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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I lost my fat32 partition on Windows 8

I have 2 OS installations Windows 8.1 on my 128GB SSD (C) and Windows 10 on my 512GB HDD (T) Having installed (T) most recently it rewrote my bootloader locking me out of (C) I fixed this yesterday. ...
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How to make arch linux use my EFI partition?

I try to install Arch Linux in a Liva mini pc kit -- basically a 64bits intel-based minit computer. That computer has 4 partitions inside an eMMC memory. I've tried to use one of those partitions for ...
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Is there something wrong with my disk partition?

# fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 499711 248832 83 Linux /dev/sda2 501758 41940991 20719617 5 Extended ...
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Boot Failure. Recovering Native VHDX Boot in Hyper-V on Windows 8

I am trying to restore my old VHDX with a Windows 8 RTM setup on it. The problem: I get the Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot devices or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device message ...
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What space allocation should I allocate to partitions on a 1TB HDD on a dedicated server? [closed]

I am about to get a dedicated server. It comes with 1TB of space, which is enough for my needs at the moment. I will use it for: web hosting my sites and website files web hosting a couple client's ...
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Dangers of deleting C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J:$DATA

Got a Vista laptop with Wubi Ubuntu installed (read: Ubuntu on virtual disks located on the NTFS partition). I only use Ubuntu, but the disk performance is so poor that I want to switch to a normal ...
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Installing Windows 10 in VirtualBox and in MBM

I want to be able to test out Windows 10 in VirtualBox so that I don't have to reboot to switch to my main computer, however, it would be nice if I could also, when booting, boot directly into Windows ...
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Windows 7 installation loses volume label after reboot if no drive letter assigned

Here is my problem: I have had a Dell laptop with the following partitions: 39 MB - (OEM Partition); 14 GB, label: RECOVERY, no drive letter; 200 GB, label: OS, drive letter C: I used the ...
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How do I make the Linux and Windows versions of a game share save files?

I recently obtained a new computer. I also got a 1 TB hard drive. I want to partition it so I can use both Linux and Windows. This is mainly used for gaming. More games are available for Windows, so I ...
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Can I join two partitions located on two separate hard drives?

I would like to join two partitions located on two separate hard drives? Is this possible? Which tool can do this? I am used to using Gparted. Can it be done with with Gparted ?
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Lenovo ThinkPad G510 OEM partition

I've recently bought a Lenovo ThinkPad G510 and i want to install two operating systems on it: Windows 8.1 and Linux Ubuntu. Unfortunately i don't have enough partitions. After installing Windows ...
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Attempting to install Windows 8.1 as secondary OS, misdetects EFI partition

Currently I have Arch Linux installed as my primary OS, and wish to install Windows 8.1 as a secondary so I may utilize certain special hardware (a capture card which has no Linux drivers at the ...
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Prevent windows from “sleep saving” and overwriting shared partition

Is there a way to disable Windows to overwrite my shared partition with it's old memory version? Sometimes the juice runs out, and on reboot, I forget that Windows was last and boot into Linux. A ...
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no root partition was found : FreeBSD

I want to install freeBSD in my laptop. I already had a Ubuntu at my system. I make the partition of 40GB using GParted, to install freeBSD in to that. But when I install freeBSD on the partition ...
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vgdisplay shows 0 free PE/size

I'm trying to configure a CentOS HA system with 2 nodes, with DRBD for replicated storage. I'm following the "Clusters from Scratch" guide, and at the DRBD portion, I need to create a partition for ...
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Make some content on USB drive read only

I am having a 8GB pen drive, I need to put a PowerPoint into that and make it read only. Rest of the space should be usable for the user. Assuming the user will be using Windows only, what are my ...
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sda1, sda2, what are these in my partition table?

I'm using Ubuntu on WMware. My sda1 is in ext4 format, and I assume that it holds my OS and all other files? What is sda2 and can I delete it and just put all my space into sda1? sda2 is in extended ...
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3TB Western Digital green showing as only 746GB in disk management?

I've just purchased a new hard drive (3TB Western Digital Green) with the intention of transferring everything from my hard drive that has sector issues and is causing BSODs. The problem is, the new ...
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Error: “We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files”

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB 3.0 on my Samsung Notebook. Everything is wiped clean and the BIOS settings are default. I have now just moved the boot order to boot first from USB HDD ...
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Is it possible to image only a single partition in Windows 7?

I have a fairly good sized Hard Drive (2.5 GB) which I have partitioned into several parts. I want to know if it is possible for me to use Windows Backup in such a way that I am able to image and ...
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What's the best way for me to dual boot linux/Win 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 14z laptop

So, I happen to have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. Unfortunately, like most laptops these days, it comes with a rather bizarre partition plan from the manufacturer, which I myself do not fully ...
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Moving to drive with a greater capacity. Can't extend the main partition because of the others

Situation I got a new ssd drive with greater capacity and after cloning my previous drive to the new one I faced some problems. This is the situation that I have after cloning the old drive to the ...
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Increasing Mac partition after shrink Windows Bootcamp partition

I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.9.4 with a 500GB HD. The HD is partitioned with 370 GB to Mac and 128 GB to Windows and I decided to shrink the Windows partition to 65 GB because I ...
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How many drives do I have?

