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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Grub won't recognise USB stick

I am trying to boot to a USB stick using this guide. But unfortunately Grub won't recognise my usb stick when I type root ([tab], 0). Is there any way to solve this issue? I've tried copying the files ...
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Windows 10 can not read a perfectly fine FAT32 partition

After some time using Ubuntu, I came back to Windows (keeping an Ubuntu partition whenever I need to make repairs), but was surprised to see that Windows wasn't recognizing my data partition (formated ...
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Four NTFS partition + a ex4 on a MBR partition scheme

I'm about to install Linux OS in my computer. Using Windows' Disk Management, I shrunk a partition for Linux. After pressing OK on making a simple volume, Windows request to make the disk to dynamic, ...
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What flash drive geometry depends on? Can I change it on my preference?

I have an USB flash drive. Here is its initial info generated by fdisk (Linux): # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 8053 MB, 8053063680 bytes 16 heads, 60 sectors/track, 16384 cylinders, total ...
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ext4 partition got damaged after I increased the size

The file system got damaged, so it´s unreadable. Tried with GParted, the terminal (fsck, e2fsck) but nothing. I had Windows next to Linux and deleted Windows and extended Linux but don´t know why, the ...
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Manualy Clean Second Partition In Android Link2SD

I use Link2SD in my Android Phone to link some of my apps into external second partition. My external total size is 32GB and I partition it into 2 partition. First Partition is using FAT32, and the ...
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How to solve Windows Disk Management showing duplicate drives?

For some reason diskmgmt.msc is showing "repeated drives" (click image for full view): As can be seen, RECOVERY (D:) has two rows, one stating "File System" as NTFS and the other showing blank. ...
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How to a partition a SSD [closed]

including moving files, and with minimum writing (WHich is bad for a SSD) It seems most tools I use do no allow it, or I need to move data first, and the tools I would use doesn't let me. (I do ...
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How to remove a partition within a VDI file?

I recently created a new virtual machine (Linux) that shares the same VDI as an existing virtual machine (WinXP). The installation of the OS on the new virtual machine aborted because there wasn't ...
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Can't mount USB on Debian Linux system

I have problems mounting a USB key. I can't see it under fdisk nor in gparted. running tail -f /var/log/{kernel,dmesg,syslog} provides Jan 15 12:56:27 tompa kernel: [47339.972834] usb 1-3: new ...
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Installing Ubuntu on top of Mac and Windows 7

I have a macbook pro8,1. I could dual boot OSX and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now, I want to triple boot; that is, I want to have Ubuntu too. However, when I run the Ubuntu installer and get to the ...
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how to reclaim spaces from the old system disk

I just added another SSD disk to my computer and cloned the existing Windows 7 system over. Now I want to use the old disk as a storage disk with the newly added system disk. On the old disk, I also ...
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GPT partition resizing and boot issues

I am helping a friend migrate his OS from a 500GB mechanical drive to a new 250GB SSD and have run into problems. Where to begin... His current OS is Windows 10, formatted with GPT and boasting 5 ...
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partition resize breaks EFI USB installer

I have a 64GB GPT USB stick, containing EFI installer partitions for Windows 7, Windows 10, 5 linuxes, and a Clover BootLoader to launch an El Capitan installer for Hackintosh. It all works ...
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Harddrive slows down, sata errors on boot

Full rundown: This is not a new drive, I've had it for a while as an ntfs drive and I decided to install it into my linux server and switch it to ext4 filesystem. I partitioned the 4tb drive using ...
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convert logical to primary getting “the operation could not be completed there is no empty slot in mbr”

I have Sony VAIO with Windows7 premium 64-bit and I'm trying to get more free space for drive C -which has only around 8 Gigs free, while I had 48 Gigs free on drive D- so I was thinking of merging ...
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Unable to mount partition / corrupt partition

