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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Adding partition to image file of an android

I have an image file of an android. I want to add a partition to this Image without deleting the existing data. I tried to do it with mkpart but all the data deleted.
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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NTFS drive not working

I copied some files from another computer to my western digital external hard drive and then after I connected it to my PC Windows can't recognize my NTFS drive. A few month ago I changed partions to ...
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Can I move a partition on a virtual disk to physical disk?

When installing Windows 7 64-bit three years ago on my new build, I had to use a software tool (Seagate DiskWizard) to create a 'virtual' hard drive as I was using a 3TB drive (over the 2TB supported ...
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Convert MBR based install to GPT based

I recently re-installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook, in MBR mode, since I was not able to make the UEFI recognize the flash drive as EFI bootable (then I did not make any research in this topic, but ...
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How to make free space at the beginning of a partition?

On my PC with Windows 7 I have 2 partition C and D and some reserved space. | reserved space | C partition | D partition | some unused space| And I want to shrink D and then increase C ...
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Part of my SSD is in Windows 7 is reserved and I can’t seem to access it

I recently added a 120 GB SSD to my PC and mirrored the system on my 500GB HDD. When that happened it ended up reserving 40GB of the SSD to the system. But the system is on the other 80GB. So now I ...
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fdisk shows existing partition in brand new hdd

I just bought a hard disk (Seagate ST2000DM001) and got from fdisk that it is already partitioned. crown mnt # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Recover files without formatting from data on a seemingly corrupted Seagate Wireless Plus.

I have a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB hard disk. Last week, when I was copying videos from my DVD collection to the hard disc, the DVD drive somehow stopped working. Now I cannot access my hard disc ...
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HyperV: Best way to sharing Host Partition with all Guest Machines?

I'm trying to set up a lab environment. I have a guest with 1 2TB harddrive 16gb ram running Server 2012R2. My host partition is is split like this: C: 200GB HyperV (F): 600GB (this only contains ...
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How can I swap a HDD with Crucial BX100 SSD?

At work I have swapped HDDs for SSDs on two Toshiba satellite pros running Windows 8.1. Both were Samsung 250GB SSDs. All I had to do was create recovery disk, swap in SSD, boot from recovery drive ...
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Can’t format Linux partition after reinstalling Windows

I was using 2 OSs, Windows 7—installed on C:—and Ubuntu—on a 60 GB partition next to G:. Now, I changed the processor and motherboard and reinstalled Windows. Ubuntu was left untouched. When I start ...
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Recover GPT Unformatted Partition

I have a 500GB HDD, with a partition that I tried to move. After moving it, I found it is still in the starting place, but now I don't have access to it anymore. I tried to recover it with EaseUS ...
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Add partition cannot change to D

I want to change a path of a new volume in windows 7 to D. I cannot chose in the disk management the letter D, I already tried to delete the D in the register; only this didn't work out as well. I ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition ...
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Does switching SATA/AHCI mode in BIOS affect Windows OS and data in the hard disks

Suppose the following situation: Each desktop machine have 3 internal SATA hard disks of different sizes (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) The BIOS have 3 types of SATA/AHCI mode (Disabled/IDE, RAID and AHCI) ...
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Does installing Windows 10 next to Ubuntu remove original Windows 7 recovery?

I want to install Windows 10 next to the Ubuntu and I have a little problem. My notebook HP 620 has got originally 4 primary partitions (MBR): SYSTEM (315 MB) NTFS - Files for booting Windows? ...
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Windows 7 64bit not recognizing HDD over 746GB but BIOS does

I am almost to the end of figuring out this problem. First, I had my desktop running a raid setup, and had several issues with my 3tb HDD not showing above 746gb. I then used GParted to partition ...
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Damaged partition table in dual boot system

Since this morning grub fails to boot to any of my two operating systems (Windows 7, Xubuntu 14.04) and gives me a grub_rescue prompt. I first tried to boot into Xubuntu but I could not ls in any of ...
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Disk Management shows incorrect volume size

Earlier I shrunk drive C using Disk Management but ran into "The parameter is incorrect" error. I now have the following situation: According to the top pane in the following screenshot, Disk 0 ...
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recovering scrambled ext4 partitions

My year old 3TB Seagate drive stopped working. The drive had 3 ext4 1TB partitions which hold almost 2 years of accumulated data. I was using it in a ubuntu server when the mounted partitions stopped ...
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Deleted all partition and would like to restore it [closed]

I have rebooted my Dell laptop (Latitude E4300) with windows 7 Disk and deleted/formatted the reserved and primary partition and I clicked the install button. After 5 minutes the computer died due to ...
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Number of sectors in my sda1

After running bootinfoscript, I read on the log: sda1: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS Boot ...
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Unselected partition during Ubuntu installation

I recently installed Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) on my laptop. I had a single SSD with windows 7 installed on it and decided to install Ubuntu in dual boot. From windows, I created 2 other partitions (15Gb) ...
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Migrating smaller SSD to a larger one while preserving recovery partitions

