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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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Why would there be two separate recovery partitions

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with Windows 8.1, a 24 GB SSD drive, and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the Hard Drive was partitioned into six segments: ...
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Drive unable to be initialized in Windows 8.1 - “The device is not ready”

I've got a Western Digital WD10EZEX drive that arrived today. It is a replacement for another drive of the same make and model. I'm plugging it in to a Plugable Hard Drive Dock, which is connected to ...
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Restore to existing partition layout with Todo Bakcup or other software?

I used EaseUs Todo Backup to backup and recover several computers. Every computer has only one disk. In a few cases one had an already existing partition layout as follows: 1. Windows7 boot partition ...
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unable to view the contents or rename a partition

On 2TB HDD, I had about 500GB unallocated space which was not available on PC. Recently, I connected this HDD through the router USB port as external drive and the partition became available. I ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Mint 16 partition

I'm having the exact same problem as in this question now that I've installed Linux Mint 16 MATE in the same LVM I was using before. The installer asked where I wanted the bootloader, and I told it ...
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Will XP still be able to see a FAT32 partition if one of my partitions is an encrypted mac partition?

I have a external with 4 partitions: -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -FAT32 -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Im going to encrypt one of those Mac OS partitions... so it'll be ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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my recovery partition is half the size of my hard drive and can't access it

Just got a new all-in-one pc with Windows 8 and below is an image of my disk management screen. how do I format it so I can use it as a data drive? Or, can I combine it with boot partition? I've done ...
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Merge non contiguous partitions

Bbought a new laptop, but it came with the following partitioning scheme (an unholy mess, IMHO): I want to merge OS(C:) and DATA(F:) with out damaging the rest. Is this possible?
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How can I dual boot win7 uefi+gpt preinstalled with Mint 13?

On another thread (make uefi gpt bootloader ssd usb linux and windows work together) they seems to be successful. On my laptop, the only way to install windows is with the image disks I made when I ...
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Debian 7.3 and Partman

I'm curious as to what the partition flags in Partman actually mean when partitioning a disk for installation. I've seen the flags "f", "F", "B", and "K" so far. F: Yes, format it. B: Bootable. ...
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How can I stop Easeus Partition Master from restarting my computer in boot mode?

I got a problem when using EaseUS Partition Master to change my partitions size: When my computer (Windows 8) restarts and a black page with the words: EaseUS Partition Master boot mode… ...
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Ununtu 12.0.4 LTS Boots to some unknown mount point

I installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS to a 2TB Sata with a swap partition and a data partition. I installed mdadm and setup an incomplete raid. I later unmounted that raid (to which it erred as non-existent) ...
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Reinstall OEM copy of windows 8 as mbr?

Currently the system is using UEFI with a gpt partitioning table, running windows 8. I was wondering whether there is any way to reinstall windows 8 (I have made recovery disks) in such a fashion ...
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Get Recovery Partition to work, with overwritten MBR.?

I accidently deleted the MBR on Recovery Partition of my Sony VAIO, now when I try to boot in this it gives Error: MBR : 1234FA , Is there a way in Linux or Windows so that I can get this partition ...
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Corruption of LVM physical volume

Please help me with this recovery issue! I had tried putting a FreePBX install CD and went through the menus, and because I had selected "HA" mode, without warning it began overwriting the partition ...
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Customizing XenServer partitions

I wanted to install XenServer onto a hard disk with existing data on it, by customizing the partitioning and LVM volumes, but I found that the Anaconda installer does not seem to provide any options ...
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Is a Windows OS boot recoverable after expanding its partition?

If a hard drive becomes unbootable after attempting to expand the C: partition, is there a way to recover it without the installation disks?
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Can a Windows 7 disk repair Windows 8?

I expanded the C drive on a Windows 8 HDD and get a error message now saying that it is unable to boot. The OS was pre-installed and I forgot to create a .iso backup of the Windows 8 OS. Would a USB ...
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Assign drive letter to hidden partition in win xp on command line

I want to assign a drive letter to a hidden partition in windows xp from the command line. The solutions you find are with diskpart with the following set of commands: select disk 0 select partition ...
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Win8 recovery on a shrunk partition?

I'm concerned about whether or not it is safe to shrink the OS drive via the Disk Management utility. In the future, if I ever wanted to use the recovery partition on my laptop to restore the OS to ...
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compartmentalization of external hard drive

I am told that it is good to compartmentalize your hard drives. Recently I have bought Seagate backup plus 1 TB external hard drive. I am not aware of the process of compartmentalization. So if any ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect primary hard drive

Ubuntu isn't working well for me. I'm trying to install it, and all goes well...until I reach the choose partitions screen. It lets me select the drive i want to install Ubuntu to, but the only option ...
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Booting Windows 8 off of a 4TB RAID0 drive?

Well, I have a problem and I have been working on fixing it for the past few days, but I am at a loss. So, I am trying to setup a 4TB RAID0 drive and have Windows 8 boot off of it. I know that a GPT ...
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Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Reconfiguring partition locations on a Macbook with 2 hard drives and bootcamp

Here's my current setup in my 13", early 2011 Macbook Pro: 120 GB SSD (replacing the SuperDrive): 1) 60 GB HFS+ partition for OSX 10.8.5 operating system 2) 60 GB NTFS partition for Windows (Win 7 ...
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Arch Linux - Partitions and Mount on Clean Windows 8 Dual Boot

I'm trying to install a Arch Linux dual boot config with a copy of Windows 8 I clean installed and added programs to. I've already shrunk the partition and changed the system time to UTC, but I'm ...
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Why does my laptop HDD show no partition information when connected to other computers?

