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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Is it safe to delete the 100 MB System Reserved Partition on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have 100MB System Reserved Partition. I have other 3 partitions (making a total of 4 - max for a basic disk) 1 for Windows 8.1 1 for Ubuntu 12.04 1 common extended partition with 2 logical ...
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unable to merge primary partition with free space

I want to merge my C drive with free space. But there isn't an option for this on Windows 8. Does anyone know how I would do this?
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These partitions are properly aligned?

Scenario: BIOS computer (Not EFI) HDD with GPT partition table I'm trying to follow these instrutions: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#GUID_Partition_Table_.28GPT.29_specific_instructions ...
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How may I mount a disk with a Apple / Mac partition table (APM) in Linux?

I've backed up some files from a old Powerbook G4 (AluBook), and I used the Mac Partion manager or whatever to first initialize the disk. It worked, originally, as one large volume, and I copied ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 because it says root file system is not defined

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I get here, it says that root file system is not defined. I selected Try Ubuntu before you install option on boot menu and I booted it with UNetbootin. ...
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There is a way to move $MftMirr other then using PerfectDisk?

I'm trying to resize a Windows 7 system partition, but I can't move some files placed in the middle of the volume. I'd like to shrink the partition further then by half and I don't like the idea of ...
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Partitions - how to create a new partition from unused space?

I wasn't too sure where to post this so I'll just post it here. It seems I have quite a bit of space left on my hard drive. How do I create partitions from this unused space? I presume the 8gb is my ...
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How to shrink an ext4 partition from Windows?

My system has three primary partitions: two NTFS (one "system-reserved") for Windows 7 and one ext4 for Linux. How can I shrink the ext4 partition from Windows? I've tried the built-in Disk ...
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Automatic system for os image creation/recovery

I will be doing some laptop cleaning with full disk format and os reinstal of Win7. And I thought about creating sepereate linux partition for os partition image. I know that It can be easily done ...
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Unallocated space cannot be used for other partitions

Some weeks ago I installed the latest Ubuntu OS version on my PC. I gave it 12GB of space and then 4GB for the hibernation temp storage. Yesterday I realized that I wasn't going to use it any more so ...
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While extending the partition to unallocated space Windows 8.1

I recently bought a laptop with free dos because I already had a version of Win 8.1. after installing the OS, While repartitioning the Hard Drive, I discovered two unallocated 7.80GB (one NTFS and one ...
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Accessing or sharing files over dual operating system using a single partition

Ubuntu supports ext4 file system. While windows support NTFS and FAT32. Now my problem is I have songs folder which is full of songs. I have unallocated space left too (if more partitions are ...
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Clone Windows 8.1 and bootloader (Which is on another drive) to SSD

Ok so I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to clone my Windows Partition (drive 1) and its bootloader which is located on drive 2 [Different Hard Drive]. Whenever I try to copy the System ...
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Extending LVM partition on Virtualbox/Ubuntu

I stupidly created a dynamic disk when I created a VM. The disk has been converted to Fixed and the size upped to 20GB. I booted into a GParted live CD and extended the partition up to the maximum. ...
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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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GParted shows there are overlapping partitions

GParted shows that I have overlapping partitions. I don't understand much from partitions, but this is my output "fdisk -l -u": Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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Change The System Partition, Windows XP

my computer originally attached with two hard disk (disk1 as C: and disk2 as E:) where disk1 is SATA (system partition) and disk2 is IDE (boot). then, i attached another hard disk (disk3 as D: , ...
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Formatting filesystem in partitioned loop file corrupts partition table

I created an approximately 3 gig file named test and partitioned it with fdisk. I then setup a loop device with that file (and an offset) in order to format an ext4 filesystem in the second partition. ...
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Duplicated windows 8 recovery partition

Let's me describe what am I trying to do first. I bought a laptop from HP(HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j137tx) with windows 8.1 in it and plan to dual boot it into windows 7 and windows 8.1(for debugging ...
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Is there any harm in changing the label of a partition or drive?

Sometimes I want to avoid those auto-generated displayed names such as 59 GB Volume which gets mounted an auto-generated (and to me, "gibberish") path such as /media/andreas/54F85300F852DFB2. Is ...
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new windows 8.1 alongside with linux

I have pretty serious problem while installing any linux alongside windows 8.1. While trying to install, linux showing that my disk is empty, despite that i just installed windows a moment ago. Same ...
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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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Is exFAT less efficient at utilising disk space than HFS+?

