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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Why did copying my Windows 10 partition to a new location cause my desktop to flash constantly?

Would simply moving my windows partition to an earlier location on the disk, and running bcdedit to create a new boot entry, be expected to cause any problems? Here's what happened: I had a windows ...
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How risky is to install windows on external hard drive?

i have a hp laptop which currently has no HDD installed into it,so i decided to install windows to my Western Digital my passport 2TB external hard drive. i found two article on how to install ...
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How to ddrescue from an image

I am trying to ddrescue from a .img file which contains image of my disposed HDD. So here are my lsblk of entire system right now: /media/Dummy/Image.img contains the target image that I want to ...
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I connected my usb hdd driver. CentOS7 don't mount it

Unfortunately, my usb driver don't detect on CentOS7. This is on message i got. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /run/media/root/f4786057-a556-4cc8-a465-9b066b12a15b: Command-line `mount -t "ext4" ...
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Deleted BOOTCAMP partition capacity went into Recovery HD

I am facing a weird problem and it is honestly driving me crazy! I had a bootcamp partition (80 Go) with Windows 7 installed for a while. I then tried to remove this partition using Apple's Bootcamp ...
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Partitionning : is it ok to put my OS at the end of my disk?

I've build a small HTPC; and I have a 2TB HDD in it. The idea is to store only medias on that drive, and to have a separate M.2 SSD drive for the OS. BUT those SSD still are expensive, and i'll wait ...
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What is a hibernation partition

I have noticed the msata SSD of an ultrabook I've used has been used as hibernation partition as can be seen from disc managment in Windows 7. Unfortunately I can't figure out its purpose. What is ...
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Accidentally Formated /dev/sda1

I was messing around with some partitions on a PC that has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. In gparted, I distractedly formatted /dev/sda1 as fat32. Upon rebooting, I got the message "...
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OS X stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition when I created a new partition before it

I have a 2 TB USB drive that's using GPT, but OSX (10.11.4) on my macbook pro (early 2015) stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition after I inserted a partition before it on the disk. This is what I had ...
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Preserve Ubuntu/Win7 dual boot after moving/resizing current Ubuntu partition

I have Win 7 and Ubuntu 15.10 dual booting at the moment. Windows XP on sda1 is what I am trying to get rid of, so that I can then expand sda2 LEFT and resize sda6 (Ubuntu) LEFT to give me more room. ...
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Size 0 B listed in diskpart, can't create partition

I have a 4GB flash drive that I'm trying to use, but it seems to have become corrupted somehow. When I run list disk, it shows Size 0B Free 0B, and tryig to create a primary partition gives "DiskPart ...
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Will Windows 10 reset mess up Linux partitions

I have a fairly new computer that came with Windows 10 preinstalled. Currently, I dual boot Windows 10 with Linux. If I reset Windows 10 (I use the option 'Reset and keep files'), will it mess with my ...
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Partitioned Flash Drive - Only First Partition Can Be Seen in Windows

I now have a problem seeing and accessing some partitions on my flash disk after it has been repartitioned with the fdisk utility under the Debian Linux. I repartitioned my 16GB flash disk into two ...
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Why disk clone using dd takes more space then actual data size?

I'm trying to clone a disk using dd command. My input disk size is 1Tb which is only 10% filled. My Output disk size is 300Gb which is more than I expected to clone. But after my cloning got over, ...
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Issues with Formatting my Drive on Macbook Pro Retina 13"

I have been having issues with formatting the drive. I have not been able to unmount and it has got the error -69877: couldn't open device. I went into info on disk utility and this is what I found. ...
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Recover deleted VeraCrypt partition

I have an external 1TB HDD with a NTFS partition and a Veracrypt one, or had, at least. I did a messy move trying to use the NTFS one to make a windows recovery media, to find out the hard way that ...
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Hibernate one os and boot to another [duplicate]

Hi i have a setup like this: Windows: SSD Drive - there is everything that the Windows uses (partition, boot manager etc) HDD Drive 500 gb - 400gb partition that Windows is using. HDD Drive 100gb of ...
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Partition Limit Reached in Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a triple boot with Windows, Ubuntu and Kali. Yet I already have 4 partitions in my SSD. These are: 100 MB NTFS (System, Active, Primary Partition) Windows C: (Boot, Page File, Crash ...
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Copying files from ext4 to NTFS

I am trying to copy some files from an Ubuntu-based (ext4) external drive I have to my NTFS external drive. I opened up ext4 hard drive in Windows (it's read only) and started copy / pasting to NTFS. ...
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Disable hibernation on a specific partition

After a long time googling I have not found an answer that works. I have a shared partition that is mounted on Z: . When I manually unmount that partition using mountvol Z: /p in cmd, it doesn't get ...
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How format a partition marked as 'system' in windows 10?

How format a partition marked as 'system' in windows 10? This is snapshot of disk management: I can't format or remove drive D. My current windows is in Drive C. I want format drive D totally and ...
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Re-locking BitLocker encrypted drive WITHOUT a drive letter

The operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise. I have an encrypted NTFS drive mounted at C:\mount_point. I successfully encrypted it with BitLocker GUI (in control panel) and can unlock it with ...
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OS X: move to different partition

I have 4 partitions on my Mac mini, one for OS X 10.6, one for OS X 10.5, one for OS X 10.7 and one data partition. I now want to move OS X 10.7 to the first partition (assuming it would be faster) ...
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How to read contents of a (previosuly Win-XP system) HDD when plugged as simple additional drive under Win-7,

Getting a new PC in 2010, I kept the HDD of my previous PC, in case... And today it's the case: I'm looking for some old code I worked on in the past, then threw meantime because I thought it was ...
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Remove encryption setup on a lvm/luks partition

On my linux machine, I have setup disk encryption using lvm/luks. However later I delete one of the partition and format it to NTFS in order to use it on Windows (as I have dual boot linux/win10). ...
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Can't shrink windows 10 partition

I tried to shrink my SSD C: partition on Windows, but when I click on "Shrink partition", an error pops up saying "Parameter is incorrect". I don't get any more info. I tried defragmenting the disk to ...
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“Invalid partition table” when booting system

I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop. I have replaced the CD drive with SSD. Then I partitioned both disks, They both have msdos partition table with two primary partitions. No flags on the partitions. ...
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How does ransomware affect secured/hidden partitions? [closed]

I have hybrid hdd/ssd, there are some partitions for backup&stuff and also a special one that win8.1 created(recovery?). I can see the partitions with gparted, but can't access any of them through ...
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Is there a program that can expand a hard drive partition by adding online storage?

