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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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: ...
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Resizing LVM Partitions

I'm trying to resize a couple of my LVM partitions. I have one that is 850GB (/dev/mapper/cl-home) and one that is 50GB (/dev/mapper/cl-root). I'd like to make it so that cl-home is 750GB and cl-root ...
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UEFI ESPs and multiple disk drives

I have added a usb connected SSD (sdb) to my (originally Win8) UEFI Toshiba laptop...I am EFI multi-booting via GRUB2 just fine on my laptop HDD (sda)...I have installed a Manjaro KDE distro on the ...
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WinToUSB not giving option to 'next' or continue after choosing partitions

I'm using WinToUsb to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit to a USB flashdrive from the Win7 installation iso. WinToUsb says that my flashdrive needs to be formatted, so I let it format it. After it's ...
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How to allocate partition of more than 2TB?

I've installed a Windows 8.1 on a 3TB hard disk, creating an initial system partion with approx. 300GB. Now I'd like to create partitions on the remaining space, however Windows won't let me do it. ...
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make reinstall cd from lenovo partition before updating to windows 10 tp

I'm going to update my lenovo G510(with i7 processor and windows 8.1) to windows 10 tp. When I update to windows 10 tp will it be possible to restore back to windows 8.1? I mean the laptop were ...
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How do i increase my swap partition size in Ubuntu?

I had a 2 GB RAM before. So When i installed Ubuntu i just gave 2 GB for Swap partition. Now I Had increased my RAM capacity to 4 GB . How can i increase my Swap capacity to run my OS smoothly? Please ...
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Linux Mint Installation : EFI Partition

I tried to install Linux Mint 17.1 MATE 64-bit edition on my asus laptop, which had installed Windows 8.1. I put CSM (Legacy BIOS) enabled, Secure Boot disabled, and boot with my Live CD USB (created ...
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(Impossible) Remove UDF partition from external hard disk

I had a OCZ SSD 240GB (HSF+ formatted) and now, after "technical repair", I have a SSD 3GB (UDF formatted). Only Windows can view the SSD connected via USB adapter, and inside it there are Windows 7 ...
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Why do I have four free partitions besides by C drive?

I was about to partition my hard drive today when I found that in Disk Management I have four partitions other than my C: drive that have 100% free space. What are those partitions? Can I get rid of ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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2 additional partitions next to windows 8

so im trying to move my windows to different disk without harming them, and suddenly I found those two partitions in my disk: Can I just delete them or are they something important? from what I ...
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Hard drive capacity showed in Disk Management is inconsistent

If you look at the highlighted boxes in below image, you can see box 1 shows C: drive has 697 GB of capacity, and box 2 shows the same drive having 354 GB of capacity. The drive capacities ...
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Deleted USB Partitions, now USB drive shows as “No Media”

I've recently been using a USB formatted as HFS+. I was in need of wiping it and formatting it for Windows, so that's what I did. It had an EFI partition as it was a boot device. I attempted to ...
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Login failure in Kali linux. The error message, something is wrong…, I guess it is from no space in /root.

I am using Kali with Windows, in dual grub. I have received a message in Kali login, the low space in /root. I have installed Kali in these partitions: 5 GB swap 17 GB / (/root) 2 GB /boot 30 GB ...
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OSX performance of near-full drive

OSX performance degrades terribly when writing to an HFS+ partition which is over about 96% full. It seems that every write request triggers some sort of process which takes about 10 seconds, during ...
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System Reserved partition is showing up in “My Computer” along with other partitions

I use Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04(Gnome) a dual boot. I used boot manager in Ubuntu to fix the grub in Linux to make Windows boot appear in the grub. Later I found Windows has two entries in ...
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Do partitions on SSDs map to physical addresses? 2

My scenario: I partition a 250GB SSD drive in half. I fill the 1st partition with OS and data and leave the 2nd one absolutely empty. Does this affect wear leveling of the SSD? Can partitioning an ...
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How to tell virtualbox how to boot from cloned direct access partition

I've managed to paint myself into a corner. I have a ubuntu machine with a virtualbox windows VM on that I spend about 4hours working in each day. I read up online that having direct disk access for ...
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Shrinking a partition in windows 7

im trying to shrink my C: drive to make another partition where im planning to install Debian. When im trying to shrink the partition, it says: Size of available shrink space in MB = 0 Is there ...
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Where is my EFI? Dual booting arch linux and windows 8.1

I will start by saying I have never used UEFI before and am still trying to understand. So I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Formated In this way. Windows 8 is installed as C: and I want to ...
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System Partitions Over Two Drives

I have a machine with two drives a Compact Flash card (CF) and a Solid State Drive (SSD). Recently I have been experiencing failures of both the SSD and the CF. When I sent these back to the ...
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Kali installer not recognizing Windows partitions

I was trying to install Linux (Kali) alongside with my Windows 8.1 (64bit) but i couldn't because Linux can't detect any partition or unallocated space of my disk.Even GParted shows my entire disk as ...
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Windows SSD. Is is broken? [duplicate]

So I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot ...
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Hibernation, Sleep and Hybrid Sleep broken on Windows 8.1 EFI Asus notebook

First I've done something stupid - I scheduled long disk check on boot, which I wanted to cancel, but I couldn't. So I used emergency power off. It didn't help, so I decided to wait. It didn't help, ...
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Linux: Combine Partitions

I have been googeling about that but I didn't find a useful solution, probably because I lack the term for it. On my (rooted) Android phone I have two abandoned partitions that where used for ...
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How to put /boot on a flash drive?