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer but have 2 NTFS partitions as well which I access now and then. One of them (C) contains a Windows 7 install, the other partition (D) contains data. Recently I ...
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Booting Win7, GPT and MBR disks setup

I've got the following setup in the PC: Old disk: formatted with MBR, New disk: formatted with GPT Both have Win 7 installed are are booting fine on their own (in legacy or EFI mode, respectively). ...
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Cannot expand/enlarge or add new partition

When I first got my MBP, I reserved a 120GB partition in the SSD as I plan on installing Bootcamp. Now I no longer want to install Bootcamp so I want to recover the 120GB but found that I have no way ...
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Where did my system partition go after cloning from my previous hard drive?

I recently bought a 250GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for my laptop, and used AOMEI Partition Assistant to clone my previous hard drive. One completed, I physically replaced swapped out the two drives, booted ...
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How to install Windows XP MBR from FreeDOS

I accidentally corrupted my Windows XP installation (i use it for programm testing). Luckily, i had copied the installation files before. Now i made a partition via FreeDOS, and i copied Windows XP ...
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What would be the consequences of deleting a recovery partition

I recently upgraded my 64 bit HP laptop's OS from windows 8.1 to windows 10 via the official free online upgrade offered. This resulted in a recovery partition being created (actually a second one - ...
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How to delete the Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

I need to convert the disk containing my operating system to a dynamic disk (from a basic disk). Unfortunately there is no room on the disk to convert the drive from basic to dynamic. Microsoft ...
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Remove TrueCrypt encrypted partition

I have a laptop that someone gave me to reinstall windows on. The problem is, it's encrypted with TrueCrypt and they do not know the password. So I figured I would just boot up gparted and remove all ...
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Running Windows 7 copied from old Boot camp Partition

I have a macbook pro mid 2012. I had the stock harddrive, 750 gb, with a 550 gb partition for osx and a 200 gb partition for windows/bootcamp. I got a new ssd 960 gb, with 750 gb for osx and 210 as a ...
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Three recovery partitions on Windows 10 laptop. Can I safely remove some of them?

Previously I had Windows 8.1 Single Language and upgrade to Windows 10 Home and after this upgrade to Windows 10 Education and now I have 3 recovery partitions. Could I safely remove some of this ...
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After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, system thinks GPT partition is MBR

I have a Windows 7 system with 3 hard drives - Disc 0 is the boot disc formatted with MBR, Disc 1 is a 4 TB disc formatted with GPT, and Disc 2 is a 2 TB disc also formatted with GPT. Disc 1 has one ...
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Creating a FAT(16) partition at maximum size on a flash drive

Got a copy of AR MAX for use with now very antiquated PS2, but it doesn't recognize my flash drive because it isn't FAT format apparently. It's a 32 gb drive and there's no option to format it to FAT. ...
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Two recovery partitions after upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 10

After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 10, my disk has the following partitions as listed by the volume management or diskpart: Partition 1 Recovery 300 MB, offset 1024 KB Partition 2 System ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10's in different partitions after hibernating?

I have this question, that SEEMS to be answered but answers I find in SU or other places in google, just talk about Dual Booting Windows-Linux or booting in the same partition. Let me explain my ...
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Acronis True Image 2016: possible to restore hdd from file based backup?

Assuming I have used Acronis True Image 2016 to create a full backup of a Windows 8 system drive using the file based backup function (i.e. not a drive image). If now the system drive dies, is it ...
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Is there a way to boot from a GUID Partition Table on a Intel FakeRaid (IMSM) RAID1 configuration?

I have a Intel H170 based Asus H170 PLUS Motherboard that supports Intel FakeRAID. Attached are two identical Seagate 1TB harddisks on which I want to install ArchLinux 2015-12-01. The UEFI BIOS on ...
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Gparted error — now disk disappeared

I tried to resize my 3TB internal HDD with gparted and it would just hang about halfway through. So I instead tried to reformat the entire drive to ext4 using GParted. I deleted it, then allocated ...
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Problems with my LVM partition, showing wrong size and brings I/O errors on vgscan?

