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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Drive partition table appears corrupted on other computers

I created the partition table on this disk while connected to the only SATA port on my laptop with Fedora, and I didn't set the DOS-compatibility flag on the partition table. Now if I disconnect this ...
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Defrag SSD when partioning the drive

I've been wondering if it changed anything to defrag an SSD drive in order to move all the used clusters "in front" and keep the ones "in the back" open for, for example, partioning the hard drive ...
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Is my SSD overprovisioning enabled?

In Samsung Magician software, for an EVO 850: On the one hand, the unpartitioned space says "OP", but on the other hand, the "Set OP" button is grayed out, and it says "OP can be set or cleared ...
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Elementary OS Luna installer doesn't recognize Windows 7 install. Dual boot struggle

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Elementary OS Luna x64 in dual boot. I've installed Windows first, but after that when I try to install Elementary from live USB the installer doesn't ...
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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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OS X - Disk Utility - “Free Space” on external HDD can't be modified

I have an external 1TB HDD and can assure it's fully working. Now I wanted to split it into two partitions, one for r/w on OS X and the other one for r/w on Windows. However, I selected Free Space ...
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How do I format my HDD to Advanced Format/512E to use 512K blocks with Windows Backup?

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When running Windows Backup onto an external 4TB Touro HDD (2TB partition), I receive the error: The last backup did not complete successfully. One of the backup ...
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Corrupted boot partition on a Windows disk?

I have a laptop with a faulty hard drive that was not booting. I used ddrescue to recover the whole drive to a new drive, there were quite a lot of bad sectors but less than 1mb in total. I ran ...
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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BOOTCAMP: Missing Operating System after installing Yosemite

I recently installed Yosemite, and that broke my Bootcamp partition. I think the problem is that I resized my Bootcamp partition after I made it, and now there is a bit of dead space, and the ...
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Deleted my Windows 8.1 recovery partition

I bought a HP Envy refurbished laptop from a non HP official source. It came with DOS. I downloaded Windows 8.1 from dreamspark and installed using USB. During install when it asked for the partition ...
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Flash drive is only recognized either/or by Chrome OS, Windows

I have had problems recently after I formatted a USB flash drive on my Chromebook. When I plugged it in to my computer, it did not show a notification for the drive, or indicate that it recognized it ...
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WinToUSB not giving option to 'next' or continue after choosing partitions

I'm using WinToUsb to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit to a USB flashdrive from the Win7 installation iso. WinToUsb says that my flashdrive needs to be formatted, so I let it format it. After it's ...
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make reinstall cd from lenovo partition before updating to windows 10 tp

I'm going to update my lenovo G510(with i7 processor and windows 8.1) to windows 10 tp. When I update to windows 10 tp will it be possible to restore back to windows 8.1? I mean the laptop were ...
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Linux Mint Installation : EFI Partition

I tried to install Linux Mint 17.1 MATE 64-bit edition on my asus laptop, which had installed Windows 8.1. I put CSM (Legacy BIOS) enabled, Secure Boot disabled, and boot with my Live CD USB (created ...
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(Impossible) Remove UDF partition from external hard disk

I had a OCZ SSD 240GB (HSF+ formatted) and now, after "technical repair", I have a SSD 3GB (UDF formatted). Only Windows can view the SSD connected via USB adapter, and inside it there are Windows 7 ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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Login failure in Kali linux. The error message, something is wrong…, I guess it is from no space in /root.

I am using Kali with Windows, in dual grub. I have received a message in Kali login, the low space in /root. I have installed Kali in these partitions: 5 GB swap 17 GB / (/root) 2 GB /boot 30 GB ...
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How to tell virtualbox how to boot from cloned direct access partition

I've managed to paint myself into a corner. I have a ubuntu machine with a virtualbox windows VM on that I spend about 4hours working in each day. I read up online that having direct disk access for ...
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Where is my EFI? Dual booting arch linux and windows 8.1

I will start by saying I have never used UEFI before and am still trying to understand. So I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Formated In this way. Windows 8 is installed as C: and I want to ...
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System Partitions Over Two Drives

I have a machine with two drives a Compact Flash card (CF) and a Solid State Drive (SSD). Recently I have been experiencing failures of both the SSD and the CF. When I sent these back to the ...
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Kali installer not recognizing Windows partitions

I was trying to install Linux (Kali) alongside with my Windows 8.1 (64bit) but i couldn't because Linux can't detect any partition or unallocated space of my disk.Even GParted shows my entire disk as ...
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Linux: Combine Partitions

I have been googeling about that but I didn't find a useful solution, probably because I lack the term for it. On my (rooted) Android phone I have two abandoned partitions that where used for ...
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Windows SSD failure: cannot boot, format or partition the drive

I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot my ...
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Installing System Reserved Partition on SSD

Is it possible to install System Rerserved Partition in Windows 8.1 on an SSD having other (magnetic) disk drive plugged in during instalation? I cannot plug off my hdd without losing warranty on my ...
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Moved Windows partition to the left, won't boot (EFI)

I'm at my wits' end with this problem. I've searched all over, but can't find a solution. I'm fairly new to Linux, and not an expert with computers generally, but having been messing around A LOT ...
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Disk Cloning and Drive Partition Tags

