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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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 ...
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HP Probook 4440s system restore partition erased, now it freezes at boot screen

I erased the system restore partition on my HP Probook 4440s laptop, now it hangs at the first logo when booting. If I don't change it from trying to boot from the hard drive, there is no error, it ...
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Partitioning tables in Linux

I had 160GB hdd with around 90GB of data and wanted to install Linux Mint on it (no other OS installed). It required ext filesystem, but hdd was ntfs. So I pressed "Add new partition table" and ...
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Not enough space on disk when installing second Linux

I have the following problem: I installed a CentOS version 6.4 on my new computer that has 1 TB of HDD and I decided to use all the available space in this disk. Right now, I want to install a ...
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Make 4 partitions without any of them being Extended Partitions

I've read in MANY places that Windows 7 can only have 4 partitions (without resorting to creating an Extended Partition). But when I try to create my 4 allowed, non-extended partitions... the 4th one ...
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Dell Restore to factory state (windows 7, recovery partition)

I have a dell xps with windows 7 and I've been told that using recovery partitions is easier to do when you don't have an OS disc. So I backed up and booted to the f8 menu to select the restore ...
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Booting Windows 8 with a hard drive that has Windows 7 installed on it?

I recently upgraded my computer and installed Windows 8 on an SSD. Now I have my old boot HDD with Windows 7 installed on it and I want to connect it to my new computer to pretty much use it as a ...
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Windows 7 getting 'Setup was unable to create new system partition' when trying to install on dual boot with Linux Mint 15

I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed ...
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Pre installed Windows with separate boot partition. Is it safe to format boot?

I have bought a PC with pre-installed Windows 8. When I booted to Parted Magic I see windows uses a separate boot partition. Is it safe to format it to ext2 and install grub there? Will chainloader ...
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How can I write a Windows (NTFS) .img file to a partition and add it to grub?

I'm trying some crazy stuff here. First, I had a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP installed, using .vdi format. Then I exported the image to a OVA, extracted the .vmdk and converted it to a raw .img ...
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Clean ubuntu install on preinstalled windows 8 ultrabook

I've bought a new hp ultrabook (hp-b080br), it came with windows 8 preinstalled but i'm looking into install ubuntu on it. As I've been reading through the internet, that notebook came with UEFI and ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials shows wrong used space on SSD

I am runnin a Windows Server 2012 Essentials and have a 100 GB System Partition from an 128GB SSD drive. Yesterday I got a warning from the system, that the space on this drive is out, so I checked, ...
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Windows creates pagefile.sys on newly added drive

Windows 7 x64 HDD 1 SATA multiple partition including windows in C:\ HDD 2 IDE (I added this drive later to the system) partitions-1 primary partition-2 logical windows page file: system managed ...
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How can I find out the vfstype of a hard drive partition?

How do I find out the vfstype of a hard drive partition when it is unmounted in BusyBox? My question is specific for BusyBox since I am trying to do a mount during a Debian install. If I do fdisk -l ...
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How do I tell my PC's RAID configuration

EDIT Just a quick reword of my original question... Using Windows XP how do I determine which disks/drives/partitions are under the control of of my hardware RAID1 system? My original question: My ...
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HDD + SSD Raid 0, does it make sense?

On my laptop, I have a 22GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I just reinstalled Windows and because of some problems, I reset everything in Intel RST. In the end I ended up using a 44GB Raid 0 partition, but now ...
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MBRs, VBRs, and partitioning of storage devices: how and why they vary across device-types?

The wikipedia entry for Boot Sector says this, CD- ROMs usually have their own structure of boot sectors, for IBM PC compatible systems this is subject to El Torito specifications. ...
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Syslinux “Missing OS” after expanding to the left the partition with /boot

I have a GPT partitioned drive. Its a bit of a mess so I was starting to sort everything out. /dev/sda2 is an ArchLinux install and the location of /boot with syslinux being used. /dev/sda1 is a ...
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How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be ...
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Boot from non ESP

I am looking to boot an EFI file on a partition on my hard drive that is not the EFI System Partition. In other words, I have a boot partition that has a .efi file I wish to boot from, but it is on ...
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Not Able To Install Windows 8 in my PC

I was Having Only One partition in my Laptop (With Windows 8 64 bit,6gb hard disk,500 gb hard disk ,Intel Core i5 3427U @ 1.80GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology). I decided to partition the Disk.I ...
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Extend logical partition with unallocated space

I have a logical partition (Drive E) and a 10 gb unallocated space. Now I want to extend drive E with 10 gb unallocated space on my hard drive. I'm using Minitool Partition Wizard. but when I click ...
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Windows 8 on Lenovo ideapad z500

