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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I can't boot into MAC after that I resized my Windows partition

I created Windows partition by boot camp on Mac and after that I resized this parition in Windows. Now I cant boot into Mac. I dont have recovery usb. Can I create it somehow from Windows? Or is ...
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How to realocate space from the Swap partition to the ext4 'normal' partition in Ubuntu?

My Linux is running in a VM for which I allocated half of the physical amount of RAM (32 div 2) and 20 GB of disk space. I can see the structure of my disks. The 'linux swap' partition took 16GB. ...
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Shrinking partitions with Windows Disk Management

I'm wondering how does Disk Management in Windows shrink the C:\ drive partition when you are booted into Windows (and thus the partition is mounted). If I'm not mistaken, mounted filesystems in Linux ...
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Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
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How to figure out which partition number an entry in the list has in the Fedora 20 installation routine?

I started the Fedora 20 installation image which I dded onto an USB stick. During the installation I started wondering whether it really is impossible to determine the parition number or UUID of ...
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Partition types for windows 7 installation [closed]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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how do i fix drive permissions

Recently i resized, shrunk, merged and partitioned my drives using aomei partition manager. After this i made a clean install of win 7. Now the scenario is that when i try to save anything on (non C:) ...
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Create Compressed Back Up Image Mac Mavericks

I have a 3TB external drive, that for some reason is partitioned as a single Master Boot Record partition. Seagate, go figure. I'm running a 1TB Mac with 10.9.4 and about 380GB used space. My ...
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How can I correct a disk drive showing the wrong capacity

I've been given a Buffalo Ministation (HD-PC320U2/BK-EU), it's a 320GB USB2 drive, but whenever I plug it into any machine (I've tried a Mac, Linux and even Windows as a last resort) it reports that ...
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Cannot create LUKS container on external harddisk

I have an external USB drive, where I had two partitions. A 100 MB partition where I store my password manager file, and the remainder (500 GB) of the drive for the actual data in a LUKS container. ...
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How to install Windows in a fresh formatted hard drive?

I was having problem concerned with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu because I had Ubuntu already installed in my system. Well, there was something wrong with my boot/efi partition's VBR or my hard ...
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Windows 7 fresh install, not booting but shows a black screen with blinking cursor

Our laptop has two OS installed: ubuntu and windows 7, and it has about 4 partitions: swap,home,root,windows 7. I moved ubuntu to the first partition before windows 7 but I don't have any problems ...
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Move a LUKS partition to the left and resize it

I have a LUKS encrypted partition that is NOT into an LVM volume manager. It's at the end of the hard drive, and its size is 250 GB, but I want to add 50 more GBs to it. I would normally use GParted ...
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Moving Select Partitions and MBR From Old Drive To New

On my current drive I have a dual boot system setup (two different versions of ubuntu.) I want to migrate to a new hard drive but I don't wan't to keep one of the Ubuntu installations. So here is how ...
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mkfs - The device apparently does not exist; did you specify it correctly?

I used fdisk /dev/sda to create an sda6 partition. Now I want to format it using the mkfs.ext4 command. I am using CentOS 6.5 Linux distro. But when I run this command I get following error mkfs.ext4 ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...
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Split a USB into partitions [duplicate]

Not sure if this is even possible but... Is it possible to partition a USB drive so I can have a partition for a Live install of Linux and then a partition for storing files on?
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Make a partition with only Windows 8.1 in it. Already installed. And move it to SSD [duplicate]

I just bought a SSD and would like to migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. I tried easeUS Partition Manager but it says that the disk (120gb) isn't big enough. I think the problem is that I don't have a ...
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New SSD hdparm shows “frozen” - whether secure erase is needed before installing Linux

I have a new, unpartitioned(not touched*) Intel 330 180GB SSD on my Desktop to which I plan to install Debian testing. I use a 160GB Disk with Ubuntu to which, this SSD is now installed. I ran latest ...
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Unable to boot into OSX after installing Windows with Bootcamp

I installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise via Bootcamp on my MBP (Nov 2013 model), now I can only boot into Windows, no way to boot into OSX. When I hold the ALT button at boot, the menu shows only Windows ...
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Add space from 3TB unto 4TB using raid, how?

