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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merging two partitions on ubuntu

This is how my partitions look like in Ubuntu. I would like to merge two partitions /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda/7 because I am unable to use both of them. /dev/sda8 111G 2.7G 103G 3% / udev ...
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Unnamed, hidden partitions on my 500 GB HD, HP Pavilion dm4 Laptop

I have multiple doubts here. Its a Seagate 500GB 7200RPM HD. I had installed it few months back after my original Laptop HD stopped working. The current drives on my latop, as shown by the Windows ...
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Deleted System Partition of windows 7: How to set up again

Last night, I tried installing Backtrack 5 RC3 on my PC that had Win 7 installed which was quite stable, so I would never want to loose it. But I did it :( I've got 2 Hard Disks, one (Let me call it ...
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how to merge unallocated space to drive c? [duplicate]

I am trying to merge unallocated space to drive c but unfortunately not able to do so. The drive c option is not showing extend option.
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How to set up partitions for 3 OS's

I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my 500GB hard drive. I use grub2 to choose which one to boot to each time. The partition layout looks this: Linux: 100GB Linux Swap: 16GB Windows System ...
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Live resize of a GPT partition on Linux

On Linux I used to resize MBR partitions using fdisk, even on live filesystems, and then issue a resize2fs/pvresize/... (depending on fs type) to get the new space allocated. Lately I've been using ...
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how to recover data from a OSX/Bootcamp HDD with two Windows partitions and broken boot record to a new HDD?

I have an HDD which doesn't boot (details) but when mounted into USB enclosure, all files are completely readable. I have a spare larger clean HDD which I can clean install / repair to. What is the ...
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Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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set hdd flag to boot in linux now mac will not read the exfat filesystem

I was trying to read an exfat file system in linux and removed the original flag of lba.then remembered I had to install exfat-utils. The drive is still exfat but now will not mount to OSx mountain ...
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“Windows failed to start 0xc00000e” for OS X + dual-partition Windows 7 disk

How to fix "Windows failed to start 0xc00000e"? I have OS X + dual-partition Windows 7 disk. Before I encountered this error, I was trying to migrate from this (older) disk to a newer one. I tried ...
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Windows installer assigns C to an existing data partition

I've got a hard disk with only one partition I'd like to keep (NTFS). The drive has held Windows 7, XP and different GNU/Linux distros, and now all partitions have been deleted and only the one I want ...
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Why should I align SSD with offset of 128 sector when sectors per track is 63?

For using an Windows XP with SSD, it is recommended that you align your partitions manually (or use eg. 7 for partitioning). Background It is explained that XP by its default alignment needs to use ...
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How can I separate free space from extended partition

i recently installed windows8, and after that i deleted the partition in which i had ubuntu installed previously, so to get the free space back i searched the internet for it, and followed some steps ...
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accidently deleted windows 8 os now boot manager says “no bootable drives”

i was trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my newly created partition on Windows 8. i booted from a usb memory stick i had previously created with Ubuntu software. during the setup process, when asked where ...
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i want to assign drive letter to free space but failed due to error

i recently installed windows8, and after that i deleted the partition in which i had ubuntu installed previously, so to get the free space back i searched the internet for it, and followed some steps ...
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A running program needs more space right now‼

I am using a program to import a Wikipedia dump to my local mysql server. The program is running. I start it four days ago. Unfortunately the drive C: is going to be full. I have two HDDs connected to ...
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LVM Unable to remove physical volume

Aim: To remove the physical volume from the LVM in order to reformat it. LVM Setup: 1x 2TB HDD 1x 3TB HDD Problem: When trying to pvmove, I get an error saying "No extents available for allocation" ...
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2 versions of Linux, same home directory, what will work?

I have a new laptop and I would like to try some different versions of Linux. Can I dual boot and set the home to be on the same partition when installing? Will the installer work correctly if I do ...
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For raid1, does btrfs check which partitions are on the same device?

I have btrfs on two partitions using btrfs's raid1 mode: /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 Now I plan to run btrfs device add /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb2, so I'll have four partitions: /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb2 ...
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How to resize an lvm volume (after lvresize got corrupted. is it possible to revert?)?

I did following under the root login (shrinking /home, expanding /var): umount /home lvresize -L-7G /dev/mapper/myvg-home it was warning: WARNING: Reducing active logical volume to 28.89 GiB ...
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Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media

I know my question title have many same question when I type title here, but I can't find solution for my problem, I have tried one by one not help me. I'll tell you a little before I discovered ...
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HP Elitebook 8570w custom boot logo

I'm trying to get a custom boot logo to work, but I have to place it on the HP_Tools partition. I cannot see this partition, neither from Windows' partition manager and from EaseUS Partition Master. ...
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I have a Linux swap partition but how do I set it up permanently?