I recently bought a new Lenovo ideapad Z500 with only dos on it. Then during the windows 8 installation I accidentally deleted the partitions and now I have 3 partitions, 1 of them has the Type ...
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Windows 8 Loop Issue after disk partitioning

Hi I have some issue with my recently bought (few hours!) laptop. My laptop is a Sony Vaio running a Windows 8 64 bit. It has over 600GB disk size that I immediately decided to partition it into two. ...
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GPT disk partition recovery

I am having troubles getting my partitions to show up correctly on one of my drives. Setup: Linux 3.10.10-1-ARCH Disk is 2TB and has GPT with two partitions. The two partitions hold approx 700GB ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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LUKS encrypted flash drive: no partition table

I have 16GB encrypted LUKS flash drive with corrupted partition table. Here is the fdisk output: fdisk -l /dev/sdf Disk /dev/sdf: 16.2 GB, 16236150784 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15484 ...
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Expand multiple partitions

I have a disk that is divided into several partitions, like the screenshot. And i nead add to partition C: the unallocated space(19.88GB). I try the normal way but not available, and try the ...
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Formating to exFAT (FAT64) w/o loosing data

I recently got a macbook air and I'm trying to make my external HDD to work with it. OSX supports reading from NTFS but unfortunately it doesn't allow writing. I need my files to be accessible on any ...
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I do not have a restore partition on my r519

Any information you give me would be greatly appreciated. I bought my notebook second hand. There isn't a hidden partition on the drive. I know there are tools like Norton Ghost/Acronis, but I would ...
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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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SD card not formatting and copy any files

I have 4 GB mini micro SD card and I used it in my android phone (HTC Explorer). I partitioned my SD card and install cm10 in it. But after few month its stops formatting and copying any file. My ...
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Convert GPT disk to MBR disk in-place?

Is there any tool that can reliably convert a disk from GPT to MBR in-place? (i.e. without having to backup/restore any partitions.)
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While moving partitions, 2gb of unallocated space lost

While I was moving a partition to the right, I clicked on something and crashed GParted. When GParted started up again, the 2gb of unallocated space was gone, and it said that my harddrive was 2gb ...
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How to merge dynamic partitions

I've resized one of my partitions many times using the MiniTool Partition Wizard. But now I find myself with very many partitions on my drive as shown in the picture, many of them labelled as Drive ...
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Are partitions to the inner/outer edge significantly faster

Some linux dual/multi-boot tutorials / general partitioning tutorials say that the inner side of a hard disk is faster than the outer side so partitions towards the outside tend to be slower while ...
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Bootcamp not letting me partition a drive for Windows 8

I have two HDDs in my iMac (OS 10.7.5 - Lion) both of which are partitioned as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" (according to Disk Utility). Here's the two drives: df -l -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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How can a partition be full if du does not show it is?

On one of my systems, the root partition is full: snip:˜ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 11G 9.3G 0 100% / devtmpfs 744M 36K 744M 1% /dev ...
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Small bit of unallocated space which I cannot add to my partition

So a looong time ago I tried some partitioning but I did some partitioning of my file disk (E:\) which I didn't like, so I removed the partitions I made and resized the original partition back to the ...
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How do I install Windows 7 32-bit on a UEFI-based system?

I own Acer M5 recently and it comes with 64-bit Windows 8. I need it to run Windows 7 x86. I changed the BIOS setting to boot under Legacy BOOT instead of UEFI mode. I created my bootable USB using ...
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What's the use for a 160 GB Disk Partition D:

I'd like to know why a Samsung computer would have a writable D: partition that is over 160 GB. As far as I know, D partitions are usually for recovery files. I am not a windows user, but I was for a ...
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Format USB drive to NTFS/FAT from UDF

I formatted a USB drive UDF to boot an ISO image and now I can't find a way to get it back to being in NTFS/FAT or another usable format. Do I need a 3rd party tool?
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Manual clone/recreate virtual disk

I am trying to clone a virtual disk image in a fairly manual fashion. The overview of my methodology so far is as follows: Create virtual machine in VirtualBox with 120GB HDD (hypervisor and HDD ...
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DiskPart Not Using Unallocated Space

I'm trying to use DiskPart to create two partitions on my flash drive. One for storage and one for a bootable OS. I've used BootIt as suggested in this question/answer, however it doesn't seem to ...
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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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Modified Grub4dos to have format tool or command

i want my usb to boot with grub4dos and then using it to format hdd by just choose the number of menu with only 3-4 step and done example boot on usb then grub4dos run choose format or (delete ...