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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Clone OS to another partition as bootable

Is there any way to achieve the following: I want to clone my OS (C: drive) onto another partition. I want this other partition to be boot-able as well. I read so many articles on the internet about ...
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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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Modifying System drive for Windows 7 / Windows Server 2012

I have a computer with two hard disks and a dual boot : Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012. The system partition is on the Windows 7 partition. I want the System partition to be on the Windows Server ...
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Fix Intel RAID0 array, one of disks has bad blocks

I've got an issue with a firmware Intel RAID0 array. It consists of 2 disks 500 GB each. The second disk has several bad sectors, and I can't remap or hide them (they are 8 LBAs or 4096 bytes). I ...
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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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Command to save and restore partitioning under Linux

I know we can use sfdisk to save and restore partition tables. Save: sfdisk -d /dev/sda > part_table Restore: sfdisk /dev/sda < part_table But is there other command line tools to save ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Assigned Letter C to System Reserved Partition

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server that installed a System Reserved Partition of 100MB and the Boot Partition on Disk 0. For some unknown reason, the System Reserved partition is assigned drive letter C. ...
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Dynamic disk mirror broken after motherboard replace

I have a desktop computer which was setup as follows: Windows 7 Pro 16gb ram Phenom II CPU GA-880GM-UD2H motherboard 2 x 120GB Kingston SSD in (fake)RAID-1 (boot drive) 2 x WD-3000 3TB hard drives ...
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How to make an extended partition not rely on any other partition

So I am currently trying to figure out which windows os is my faviorite. I am doing lots of works on deleting windows and reinstalling, etc. But I also have ubuntu installed on an extended partition. ...
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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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LVM Physical Extents and Volume Group

I just bought a new hard drive, and I would like to use LVM on it. I created therefore a new physical volume with pvcreate, accepting the default settings (which is probably the wisest thing to do). ...
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Reducing partition in windows 7 [duplicate]

I cant seem to reduce my c:\ drive with more than 41gb. The partition has 650gb free space, and i am trying to turn 200gb into unallocated space for an ubuntu partition. I use the windows partition ...
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How to make use of an iSSD to cache often used files (Asus UX32V)

I have an Asus Ultrabook model: UX32V It has a 500GB hard drive plus a hybrid 24GB SSD to accelerate performance. I just formatted it and installed Windows 8.1 to the 500GB drive. The software used ...
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Recovering Data from a Laptop Hardrive

My laptop stopped working suddenly. I would like to clone its hardrive (size 500 gb) before I send it for repairs. The laptop had a dual boot windows/ ubuntu setup with grub bootloader. To clone the ...
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Unable to format partitioned 32 GB micro SD card

I am unable to format my 32 GB micro SDHC card after I made two partitions on it. First partition is FAT32. Second is 4 GB ext3. Now I am unable to format my card and delete partitions on it. It ...
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OSX Partition failed with the error: The chosen size is not valid for the chosen file system

So I had a failing 1TB drive in my macbook pro, I managed to copy it bit for bit to a new 2TB drive. The new 2TB clone now works fine. I have 2 partitions on the new drive, OSX yosemite and windows ...
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Hard drive stopped working after trying to delete a partition

So I recently got an SSD, put it in my machine, installed my OS on it which is Windows 8.1 64bit, and after booting everything was perfect. I had an older hard drive of 1TB, and an SSD of 120GB. The ...
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Windows BSOD 'Inaccessible boot device' on Bootcamp/Macbook

thank you for reading my post! I am running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on my Macbook. For over a year I didn't have any trouble with it. Yesterday, the Windows partition failed to boot and I get a blue ...
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Loss of space on a 16 Gb flash after format

So, I have a friend who has a flash drive that was playing music on a dvd player. Everything was great then all of a sudden it just stopped. First, I tried to do some data recovery on it but the ...
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How to install Windows 8+ with drives mapped as directories

I do not know if it is even feasible at installation time. My setup is as follow : One 32Gb SSD One 1Tb HDD On the HDD, i'd like to create two partitions, one for the programs, one for the users ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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Windows NTFS partition disappeared from Disk Defragmenter

I've recently installed modded windows 8.1 version (it has some of the redundant features uninstalled to make it lighter and faster: Polish forum link (they are good!) It is running perfectly smooth ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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Doubts of CONSECUTIVE “Unallocated” spaces HD [duplicate]

I have this HD partition. I want to know: If it is normal to have two consecutive "Unallocated" space? What sense does it? You can see I have two: 162.35GB The Right Side of the first ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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Will erasing my entire hard drive to install a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 corrupt the EFI setup?