I have a laptop with 2GB RAM and not the funds to buy more RAM. Ever since I installed 64-BIT Mint (MATE desktop), I am using more than 1GB RAM compared to between 170 - 500MB when I was in 32-BIT ...
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Canot format MicroSD. File system is read-only

I formatted it for my special needs some time ago using fdisk. Don't remember the partition table, but there was 1 fat32 and 1 ext4 partition. Now I want to format it fat32 clean, but I get the ...
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Removing EFI partitioning from 3 TB hard drive to restore a default

I just got my WD 3 TB hard drive. I put it in an external dual disk duplicator (max USB3) and partitioned and formatted it GUID with partitions of 2.2 TB and 800 GB. The larger partition was for Time ...
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Can I delete empty recovery partition (Win8)

I'm trying to install Linux alongside my 64-bit Windows 8 and went into my partition manager to find this structure. In order to create partitions for my Linux install I need to free up some space. ...
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OS X 10.8 can't resize partitions on MBR disk

I have an external HD with a mix of Mac, NTFS and Linux partitions. I wanted to use it to backup some partitions from my MacBook HD, and partially succeeded, copying a 100MB partition into an empty ...
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Windows system partition purpose

Is a system partition just the partition on which the windows OS is installed and nothing more than that. What other purposes does it have? What happens if I fill it up with data, will the system ...
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Create new mount point(/backup) from existing partition

i have 2 partition on cenos 6.4 in SOFT RAID 1. my current mounted partitions(df -h): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mountedon /dev/md1 20G 5.4G 14G 29% / /dev/md2 ...
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Create new NTFS partition on macbook partition

I have 2 partitions on my Macbook: C:\ for Windows 7 D:\ for Mac OS I don't use MacOS, and I want to install a new Windows 7 64 bit to a new partition. I hesitate to format D:\ drive, I don't want ...
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Windows Converts Mac Drive into Dynamic/Simple Drive

I have a dual boot of Mac/Windows 7 and they are both installed on an SSD. All my user files were on a separate hard drive with 3 partitions and 150gb of free space. The 3 partitions were HFS and 2 ...
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cannot boot after shrinking volume

I have one 1TB HDD on my desktop. It has 3 primary partitions: C: (Boot, Contains Windows) D: (Backup Disk) E: (Another Backup Disk) Now, I wanted to have another partition for my Linux, so I ...
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Are GPT reserved and EFI system partitions important?

I wonder what the GPT Reserved Partition and the GPT EFI System Partition are for. Do I need them and what would happen if I removed them? Also what is it for? I mean the 2nd and 3rd one in the ...
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Windows 8 offers to format Linux partition [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8 and Linux dual boot on UEFI system. Windows 8 recognizes Linux (btrfs) partitions as unformatted D: and E: and offers to format them when I accidentally click on them. I'm used ...
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16GB SanDisk USB drive became 2x64MB

I used a SanDisk Cruzer Contour 16GB USB 2.0 drive for almost 5 years, but one day it just turned into two 64MB drives. Windows even recognize two separate devices Tried formatting, messing with ...
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Any way to make partitioning tools see kpartx-created devices?

I have a dd'ed disk image file with me. I can use a tool like kpartx to create a device-mapper device from this disk image file. But partitioning programs like gparted and fdisk don't list my ...
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How to create multiple partitions on a USB pen drive

I would like to be able to create 2 partitions on my USB pen drive: 1 readonly (cdrom) partition, and 1 writable partition (FAT32). What I have tried so far with no success: Using /sbin/gparted on ...
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Installing windows 7 into a win 8 computer (partitions)

I'm installing windows 7 from a dvd, everything went fine but when i formatted the partition i wanted to install win 7 into, it says ''windows can't be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of ...
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hdd recovery: can I speed up dd?

I am currently trying to recover a hard drive I accidentally formatted, but am of course, using dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc conv=noerror,sync to make a backup to work on first. I have two questions, ...
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Adding sda1 vs. sda to a linux software raid

I'm running a Linux md software RAID 6 on several USB hard-drives. Each drive is partitioned to contain one partition of type fd (linux raid). My RAID is built on these partitions, i.e. it uses sda1, ...
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Why is my hard drive already partitioned? ASUS ESSENTIO Windows 8

I recently bought the aforementioned PC. I have a C drive and a Data drive. Why is this? Also, when I look in disk management, the HDD is partitioned into five partitions: C drive, Data drive, 800mb ...
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primary or logical partition

I am planning to install debian and wondering which partition should be primary and which should be logical. I want to create 4 partitions: /boot 300MB ext2 --> primary or logical? / 30GB ...
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Partitions: data overrite risc

So my question is simple: You have only one HDD and 2 partitions; can writing data on one partition overwrite the data on the other partition so you cant recover the data?
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Merge two partitions on one disk to a separate partition on another disk

Here is what I'm trying to do. I have a /home (sda1) and swap (sda2) partition on one disk that I want to merge into a larger swap partition and utilize all of the swap space. When I used the fdisk ...
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How to make the Windows re-install process less time robbing?

Whenever I reinstall Windows (which happens often) I have to spend hours of configuration and installing drivers. I thought of freezing the configurated system by creating a independent clone of it ...
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Restore delete files

I have a C:/ with 24 GB free and Unallocated space with 397 GB free. The Unallocated space contained my files until it was deleted. Now, I have used a data recovery software, and am able to view ...
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Two partitions on USB drive

I want to have two partitions on my USB drive. First one mainly for all files, I decided to be FAT32 because it works on Linux and Windows. Second one for my Linux Mint backup and private files, ...
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How to add 232.83GB of unallocated space to a mounted partition using GParted?

I have the following partition layout: I am wanting to move this 232.86GB of unallocated space to an already-mounted partition (/dev/sda1) using GParted. Is this possible?
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Recover Deleted Drive

I had two drives: A C drive that contained the OS files. A D drive that contained my personal files. The D drive was made out by shrinking C drive and creating a new volume out of the unallocated ...
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How to create vdi from existing (off line) partition?

I have an old hdd from my notebook that carries WindowsXP. I would like to run this WindowsXP installation under Virtual box under Windows7. I am able to connect the disk to my Windows7 via usb. So ...