurbished laptop from a non HP official source. It came with DOS. I downloaded Windows 8.1 from dreamspark and installed using USB. During install when it asked for the partition ...
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Mix 3 different sized hard drives into a RAID 5

I’ve got three hard drives different sizes and I want to create a RAID 5. The three drives—all Seagate—are: 1.5 TB 3 TB 700 GB Is there a way to RAID these or is it possible to do the folloiwng: ...
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Flash drive is only recognized either/or by Chrome OS, Windows

I have had problems recently after I formatted a USB flash drive on my Chromebook. When I plugged it in to my computer, it did not show a notification for the drive, or indicate that it recognized it ...
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Can not extend disk partition even if the unallocated space is on the left

I shrinked my F drive to create unallocated 20 GB volume. Now I want to extend my F drive back because I don't need it anymore as I have solved the problem for which I initially created it. I want ...
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how to install windows 7 on GPT disk partition [duplicate]

I try to install windows 7 on my laptop. The partition I try to install it on is in NTFS format. When I clicking thorugh the installation steps and come to the part were I'm going to choose where ...
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Can a large hard drive (3 TB) make Windows XP 32bit un-bootable?

As my old hard drive failed, I cloned the operating System (Windows XP SP3 32bit Professional) to a new hard drive (WD 3 TB). It took several attempts, until it worked, but finally it was ok: I had ...
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Rebuilding FakeRAID RAID 5 with new disk, no partitions show up, invalid PMBR

I have a RAID 5 array with 4 2TB disks on a HP Z800. One disk failed and was swapped out for a new one. I went into BIOS Intel Storage Matrix Utility and set the Array to rebuild with the new disk. ...
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All hdd seen as unallocated space in gparted - partitions overlapping - some unaccessible

This odd but funny problem is rather urgent, so until I get an answer this is cross-posted here and here. I have an extended partition containing three Linux systems, each in its own partition. Each ...
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What is best suitable partition style in this situation MBR or GPT

I have a drive 80GB ( Formatted as Primary 1 Partition - MBR ) installed Windows 8.1 64bit. Second, 500GB using for Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64bit ( Dual Boot ) Third, I bought recently 1000GB want to use as ...
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Network File/Media Server with encryption

I am using an Asus RT-AC68U router and I just acquired an external HDD that I want to keep it plugged into the USB 3.0 port in order to expose data into my home network. I am looking for a way to keep ...
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Windows 8.1 no longer recognize disk with a NTFS AND a ext4 ubuntu install

So, as I do every 6 month, I installed a Ubuntu partition on my computer. I have a main SSD (C:) with Win8.1 on it and I had a secondary HDD (D:) with a single huge NTFS partition on it for my data. ...
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Lenovo onekey and reboot stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...