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 Windows system image on larger partition (Bootcamp)

I'm using Bootcamp to sideload Windows (7 Pro) on MacBook Pro. Current windows partition has not enough free space. I've created a Windows system image using Backup and Restore. I wonder if can I ...
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all partitions became dynamic due to startup repair utility

All my disk partitions including system reserved and c: have become dynamic, due to which I am unable to boot linux. I wish to make some primary partitions. Ubuntu cant help since pc wont boot it even ...
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Merging two allocated partitions w/o data loss?

I've got 5 partitions on my hard-disk and I've got two of them (side-by-side) which are essentially my movies and TV show collections. Since I ran out on space for the first drive, I used the second ...
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Internal IDE HDD used as external w/ usb adapter and suddenly 2 partitions were gone

I was searching through the internet trying to solve this problem and saw an answer in this site and it looked you really now about this subject. Of all the other webs I checked, this one seemed that ...
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MClone with multiple Linux partitions

Is it possible to use Trinity Rescue Kit's mclone(8) utility to clone a disk with more than one ext3/ext4 partition? Specifically, if I have one computer (the sender, running mclone -s) with a disk ...
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Can partitioning your hard drive break your computer?

Is there any chance of breaking your computer or corrupting files when partitioning your hard drive? (with, for example, GParted) How high is the risk?
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Partition Small part of external harddrive

I am looking to format my computer and reinstall Windows 7 - I have the Windows 7 ISO file but no USB flash drive. I do have a terabyte hard drive but I don't want to wipe the contents. Is it ...
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USB flash drive doesn't appear in any OS

Hi I got new Kingston DataTraveller drive. I have repartitioned it in OS X than dumped and image of another flash drive on it. Few more times of the same but now it doesn't appear in any OS when I ...
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Can I use cp to backup and restore Linux

On the same physical machine, the partitions of / and /home are both not large enough. I cannot extend the two partitions directly, since they are the last two partitions. I deleted the two partitions ...
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Ubuntu won't start after partition secondary disk

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (no dual boot) and tried installed secondary 3TB Seagate SATA disk. I used GParted to partition the disk into a 2.0TB partition and a 800odd GB partition (remainder) and ...
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USB not registering on Linux

I have a usb with a hidden cdfs partition that I want to purge, but when I plug it into my linux box, it doesn't register. fdisk -l only shows my hard drives, and the usb doesn't auto-mount. I pulled ...
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Win 7 Ultimate partition size on I-Mac

Does the required size of the Win 7 (64-bit) Ultimate partition change when one uses it on an I-Mac with Boot Camp? I am trying to use it on an I-Mac 27 inch (late 2012) with the following data: CPU ...
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How can I set RAID 0 using Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have a server which installed 2 HDD (500 GB each). I would like to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 on it but when I partition my disks like : "Configure software RAID" > YES > "Create MD device" > ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit via flash-drive on a machine that has Windows 7 64-bit already installed. Windows 7 has some system partitions created. Check this screen: However, ...
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MBR Partition Table not found

Well... I was trying to activate my windows 7, the first program that I used was "MBR Regenerator" that would turn windows back to the trial mode. Ok. The program asked to a restart, and I did it. ...
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Can't shrink a data partition on a Windows 8 computer

My computer is running Windows 8 X64 Enterprise. I have two partitions, C (System) and D (Data). Both are bitlocked. I would like to shrink my D partition (in order to create a new one). Using the ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu/Win7 without password?

I have Win 7 ultimate on my C drive with a primary partition of 50GB. There is currently 14GB free. Is it possible to install Ubuntu side-by-side with existing win 7 on the same drive without ...
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Renaming a volume under Linux

It may be a very basic question, but I have USB devices that keep their old name after reformating it with mkfs and even after a repartitioning with fdisk. I wonder if there is a way to change the ...
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Expand partition on RHEL VM hosted on OSX

I've installed a RHEL6 VM on my mac OSX. The mounted devices (mount on the vm) are: /dev/mapper/sys-root on / type ext4 (rw,noatime) proc on /proc type proc (rw) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw) devpts ...
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Setup custom recovery partition? [duplicate]

So My 12 year old brother is becoming an "I-know-everything" PC gamer. Hence he often jacks his computer up. Share-ware, Mal-ware, 8 million start up programs, you know the norm. I'm going to do a ...
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Utilize unused hard drive space

I have a MK802 Mini PC with a nice 16gb SD card running Rikomagic Linux; however, I can't even tap into more than 3.7gb of it. The system image (.IMG) I installed on the SD card was ~7.8gb. "fdisk ...
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create hibernation partition on SSD (The drive cannot find the sector requested)

I try to create hibernation partition on SSD for expresscache purposes, but get error message "The drive cannot find the sector requested. See the System Event Log for more information." See the ...
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HP pavillion dv5400

If my computer has been infected is it possiable for the virus to partition itself in to the recovery as well as the hp tools, therefore remaining even after system recovery?
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What's going on with the disk space usage here?

