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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Windows 7 partition problems

Some time ago I had installed on my PC Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 and used to dual-boot them. After a while tho I had to reinstall Windows 7 ( after that the boot only showed the windows options, so I ...
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Constantly running out of space with nothing installed

I'm running out of space on C:. Problem is I have deleted EVERYTHING. I don't understand where the space has gone. It's like it doesn't "regenerate" when I delete files. I've uninstalled Visual ...
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How to maximize hidden OS disk space

I have a 500GB hard drive, I wanted to put a hidden OS on it using truecrypt. I want the hidden OS to have as much disk space available as possible. I want the decoy OS to have less space. I made 2 ...
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Resize Primary Partition in Ubuntu

I've set up a Ubuntu server the wrong way round. On a 2TB hard drive I gave 20GB to the root system partition and 1.8TB to home. I'd like to reverse this. I'm reading there is a tool, which may be ...
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One primary partition left: Root or home?

I have Windows running on two partitions of my computer. I am now planning to install crunchbang on the left space. Hence I have one primary and two logical partitions left if I want to have root, ...
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UUID and Drive Cloning

I have a project that I am working on, which involves a USB Storage Device and a boo.table version of linux. The way this project is coming together, I am having multiple partitions on the USB drive ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Why would there be two separate recovery partitions

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with Windows 8.1, a 24 GB SSD drive, and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the Hard Drive was partitioned into six segments: ...
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Moving Win7 C:\ to another partition on same hdd

I would like to know about moving Win7:C\ to another partition on same hdd as it has 25GB (which moving from XP I thought was adequate). Is there a way that Win7 or some free tool allows to do it? ...
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Is there any use for an allocated but un-accessible SSD-drive?

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with a 24 GB SSD drive and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the SSD drive was allocated into a single partition, but the ...
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Removable disk, hybrid GPT/MBR

I'm trying to set up a USB HD with GPT so that partition 1 is accessible under all versions of Windows. Sounds easy, right? (In particular, I'm not trying to boot Windows. I just want to plug in a ...
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Drive unable to be initialized in Windows 8.1 - “The device is not ready”

I've got a Western Digital WD10EZEX drive that arrived today. It is a replacement for another drive of the same make and model. I'm plugging it in to a Plugable Hard Drive Dock, which is connected to ...
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Restore to existing partition layout with Todo Bakcup or other software?

I used EaseUs Todo Backup to backup and recover several computers. Every computer has only one disk. In a few cases one had an already existing partition layout as follows: 1. Windows7 boot partition ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 x2 with truecrypt

For now i have that configuration: SSD - partition C - Windows 8 (unencrypted) RAID0 (2x500GB HDD) partition D - Data - encrypted with TrueCrypt. I want to make something like that: SSD - ...
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create a very small filesystem 4k or smaller

I'm trying to create a very small Linux filesystem. Something 4k or smaller. It's for an experiment with backup software that does block level backups. I've got a Linux logical volume that's 4K in ...
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What are these blocks in NTFS partitioned HDD?

I have full formatted a 1TB hard disk in Windows using NTFS format. Then in linux I run the following command to see what happend to the disk blocks! dd if=/dev/sdf1 | hexdump I expected to see hex ...
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Make gdisk create /dev/sdb1

I ran gdisk on /dev/sdb, a 4TB USB external drive, and "gdisk -l" suggests I did it correctly: # gdisk -l /dev/sdb GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.6.6 Partition table scan: MBR: protective ...
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Can I Install Window 8?

I bought my laptop some time ago (HP Pavilion g6) and it came pre-installed with Windows 8. There was a problem with my OS (I couldn't reset or refresh) so I just installed Ubuntu 13. My only OS ...
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Where did my hard drive space go?

After installing a 120GB SSD on my computer, I ran df -h and got this result: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 50G 3.8G 43G 9% / devtmpfs ...
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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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Extending a volume on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am having some issues extending a newly created partition. The idea is that I want the 37.96 GB of Free Space to be added to my DATA (D:) partition, and install Ubuntu on the 25.00 GB unallocated ...
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Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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Windows ntfs partition hard disk fail recovery attempts

This is part question and part response. I'm not a Linux guy but I've used from it time to time. Here is my case: An HDD with Windows NTFS partition has failed, no recovery software on windows has ...
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Linux software RAID 10 on mixed drives - alignment

I have 4 2.5" 7.2k drives lying about and I'd like to build some RAID arrays for a bit of VM storage on my KVM lab box. There are 2x 320GB drives and 2x 500GB drives. I'm looking to create a RAID 10 ...
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Is it a bad idea to have one of multiple partitions of an ssd as cache in a raidz2 setup?

