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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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...
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Can't create a partition table on micro SD card

I'm trying to reformat a micro SD card that was previously in a raspberry pi (and had stopped working). However, when I plug it into my main computer (arch) and try to partition it, I can't because ...
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Install Windows 7 on GPT partition

Today I got really frustrated when tried to upgrade a friend's Lenovo laptop from Win8 to Win10. The upgrade just fails no matter what I try... And I tried a lot of things... Long story short, I ...
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Get Windows 7 to boot again

History Originally only Windows 7 was installed on a partition. The first partition was a 100MB recovery partition while the Windows OS and data files was on the second partition. Then I installed ...
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Windows 7 Boot Error 0x0000007B

I fear I've messed up and hope this can be resolved. Here is the video of what happens what I boot my computer. The boot sequence gets to the Windows logo and then crashes with the error shown above ...
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Backup and restore in LVM

I created a linux machine (Ubuntu), long time ago, where I used only an HDD, I used the default installation (it was long time ago), so basically the situation is this: Device Boot Start ...
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How do I successfully virtualise my (Boot-Camp) Window 10 partition so it runs on Hyper-V?

I have a MacBook Pro with a Windows 10 partition running on Boot-Camp and I would like to convert the Windows 10 partition into a virtual disk/machine that I can use as a VM within a Windows hosted ...
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BIOS with 'no issue UEFICompliant' support for GPT partition tables

I would like to change my hard drive partition table from MBR to GPT, (since MBR supports 4 primary partitions). After some searching, I discovered C:\Windows\Panther\setupacl.log, and found a few ...
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Ubuntu on dual boot messed up my partitions

I have windows 10 on C: drive and I installed ubuntu 14.04 on D: on the 30.51 GB partition and Ubuntu 16.04 on 7.92GB partition. But both my ubuntu are always crashing and I want to delete and ...
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Uninstalled Linux, still getting stuck on “grub” boot menu?

I installed then uninstalled Linux on a Windows 10 machine according to instructions at (http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-to-uninstall-a-linux-dual-boot-system-from-your-computer/). I removed the ...
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Install FreeDOS over Netboot

So, I'm trying to install FreeDOS onto an old PC. I have no Floppy Disk or Blank CDs. I'm booting into USB from PLoP on MBR, but this has proven fruitless in my endeavor, as it only allows me to ...
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MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7.5 with Windows 7 x64 2 partition

I want to backup both Mac & Windows partitions onto a completely OS interchangeable Seagate Backup Plus 2 Tb drive. (I don't know what program was used to do that.) I've read that formatting to ...
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Fedora 17 - Add 3rd harddrive to /home

I'm running Fedora 17 64bit that have 320gb and 500gb hard drive. Command df -h shows that /dev/mapper/centos-home has size of 710G. I want to add third hard drive and increase size of /dev/mapper/...
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How to clear hidden attribute from partition if “attributes volume clear hidden” fails with “Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found.”

After select volume [n] in diskpart attributes volume clear hidden fails with Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found. I found some forum threads which might contain a solution (http://...
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Diskpart - Can't delete a partition without the force protected parameter set

Following on from my previous question (Can't remove recovery partition) I have been trying to use Diskpart - with the following results: Is my disk locked in a permanent way or is this ...
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Unable to boot from clean windows 8.1 and 10 installation

I'm having an issue I spent the whole last day on troubleshooting and I've read a lot of threads both here and other QA/forums. I recently bought a new SSD disk from OCZ, a Trion 100, because my ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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How to use entire disk space in Windows 10 when installing from system image?

I created a system image of my Windows installation. My original hard drive size was 120gb. When I installed from the system image onto a 500gb hard drive I had unallocated space. The problem is I ...
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How do I boot to BIOS directly from Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: I have basically no experience with BIOS, UEFI, or anything of that kind. Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire V5-571 alongside Windows 10. (This laptop came with 8 ...
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Ext4 fs corrupted after shrunken by parted

I was trying to make room for an Arch Linux installation and I ran parted and shrunk my main Ubuntu partition. I made a new one in the new space but after I rebooted it put me in a grub prompt. I ...
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Removing partitions from Chromebook (Chrome Recovery Utility not working)

I dual installed GalliumOS and ChromeOS on my Lenovo 100S ChromeBook. I tried to uninstall GalliumOS but didn't manage to delete its partitions. Now I have ChromeOS installed, but it has under 1 GB ...
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Windows 7 partition shows as “Unknown” in disk part / Windows Recovery

So I have a lot going on here, unfortunately. I'm trying to work through the issues but I've found myself stuck. I THINK that the issue in the title is now my problem as I have been able to fix my EFI ...
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Deploying Raid 0 on an existing setup

I have a server that's already in deployment and will be adding on a new hard drive. Redeployment isn't really an option because the server is a quanta server and doesn't can't support a KVM. ...
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Unable to access disk space in Windows

I have installed Windows 10 in external HDD for my Mac Book and here is the steps followed. When I installed windows in bootcamp, I have selected only 30GB space and restored to external 1TB hard ...
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Partition 500Gb SSD AFTER windows 10 install [duplicate]

ok I know this is backwards but after spending half a day doing a clean install of Windows and updating drivers I'd prefer to not have to repeat the process. I'd like to simply partition my SSD in ...
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HP probook 4540s stuck at the first screen?