I'm using rsync to copy all files from one 3TB external disk formatted HFS+ to another 3TB external disk formatted exFAT. I've double checked both disks are exactly the same size and formatted the ...
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Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
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What is this SSD in my laptop

I have a laptop running Kubuntu. This laptop comes with a 32GB SSD inside. Is it a drive that I may store any old files on it? If possible, I would like to put my operating system onto it so I may ...
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OS Installation order

I have a laptop with a blank hard drive and I want to install Windows 8.1 Pro along with Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot) Which should I install first?? But before I install anything, I'm going to split the ...
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Pen-drive / USB-Drive not working after installing ubuntu in it

I put in ubuntu in pendrive and made pendrive bootable by unetbootin. Now the pendrive doesn't work anymore due to that, it is not opening, when I put in windows OS, it doesn't show its total space ...
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Can I repartition Centos 6 without losing any data?

I have 10 GB space in my /home partition. I am now running out of space in this partition. But I have enough space in my / partition. Is there any way to increase my /home disc space by transferring ...
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Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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RAID-0 setup, 1 broken drive, still 1 partition seems unharmed. Why?

It is not my setup and I do not know a lot about RAID, so I have trouble analysing what is going on here: What I observed: Two 1 TB HDDs are in a RAID-0 Array GParted sees 2 (1 TB) partitions ...
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Windows 7 installation is not finding system partition

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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Why does my swap partition not appear in GParted (runnning Linux Mint in VMWare)?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 in VMWare. htop reports that I have a swap of size 8187MB: http://postimg.org/image/a54es37wd/ I'd like to increase this but GParted doesn't show any swap partition: ...
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Image harddisk with clonezilla +install ubuntu+ copy data in that 1 TB external hard drive [closed]

I have just bought 1TB external hard drive so i can image my laptop's hard disk with clonezilla and i can always revert back if i am in some unknown trouble. I have almost 100Gb on my C drive. If ...
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What happened to the partitions I set up before installing windows, and the Ubuntu?

A recent tragedy caused me to reload everything. As I started, I split the windows partition in half, then halved the unused half into 2 separate quarters, (if you will). I had hoped to have windows ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14 dual boot partition mystery

I clean installed windows 8.1 on a new 1TB HD. During which I created a 120G partition for windows to live on. (it also creates a small 350M system partition by default). Next, using a LIVE CD I ...
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How to change ext4 primary partition to logical

This is how my partitions look like. They were created in a very lame way I admit:) My primary goal here is to be able to have another primary partition for 3rd OS but for this I need to do ...
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Making sense of partition tables

This is output of fdisk: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 419424255 209711104 83 Linux /dev/sda2 419424256 1258291199 419433472 ...
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Why does ubuntu linux insist on been installed on a ext partition and can it be installed on fat32 or NTFS?

Before i start don't lecture me on the fact that fat32 is old and hasn't been updated for nearly 20 years. Right now i have sorted that, I am trying to install ubuntu Linux on to a 64GB flash-drive ...
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Extended partition does not start on physical sector boundary on 512e (emulated 4k) hard-drive

My fdisk -l output tells me that my extended partition (sda4) is misaligned. But partitions inside it are aligned (their start sector is divisible by 8). Will the misaligned extended partition somehow ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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GParted Copy Filesystem really slow

I recently got a new HDD and I am attempting to clone a Windows partition from my old one with GParted (running off live usb). What's bothering me is that GParted has been stuck on copying filesystem ...
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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System Image for Windows 8.1 Won't Restore

I have a problem restoring Windows 8.1 using a system image. I've re-installed Windows after accidentally wiping my partitions. Fortunately, I had a backup, but I haven't been able to get that ...
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ubuntu/kde - defining labels for partitions

I've got kubuntu 12.04 LTS. I use dolphin file manager a lot. On the left I've got Places panel, which you can see below: The question is - how can I configure my system to display my custom labels ...
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How can I clone hidden partitions and restore them exactly on the same drive?

I have a hard drive reporting weak sectors but I don't believe it is damaged, so I want to "Reinitialize disk surface" with Hard Disk Sentinel as proposed in thread. It is an acer laptop with a bunch ...
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Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows [duplicate]

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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partitioning and subvol strategy with btrfs

I'm new to btrfs and I'd like some advice on partitioning and subvolume strategy. The system is a light-duty web server, and assume it only has a single disk. With ext filesystems, I've always ...
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Deleting the Ubuntu Swap Partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows XP. XP on C: drive Ubuntu on D: drive and E: linux swap E: drive disappeared from XP "My Computer" but it appears in disk management saying unknown ...