I have an ASUS G73S laptop that I'm replacing with a custom built Windows 7 desktop. The laptop has a couple issues, one of which is that one of the two fans is broken. With extended use it overheats ...
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Recover only one partition from system image

Unfortunately, I need to format my HDD and restore it later to exactly the same state it was before. My system ist like this: Windows 7 1 SSD as the Windows System drive 1 HDD as Data storage Now I ...
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Mount more root folders on different partition

I want to mount several root folders on my 2GB SD card so that when the cord connecting my Mint hard drive falls loose, I won't have to reboot the system. I have already mounted /bin on the card. I ...
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Xubuntu hard disk diappears during installation settings

I've tried to install Xubuntu 13.10 from USB. I burned it with Unetbootin. I chose Try xubuntu without installing option. All works fine here. I can see my disk partition: And I choose Install ...
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lsblk detects no longer existing partitions on Windows Dynamic Disk

A while ago, I made my hard drive a Windows Dynamic Disk. Now I use Ubuntu and I am able to access it using ldmtool without any problems, however, Ubuntu also detects partitions which existed before ...
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Convert disk with FreeBSD disklabel to MBR or GPT?

I've got a disk that was once partitioned using only a FreeBSD disklabel. The MBR is all 0. The BSD partitions (as dumped by gdisk under Linux) are: BSD partitions: 1 16 ...
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Unknown partition type and disk is likely to fail soon

I had some issues with viruses in XP so installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu alongside.All was going fine when windows boot showed only the partition in which it was present.But then also Ubuntu boot had ...
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Ubuntu Server Install with RAID 5 on GPT partitions

Does anyone know of a good step-by-step tutorial for doing this. I've trying for ages to install Ubuntu Server with RAID 5 on GPT partitions, but even when it installs successfully, I am unable to ...
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restoring data from a unusable space in hard disk

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 in a windows xp desktop after installing, in windows i tried to allocate free space(left after installing ubuntu in the hard disk). while doing so it has made some other ...
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Partitionable Media

This might sound like a very stupid question, but: Beside Tape, Floppy, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Blu-ray, is there any storage media that one can't create a partition on? No matter what OS. I'm just ...
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USB drive with standard and encrypted Linux partitions

I'm trying to set up a USB device that works as a normal USB drive under Windows, but also has a complete encrypted Linux system installed along side of it. Basically, I want a standard partition that ...
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Increase OS X partition size using unallocated space

I booted a live Ubuntu CD and shrunk my partition down from 400G to about 300G. Right now, I have about 100G of "unallocated." My OS X partition is 47 and I need to increase the space. I've tried ...
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Recovering HDD partition table using Testdisk

I have a total of 4 operating systems installed on my notebook. I use a WD Blue 1TB 2.5" internal HDD. The installed OSes are Win XP, Win 7, Win 8 and Ubuntu. Of these, Windows XP only boots when I ...
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Are these partitions correct?

I have a 24GB SSD and 500GB HDD drives. I wanted to store the boot loader, boot code and swap on the SSD, whilst storing everything else on my HDD. Below is the output of the lsblk command. Can ...
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Resize /dev/mapper/vg_host-lv_root

I have a problem with my virtual machine. I use parallels desktop and i make all needed settings their. Please check the attached file there are all partitions.! Server partitions
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Restore my system to factory settings

I have SONY VAIO with windows 7 pre installed. I have installed the UBUNTU in other partition to work as dual boot. I am trying now to restore the factory settings with ALT + F10 which is not working ...
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After running diskpart, my hard drive will not boot

I ran a diskpart on my hard drive so that I can reimage it. But, when I rebooted it stated the the bootmgr was missing. I tried to run setup repair. It does not see the disk. I went to the prompt ...
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How to do a full disk encryption on a disk holding 2 Debian OS? Or the closest to full disk

I have 2 different Debian Linux OS (one is SolydkX, the other, Netrunner). I need to encrypt fully at least one of them, having both would be great, but at the very least one of them is necessary. I´m ...
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need to recover deleted partition in windows xp

by mistake i delete 2 the partitions from windows xp , from control panel--> Disk Management. I had very important data in those partitions. I need to recover both the partitions. I need help.
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How to resize disk partition CentOS

I have parallels mac os desktop and I run centOS. My problem is that I can't make this Disk /dev/mapper/vg_host-lv_root bigger. Disk /dev/sda: 549.8 GB, 549755813888 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Which Windows 8 partitions are required?

I upgraded my Acer laptop from Windows 8 Home to Windows 8.1 Pro. Now, this computer will only be used at work, so the Factory Reset feature is of no interest. Hence, there is some harddrive space to ...
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Adding third disk as a single disk in a server with an existing RAID1

I've got a ProLiant DL360 G5 server (Fedora 13) with two SAS disks in a hardware RAID 1, working fine. Now I hot plugged another SAS disk. I'd like to configure this new hard disk out of my RAID, as a ...