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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Using SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage boot issues

Currently I have two installations of Windows 10 on my computer, one on my HDD that came with my laptop and another on an SSD to which I installed recently. My EFI System Partition and Recovery ...
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Change Partiton Order

How can I change the partition order! I dual booted Windows 10 and 7 and I want to extend the partition size. The Windows 10 partition is at the end. How can I switch the order?
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Partition is not in order for gpt showing lots of partitions

I had windows 8 which came with laptop with no extra recovery disk or so. I upgraded to windows 10. But it was not good experience. So I decided to clean install. At time of installing Windows, ...
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How to restore a copy of an MBR back to the original HDD with Windows 7?

This topic is related to my questions 1 and 2, however as I've entered yet another phase of this complex issue, I must ask another standalone question: How can we copy back an MBR to an HDD with ...
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How to calculate Over-Provisioning on an SSD - Which Method do you use?

QUESTION SUMMARY: Is overprovisioning based on a percentage of the original user accessible physical space availble (METHOD #1) OR is it based on unallocated space divided by allocated space (...
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Broken and Mysterious Partitions

I have made a broken partition called safasf a long time ago when trying to fix my 400gb external hard drive (RIP broke from quick format lulz). I need safasf deleted or something my knowledge isn't ...
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Encrypt disk volume with LUKS, enable access without passphrase

How can I set “no passphrase, and don't prompt for one” on a LUKS volume, leaving it encrypted as is? Enabling LUKS encryption is a one-way, time-consuming operation. I need to divide the set-up of ...
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managing disk using fdisk utility

i m new to fedora, I want to create 8GB disk and then want to make three partitions with different sizes. -first partition with 8MB -Second partition with 192MB -Third partition with 7.8GB but it ...
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USB read only with recursive filesystem

I have a USB flash drive 4GB Sandisk Edge After "DD"ing to make a live USB, the drive failed to boot and after checking it, the whole drive is broken. When using Gparted shows: | Partition | File ...
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How to recover Windows 8 partition in dual boot?

I've installed fedora 21 in my computer, i've made the partitons correctly, appears the boot menu and starts correctly in fedora, but when i try to boot in windows appears this error: Windows Boot ...
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Upgrading Windows 7 to 10 and at the same time modifying partitions

The first time I installed Windows 7 it was on a small SSD, so I pre-partitioned the drive so that the installer would not create those extra recovery partitions. Subsequently I migrated the ...
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Installing win 7 on new laptop with emmc

I am trying to install 32-bit win 7 on a HP Stream c004tu that comes with a Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive, on win 8.1. I can get up to booting the installation usb by changing bios settings, but after ...
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Shrink partition in Server 2012R2 - how to circumvent unmovable System Restore files?

Background: I have a test machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a single 500GB partition. I want to shrink this system partition and create another one. I followed Technet's Shrink a Basic ...
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How to remove space from bootcamp partition and add it to Mac

I'm currently in the same situation of this https://superuser.com/questions/816666/increasing-mac-partition-after-shrink-windows-bootcamp-partition#= I've used MiniTool Partition Wizard to increase ...
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SD card img file copying on linux

I am trying to make Banana PI bootable SD card. First delete old partitions from SD, then create two new partitions and format them as vfat and ext4, as here described Then copying disk image: sudo ...
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Disk Utility reading disk incorrectly; viewing ext4 as JHFS+ and seeing Recovery HD

So, I have some strange issues in Disk Utility and diskutil. It's not a problem (hopefully), but I just want to make sure that I'm not on the path to disk corruption or failure. This is how my disk ...
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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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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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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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Partitioning on Mac OS X (Yosemite)

I am facing a strange problem in Mac OS X (Yosemite). I have 2 partitions but I am unable to understand how much space is being used up in the primary partition. Reports on Screens 2 and 3 are quite ...
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Bad Magic Number in Superblock or Not a Block Device

I'm having some real problems getting a drive to have any working partitions on it at all. The drive is a 2Tb one from a NAS that I'm trying to repair. I've written zeros to the first 77Gb of the ...
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Removing Win8 partition and recovery partitions

I am planning to remove my Windows partition from my dual boot. After asking here I learned that my Win8 License key is stored in the Bios and all I need is to create a bootable stick if I ever wish ...
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How best to iron out disk I/O lag cause?

