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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How to setup disk for a fresh install from a back up copy of an OS from another partition?

How does one make a copy of an operating system and place it in another partition as a back up, and then copy the back up over to the original partition as a fresh installation of the original copy? ...
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How to merge a spanned volume?

I have ended up with my D Volume spanned over multiple partitions (On one physical drive) How do I merge them? (They are adjacent). Or how can I safely get my data off some of the partitions (So I ...
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HFS partition shows up as RAW on Windows, otherwise fine

I have a Mac laptop running OSX and Windows 8 via Bootcamp. [I think since I ran a system restore in Windows] my Mac HFS main and recovery partitions show up as RAW under Windows, but I can boot up ...
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new Laptop: Which partition should I delete?

I just bought a fairly recent laptop, HP Pavilion notebook p002nia. It's Hard-disk is already formatted with 4 primary partitions. And its a UEFI boot. Here is the information about my Disk (in order ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Your computer hardware may not support booting to this disk

Trying to install Window 8 on a separate partition alongside Ubuntu, I got the message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Your computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure ...
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Can't install or boot any operating system after trying Kubuntu KDE 5 Live from a USB

So, last night I was trying Kubuntu KDE 5 Live from a USB into my laptop, things worked well! But from the following morning I was unable to boot any operating system (Windows or Linux). I can’t ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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Should OEM recovery and EMFI partitions be cloned to SSD on Windows 8.1

System: Asus ROG G751JM Original Disk: 1TB HDD OS: Windows 8.1 installed on HDD Recovery Partitions: couple of them on HDD UEFI Partitions: what are those? Again couple of them on HDD New disk: ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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fix wrong parameters sectors heads cylinders (partition table)

I turn on my computer and it shows me an error with my harddisk (S.M.A.R.T message) I put a Hiren's Boot CD to run Partition Magic and the program said that the parameters of my partition table are ...
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What is necessary to make a disk as clean of (header) info as when it came from the factory?

Was installing Windows on a new disk (disk0) and noticed some weird behavior: It asked to and made a new partition on the free disk space I had in the beggining of another disk (disk1), and it wrote ...
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GParted leaves 1MB unallocated space at end of external HDD, override/alternative?

I only say external HD, I don’t have this issue with internal HDs. I created a GPT table, then made one NTFS volume. It shows 1MB unallocated at end of disk. I know it is a backup of the GPT table, ...
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Unable to use unused free space in WIN 7 Disk Management

I want to add atleast 5 gb space to my win 7 drive [C]. The problem is I am unable to convert/format the contiguous free space for some reason into any type of partition [please see the screenshot ...
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how to recover bitlocker encrypted partition

I had formatted my laptop and installed windows 8.1; it was previously Windows 8. After completion of installation, three drives were missing. I successfully recovered two drives but the third one, ...
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Does Windows 7 always report it is on C Drive? How can I make it say it is on another drive letter?

I am setting up a multi-boot windows 7 PC, and I have read things that seem to imply that whichever windows 7 OS partition I boot up, it will always say it is on C- Drive [by default]? Is this true? ...
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Trusthworth partition manager for resizing partitions and moving data [closed]

I am looking for a partition manager capable of moving, resizing partition with a very low risk of data loss. Is there any partition manager that can do this job for partitions in various formatting ...
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Moving/removing second recovery partition

So, I'm in a bit of pickle. I have installed Windows 8 (UEFI mode) onto my 120GB Samsung 840 Evo, and then immediately upgraded to 8.1, since 8.1 would not accept my Windows 8 key straight away, and ...
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Find partition in file backup on OSX

I have a file which contains some kind of filesystem or partitions on it. I would like to find partitions in the file. I have read a great article on this topic here: Mounting a hard disk image ...
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Upgrading internal hard drive to 2 terabyte on Windows 7, do I need GPT/UEFI?

I'm currently trying to upgrade my PC from a 1 TB hard drive to a 2 TB one. I've been through a lot of pain so far, but I hope I'm near the end of it. What I want: All of my data on my 1 TB moved to ...
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Hibernate disappeared in Debian 7 shut down options

In Debian 7, the "hibernate" option disappeared from the shutdown options after I had installed another copy of Debian 7 on another partition. I write to report my solution to the problem. It turns ...
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Recover “Press F11 for recovery” option in boot of windows 7 machine

I just Copied the contents of an old ssd to a new ssd, a larger one. I used gparted to copy the partions and change the size of the partitions. After this i use the windows boot disk to restore the ...
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Can't boot from my OEM partition Recovery [duplicate]

I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to use his Recovery partition Tools by typing F10. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my ...
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Why my new partition disappears?

I use windows 7 Pro. I shrink from Drive C for creating a new partition using Disk Management. After entering the amount of space and pressing Shrink button, the amount decreases from Partition C but ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ...
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Is cloning a partially allocated 2 TB drive (src) to a 1TB drive (dst) possible? [duplicate]

I am thinking of trying to clone some clean installs of Windows OSes (dual-boot) from a (src) 2TB drive (1863 GB) to a (dst) 1TB drive (931.5 GB). The 2 OS partitions on (src) would only be 200 GB ...
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Move command takes to long to be processed Windows?

In Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium when I issue a move command from a partition of the HDD to the last partition of the same HDD it takes too long to process. Before the actual procedure commences the ...
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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How to manage this unallocated space?

That's how my whole drive looks like and the options that I can do with the Unallocated space. I have unallocated that space from the C:/ drive. I want to make it Free and add it to the Free space on ...
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SSD partition as cache for torrent?

I download some data using P2P, and I have the same issue as other uTorrent users lately - the famous and feared "Disk Cache Overload 100%" message. It cripples my system into a no-go when there's a ...
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Make new partition table

Gdisk shows that I have only MBR type partition table. Is there any solution to make a new partition table without losing my drives contents? I want to install Ubuntu side of my Windows 7 that is ...
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Share /boot partition between distros

I ran the default install of CEntOS 6.5 on my machine a couple months ago and have since added programs and files which I don't want to get rid of. I'd like to dual boot Ubuntu 14.x and am wondering ...
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RAID configurations are resetted after reboot-Ubuntu Server

I have configured software RAID 1 in Ubuntu Server. I have created RAID 1 and now one of the Disk fails so I removed it. I had attached a new disk. Created partitions as same like /sda from fdisk. ...
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How to deny access from Windows 7 to a Windows 8.1 drive?

I have dual-boot with Windows 7 installed on one partition of my hard drive and Windows 8.1 installed on the other partition. How to deny Windows 7 users access to the Windows 8.1 partition?
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How to get access to unaccessible SSD drive and weird partition volumes?

I bought a ASUS S46CB a month ago, and it boasted, among other features, two hard drives: a 20Gb SSD and a regular 1Tb hard drive. After booting, I saw that the 1Tb disk was splitted in half and ...
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increasing shrink space in windows 7

I am trying to install Linux on a machine that is currently running windows 7 home edition. I want to keep windows 7 and install windows in a partition. So I went to Disk Management, right-clicked ...
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Is it possible to restore a wiped MBR partition table on a machine that has not been rebooted?

While experimenting with how to fix this, I came across a suggestion to wipe the MBR, so I did. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bsize=512 count=1 Whoops. No partition table. Yes, I have backups, but ...
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Overwrote startup disk's partition table with gdisk; how to restore?

I installed a new hard drive in my home server today, went to format it in gdisk (larger than 2 TB), set the changes and wrote them. Then I noticed that I had selected the wrong disk, in fact I just ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 installer doesnt detect any partitions, even after fixparts corrected partition table

Trying to install 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 I have four partitions (2 windows partitions), a ext4 for the ubuntu install, and a remaining ntfs data partition As a follow up to Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to make a UEFI partition explained [closed]

I have a samsung np300ex, in the bios i have enable UEFI running Archlinux (3.17.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 30 20:49:39 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) i'm using syslinux as bootloader. I've never ...
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Can´t boot mcafee endpoint encryption partition

I have a notebook with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption on Windows 7. Yesterday, I made another partition and installed Ubuntu. But the notebook always boot to Ubuntu, instead of reconizing the partition ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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Truecrypt not enough space for hidden volume error

So I have tried this multiple times with different drives and keep getting this same error. "Not enough free space for the hidden volume! Volume creation cannot continue." I am getting this when ...
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Dual Boot Win 8.1 Fedora 20 - How to share a disk partition?

I am studying how to make a dual boot system with win 8.1 and fedora 20 (since I know it is kind of tricky) and have found lots of informations and step-by-step solutions. I guess that is not my ...
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Is there any way this disk might have some data on it?

I'm a bit confused here.. is this just empty space, no partition? Why are all the options greyed out? How do I add a parition without using a 3rd party tool? If I can't, would a 3rd party tool ...
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Accidentally resized a partition with Parted, can't mount it anymore

One hour ago I tried to resize a ext4 partition in a rescue system with parted, but I decided not to do it. I tried to leave it without saving but when I fixed the problem otherwise, I tried to boot ...
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Counting disk capacity using cylinder-head-sector model

Let's look at fdisk -l /dev/sdc output. # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 786 MB, 786432000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 95 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector ...
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Recover or recreate partition after “diskpart clean”

I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big ...
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Boot Linux from a GPT disk using SYSLINUX

From Booting from GPT (rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html), it says that both Grub & syslinux support booting Linux from a GPT disk. Anyone know how exactly can I use syslinux to boot Linux from a ...
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Recover or recreate partition after “diskpart clean”

I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big ...
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Reinstall windows 7 without disk [duplicate]

I want to reinstall windows 7 on my machine. I read this from http://www.pcworld.com/article/2364269/how-to-reinstall-windows-like-a-pro.html Windows, it’s up to the PC manufacturer to provide a ...