I want to enlarge a local partition by adding online storage but I know no such provider. I use Win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. On Ubuntu I only have 15 GB left on my largest partition. Is it possible to ...
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Why does 300gb Intel SSD (no partition) says available space is 239199mb?

I recently purchased few Intel 320 series 300gb. Some show correct available space, 279.39GB. However, some of them show 239.20GB is available. I tried "clean" commend in Diskpart, also tried wiping ...
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Dynamically assign letters to external HDD partitions

I just created 4 partitions on my Seagate external HDD. Windows system assigned G, I, J, K letters to identify those partitions. Now if I plug any other flash drive before my HDD, Windows assigns G ...
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Converting a non-lettered partition from FAT32 to NTFS

I'm working on setting up BitLocker in Server 2012. After enabling TPS in BIOS, I attempted to enable Bitlocker. The following error appeared: BitLocker Drive Encryption operating system drives ...
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Cannot resize partition on HFS+ drive using disk utility

I purchased a 2 TB SSD and cloned everything from my old 1 TB hard drive. But now I keep getting "Your startup disk is full" errors. So I removed the hard drive and connected it to my other computer. ...
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Why does partition alignment affect hdparm -t /dev/sda

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB in my debian box, which shows disappointing performance beaureve:/home/martin# hdparm -t /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing buffered disk reads: 242 MB in 3.01 seconds = ...
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Dual booting: 0xc000000e Windows Error when installing GRUB

Hi everyone! This is my first question so correct me please if I´m asking something wrong. So my Problem is: I´ve got a Lenovo E31-70 with pre-installed Windows 10 home 64bit and I tried to dual-...
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Windows 10 installation on SSHD failed

I am currently trying to install Windows 10 on my new SSHD Seagate 4 TB and I am failing badly. At first Windows 10 could not install. It hung while copying files to the SSHD. In the overview menu ...
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How to extend OS X system partition?

I have this situation. Hardware Lenovo T420. Drive: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): 0: GUID_partition_scheme *480.1 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI ...
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Cannot shrink C: partition: Not enough space

I am trying to create a new partition on my laptop (XPS 12 9Q33, 128GB SSD) by shrinking the C:\ partition. However, despite the fact that it indicates there is enough space, it displays an error ...
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Expanding linux partition failure

I'm puzzling over a very simple task. I have an img file which contains a filesystem with 2 partitions. As found in some tutorials I expanded the available space in this way: dd if=/dev/zero of=./...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 with shared data partition on one hard drive

This answer laid out a lot of good information. The problem is that Windows 10 wants to have the System Reserved partition for boot up and Bitlocker. If I also put the Linux partition and the swap on ...
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Partitioning a SanDisk Cruzer Extreme 64GB drive

I want to partition my Cruzer Extreme into a 32 Gb YUMI bootable recovery/install drive FAT32 and a 32 Gb exFAT data partition but Windows disk manager is not even letting me delete the volume and ...
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Safe partitions to delete from old Windows install on second drive?

I recently bought a SSD and I installed Windows on it. Before the install I disconnected the Hard Drive (with Windows install) and repluged it once I was able to boot on the SSD. Then, I created a ...
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Device Mapper partitions on RHEL

I've 2 HP Proliant DL 380 Gen8 servers. RHEL 5.10 is running on them. The servers are in cluster. In my cluster configuration I've defined my clustered services to be mounting on partitions defined on ...
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boot windows installed with UEFI on bios only host

I have a crashed computer, the save of my C: partition. The Windows 10 install was done on a GPT disk with UEFI. I would like to restart this Windows as a VM on my workstation to get a few things back ...
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Can someone explain the disk partitions in the images below

I have screen shots below which are confusing to understand. Can I get a detailed explanation of why they are different, why I've 5 primary partitions in windows which is not possible(BIOS) and ...
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Windows 7 installation can't detect hard drive

I had a windows 7 system on a 250gb partition and I wanted to dual boot with Debian. I removed some partition and got about 50 gb unallocated space that I was going to use for debian. I restarted ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show hard drive partitions properly

I first had Windows 8.1 on my laptop installed and now I'm trying to add Ubuntu 15.10 and be able to dual boot. I have freed up some space and partitioned my hard drive for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Extending RAID 1 Array with different size disks

Please note the following setup is Centos 6.6. I have an existing RAID 1 setup using 2x480GB SSD's. I Just had two new 800GB SSD's installed into the server. The existing RAID 1 setup i want to ...
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How to resize back a logical volumen LVM?

I was trying to leave more available space at /datos and I break the configuration of my server. First at all I discovered a LVM configuration. Then at VMWARE client I click edit settings and add ...
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dd/cat luks lvm on drive that has larger total size (partition plus trailing empty space) into smaller drives that can hold said luks lvm?

I have three drives, 256gb, 128gb and 120gb. My encrypted LVM is 115gb in size. In a gui disk utility, it shows that I have trailing space after the encrypted partition, but I'm not sure if the ...