I have a flash drive with two partitions, the boot loader and one for /boot. During the install, on the bottom it asks where to put the boot loader, I chose a partition on the the flash drive, ...
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Can I Safely Delete Ubuntu's /boot Partition?

Here is a picture of my current setup, Picture Here I have two questions. First; Can I safely delete the /boot partition because during the install I chose a lash drive for the boot loader? Second ...
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Windows SSD failure: cannot boot, format or partition the drive

I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot my ...
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Installing System Reserved Partition on SSD

Is it possible to install System Rerserved Partition in Windows 8.1 on an SSD having other (magnetic) disk drive plugged in during instalation? I cannot plug off my hdd without losing warranty on my ...
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Moved Windows partition to the left, won't boot (EFI)

I'm at my wits' end with this problem. I've searched all over, but can't find a solution. I'm fairly new to Linux, and not an expert with computers generally, but having been messing around A LOT ...
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Disk Cloning and Drive Partition Tags

I have cloned my single HDD to a new, larger disk but am having trouble matching the drive status tags. The C: partition on the current drive is marked with the following tags: Boot, Page File, Crash ...
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Linux re-install Windows boot partition

I am trying to dual boot Fedora 21 and Windows 8. I have been having large problems, since after the Fedora install I have two EFI partitions, but both contain the /EFI/fedora folder instead of ...
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Corrupted Bootcamp Parition lost in Disk Utility

My OSX Yosemite Mac had a partition of Win 8 that was corrupted and is not lost. Now the original 500GB drive is only 200 and unable to use the 300GB corrupted Win drive. (see photos) From other ...
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Unallocated space split

Can someone explain this one. Forgive my amateur knowledge... I am using a 500GB MBR disk for my OS drive. Before this, I had a total of 5 partitions with 2 linked together as "extended ...
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Cant extend into Unallocated space

I'm currently messing with my Raspberry Pi, I was going to reinstall the operating system then I realized that only 2.5 gigs was usable on the drive. I thought this wasn't the problem and continued ...
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Free space vanishes after creating primary partition in DISKPART

I’m trying to partition a RAID disk with DISKPART. The format is MBR. The capacity in RAID is 6.7 TB when I’m starting out. The symptom I’m seeing is that after I create my relatively small primary ...
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Fixing my external hard drive partition map

Okay, so something really strange has happened, and it's a doozy, so please bear with me. Problem: I need to fix my hard drive's partition map So let me fill you in on what happened here. I ...
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Hard drive failure? Can't use recovery. Diskpart & Wmic inconsistencies

I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet (64 GB) with Windows 8.1. One day, it started to fail at boot screen (it gets stuck at the first boot screen with Acer logo). Firstly, I tried to use a ...
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Cloning a SSD using GPT not working (Clonezilla)

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a 128 GB SSD, partition-table is GPT. My Asus Mainboard uses UEFI and i installed windows 8.1 as a uefi installation. Therefore the first boot device is ...
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Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”

I want to install a linux distribution on my computer. I have a SSD and an HDD. The SSD has Windows 8.1 and I partitioned 200 gigs from my 1 TB HDD to install linux. The linux installation was going ...
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How to install Kali Linux on a seperate partition on my second hard drive?

I downloaded the 64bit Kali Linux distribution. I have an SSD which has Windows 8.1, and have a 1 TB HDD. I burned Kali Linux onto a DVD and when I put it inside my drive and try to boot from it, it ...
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Can't Install Windows on EFI systems

I want to format my Computer that currently have this partition Disk 0 Partition 1 // Formatted Disk 0 Partition 2 // Formatted Disk 1 Partition 1 // Formatted Disk 1 Partition 2 Disk 1 ...
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Windows device manager data screwed up

I have Windows running on a Macbook via Bootcamp. Got 3 drives: 2 for Windows (1 as bootdrive and 1 for storage), and 1 for Mac. Recently I've upgraded to Yosemite and lost the storage partition ...
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Windows on logical partition

First of all, I know, me stupid for not checking. I had the following partition system (guessing looking at current situation, for it's not me, who set up so idiotically): /dev/sda1: Dell Utility ...
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How identify a Virtual Hard Disk how unique in Linux?

I'm get the Hard Disk serial number with "hdparm, sdparm, /sbin/udevadm and lshw" is possible in a physical drive, but when i use the "Hyper-V" i don't have the serial number. How i can get the ...
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Extend Windows 7 partition to the left using remote access

I have read the normal answers like this. However, they require GParted or other software requiring a reboot. Suppose I only have access to the machine in question using Remote Desktop or ...
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WIndows 8.1 drive letters assigning

I have 2 storage devices: recently bought 250GB SSD (Samsung, drive0, 2 partitions) and 2TB HDD (WD, 2 partitions, drive1). Every time I install windows 8.1 on the SSD (drive0, part1) the drive ...
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Multi-boot: Windows 10 cannot see one ntfs drive

On a computer normally running Windows 7 (sda4) and Linux (Mint, sda5) in dual-boot, I have created two separate partitions (sda6 and sda7) within the same extended partition (sda3) as the Mint ...