I have a volume group with 3 logical volumes. 1. lv is used for a virtual webserver, 2. is a old backup of lv 1 and the 3. is a storage volume. Now my first lv throws i/o errors and is no longer ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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Prepare a Linux partition in Windows

I've installed Windows 10, and now I'm trying to prepare a partition for a Linux installation in order to achieve a dual boot with Windows and Linux. As you can see in the screenshot below, I made a ...
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How do change the file system format of usb? or how do I get gparted to work

alright a little background: I'm currently trying to get a working usb for gparted so I can install arch linux. I'm currently using Lubuntu. I'm relatively new to linux, partitioning, and generally ...
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Formatted SSD No Longer Visible in diskpart

I just purchased an Intel Nuc, I3, 16gb Ram and a 120GB Samsung Evo M2. I don't want to buy Windows 10, so I was installing windows 7 from flash drive(copied from cdrom) in order to update to Win 10. ...
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Win 7 and 8 already dual boot, win7 active. How to delete Win7 without affecting win8 and install ubuntu

I have windows 7 and 8 installed. I thought its simply matter of deleting windows 7 and install ubuntu. But The current windows 7 is set as an active partition, so bootloader is on Win7. So I ...
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Macrium Reflect : Formatting type upon restoration?

I have Macrium Reflect free edition. For those who already used it, while restoring, the backup image should be dragged on a free unallocated space on the target disk and so an implicit (partition) ...
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USB drive completely broken after iso burn. How to fix?

So, I attempted to burn an image of Elementary os to an 8gb flash drive. The image was about 1gb. This appears to have created a 1gb partition on the drive with the rest as unallocated space. That is ...
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Is HDD RAW or NTFS?

I'm troubleshooting an internal HDD because of sporadic I/O errors (cables/SATA ports already checked out). Windows 10 recognizes the 3TB drive as being NTFS, so I run chkntfs /C e: to schedule a boot ...
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Compress a usable disk (available space) in windows 7 disk management

Recently I have a problem that I can't compress a usable disk which shows green and available to install Ubuntu OS. The photos show before and after compression for disk E in windows 7. before ...
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How can I merge these two partitions?

i'm kind of a noob so i figured i should ask first before i destory my laptop. Here is a picture of the partitions: made with a live ubuntu usb flash drive I want to merge the dev/sda6 partition ...
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diskpart failed to clear disk attributes readonly error

I have western digital Hard disk drive of 500gb. It is crashed that is it is getting detected in bios but not it my computer. I can see it in disk management as unallocated hdd. I am trying to remove ...
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Powerful disk editor for linux like Acronis Disk Editor

I would like to have a powerfull disk viewer / editor (raw hex editor) like Acronis Disk Editor. It shows the absolute sector, cilinder, head and relative sector for the part you are looking at, and ...
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GPT Dual Boot Windows 7 Broke “Disk read error”

Update: Despite 99% of the research I did suggesting the cause was a corrupt boot sector/MBR, the issue appears to be isolated to my Clover boot loader because upon attempting to boot with a Chimera ...
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Editing partitions on USB drive disabled

I recently bought a 128GB USB drive, on which I'd like to make 4 partitions, but when I use Disk Management (Windows) and try to edit the main partition, the items in the list when right-clicked are ...
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Is it safe to split the Windows 7 system partition created by bootcamp on mac book pro?

I have just installed Windows 7 on my Mac Book Pro using bootcamp. As you might aware, bootcamp can only create single Windows partition along side Mac OS partition. But now I want to be able to ...
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Trying to create /boot for Fedora 23 and getting error “local variable 'e' referenced before assignment”

I am running on pre-installed Windows 8 and am trying to install fedora 23 on 133Gb de-allocated space on my hard drive via LiveUSB. In installation, when I try to manually add /boot under LVM, it ...