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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Moving program files or user to E:/

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Deleted my Windows 8.1 recovery partition

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Mix 3 different sized hard drives into a RAID 5

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Can not extend disk partition even if the unallocated space is on the left

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how to install windows 7 on GPT disk partition [duplicate]

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What is best suitable partition style in this situation MBR or GPT

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Network File/Media Server with encryption

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Windows 8.1 no longer recognize disk with a NTFS AND a ext4 ubuntu install

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Resizing LVM Partitions

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WinToUSB not giving option to 'next' or continue after choosing partitions

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How to allocate partition of more than 2TB?

I've installed a Windows 8.1 on a 3TB hard disk, creating an initial system partion with approx. 300GB. Now I'd like to create partitions on the remaining space, however Windows won't let me do it. ...
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make reinstall cd from lenovo partition before updating to windows 10 tp

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How do i increase my swap partition size in Ubuntu?

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Why do I have four free partitions besides by C drive?

I was about to partition my hard drive today when I found that in Disk Management I have four partitions other than my C: drive that have 100% free space. What are those partitions? Can I get rid of ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

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2 additional partitions next to windows 8

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Hard drive capacity showed in Disk Management is inconsistent

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OSX performance of near-full drive

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System Reserved partition is showing up in “My Computer” along with other partitions

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Do partitions on SSDs map to physical addresses? 2

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Kali installer not recognizing Windows partitions

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Linux: Combine Partitions

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How to put /boot on a flash drive?

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Can I Safely Delete Ubuntu's /boot Partition?

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