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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Backup of system drive backups to a different partition than the original

I want to backup my system drives, but in the past I have had problems with restoring to different partitions (Even same partitions with a different size) So I am looking for procedures (possibly ...
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How can I edit a partition on a drive to be a boot partition?

I have recently installed an SSD into my PC which I want to move my main OS and programs over to. I want to be able to boot from this SSD. I have used a program called EaseUS to clone my old HDD onto ...
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Clonezilla - dual boot - clone hdd to ssd

I have a windows 10 + ubuntu 15.10 in a dual boot mode on my laptop. My HDD is 1GB and my SSD is 250GB. I managed to shrink my data in my HDD to be of size 226GB(all the other space is unallocated) ...
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How to shrink a Windows 10 partition

I use a big single partition on a 1TB platter drive with Windows 10. I would like to shrink the partition down so that I can mirror the drive to a smaller but faster 256GB SSD. I bought the drive ...
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Why isn't my system booting in UEFI mode?

I recently attempted to install Windows 10 as a dual boot alongside Ubuntu 14.04. I used WinUSB to create a bootable drive. I booted into the USB, but when I attempted to select the empty NTFS ...
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OS X Partition debacle

Here's what I did. I was on OS X Mavericks on my 1Tb SSD internal drive. I wanted to do a clean install of OS X El Capitan so I made a 80Gb partition for it and installed it on the new partition. ...
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Clonezilla 500GB to 250GB - Failed to find this partition in this system: /dev/sdb1

I have HDD with three partitions: Hidden: Asus Recovery Partition ~ 22GB C: Windows 7 ~ 160GB D: Some data ~ 260GB I have new SSD 250GB and what I want is a clone of Hidden partition and C: to ...
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How to find out which application opened a handle to physical drive on Windows?

I want to find out which application are using System Reserved Partition. As I understand, Process Explorer and Handle from sysinternals can only find such applications for specific file, but I want ...
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Does dual boot linux need two swap partitions?

My harddrive is partitioned as follows. I used GParted to gather this info. /dev/sda1 ---- ext4 ---- Ubuntu /dev/sda2 ---- extended ---> /dev/sda5 ---- ext4 ---- Kali ---> /dev/sda6 ---- ...
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System backup, Disk Backup, Partition backup differences [closed]

I want to backup my work laptop to keep data safe. I'm getting dumb to understand which one is the right step to take. The disk is a 320gb disk divided into 3 partitions. - 1 400 gb recovery ...
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Clonezilla clone HDD to smaller SSD

I have HDD with three partitions: Hidden: Asus Recovery Partition ~ 22GB C: Windows 7 ~ 160GB D: Some data ~ 260GB I have new SSD 250GB and what I want is a clone of Hidden partition and C: to my new ...
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Debian don't login as user after partition resize

I have a workstation with a Debian 8 with a XFCE and 8GB hdd. I want to resize a partition. I do: e2fsck -f /dev/sda1 resize2fs -M /dev/sda1 #resize fs to minimal size; fdisk /dev/sda1 #remove ...
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Ubuntu: Computer/Properties drive size doesn't match disk/partition size

I have ubuntu installed on an 8GB USB stick. When I look at it with GParted, it says I have 3.94 MiB unallocated, and 7.31 GiB allocated to my dev/sdb1 partition. It also says that of that 7.31 GiB, ...
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adding/editing data inside a hidden NTFS partition

I have a bootable USB stick that we use for imaging machines. Which has 2 Partitions in it. Bootable MS-DOS (FAT 32) - Can edit etc NTFS - Can't touch, can only read The problem I have is that I ...
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How to “label” disk partition as recovery

I bought a new SSD which is smaller than HDD I had before so I had to clone only certain partitions. The partition that contained OS, then partition reserved for OS (100MB) and lastly the recovery ...
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Accidentally reformatted entire disk as ext4 [duplicate]

I had 4 major partitions on my computer, a 200gb windows 10 partition, a 200gb data partition, a 20 gb windows10 recovery partition and a 30gb ubuntu(ext4) partition. I made the 30gb partition to ...
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Sanity check ext partition size?