I have a process where I am removing BLOBs from a DB and writing them to a file structure on disk. I have a 1TB disk, with a single folder in the root, and a structure similar to: ...
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RAID how many hdds can you add [closed]

So I'm looking to build something for storing files, and my question is how many hdd's a raid can hold? can I have a raid with a capacity of 100.000 TB or so? I don't know how you would connect so ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after using Partition Magic

By mistake I ran Partition Magic for XP and updated a partition. When I restarted the computer, it froze with a stop 0x0000007B (0x80D86B58, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000) error. I was unable to run chkdsk. ...
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How to remove active OEM (EFI System) partition from Windows 7 [duplicate]

I recently bought a new Asus laptop with Windows 8 on it. After a week of hating it, I did a clean install of Windows 7 on the machine. I had to disable SecureBoot in the BIOS to even be able install ...
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How to remove active OEM (EFI System) partition from Windows 7

I recently bought a new Asus laptop with Windows 8 on it. After a week of hating it, I did a clean install of Windows 7 on the machine. I had to disable SecureBoot in the BIOS to even be able install ...
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Unable to resize Ubuntu VM with VirtualBox

I've gone through some of the similar questions asked, but none seem to quite solve my problem. I have a VirtualBox 4.2 install on Ubuntu 12.04 (x64) as host, with Ubuntu 12.04 Server (x64) as guest. ...
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Empty folders after NTFS file system recovery

I used TestDisk to restore a "quick formatted" drive. When the software asked something about differing MFTs, I selected to copy the MFT backup. Now I've realized that whole directory branches are ...
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Windows bootcamp partition still present, unrecognized?

So I recently got a computer that came partitioned via bootcamp with windows 7 and OSX 10.7. It had the ratio of Mac to Windows 1 to 2, and I preferred it to be the other way around. So I went in and ...
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Installing Windows 7 fails on Mountain Lion

What I want I'm trying to install Windows 7 with bootcamp(Version 5.0.2 (462)) on Mountain Lion(10.8.3). The problem I get this error message upon opening bootcamp and clicking continue: The ...
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Will I lose the data on the second partition when I install Windows 7 on the first partition? [duplicate]

I am currently using Windows XP SP3 and want to install Windows 7 on my computer. It has 2 partitions, and I kept all the important data on the partition which doesn't contain OS, so does installing ...
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Resize a live partition on a server

How to shrink a live partition (/dev/xvda3). I have done this before, but it is two years ago and cannot remember. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu Server: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
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Partitioning Bootcamp partition without OS Disk

I would like to repartition my hard drive so that my mac partition has more space as opposed to my windows partition. I, unfortunately, no longer have the operating disk. Is it possible to resize the ...
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Should I configure my New RAID5 Drives as MBR or GPT?

I have a new RAID-5 Setup on a Server here at work. I have just created the RAID-5, and its size is a little over 2.7 TB. Now, Iknow that MBR does not support anything over 2.2 TB, however, I have ...
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Why will only one partition on my external drive show up in Ubuntu?

I running an Ubuntu 10.10 server which I interact with through the command line. It has an external hard drive attached to it, which has two partitions. One of the partitions, which has about 250MB on ...
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mdadm disk partition type : Linux RAID Autodetect mandatory or 83 Linux ok?

Main question : Q1: i would like to know when using mdadm, the "Linux RAID Autodetect" type is mandatory for my disk, or a "83 linux" type is ok ? Sub question : Q1_1 : What are the differences ? ...
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Options for treating multiple partitions as one

I have an HDD partitioned with one partition used for media files, mounted somewhere on my system (which is a Debian Wheezy box). I would like to expand the space available for files in my mount ...
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How to merge /usr and /var partitions into slash root?

Seem to have missed the bit about NOT creating a separate /usr partition while setting up Fedora 18 last month. Everything works fine (or at least appears to), but looking at my partitioning scheme ...
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Can't format my SSD anymore

I am not sure if my SSD is broken. I tried to install Windows 7 on my SSD today and it somehow got stuck in the installation process. After aborting the installation, I tried it again but I ...
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populated hard disk partitioning/moving (a lot of operations) [closed]

I have a HHD which is actually a mess. I would like to organize it and exclude some partitions I don't want to use anymore. Positioning the HD partitions beautifully require moving entire partition to ...
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Can't choose between Fedora 18 or Windows 7 at startup

I've installed Windows 7 on my system, and made three partitions: one of 180 GB, one of 210 GB and one of 75 GB. I've made a bootable DVD with Fedora 18 from an ISO file and installed Fedora on the ...
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Ubuntu boot from HDD after USB installation

I have installed Ubuntu 12 from a USB drive and after the installation my laptop did not boot from the HDD anymore. Before the Ubuntu installation Win7 was installed. During the installation I choose ...
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extending a triple boot system: quad boot and beyond?

I have a working triple boot system using Refit, that is modeled closely after the steps detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation, except that I'm using ...
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How to get the GUID of different HDD partitions?

I was trying with BCDEDIT and DISKPART but that tools give me an ID that is not the GUID Note: I am testing in Windows 7
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Partition hard drive to install windows

I need to partition my hard drive to install Windows. My current operating system is Ubuntu. I google'd for "partition hard disk/drive ubuntu" - Not much luck. Anything else you suggest me to ...
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Use losetup and dd to make filesystems images ready to be deployed

Introduction Using dd, one can easily backup the MBR and partition table of a disk. It's as easy as: dd if=/dev/disk2 of=~/Desktop/disk2_mbr bs=512 count=1 One can also backup whole partitions: dd ...
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Move mysql tables to another disk/partition

I have mysql data mounted to /var/lib/mysql And what I want is to move it to /fast/mysql My plan is following: Stop mysql. Rsync from /var/lib/mysql to /fast/mysql. Change my.cnf to point to ...
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on a server does master boot record formating of the disk support the dynamic disk type?

If I convert a disk from basic to dynamic is it possible to format it to master boot record (MBR) or is it just possible to format with GPT?