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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How do I upgrade to Windows 10 if I have less than 8 GB free?

I have an ASUS X205TA with MS Windows 8.1. This has a 32 GB drive, but it also uses WIMBoot and has a recovery partition. I am unable to get more than 7.5 GB of free space. Microsoft offer a ...
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BitLocker corrupted partition, recover using the pin password, no RecoveryKey or NumericKey

I have a 15Gb USB Pen drive, whole drive encrypted with BitLocker. I pulled the pen drive by mistake while transferring data, and the partition is now corrupted, RAW. I understand my only solution ...
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Can someone explain this weird laptop drive setup with an mSATA SSD and conventional HDD?

I've got a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop in my office that I'm trying to figure out. This is the partition setup I'm seeing: Upon loading the Disk Management console, it tries to initialize the mSATA ...
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Copying Old files from NTFS to ext-4 primary partition in LINUX(Elementary OS)

So recently i just switched from windows 7 to elementary OS and i copied my important files from my Local Disk C:to Local Disk D: I installed elementary OS in Local Disk C:. After that i want to put ...
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Can I shrink the recovery partition if my machine uses WIMBoot?

My machine (ASUS x205ta) uses MS Windows 8.1. It also uses WIMBoot: Identifying drives that use WIMBoot. Windows Image File Boot (WIMBoot) Overview. The recovery partition is 10 GB. The installed ...
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How can I calculate what sector of the partition an offset resides in?

I have an offset (1519748) and I want to calculate which sector of the partion (1) that the offset resides in. How would I calculate this?
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Replicating partitioning setup on a new SSD

I am trying to clone a failing SSD in my laptop to a new one. Because the current drive is failing, I was unable to use any of the standard Windows cloning software (Macrium, etc.) as they were ...
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940917 - BCD needs to be edited via ubuntu

It is a dual boot hdd including 3 partitions. The first one is Win10 boot. The seconds one is ntfs formatted with Windows 10 installed on and the third one contains Ubuntu. I looked in partitions via ...
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Is there are way to “calculate” the guids for a GPT partition table?

There are specific reserved guids like {DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC} for a windows partition or {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} for an unused partition. Where do these values come ...
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Alienware M17 x R4 Windows 7 not allowing access to 900 GB

My PC crashed after Windows 10 upgrade, needing to use the recovery/restore usb from dell to reinstall Windows 7. Since then just over 900GB is a hidden partition, a huge amount on my 1TB drive, how ...
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2 drives 1 failing move my primary partition to the good drive that has my system reserved on it

So my Disk1 is failing. S.M.A.R.T. said so. back up and replace or something. Yay. Not a problem I have a whole 1TB (not tablespoon) drive I'm not using. I'll go clone my whole drive over............. ...
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Bootcamp Partition (Windows 7) not recognizing free space created by OS X (El Capitan)

I will cut to the chase. I am attempting to increase the size of my Bootcamp partition, running Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium. Originally, I was following this video. This is what I did: In OS X ...
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Wrong MBR in NTFS partition

I have a inacessible partition. By inaccesible I mean it cannot be accesed from Windows command prompt ("file or directory is damaged and not readable"). Even chkdsk could not do anything: "Could not ...
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What's wrong with my partitions?

I recently made a clean install of OSX El Capitan on my SSD. I also have a secondary disk as you can see, which I use as storage for my data (videos, pictures etc.). After the install (which I made ...
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How do i prevent a folder from deletion in windows 7 from other user in linux partition in dual booted system?

My dual booted pc is designed in a way that ,the linux partition can access the contents in windows partition while windows partition can't access contents in linux partition.So i want to create a ...
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KingSpec SSD partitioning

I've recently bought a KSD-PA25.6-064MS, and it came pre-formatted, with the partition starting at sector 63. I know this isn't typical for SSDs and can result in excessive write amplification. ...
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If I make a copy of a system partition, can I safely delete the original?

I want to merge 2 non-adjacent partitions. Since partitions need to be adjacent to be merged with disk partitioning tools, I plan to create a copy of the partition that is in between the ones I want ...
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Windows installer creates system partition on another drive

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook U772 which has a 40GB SSD drive and a 300GB HDD. I decided to reinstall Windows on it. When the installer came to the step to select the installation drive I selected the ...
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Installing Linux Mint, how to partition disc, mount points, boot flag?

I'm getting used to Linux a bit now, came to it as an XP refugee, and am still firmly a noob. I can google until I'm blue in the face, but I still don't know enough to understand what all the ...
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Need to make other partition in Windows 8 after C

I recently purchased a Dell Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has only a C: drive plus a recovery partition. I need to make another partition after C: to use for my data. Will the recovery ...
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What should the MBR look like?

I was reading about a computer's booting process and found out that the computer loads the bootloader's code from the MBR. So I wanted to take a look at my MBR like this: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr ...
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Windows 10 - Is there a way to Expand System Partition Size?

When I bought the computer the partitioning was already done by the vendor. However they gave it an incredibly little amount (about 50GB). Many apps mandatorily occupy space at system drive, ...
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Linux Mint Install Fails (Because of Partitioning?)

I bought a laptop with three drives: sda/sdb are a RAID array with windows installed, and sdc is a separate 1TB drive. While I wanted to install Linux Mint on sda/sdb (creating a new partition from ...
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Using laptop (without os) as an external hard drive

I want to use my laptop as an external hard drive. I've deleted all partitions and run shred so the hdd is completely empty. There is absolutely nothing on it. Is it possible to connect the laptop to ...
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Getting all partitions of an SD card to show in Linux

I have an SD card that I formatted using the Chromebook Recovery Utility. There was some free space after creating the recovery card, so I used gdisk to add a 13th partition. After creating this ...
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How do I resize a partition on an img file?

