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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Hard drive partitioning failed. Now motherboard doesn't post with it

So I have a hard drive with 3 primary partitions. I had Debian installed on my first primary partition (system), second one was extended, and I created third one for windows. So I went on installing ...
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How to reset a HDD to one partition

I have a HDD which seems to have its partitions messed up. At this point, I want to just make the entire HDD one partition clean and ready to go. Is there a way I can do this with the Windows CD CMD? ...
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How do I copy and write a partition table from one identical disk to another?

I've got several dozen Raspberry Pis that I use as part of a home lab experiment. I created an installation of Rasbian (the Pi-specific version of Debian) on one Pi, and I want to spread it to the ...
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Can't clone SSD with a Windows partition and a Linux partition

I recently installed with some effort Zorin OS (based on Ubuntu LTS 14.04) on another partition of my Intel SSD 335 (240 gb in total) and divided that other partition many smaller partitions of the ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from one hard disk with another hard disk connected containing another windows 7 installation

I tried to shrink a partition(not C: drive) from ubuntu using gparted so that I can allocate more space to C:. After the shrinking, Windows 7 won't boot. The grub screen shows up(dual boot win7 and ...
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Can I repair EFI partition (Windows 8.1) from another Windows 8.1 Internal Hard or Ubuntu (Triple-Boot)?

I have a home-made Desktop PC with 2 Windows 8.1 (1 for Gaming, 1 for Regular work) and 1 Ubuntu. So last time I renamed my Gaming Windows from "Windows Boot Manager" to "Windows 8.1 Gaming" with ...
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Access an NTFS volume in Linux LVM from Windows

my system dual boots Windows 7 and Debian Linux. My linux partition uses LVM with a root swap setup. My swap size is 18 GB and the root size is 2 TB. I resized my root partition to 750GB to give me ...
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Cloned Linux does not recognize the new flash drive's space?

I installed CentOS 6 into my 4GB flash drive, and everything worked fine until I needed more space. I have another flash drive with 8GB of space (which is all I really need) and so I formatted it with ...
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Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux. Also, can I have the differences of each partition format, I mean the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from EXT4 partition?

I have cloned an EXT4 partition via raw dd command from a Galaxy Nexus phone. How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from the EXT4 partition? I need to recover some WAVE samples(I'm ...
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How to create factory recovery hd on Asus laptop

I've purchased an Asus K550CC (i5), and it came with windows 8 pre-instaled During a few months i tried to get along with win 8, upgraded to 8.1, less pain.. but.. Gave up metro and reinstaled Win7.. ...
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“Operating System Not Found”

I did a bad format of my pc, I think I erased the mbr too. Everytime I turn on pc it shows me the message "No Operative System Found" . I accessed to BIOS and changed booting option to read CD : If ...
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SSD Showing as two drives not one in GParted

I'm not sure what happened but somewhere between removing windows and attempting to install linux my SSD has become two 64gb drives (sda and sdb), instead of the 128gb drive. My laptops an acer s7, ...
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Trouble installing a new Hard Drive

I'm having trouble replacing my hard drive System Info: Sony VAIO VPCF115fm i7 Q720 Quad Core CPU (1.6 GHz) Turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU with 1 GB VRAM 500 GB spinning media ...
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Create a bootable USB installer from a external hard disk partition

I have a 1TB external disk. I want to have a usb installer for both windows and ubuntu. But I do not have any USB. So I partitioned the external drive with 8GB, 8GB and the rest for data. The 8GB ...
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Re-image Macbook Pro, with Recovery disk

I have the 2013 Macbook Pro and after getting it, did Bootcamp for Windows. I can't remember the exact process, but there was something special that had to be done as Windows 8 was 64 bit and Bootcamp ...
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dd copy iso 2 usb flash drive & add a writable partition

I made an install of Xubuntu inspired by : http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick#Using_commandline_tools Is it very good, you have an install bootable drive, like an optical drive. But bit 2 bit ...
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Bad Windows Partition Recovery

We have a Seagate Barracude 750GB SATA Hard-Drive that is now refusing to access the partition Windows 7 is located on. I have trouble shooted this hard-drive with both Windows Tools and Linux ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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Where is Linux root filesystem on an attached drive

I have a CentOS system with many configurations/applications installed on a hard drive. I have installed a new CentOS system on a different hard drive. I have booted from the new system/hard drive and ...
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Linux access to Windows 7 dynamic volumes (striped or mirrored)

I'm considering setting up a dual-boot system for the first time for many years. My plan for the system is to set it up as follows: SSD for both system partitions 2 identical hard disks, split ...
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After Installation of Visual studio 2013 on Windows 8 [closed]

After the completion of visual studio 2013 it is taking too much time after first restart. I don't know what to do.Its like just stuck on window screen
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Install windows on a second partition without creating an entry in the boot menu

I have a PC and want to install windows on a second partition. However, when the machine boots I do not want to modify the boot menu to show two operating systems. Instead I would like to access the ...
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Partitioning issues with an SSD drive

I have a Solid State Drive with 24 GB of free space. I want to shrink the volume by 20 GB to create a partition to install and dual-boot Linux Ubuntu OS. The problem is Windows disk management tool ...
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Recover my SD Card [duplicate]

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working: DISKPART> list disk Disk ...
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Recover my SD Card

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working: DISKPART> list disk Disk ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition

I wanted to create a new partition so I cut some space from one of my NTFS partitions. After that a problem with the boot menu appeared so I needed to use the boot-repair. So I did. The problem was ...
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partition managing not allowing to expand

I wanted to dual boot Linux + win7. I got to the disk management program and discovered that I can not extend the win7 partition. (superuser also wont allow me to post images so I cant stick an image ...
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How to format to NTFS my EXT4 partition on Windows 8?