I'm setting up a system with 5 HDD's in RAIDZ2 and one SSD where the OS goes. I'm considering partitioning the system drive (the SSD) to set the free partition of the SSD as a cache in the RAIDZ2. ...
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ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and 8.1

Currently I have a pc with Windows 7 installed on it. I have a disk with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit which I would like to dual boot with the current Windows 7. After searching on google I found this ...
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unable to view the contents or rename a partition

On 2TB HDD, I had about 500GB unallocated space which was not available on PC. Recently, I connected this HDD through the router USB port as external drive and the partition became available. I ...
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unable to view the contents or rename a partition

On 2TB HDD, I had about 500GB unallocated space which was not available on PC. Recently, I connected this HDD through the router USB port as external drive and the partition became available. I ...
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VisualSVN server and disk space

I have an old computer which serves me as SVN server. I have also a laptop computer on which I do my work and then commit files to the server via home router. I recently checked disk space on C: on ...
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Resize Win 7 Partitions, Increase C & Decrease D

I have one 120GB SSD split 40GB/80GB between C & D. I'm trying to increase the size of C to 55GB and decrease D to 65GB. I can only resize D to a lower size, but the unallocated space can only be ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Mint 16 partition

I'm having the exact same problem as in this question now that I've installed Linux Mint 16 MATE in the same LVM I was using before. The installer asked where I wanted the bootloader, and I told it ...
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Has anyone encountered this error? read error on /dev/sdc - cannot read sector 0?

/dev/sdc: read failed after 0 of 1024 at 0: Input/output error /dev/sdc: read failed after 0 of 1024 at 2499819012096: Input/output error /dev/sdc: read failed after 0 of 1024 at 2499819130880: ...
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Recover data from NTFS partition

My brother scandisked NTFS partition of my USB HDD. Safe remove didn't work safely. After reattaching the data is missing. Testdisk outputs the following (I have no undelete in Advanced). I run ...
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Default Mac 500GB partitions

I am trying repair hosed partitions on a Macbook. It has a 500 GB drive and as far as I know, it was a standard install with no Bootcamp. I ran testdisk and it found: EFI System 40 409639 Mac HFS ...
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Change GPT partition file system type with parted

When I created my GPT partitions using parted, I was using ext2 file system type perviously: $ parted /dev/sdc print | grep ^12 12 961GB 1118GB 157GB ext2 msftdata Now I ...
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Will XP still be able to see a FAT32 partition if one of my partitions is an encrypted mac partition?

I have a external with 4 partitions: -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -FAT32 -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Im going to encrypt one of those Mac OS partitions... so it'll be ...
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XP - How to replace my active booted XP with a cleaner install that resides in a different partition on the same drive

How to copy a secondary partition to the C: partition? What I am trying to do and need advice with is: With one large internal Hdd:in my laptop: Set up my C: drive / partition, XP Pro, and all my ...
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Trying to install kubuntu - ubi-partman failed with exit code 141

I first had installed ubuntu 13.10 dual boot with windows 8. I had 4 partitions, the one with Ubuntu, the one with windows, a partition "System reserved" which I think has the boot flag also and a ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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my recovery partition is half the size of my hard drive and can't access it

Just got a new all-in-one pc with Windows 8 and below is an image of my disk management screen. how do I format it so I can use it as a data drive? Or, can I combine it with boot partition? I've done ...
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How can I create a bootable windows install partition on an existing formatted drive?

Plenty of simple tutorials on making a usb drive bootable and using the windows usb dvd download tool to copy over the windows installer, but they all require me to format the entire device. How can ...
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How can “Primary Partition” be located in “Extended Partition”?

AFAIK, there can not be more than 4 primary partitions in one HDD because of the size limit of the MBR. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 together. Here is the screenshot captured from ...
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Merge non contiguous partitions

Bbought a new laptop, but it came with the following partitioning scheme (an unholy mess, IMHO): I want to merge OS(C:) and DATA(F:) with out damaging the rest. Is this possible?
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Out of Band Disk Partitioning and Tables [closed]

Our current methods of disk partitioning involve storing the partition layout on the disk itself, right along with the data. It's easy to screw up the data in a disk : just wipe out the partition ...
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Consolidation of Free Space on Ext4

I'm building an linux installation which then will be pushed to various devices with different means of mass storage. Therefore, I'd like to shorten the partitions lengths before creating an image to ...
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Linux - new hard drive, bad magic number in superblock

SOLUTION: For all of the things that were right, making the volume with fsck and making the filesystem with mkfs are two separate operations. Thanks for giving me nice, descriptive, helpful error ...
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Lose external space on external HD

I accidentally restored windows image into one drive of my external hard disk using Ghost 1.5 CD. Now that one drive of my external hdd is full, all of the window files and the free space size and ...
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Is it possible to extend a drive virtually into another?

Right now, I'm using my small SSD for my Windows 7 system. I have a larger 1TB secondary disk for storage. Is it possible to expand the SSD into a partition of the secondary disk so that the OS thinks ...