Here is what happened: I installed Windows and it made a 100MB partition I booted with the Windows CD again, formatted the 100MB partition and system partition then installed Windows again After ...
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Windows 7 Unable to boot after hibernation

I am running Windows 7 ultimate edition on my HP pavilion Dv6t laptop. The specifications are: i7 2670qm 8GB ram 700GB Hard disk I deleted a 100MB primary partition which was label as System ...
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Unable to install Windows 10 couldn't create partition

I am trying to clean install Windows 10 in my Asus X555L Notebook Laptop, but every time I land on the "Where do you want to install Windows ? " page and create "New " partitions with the unallocated ...
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New Partition is mysteriously created and cannot access

I noticed something unusual when booting up Windows 8.1 this morning. A new disk partition is created. Local Disk (Z) See below I have gone through many sites related to the problem and found quite ...
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Install Windows 10 on an EFI / hybrid MBR Macbook?

I have an 2011 macbook which has been updated to EFI 1.7. Bootcamp sets up a hybrid MBR to support Windows 7. I need to install Windows 10 on this hybrid MBR setup instead of an EFI/GPT setup ...
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Cannot clean install Windows 10 or access BIOS

I'm pulling my hair out with this one. I've got a HP TouchSmart 320 PC that I upgraded to Windows 10 mid last year from Windows 7. Bought the PC with W7 installed. Have had it in a box for months ...
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GPT Partitioned Disk not Recognized by BIOS

I have received a Samsung Ativ Book 4 (model no. NP4705E-K01UB [this computer is UEFI compatible BTW]), and for the first few months that I used it, it has worked fine with MBR partitioned disks. ...
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usb disk 64gb only shows 58.59gb

I have an unformatted usb stick Kingston Datatraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64 GB. When I clean out the disk and I am about to partition and format it, it lists as 58.59GB and in properties it lists as ...
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How to turn only HDD back to basic after accidentally creating 5th partition?

I was trying to create a separate partition for use with an ISO image on USB drive as it was a Linux program. I succeeded, along with turning my only drive from basic into dynamic. It has my Windows 7 ...
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Expanding 2 partitions with other partitions surrounding them

I am upgrading my Dell XPS 13 9333's SSD from 128gb to 512gb. I have been able to get all the stuff over to my new SSD (my old one is in a USB enclosure), but I cannot expand my Windows 10 (/dev/sda5) ...
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How to dual boot (Ubuntu-Win) with Lenovo U41-70? - Issue with partitions and recovery

My Lenovo U41-70 (i7-5500U) came with a licensed Windows 8.1 (upgradable to Windows 10) and has by default the following partitions: ~1000 MB (Recovery partition) ~260 MB (EFI system partition) ...
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Windows 7 does not create EFI partition on installation?

I'd like to install Windows 7 on an empty hard-drive (and Linux thereafter). EFI is enabled in the BIOS. So, I choose "Boot UEFI DVD" for the Windows 7 installation DVD and then I let Windows create a ...
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Can Windows be installed next to a ext4 partition? [duplicate]

I plan on installing Windows while keeping my current filesystem partition. To do so I'm going to delete my swap, boot, and root partitions(making room for the Windows partition), format 60 gigabytes ...
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Cloned laptop HDD to SSD, but SSD says OS Not Found

The other topic is similar, as I have already read through it hoping it would help solve my issue, but it didn't. He had a BSD, I did not. He wanted to keep his other drive as a slave, I'm swapping ...
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Will files in my D dirve be erased when installing alongside Windows

I am about to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on a Thinkpad. Windows resides in my C drive and I have my files in D. C and D happen to be two separate hard disks on my laptop, one stays in the ...
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Running diskpart and chkdsk on BCD partition

I am trying to run chkdsk on the boot partition. I have been advised that this is a hidden partition that I first need to unhide using diskpart. I found this explanation. But this is what I am ...
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External hard drive not functioning properly on Mac but fine on PC

I have a WD My Passport Ultra (1TB) hard drive I bought a year ago, which originally has two partitions, one for Time Machine backups and the other for my documents. The Time Machine partition is ...
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clonezilla cloning partition to partition doesn't work for Linux

First dd command would not help here. In my case I don't same size hard disks to clone. Primary HDD: 500GB(around) but its not filled. It has only 20GB OS Linux External HDD: 320GB(around) I wish ...
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May I use the same licence for Windows on different partitions? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 installed on my tablet and I want to install the same version of Windows 8 on a second different partition of the same disk, on dual boot, possibly from the same ISO. Given that the ...
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Can't remove recovery partition

My laptop originally came with Win 8.1, the 64Gb drive has a 15Gb recovery partition. I've since upgraded to Windows 10 so I don't think this recovery partition makes much sense - anyway I could do ...
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How to Move / Migrate a Hard disk with multiple bootable partitions to Larger size?

Currently I am using a 320gb hard disk on my laptop. I have a newer 500gb one. I decided to migrate the 320gb HDD and its contents into the 500gb one. Problem is that my 320gb HDD has multiple ...
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How to make an USB connected, external Hard Drive (mechanical) to dual boot with Windows 10 Enterprise and Linux?

I have an USB 3 connected, 4Tb Segate Backup Plus Hard Disk. I want to create several partitions and dedicated two of them (≅126 Gb each), one for Windows 10 Enterprise (no home or pro), and other for ...
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Why does the output of `lsblk` and `df -h` seem to conflict?

I'm trying to create a directory /mnt/data that will be mounted on to /dev/mapper/centos-home, since that's the biggest partition. The output of lsblk looks like this: NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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How do I activate windows 8.1? (clean install on a pre-installed laptop) [duplicate]

I used the media creation tool kit to create a windows 8.1 pro boot dvd from Microsoft's website. I booted off of it, wiped my drive and partitions, recreated the partitions, and proceeded with the ...
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No more space in root filesystem, how could I increase the size?

This is my filesystem : ~  df -h -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 9.8G 7.6G 1.7G 83% / /dev/mapper/fedora-home 50G 27G ...