I'd like to format one of my partitions to NTFS which is EXT4 at the moment and an ubuntu is installed on, that I don't need anymore. I can't see the partition in My Computer and I've never tried ...
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Did XFS corrupt my partition table?

I had primary partitions sda1, sda2, sda3, plus sda4 which contained one plain partition and three encrypted partitions. I had sda3 empty for tests and decided to use it, so I formatted it with the ...
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Resize linux parition without reinstalling

Here's what my partition table looks like. How can I expand the 20 GB / partition without having to reinstall everything? I'd like it to be, say, 50 GB.
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High CPU Usage for Mysql after adding partitions

On a amazon m3.large instance (vCPU:2, Mem: 7.5), I run a mysql(5.5.29) server. Initially, the state of the server is OK except that the query is too slow. However, after partitioning the table into ...
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Excessive overheating of laptop after disk partitioning

I have a laptop-pc (Samsung series 7 notebook and windows 8 installed) of about a year and a half old. It has been working completely fine for the most part until recently when I partitioned its hard ...
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What happens on Mac Air booting?

I am trying to install linux on my Mac Air i7 11" Mid-2012. How does booting work on these Macs? I have a GPT partition table, and AFAIK the process looks like this: Look for a partition with ...
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Windows: creating a virtual drive out of a physical partition

Under Windows, is there a way to create a virtual device recognized as a disk drive, which would map to a single partition on a physical drive? It is my understanding that Windows doesn't treat all ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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Fix an unusable flash drive

Make a bootable Windows10 32 bit flash drive (size 4 GB) but it does not seem to be working. How can I restore it to its original factory state and make it a bootable drive? Thanks! Things I have ...
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I can only see 1.5TB of my 4TB hard drive. How do I fix this?

I recently purchased a 4TB hard drive. This is my first time working with disks larger than 1TB. From what I discovered through googling, I found that I have to initialize the disc using GUID ...
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Windows partition NO LONGER viewable/mountable from Linux,

Surprisigly, I had full access to my C: partition from a live-usb Ubuntu session...until I didn't. When I now attempt to mount the windows partition, Ubuntu tells me that the partition can't be ...
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Mac Partition Table issue

I went to install Windows in my macbook air by creating NTFS partition. But my purposed wasn't served. So I've deleted that NTFS partition (40 GB approx.) from Mac recovery mode. Then that space ...
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I have 2 internal HDD that were partitioned into a single logical drive how to remount

I lost my PC over the weekend, but I recovered both disks, they are both fine, but due to the way they were partitioned together into a single drive I am unable to access them anymore via Windows and ...
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windows 8 data lost while installing ubuntu 14.04

I had windows operating system. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system by over writing windows 8. But I lost 5 GB of data which was very important. I tried test disk tool to recover data but ...
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New LaCie drive fails to mount on Mac OSX 10.8

I have a new LaCie d2 Quadra 4 TB external harddrive (this one). When I connect it to my Macbook pro with Friewire 800 cable (provided), the drive beeps about 20 times, then I get "The disk you ...
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Copy speed to usb flash drive very slow when partitioned as NTFS

So I have a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager USB flash drive. I am on a fairly new install of Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1. I use the flash drive for one thing, watching things on my TV. I will copy ...
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I have many partitions, which are safe to delete?

I have a Dell inspiron 15R with 1TB drive. The problem is that I only have 903.21 GB of 1TB (I get how drives are formatted less). I have a few partitions that take up too much space and I am ...
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How do I make an image of my linux partition so I can burn it to another partition and boot from that partition

What I want to do is create and iso image of my linux partition and install it on something like unetbootin so that I can plug my usb in the computer and boot from the usb and have my own custom ...
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Delete a Dynamic Partition

I want to delete my dynamic partition to install windows 7. I have 5 dynamic partitions currently on my hard disk. I don't want a single chunk of HD to be created. I just want one of the dynamic ...
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How to format hard drive lenovo z360

So I want to format my hard disk and then reinstall windows 7. I'm using a lenovo Z360 Laptop with windows 7 sp1 installed on it. I know that there's a small protected partition that holds windows 7 ...
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How to build an sd card image, without an sd card?

We have a scripted process that builds up an embedded install of Debian Jesse on an sd card. The relevant parts of the script look like this: export DISK=/dev/sdb umount ${DISK}1 # make sure no ...
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Clonezilla: weird error about destination being smaller, though disks are identical

I want to clone a 1Tb disk which has some issues with the Win7 boot manager. I want to clone it so I can try some remedies on the cloned disk. The destination disk is also a 1Tb, empty disk. (Though ...