I have cloned my single HDD to a new, larger disk but am having trouble matching the drive status tags. The C: partition on the current drive is marked with the following tags: Boot, Page File, Crash ...
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Corrupted Bootcamp Parition lost in Disk Utility

My OSX Yosemite Mac had a partition of Win 8 that was corrupted and is not lost. Now the original 500GB drive is only 200 and unable to use the 300GB corrupted Win drive. (see photos) From other ...
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Unallocated space split

Can someone explain this one. Forgive my amateur knowledge... I am using a 500GB MBR disk for my OS drive. Before this, I had a total of 5 partitions with 2 linked together as "extended ...
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Cloning a SSD using GPT not working (Clonezilla)

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a 128 GB SSD, partition-table is GPT. My Asus Mainboard uses UEFI and i installed windows 8.1 as a uefi installation. Therefore the first boot device is ...
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Multi-boot: Windows 10 cannot see one ntfs drive

On a computer normally running Windows 7 (sda4) and Linux (Mint, sda5) in dual-boot, I have created two separate partitions (sda6 and sda7) within the same extended partition (sda3) as the Mint ...
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Why while doing a CentOS 7 installation (with Windows 7) at the partition step Windows partitions (NTFS) are not visible?

I want to install CentOS 7 on my machine along with Windows 7 prof 64 bit OS. I download CentOS iso and make pendrive bootable by using dd command in Linux. When I started installation I selected ...
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Booting a live image of fedora

I want to install fedora in my B drive. I have two hard drive (partitioning can be seen in attachment) and one of them is partitioned into two. I have copied an iso document in B drive . When i ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 with 3 partitions on Fusion Drive

I have a Fusion Drive that has 2 partitions on it (the max that Disk Utility allows). The partitions are Mac OSX and Ubuntu. The OSX partition is ~900GB and the Ubuntu partition is ~100GB. It is ...
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Missing data after 2 logical partitions were merged automatically

I have a Macbook Pro with a 1 TB HDD in it. Windows 7 runs via Bootcamp. I've made 3 partitions. 1 for Mac (HFS, boot partition) 2 for Windows (NTFS, boot partition and data storage partition). ...
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diskutil shows Macintosh HD is missing (with Recovery HD occupying the entire space)

So yesterday I managed to screw up my iMac 2012 (with Fusion Drive) by installing the Mac OS 10.2.2 update... The installation stalled and when I tried to restore from an external drive using Time ...
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Can't access Boot Camp partition on Macbook Pro after removing Ubuntu

Up until several weeks ago on my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) I could switch with no problems between OS X, Ubuntu and Windows 7 (installed through Boot Camp) using rEFInd. Then I decided to remove the ...
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Getting Dual-boot to work on (non?) UEFI system.

This is the first time I'm working on a Laptop with UEFI so bear with me. I'm gonna bullet-point this to make it quick: HP Envy 6 Windows 7 Preinstalled Default BIOS setting: Legacy Support - ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview worst case scenario

I'm planning on installing Windows Technical Preview on a dual boot on my (gasp) primary Windows 8.1 laptop. Naturally, the repeated cautions relating to this pre-release software have made me ...
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invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sdc

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 and it takes lot of time to start up and also want lot time for boot from usb of Linux Mint 17.1 and gparted saying "Invalid partition table - recursive partition on ...
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Linux mount point for shared data partition in multiboot

I am following up on the top answer in this old thread: Partitioning a Linux based system I just want to ask what mount point I should assign to the shared data partition when installing the first ...
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Free space from C drive due to wrong installation

I am totally new to Ubuntu and stuff. I tried installing it from USB, changed setting and when I tried to install It gave me three options remove windows and install ubuntu, install alongside windows ...
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Trying to create two LVM groups using Preseed

Here's the trick of what I'm trying to do. I have VMs that I'm going to use to test a product feature. Testing that product feature requires that I configure the disks in different ways. My plan is to ...
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windows 8.1 (64 bit) on a MBR Disk Partition

Can I install win8.1 64bit on a mbr disk partition?? I am tring to install win8.1 enterprize 64bit through a bootable DVD. But my problem is that can only be installed on a gpt disk partition. But my ...
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Can't Format PenDrive(SanDisk Cruzer Blade)

Plz read complete question before marking Duplicate. I have a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB Pendrive(No warranty left). It have one movie file in it now, though copyable, not playable. Problem is I can't ...
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Validate my plan to load factory.wim onto a new SSD without messing up the current installation

I have a Dell XPS laptop with Win7 Home Premium and just bought a 128Gb SSD drive. I'd like to start with a factory windows image on the new drive, but also don't want to jeopardize the current ...
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Computer won't boot after Windows Update prompt to restart (Win8.1)

My DIY Win8.1 PC prompted me to do a restart yesterday during normal usage to install updates. Once the restart occurred, though, my PC has not been able to boot into Windows. It used to just show the ...
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Full encryption of multi user Linux Mint Installation and separatly encrypted homes

I have installed my Linux Mint System multiple times already with manual partioning and with full encryption in place. (A good tutorial and/or automatic script, that gives you a better control of the ...
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Explore contents of Live USB(Ubuntu) from other OS(Ubuntu)

I have made a LIVE USB of Ubuntu OS (latest) . I booted form USB stick and saved some data in the pen drive. Now I booted my Ubuntu OS from my Laptop. Suppose now I want to access the data stored in ...