I have bought a Dell XPS 13 with 128GB SSD drive, soon I've realized that 128GB is simply not enough, so I bought a bigger 500GB SSD drive to upgrade my new laptop. I want to preserve the recovery ...
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How do I recover GPT file system using gdisk?

gpt fdisk question I have a Hitachi drive which got its GPT corrupted, it came out of a Windows 8 computer which is less than a year old. That pretty much guarantees it was in EFI mode correct? I ...
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3TB external suddenly becomes 746GB unallocated [duplicate]

I have an external drive my main drive is a 1TB slave is a 3TB which I used the GPT to get it there my USB drives are in a dual enclosure one being a 1TB the new one I just purchased only shows 746 ...
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Dual booting two windows 7

I've installed two windows 7 in my pc and during the 2nd windows 7 install, i lost my D drive(windows setup deleted that partition). I recovered it and got all data back. Now for some reasons, I want ...
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Unable to allocate partitions to USB

I recently received a USB. It worked fine for a while, then I formatted it using the Format New Disk menu in Windows. Now, it has a lot of unallocated memory. I know this is not a fake USB drive ...
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Need a bootloader for Ubuntu/Windows 7 after Unetbootin frugal install of Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 running Windows 7. I downloaded Unetbootin and used the frugal install option (no USB or CD drive on my laptop) with an Ubuntu 14.04 .iso. Going through that process, I ...
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Unable to install fresh Windows 7 OS in laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 7 in my Lenovo z560 laptop. I inserted a DVD, deleted all disks and then formatted it. Now I selected primary drive(150GB) and after that an error msg popped up while ...
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How do I remove unneccessary boot device options?

Long story short: had win8, decided to make dualboot, installed manjaro linux (mounted /boot/efi to windows' efi partition), oh noes grub doesnt show option to log into win8, managed to create win8 ...
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Partition missing and showing as empty in disk management

I’m in a very bad situation where one of my partition got deleted and it’s showing empty in disk management. Here is what happened. I had Windows 7 already and I needed another windows 7. There was 3 ...
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Why am I unable to use my Windows 8 after installing Windows 7 in a separate partition?

Previously I had dual boot I.e, Windows 8 in G:drive and Windows 7 in C:drive. Since I had slow performance in Windows 7 I had to remove and re-install Windows 7 again in C:drive. so while starting ...
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Hard drive gone missing after merging partition in an external hard drive?

After merging several partitions of an external hard drive using Magic Partition from Hiren's Boot (an old version). One of my drive is missing in the My Computer in window 8.1 (After I removed the ...
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Using 2 primary partitions on a hard drive?

I would like to install 2 Operating Systems (one Windows and one Kali Linux) on 1 hard drive. It's easy to install both on a primary partition but I would like to put them into 2 different primary ...
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Drive partition table appears corrupted on other computers

I created the partition table on this disk while connected to the only SATA port on my laptop with Fedora, and I didn't set the DOS-compatibility flag on the partition table. Now if I disconnect this ...
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Defrag SSD when partioning the drive

I've been wondering if it changed anything to defrag an SSD drive in order to move all the used clusters "in front" and keep the ones "in the back" open for, for example, partioning the hard drive ...
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extending logical partition using the unallocated space in the extended partition

I have some unallocated space in the beginning of my extended partition which is right after my logical partition. Now I need to extend my logical partition using that unallocated space of the ...
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Windows 8.1 boot into copied partition

I have a laptop with a mSATA HDD and a normal (spinning) HDD. On the mSATA is an Ubuntu installation, while on the HDD, there is a Windows 8.1. The laptop boots from the mSATA where I have a boot ...
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Is my SSD overprovisioning enabled?

In Samsung Magician software, for an EVO 850: On the one hand, the unpartitioned space says "OP", but on the other hand, the "Set OP" button is grayed out, and it says "OP can be set or cleared ...
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Elementary OS Luna installer doesn't recognize Windows 7 install. Dual boot struggle

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Elementary OS Luna x64 in dual boot. I've installed Windows first, but after that when I try to install Elementary from live USB the installer doesn't ...
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Recovering 1TB hard drive split into two 500GB drives without formatting

I am using Windows 7 and am trying to recover two working drives. The hard drive in question was: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204022 I am pretty sure they were ...
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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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OS X - Disk Utility - “Free Space” on external HDD can't be modified

I have an external 1TB HDD and can assure it's fully working. Now I wanted to split it into two partitions, one for r/w on OS X and the other one for r/w on Windows. However, I selected Free Space ...
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Is it safe to convert this partition table from GPT to MBR? [duplicate]

I think I need to convert my partition table from GPT to MBR in order to fix a problem with the bootloader. Here is the output of gdisk -l /dev/sdb GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table ...
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How do I format my HDD to Advanced Format/512E to use 512K blocks with Windows Backup?

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When running Windows Backup onto an external 4TB Touro HDD (2TB partition), I receive the error: The last backup did not complete successfully. One of the backup ...
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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC and I want to setup Western Digital 3 TB (dynamic disk) in my PC. But it reads only 700 GB from Windows XP although it read 3TB from the setup screen of my Dell. The ...