My Windows 8.1 installation is horribly slow. I don't know the exact reason but I've tried EVERYTHING I could to solve its sluggishness problem, but nothing worked. Therefore I plan to reinstall a ...
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GParted - Testing for problems after shrinking too close to the data

I used gparted to shrink a 1TB volume with about 458GB of data to 470GB. I had Ubuntu installed. Apparently it went well at first. I restarted and Ubuntu had problems logging in Unity. It said there's ...
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Access Files from a restricted partition

I am attempting to gain read-only access to memory from the Windows partition of my computer. I determined there was no mount point for it (according to sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ro /dev/sda4 ...
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How to make hidden partitions accessible in windows 8?

I've read a similar question here, but that solution doesn't work for me... The current partitions on my laptop (2nd hand ASUS Vivobook) look like this: As you can tell I have a 500G HDD and 24G ...
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Cannot mount /dev/sdb1, getting a bad option, bad superblock error

Trying to mount /dev/sdb1 on my linux server and I am getting the following error. Here is the output of the mount command as well as mount, lsblk, and fdisk -l. I see in fdisk -l that dev/sdb shows a ...
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Unhibernate Windows w/o direct access

I attempted to repair my boot partition with boot-repair yesterday, which worked, except that partition I have Windows 8.1 on is hibernated. As of now, I am still unable to boot my computer to ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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how can I shrink logical volume and create new partition if the logical volume to shrink is present in the middle?

I have a HDD of size 120Gb, that has RHEL6 with 2 physical partitions sda1: /boot sda2: LVM managed Logical volumes VolGroup00 VolGroup00 contains following logical volumes /lv_root 36G /lv_opt 45G ...
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GParted shows false partition information after resize2fs of ext4 partition

I expanded my mdadm RAID 5 from 5 to 6 4TB disks and grew the raid. That all worked well. After I tried to expand the ext4 filesystem in GParted, which failed because of the 16TB limit. Afther the ...
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Use system reserved partition to create another partition

I have deleted the System Reserved Partition of 100 MB in my pc, a screen shot of the Disk Management shows like this: Then I tried to create a primary partition by merging 101 MB and 11GB ...
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OCZ RevoDrive W7 migration issues to Samsung 850 EVO

trying to migrate W7 from OCZ revodrive to samsung ssd via the migration tool samsung provides. The cloning process seems to go through ok, but for some reason, it creates 2 partitions on the samsung ...
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After upgrading to an SSD, lost access to Windows refresh options. How do I get it back?

I upgraded my notebook from a spinning disk to an SSD. It's smaller (1TB vs 500GB), but by shrinking the main Windows partition I was able to fit all data, including the recovery partitions. However, ...
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Windows does not recognize HDD after reformatting one partition

I have 2 hard disk drives on my computer : On the first one, I have only Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed (dual boot) The second HDD has 5 Partitions where I saved documents. Initially, all ...
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Small SSD to Large SDD cloning, why isn't it allocating remainder of space?

I'm upgrading from a 120gb PNY SSD to a 500gb Samsung 850 SSD. I cloned the 120gb SSD using EaseUS Todo Backup onto the larger SSD. But it seemed to copy the setup of my smaller drive. So on my ...
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Unable to merge Primary and Logical paritions

I'm trying to increase the size of my C: drive(boot) I want to reduce the size of my D drive and merge the unallocated partition to C drive. I've tried the Disk Management tool in Windows 7, but that ...
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USB Drive missing space, no unallocated space found in Device Manager

I followed the link below to try and fix this issue but unfortuantly DiskPart, GParted or any other method has been unsuccessful. It's a 32GB flash drive and I'm seeing 1.8GB. Any ways of totally ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...
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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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Move Windows 8.1 to beginning of disk

I have 1TB hard disk drive where 700GB is reserved for my personal files. Remaining space is for Windows 8.1. Problem is that Windows 8.1 with their 4 partitions is at end of disk, so I can't extend ...
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How to fix “Windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt): VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard WARNING: Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. ...
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Invalid partition table

Before getting this "invalid partition table!" warning, I successfully installed Debian and Ubuntu side by side. No problem, no boot warning, no mess with grub, everything ok. But yesterday I decided ...
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Unable to Copy from E partition

I am stuck in weird issue. I moved my images from my phone to a folder in Windows 8's Partition E:/. Now i am trying to move back to my Phone/Flash Drive/Other Partition/Other Machine(via Sharing ...
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Replacing a running Linux root filesystem

I'm trying to come up with a bash-scriptable method of replacing the root filesystem on a running PC. The system uses a MBR partitioned disk with an ext4 rootfs and a swap partition, unfortunately it ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...