This is the first time I ordered a dedicated server with 3 HDDs and I am quite confused. My limited knowledge tells me that /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc are the 3 drives that I actually have. But, ...
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Installation Issue of CentOS 7

how i tried to install centOS 7 having centOS 6.4 already in the system and windows as well. bootable DVD::::--> ISO is CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso.... and my problem is after manual partitioning ...
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It seems OS calculates partitions' sizes/boundaries differently while hdd connected via sata or usb adapter

I have kali linux installed on my laptop. Just've bought new drive (WD 500GB one) for it recently and used combined knowledge from these two guides: http://bremford.org/tips/MigrateDiskInUbuntu.html ...
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What Windows 8.1 (x64) / Linux SSD/HDD setup should I use?

I have the following drives and their planned usage below. 120GB SSD - Arch Linux or Ubuntu (OS, programs) 240GB SSD - Windows (OS, programs) 1TB HDD - Split in half, one partition per OS ...
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Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I have a system which dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7 using GRUB2. The computer has four drives, and Windows is installed on the third (last) partition of drive #2. The drive layout looks like ...
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I can't boot into MAC after that I resized my Windows partition

I created Windows partition by boot camp on Mac and after that I resized this parition in Windows. Now I cant boot into Mac. I dont have recovery usb. Can I create it somehow from Windows? Or is ...
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How to realocate space from the Swap partition to the ext4 'normal' partition in Ubuntu?

My Linux is running in a VM for which I allocated half of the physical amount of RAM (32 div 2) and 20 GB of disk space. I can see the structure of my disks. The 'linux swap' partition took 16GB. ...
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Shrinking partitions with Windows Disk Management

I'm wondering how does Disk Management in Windows shrink the C:\ drive partition when you are booted into Windows (and thus the partition is mounted). If I'm not mistaken, mounted filesystems in Linux ...
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Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
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How to figure out which partition number an entry in the list has in the Fedora 20 installation routine?

I started the Fedora 20 installation image which I dded onto an USB stick. During the installation I started wondering whether it really is impossible to determine the parition number or UUID of ...
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Partition types for windows 7 installation [closed]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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how do i fix drive permissions

Recently i resized, shrunk, merged and partitioned my drives using aomei partition manager. After this i made a clean install of win 7. Now the scenario is that when i try to save anything on (non C:) ...
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Create Compressed Back Up Image Mac Mavericks

I have a 3TB external drive, that for some reason is partitioned as a single Master Boot Record partition. Seagate, go figure. I'm running a 1TB Mac with 10.9.4 and about 380GB used space. My ...
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How can I correct a disk drive showing the wrong capacity

I've been given a Buffalo Ministation (HD-PC320U2/BK-EU), it's a 320GB USB2 drive, but whenever I plug it into any machine (I've tried a Mac, Linux and even Windows as a last resort) it reports that ...
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Cannot create LUKS container on external harddisk

I have an external USB drive, where I had two partitions. A 100 MB partition where I store my password manager file, and the remainder (500 GB) of the drive for the actual data in a LUKS container. ...
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How to install Windows in a fresh formatted hard drive?

I was having problem concerned with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu because I had Ubuntu already installed in my system. Well, there was something wrong with my boot/efi partition's VBR or my hard ...
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Windows 7 fresh install, not booting but shows a black screen with blinking cursor

Our laptop has two OS installed: ubuntu and windows 7, and it has about 4 partitions: swap,home,root,windows 7. I moved ubuntu to the first partition before windows 7 but I don't have any problems ...
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Move a LUKS partition to the left and resize it

I have a LUKS encrypted partition that is NOT into an LVM volume manager. It's at the end of the hard drive, and its size is 250 GB, but I want to add 50 more GBs to it. I would normally use GParted ...
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Moving Select Partitions and MBR From Old Drive To New

On my current drive I have a dual boot system setup (two different versions of ubuntu.) I want to migrate to a new hard drive but I don't wan't to keep one of the Ubuntu installations. So here is how ...
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mkfs - The device apparently does not exist; did you specify it correctly?

I used fdisk /dev/sda to create an sda6 partition. Now I want to format it using the mkfs.ext4 command. I am using CentOS 6.5 Linux distro. But when I run this command I get following error mkfs.ext4 ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...
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Split a USB into partitions [duplicate]

Not sure if this is even possible but... Is it possible to partition a USB drive so I can have a partition for a Live install of Linux and then a partition for storing files on?
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Make a partition with only Windows 8.1 in it. Already installed. And move it to SSD [duplicate]

I just bought a SSD and would like to migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. I tried easeUS Partition Manager but it says that the disk (120gb) isn't big enough. I think the problem is that I don't have a ...
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New SSD hdparm shows “frozen” - whether secure erase is needed before installing Linux

I have a new, unpartitioned(not touched*) Intel 330 180GB SSD on my Desktop to which I plan to install Debian testing. I use a 160GB Disk with Ubuntu to which, this SSD is now installed. I ran latest ...
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Unable to boot into OSX after installing Windows with Bootcamp

I installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise via Bootcamp on my MBP (Nov 2013 model), now I can only boot into Windows, no way to boot into OSX. When I hold the ALT button at boot, the menu shows only Windows ...
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Add space from 3TB unto 4TB using raid, how?

I would like to expand my 4 TB drive by adding on drive space from my 3 TB drive. I assume this is possible in a raid configuration by resizing the partion on the 3 TB to free space then using ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...