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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Dynamic disk mirror broken after motherboard replace

I have a desktop computer which was setup as follows: Windows 7 Pro 16gb ram Phenom II CPU GA-880GM-UD2H motherboard 2 x 120GB Kingston SSD in (fake)RAID-1 (boot drive) 2 x WD-3000 3TB hard drives ...
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How to make an extended partition not rely on any other partition

So I am currently trying to figure out which windows os is my faviorite. I am doing lots of works on deleting windows and reinstalling, etc. But I also have ubuntu installed on an extended partition. ...
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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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How to make use of an iSSD to cache often used files (Asus UX32V)

I have an Asus Ultrabook model: UX32V It has a 500GB hard drive plus a hybrid 24GB SSD to accelerate performance. I just formatted it and installed Windows 8.1 to the 500GB drive. The software used ...
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Windows NTFS partition disappeared from Disk Defragmenter

I've recently installed modded windows 8.1 version (it has some of the redundant features uninstalled to make it lighter and faster: Polish forum link (they are good!) It is running perfectly smooth ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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Access Files from a restricted partition

I am attempting to gain read-only access to memory from the Windows partition of my computer. I determined there was no mount point for it (according to sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ro /dev/sda4 ...
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How to make hidden partitions accessible in windows 8?

I've read a similar question here, but that solution doesn't work for me... The current partitions on my laptop (2nd hand ASUS Vivobook) look like this: As you can tell I have a 500G HDD and 24G ...
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Cannot mount /dev/sdb1, getting a bad option, bad superblock error

Trying to mount /dev/sdb1 on my linux server and I am getting the following error. Here is the output of the mount command as well as mount, lsblk, and fdisk -l. I see in fdisk -l that dev/sdb shows a ...
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GParted shows false partition information after resize2fs of ext4 partition

I expanded my mdadm RAID 5 from 5 to 6 4TB disks and grew the raid. That all worked well. After I tried to expand the ext4 filesystem in GParted, which failed because of the 16TB limit. Afther the ...
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After upgrading to an SSD, lost access to Windows refresh options. How do I get it back?

I upgraded my notebook from a spinning disk to an SSD. It's smaller (1TB vs 500GB), but by shrinking the main Windows partition I was able to fit all data, including the recovery partitions. However, ...
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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How to get correct partitioning without“.img” file?

I had an image file which I wrote to a micro sd card(for the Raspberry Pi). However, I deleted the .img file when I was done, thinking I would not need it again. Then I decided I wanted a new image on ...
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External USB disks and logical sector size

I have a WD Green 3.0TB in an external USB enclosure. I wanted to replace the disk with a Green 6.0TB. The USB enclosure is usually connected to a device that only understands FAT32 and MBR, so ...
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How to move bootloader from hard drive to usb stick

I've decided to move my Debian bootloader and /boot from hard drive to usb. I'm using LUKS to crypt my hard drive and the bootloader is the only not crypted partition. How can I easily do this? I ...
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How to dual-boot Fedora and Windows 7 Pro on X220?

I have a kind of simple question, but I past the last 3 days trying to find a full guide for this, and every one that I tried was saying something different. My question is: How do I install Fedora ...
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Does putting virtual machines in separate partition affect performance?

I have a 500 GB HDD in a laptop. I partitioned it into two drives so I could leave the C drive for windows and the other drive E for virtual machines. I run CrystalDisk benchmark on the C drive and ...
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Convert Hard Disk from Dynamic to Basic ( Windows 7, 32bit)

I need to install Ubuntu with Windows 7 ( Dual boot) in my system. I want to convert my partition from Dynamic to Basic. I wanted this to be a data loss less procedure and I have tried all 3rd party ...
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Access truecrypt encrypted data from hdd of broken laptop

I am trying to obtain data from my previous laptop which is broken. Part of the data was not backed up at the time the laptop broke down. The hard drive is still functioning properly and I can ...
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“The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors”

I have been trying to fix my computer for a while now, but I haven't been successful. I think I've tried all the options offered on the internet, and I haven't been able to fix my computer. I have an ...
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with an encrypted hard drive, how can I add more space to /boot

Since the last kernel update, I have been unable to install any other packages because /boot is full : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/Temoin--vg-root ...
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Is there a way to check/repair a VirtualBox .vdi disk?

I extended a disk with the command: VBoxManage modifyhd <absolute path to file> --resize <size in MB> But now the disk is seen like empty, without even a partition, will not boot. I ...
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Removing Win8 partition and recovery partitions

I am planning to remove my Windows partition from my dual boot. After asking here I learned that my Win8 License key is stored in the Bios and all I need is to create a bootable stick if I ever wish ...
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Can't install Windows 7 x64 on SSD drive

The title explains my whole problem, I had Windows 7 installed multiple times on the same SSD drive. But when I attempted to reinstall it last night it gives me this error(translated from dutch): We ...
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How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
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Change Windows to different EFI partition

So I recently had to reinstall Windows on my dual-boot system after an unsuccessful change to different SSD for my Windows install. I have OpenSUSE on sda and Windows on sdd. My sda drive has a 156 MB ...
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Two partitions with the same letter from previous install