I ran resize2fs on a ext4 linux partition and I want to create a partition after it. However I want to sanity check that the size I put into fdisk afterwards was correct. What's the best way to ...
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Reduce disk space taken on Windows 7 installation (content in windows dir?)?

My Windows 7 total size is 29.7 GB. And my C drive is 44 GB. So other programs and some files take the rest of the left size. Now I have only 2.2 GB left of free space. But I want to upgrade to ...
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How to move the 350mb recovery partition on Windows 8.1

I have this structure on my disk. I want to increase my c drive but cannot due to the Healthy (Recovery partition) of 350 MB partition. The c-ext drive space will go into the c drive. I can format d ...
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windows 8 disk2vhd eufi boot

After running disk2vhd on Laptop I tried to start it in hyper-v, without any success. I already tried multiple things i.e. creating both a vhd and vhdx file. The following is true for both. Things I ...
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How to change centos partition to LVM

all I have centos installed in vitual machine, but its partition is in old style, now, I need to change it to LVM. Is it possible? And how to do that? I don't want to reinstall the system. Thanks in ...
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No GRUB boot menu after installing Kali Linux on another drive for dual boot

I have a ASUS X551MA. I have 444 GB of storage space. I partitioned it so that I had 346 GB for my Windows OS and approximately 100 for my Kali Linux dual boot. I entered my BIOS by pressing F2 and ...
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Corrupted SD Card

I am using Micro SD Card for OS on my Odroid micro-controller. Today I figured out that my Micro SD Card is not responding. I plug into my Laptop ( Linux OS ) and after that in other laptop ( Windows ...
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Are reserved GPT or UEFI partitions important for data USB disks?

Will creating a reserved partition on a data USB disk cause problems such as: files are too long, cannot be deleted or copied, files and folders duplicating themselves tenfold, etc. Do I ...
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Space needed for Kali-Linux?

I am curious about how much space to allocate on SSD for Kali-Linux as a second operating system. I've read requirements ranging between 10 GB and 17 GB. It seems like it would be safest to assume ...
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Get rid of unmovable file, allowing to shrink a partition

I have a 300 GB HDD in a Windows 7 computer. The main partition C: in wich Windows is installed, was 280 GB, and yesterday had 120 GB of free space, but with "Disk management" a part of windows's ...
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Settings for Boot Configuration Data (BCD) to install Bitlocker on Win 10

Situation: Win 10 Pro on an EVO 850 SSD drive. OS was cloned to SSD (which is new) from orig HD in the machine. TPM exists on machine, and is active. Used Samsun Magician to allow encryption (not ...
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Should i use ReFS instead of NTFS?

I have just installed Windows 10 and I am adding in a 4TB Storage drive. Should I use ReFS on instead of NTFS? I have heard it is more reliable to use - are there any drawbacks to using this ...
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How to merge unallocated partition to linux partition

I have a windows partition which was 500gb, then i installed ubuntu with a 40gb partition, now i am short of space, so i booted my ubuntu14 live cd and shrunk my windows paritition and got 88gb free ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage after partition

I have a 1TB SSHD in my laptop which I just partitioned 150GB of to use as a Fedora install. However after installing it and then booting back into windows I get 100% disk usage and it seems to be ...
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3TB NTFS Volume Allocation Unit Size

Getting ready to deploy a 3TB to be used as shared backup and file storage for Windows 7/10 and Linux. I know I need to set it to GPT partition table, but what I'd the best cluster/allocation unit ...
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SATA hard drive issues

I'm trying to partition a SATA Hard Drive in DISKPART, but on executing the CLEAN command, I get this error message: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. The hard ...
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Windows 8 install problems on HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f221ea All-in-One Desktop PC

I'm attempting a fresh Windows 8 install on completely brand new SATA hard drive, purchased yesterday and with the official Recovery Disks that were sent to me by HP. I think I may have inadvertently ...
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SSD performance after dual-boot installation

I have an ASUS K501L laptop, very decent rig with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. I want to install Kali Linux as a second OS to boot to WITHOUT deleting my Windows 10 OS that already comes installed with ...
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are there any steps available to cross compile gdisk?