Running luksCrypt (which I know causes some lag esp. with my -c serpent-xts-plain64 -s 512 -h whirlpool setup) but as of late lag has become very much more noticeable. I use xfs and lvm on this ...
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HDD extremely slow although SMART seems to be healthy

I've had this hard drive for over two years now. A week ago, it decides to slow down to a crawl in Windows - even after doing the usual things to fix it (disabling Superfetch, closing programs, etc.) ...
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File Allocation for VM

I'm running Kali Linux as a virtual machine inside Oracle's Virtualbox. I've allocated 40GB of hard drive space, file type: VirtualBox Disk Image; Dynamicallly Allocated. On the VM it is showing the ...
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LVM: “Volume group is not consistent” and “Incorrect metadata area header” but volume still mountable

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 with a volume group that has 4 disks in it: Incorrect metadata area header checksum on /dev/sde1 at offset 4096 Incorrect metadata area header checksum on /dev/sde1 at offset ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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Macbook Pro 2012 with 3 partitions on Fusion Drive

I have a Fusion Drive that has 2 partitions on it (the max that Disk Utility allows). The partitions are Mac OSX and Ubuntu. The OSX partition is ~900GB and the Ubuntu partition is ~100GB. It is ...
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Restore [non-boot drive] root directory from kernel image

Accidentally overwrote the root directory on a 2nd drive, .. but the subdirectories are still there [i.e. cd to a subdirectory drive is successful]. Problem is, the root directory in the partition is ...
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SSD seems to be read-only, nothing can be written to it (linux ext4 filesystem)

After two week of normal use my new SSD began to work strange. Now it seems that no file is written to it. An example: root@hooker3:~# mount |grep ssdhome /dev/sda3 on /ssdhome type ext4 (rw,nosuid,...
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LUKS partition recovery

A drive with 2 partitions - 1st is plain ext4, second is encrypted LUKS. The partition table has been overwritten. I've found the beginning of the second partition , which i need to recover, thusly: ...
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Debian is installing to USB instead of HD?

I am trying to install Debian onto an old PC to practice some Linux sysadmin stuff but it continually install onto the USB instead of my hard drive. I have tried the guided and manual partitioning ...
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How to recover my ubuntu (start ubuntu from a raw disk partition)

I have windows 8 PC. 931 GB HD (641 windows and 200 gb for ubuntu.) windows and ubuntu in different drives. Ubuntu partition is a raw type of disk drive while windows is a ntfs. when I needed to ...
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Attempting to passthru USB disk to XENserver windows guest, reporting wrong size and error

I am attempting to passthru a brand new Seagate USB disk (4TB) to a Windows 2008 virtual guest in XEN 6.2. I connected the device, it is listed properly by fdisk -l (even lists correct size, but says ...
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Possible to create Fat32 Filesystem with 512 Byte Allocation unit size?

When right clicking my harddirve within my computer, I have a format option. Inside the format window I have a list called Allocation Unit Size which has entries 2048 bytes 4096 bytes 8192 byes 16 ...
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Can't recover ext4 partition with TestDisk

I have a disk with some primary NTFS partitions and a extended partition containing Linux and Swap partitions. I lost one of the logical Linux ones I booted a live Linux CD (RipLinux) and TestDisk is ...
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How to change the partition scheme

I want to change the partition scheme in my 500 GB HDD from MBR to GPT scheme without losing DATA on it. What are the traditional tools to do this on both windows 7 and Linux(ubuntu)? And what are the ...
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Need help :Drive missing (E: & F:) after the reboot on windows7

i am getting similar issue described in below link: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/drive-missing-d-f-g-after-reboot-windows-7-pgp I did a shrink on the C: drive, and created new volumes (E, ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ssd)...
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SSD partition as cache for torrent?

I download some data using P2P, and I have the same issue as other uTorrent users lately - the famous and feared "Disk Cache Overload 100%" message. It cripples my system into a no-go when there's a ...
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RAID configurations are resetted after reboot-Ubuntu Server

I have configured software RAID 1 in Ubuntu Server. I have created RAID 1 and now one of the Disk fails so I removed it. I had attached a new disk. Created partitions as same like /sda from fdisk. ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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Boot Linux from a GPT disk using SYSLINUX

From Booting from GPT (rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html), it says that both Grub & syslinux support booting Linux from a GPT disk. Anyone know how exactly can I use syslinux to boot Linux from a ...
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Recover or recreate partition after “diskpart clean”

I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big ...
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Windows: creating a virtual drive out of a physical partition

Under Windows, is there a way to create a virtual device recognized as a disk drive, which would map to a single partition on a physical drive? It is my understanding that Windows doesn't treat all ...