I have a puppy linux img that is 8gb but I need it to fit on a 6gb drive. How do I resize the ext2 partition on the img?
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RHEL 6.4 - Clean Install - SSD - Does not see hard drive

Apologies if I am missing any pertinent information, this is the first time asking advice on a forum. Requirements: Software: RHEL 6.4 AND RHEL 5.3 - NOT simultaneously, just have multiple ...
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How do I migrate Windows 10 and Grub to a new Hard Drive?

I have two drives: C:, which contains a Grub bootloader and Windows 10, and D: which contains an NTFS partition and also all my Ubuntu partitions. I would like to replace my C: drive with a new ...
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How to partition a volatile physical RAM drive before fstab runs?

since I switched to linux a couple of days ago, I try to configure my machine. The last thing is: I have a physical RAM drive with 16GB DDR2 Ram. This device mounts as a real physical SATA harddrive. ...
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How to tell fdisk to erase the partition's content like GParted does?

I'm trying to write a script to do some proceedings with an USB pendrive, deleting any partitions it encounters and creating new ones (more in this link). When I do the proceedings using GParted, ...
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Can't extend volume

Found unused 90GB on array on Windows 2003 Server SP2 and extended array into it. In Disk Manager it is now shown as unallocated of MBR type and no option to extend existing volumes into it. Diskpart ...
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set boot flag on new SSD while old HD is still installed

My task is to copy all data from a HDD to a SSD and make the SSD the new boot & system drive (new C:) I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to copy everything and it worked perfectly. My only Problem ...
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can't mount /dev/sda1 in Ophcrack

I have problems using the Ophcrack Live distribution on a PC with Windows 7. I can not in any way to see the C: drive. I've tried everything, from entering as SU, I did mount, mount force, mknode, ...
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How do I safely upgrade from Windows 7 + Ubuntu dual-boot to Windows 10?

I'll begin with a disclaimer: this is a borderline "discussion" question, so please forgive me if it seems out of place. I have a laptop running Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to update it to Windows ...
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LVM: Two or more volume groups (VGs) on one physical volume (PV)

I have just a short question about LVM. A physical volume is a Partition or a whole Disk. A volume group is a container for a least one physical volume. So I know that a volume group can have more ...
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Messed up my linux installation

I am totally new to Linux and installed a Peppermint Partition on my HD. Then I tried to install from Peppermint a live USB, but ended up mounting the image on the hard drive. Now I have this ...
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Disk Partition rollback for Windows OS (Performed through Boot camp) on Mac Machine

I have a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard, I have installed Windows 7 OS through Boot camp. Accidentally I have converted all the drives to Windows based partition from window's disk management . ...
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Clone all disk partitions to smaller disk

I have a 640GB hard drive that is failing some diagnostic checks. It still functions, but the computer is unbearably slow, with disk I/O as the clear culprit. The disk in question in installed in an ...
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Cannot boot Cloned Windows drive

So, I have a 64GB SSD which I boot Windows 8.1 off of. However, I have found that this is just too small a disk, and so recently bought a 250GB disk to upgrade to. I have cloned the 64GB disk to the ...
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can't boot into my dualboot win 7 and 8 systes

My system has win 7 and win 8 ( Dual boot). I don't see the boot menu to select the OS, it is stuck after POST and asking for boot media. I have resized the primary partition C:/ with win 7 using ...
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Repairing bootloader for kali linux 2.0

I'm trying to repair the boot loader for kali 2.0. I'm not sure what caused it but it doesn't show up in the bios anymore. I found this code: mount /dev/sda3 /mnt mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev mount ...
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*VERY* slow boot after changing from MBR to GPT - need to rearrange partitions

I recently changed from MBR to GPT and now my system takes over an hour to boot. I suspect a partition arrangement problem. I'm running Windows 10 on a RAID 5 array. Here is my current partition ...
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Can't increase my partition size due to start

I saw today that my computer didn't want to boot because my /dev/sdb2 (/ partition) was totally full. That was a big mistake from me, I've set the size at 10G, which isn't enough. I started from the ...
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Planning to move to SSD from HDD in Laptop, need assistance [closed]

I'm currently using a Dell Vostro 3650 laptop and I'm planning to move to SSD by swapping out the stock HDD that came with it. Decided to go with this SSD here : ...
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raspberry pi - resizing root partition, pi doesn't boot

good day all My standard raspberry pi sd card has a few bad scctors at about 67% of the way through, so I was able to boot from flash drive and sdcard (as boot partition) Problem: However, when ...
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live linux distribution with replacement for DriveImage XML

I need a live linux distribution (enable to run from USB stick) with included software: replacement for DriveImage XML antivirus hdd partition management (GParted is good enough) webbrowser KeePass ...
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how can i install windows 7 parallel to 10?

so i wanted to upgrade my laptop windows from 7 (which it came with) to 8.1, i couldn't do that because the HDD was in MBR format so i had to change it to GPT and so i did, now i'm on windows 10 i ...
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Partitioning a 2-Disk RAID0 Array for Performance

I have an external RAID0 array that I use for media production on my MacBook Pro. It is a 2-disk Thunderbolt unit from LaCie (Big2). I chose to stripe the data for performance. Considering the type ...
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Trying to understand linux support for 4TB hard disk drive on legacy BIOS

I want to add a 4TB hard disk drive for data storage only. My current configuration: Intel Server Board S3210SH (Legacy BIOS, 2009/05/22) Running Arch Linux. Installed in a Crucial 512MX SSD ...
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Can't recover space on MacOS disk

A year or so ago I partitioned my stock 2011 MacBook Air with a 30Gb (I think) partition for Ubuntu. For a while I dual booted, all was good until eventually I purchased a dedicated Ubuntu machine and ...