We need gdisk(from gptdisk) for am335x based custom board. We are using Linux OS on the board. We need to cross compile it. Is there any guide for the same ? I am not able to find any guide for the ...
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Any good reason to slice a LUN and create several VGs instead of create just one VG?

I'm the new administrator for a Linux RHEL box which uses a fibre channel 1-TB LUN disk. I find amazing the following: this LUN has been sliced by means of GNU parted(1), then each slice is turned ...
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Backup a 750 GB HDD to an 1 TB external HD using Acronis and leave free space

Recently I've been thinking about buying an external HD to backup my laptop's drive. I'm thinking about using Acronis True Image to do that. But I have one question: The external drive I'm planing to ...
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Two healthy recovery partitions, why?

I recently installed Ubuntu, then removed it by deleting it's partitions, now I'm not sure why I have two recovery partitions and if one even belongs to Ubuntu or both are for my Windows OS There is ...
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16gb flash drive is 3mb large with no free space- have tried diskpart (Windows 10)+cmd.exe vs Win Explorer discrepancy

I used GParted on my flash drive and formatted using WinDiskImager32. Now Windows says my flash drive is 3mb large (it is 16gb). How do I correct this? I have tried diskpart select disk 1 Disk ...
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Windows 10: Startup & Reinstall Error

I have Lenovo G410 with windows 10 OS, upgraded from Windows 7, since two weeks ago. Now, every time I turn my laptop it always appears error message "unmountable boot volume, we will restart for ...
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Free up a partition for installing another OS

I have 1TB hard disk in total which is fully used: Now, for some reasons I need to install Ubuntu 14.4 OS (dual booted) on the same computer. I have deleted everything from partition F: so, it ...
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Windows 10 Can't Install from USB Disk to UEFI

I recently put an SSD in my computer. Today, I tried to install Windows 10 to it using an installer disk, and it caused the operating system on my HDD (also Windows 10) to be unable to boot. (Also, ...
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Use a partition as recovery drive

My computer has a HDD and a SSD inside: -Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD, so it's being used to boot and where the OS is. -While the HDD is used to store data like programs, files.... My HDD is ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Kali-Linux?

I have an ASUS K501L laptop, very decent rig with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. I want to install Kali Linux as a second OS to boot to WITHOUT deleting my Windows 10 OS that already comes installed with ...
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Installing dual boot Linux Mint with Windows 10

I want to install Linux alongside Windows 10. I have a bootable cd with Linux which runs normaly if I boot from it. The problem is that Windows 10 by default takes all 4 primary partitions. Because ...
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DD-WRT: Guess available space on my JFFS partition

I am testing DD-WRT, and I have discovered that there is some available non-volatile space for storage named JFFS at /jffs. This if fine, but the amount of available space info is not at the df ...
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Erase partitions to expand another one

My Disk 0 has 4 partitions: one where Windows 10 is installed [126Go] two smaller for Ubuntu (highlighted in red) [24.65Go]+[15.98Go] I would like to erase those two Ubuntu partitions from the ...
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ZFS partition lost UUID / PARTUUID

I have a NAS with a 4TB HDD with 2 partitions: one swap and other ZFS. The second partition has disappeared from the NAS, and isn't listed in blkid or /dev/*. gparted recognizes the partition as ...
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FreeNas single disk ZFS Pool Volume no longer mounts, HDD is 100% SMART ok, need help recovering data

I'm facing a huge issue with a small NAS i have at work. I've made the NAS a few months back as a test, but since then it's full of important data, a lot of which not backed up anywhere else. This ...
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Formatting Laptop: Unable to format HP laptop after changing its hard disk

I have changed the hard disk of my HP 630 laptop and now formatting it, but I am unable to format it. When I format it with Windows 7, it stuck after coping file. When I format it with Windows 8, it ...