I recently recovered Windows from the Recovery partition and since then I am stuck in a very weird situation. First off, my computer tries to boot off of the previous partition which no longer works. ...
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How to install Windows 8 after Linux with UEFI

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32LN with Linux Mint installed on the whole 256GB SSD. How do I install Windows 8 alongside Linux ? The first step is of course to make a new big-enough partition for Windows ...
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windows 8.1 won't boot after allocating free space from C drive

using amoei partiton manager I allocated free space from C drive in order to setup ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot. It took half an hour to allocate free space however, when my PC restarted back it refused ...
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Mounts only 700 MB of 536 GB partition?

cfdisk reports two partitions of 536 GB and 858 GB. I mount both with: mount /dev/... /path The second mounts correctly. According to df -h, the first partition contains only 850 MB. How can I ...
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Intel RAID not detected after rebuilding PC - recovery options?

I'm running a RAID0 array on a Windows 7 PC with an Intel ICH10R SATA chipset, consisting of 4 x 4TB drives (plus a separate drive for the OS). I re-built my PC after getting a new case, and cleared ...
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How to restore partitions and data after diskpart “clean” command?

I was on my way installing windows 7 alongside linux installation that was scattered over 3 partitions, namely: root, home and additional big partition for data files. I was trying to install windows ...
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Install windows on unallocated space (without formatting rest of partitions)

Situation: I had 2hdd, one was used for OS, the other was just storage divided in several partition. OS hdd was removed, so now I have pc without OS and data that I do not want to loose. ...
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Windows 8 partition safe to delete

I'm fairly new to Windows since XP. After Windows XP, I happily moved to Linux. Now, I'm back and am looking to dual boot a new Windows 8 machine and am a little disoriented on the new partition ...
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Resize encrypted lvm volume and reallocate the space to windows partition

Here's a diagram of my solid state drive's partition setup. sda sda1 - boot (ext4) sda2 - LUKS Encrypted Partition LVM Volume Group Swap Logical Volume (ext4) Root Logical Volume (ext4) Home ...
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Move Windows 8.1 to SSD drive and use both disks

I recently bought an SSD and now my laptop has HDD and SSD (using caddy). I used partition wizard to clone drive C:\ to SSD and also clone preserved partition. Now when i reboot, old windows loads ...
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windows 7 creating extended logical partition in disk manager causes computer not to boot (black screen)

I searched around and could not find a post or solution for the same situation I am having, so I am going to describe what happened/happens below: I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my Medion ...
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3TB disk shows multiple partitions on Disks but one on Gparted (as formatted) and will not mount

A WD 3TB disk was plugged on an ESATA dock and formatted to 3TB with a single NTFS partition. It was used only to store data on a Linux MInt 12 system and could be accessed until I mounted Mint 17.1 ...
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Which partition looks least important? I need a spare partition for Ubuntu

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu for a while, but, I've ran into the "too many partitions" problem, but I am not sure which to make into extended ones, and which not to. Sorry for low quality ...
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Samba On Linux: Allow Sharing Of Files In FUSE-Mounted Partition

I have this server at home with a single SSD with the following partition scheme: sda1 = 512 MB - EFI Partition sda2 = 512 MB - FAT Boot Partition sda3 = 3096 MB - Linux-swap sda4 = 20 GB - Ext4 (OS) ...
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SD Card voids writes

I have a 2 GB SD card that I plug into my computer through a switchless USB adapter. At first, the SD card was unformatted, so I gave it a msdos partition table and a total FAT32 partition. I use the ...
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Change the location of GPT partition

I have a GPT partition table. I want to change the start and the end location in this table to specific partition. How can i do it without using Gparted. Thanks
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Kali Linux can't see my windows partitions

I am installing Kali Linux 1.0.9 on my ASUS K55VM (HDD 931 GB) in order to make it dual boot with Windows 7 64 bit installed.when I run the installer from live USB drive, At the point of detecting ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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Adding partition to image file of an android

I have an image file of an android. I want to add a partition to this Image without deleting the existing data. I tried to do it with mkpart but all the data deleted.
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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Convert MBR based install to GPT based

I recently re-installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook, in MBR mode, since I was not able to make the UEFI recognize the flash drive as EFI bootable (then I did not make any research in this topic, but ...
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Recover files without formatting from data on a seemingly corrupted Seagate Wireless Plus.

I have a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB hard disk. Last week, when I was copying videos from my DVD collection to the hard disc, the DVD drive somehow stopped working. Now I cannot access my hard disc ...
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Recover GPT Unformatted Partition

I have a 500GB HDD, with a partition that I tried to move. After moving it, I found it is still in the starting place, but now I don't have access to it anymore. I tried to recover it with EaseUS ...
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Does switching SATA/AHCI mode in BIOS affect Windows OS and data in the hard disks

Suppose the following situation: Each desktop machine have 3 internal SATA hard disks of different sizes (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) The BIOS have 3 types of SATA/AHCI mode (Disabled/IDE, RAID and AHCI) ...