I would like to expand my 4 TB drive by adding on drive space from my 3 TB drive. I assume this is possible in a raid configuration by resizing the partion on the 3 TB to free space then using ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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Booting Windows 8 on an older Mac. Making a Parallels partition bootable

After having tried everything simple, I've arrived at the following scenario: A blank SSD (internal) to work on. An externally running Mac OS installation to do all the work from (and later clone ...
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Partition not accessible - Access denied in Windows 7

I restored my laptop and when I try to open one of the many partitions (all others work) with my administrator account 'MyAdmin' I get the error: Access denied. So I started CMD run as Administrator ...
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How to put a windows recovery drive and ubuntu on one usb

I am trying to get a usb to have three partitions. One will be for just storing files, one will be for running Ubuntu, and one will be used as a windows 8.1 recovery drive. I tried partitioning my ...
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Moving disk with 4kB sectors from enclosure to internal SATA controller makes MBR invalid

I recently bought a 750GB WD disk for a netbook and formatted it while connected via a USB adapter. Because the adapter would disconnect when it was trying to access the ext4 journal, I connected it ...
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Creating bootable disk image on a separate partition, is it possible?

I want to create a bootable image of Ubutnu on my external 1TB hard drive (Seagate). The problem is, I have important files on it (about 200GB), and mounting an ISO file to it, as you know, requires a ...
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Why does my dynamic disk say it is not formatted after a power loss?

I have a Windows Dynamic disk of three 3 Terabyte drives in a single spanned volume. Today I experienced a power loss and didn't get to turn my computer off before my UPS died (I guess I shouldn't be ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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Using a memory stick containing multiple Ext2 filesystems in Windows?

I have a memory stick which I have formatted to contain two ext2 partitions on my Ubuntu computer, one 2 GB and one 6 GB. I would like to use them on my Windows 7 computer now. I am aware of Ext2Fsd ...
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Reallocating a partition to another drive (Windows 8)

Unfortunately, due to Windows 8 being greedy with disk space, I have to undo a partition I made. Unfortunately, when I created the D: drive partition, it was placed after a recovery partition. Now I ...
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Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?

A wise guy who goes by the name of NickN maintains a lenghty forum post on his views about building a powerful computer (directed towards playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, a very demanding piece ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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GPT damaged, two half-sized disks instead of one

I'm trying to help my father installing Gentoo instead of Windows on his new Acer Aspire S7 notebook. However, we are experiencing issues to partition the 120GB SSD disk. fdisk -l tells us we have ...
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Backup and restore windows partition on macbook

I know there's lots of posts and talks on the subject, however I could not find some answers yet. I'd like to do a backup of a bootcamp windows partition on macbook and restore it. I know there are ...
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Residual Ubuntu partitions preventing disc cloning, how to remove?

In my BIOS screen under boot priority, my primary (and until today only) hard disk shows up as two separate disks named ubuntu. This isn't the case when I'm just using windows, and I've never thought ...
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What is the best way to overcome MBR limitations for a Mac/Mac/Windows triple boot?

Most of the question is in the title, but here's a little explanation. I have a MacBook Pro with a 512 GB SSD inside of it. On that SSD I have a Mac partition running OSX 10.9, another Mac partition ...
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how to recover deleted ubuntu partition in windows 8 disk management

I accidentally deleted the ubuntu home partition in windows 8 disk management. Now I cannot boot into ubuntu. Is it possible to recover my data, document folder? Thank you
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Windows 7 x64 double installed on separate partitions

Recently, through a series of unfortunate and mysterious events, the Windows 8 partition of my Dell Inspiron 1440 came down with a case of knock-off Cryptolocker, and eventually I had to reformat. ...
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How can I make Boot Camp use unallocated space?

I have created a partition for OS X (200GB journaled, encrypted) and also left 51GB unallocated for Boot Camp later on. After I successfully installed OS X 10.9, I wanted to install Windows 8.1 with ...
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Dual OS (Win 7 and 8.1) - Can I see the Win 7 partition to access files?

Hoping for a quick answer as my need is urgent. I have about 40GB of files on my Win 7 machine that will take quite a while to backup. As a quick, and somewhat dirty solution I thought of doing the ...
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I Initialized my HDD to MBR? Can I recover the data ? (Note.. I just intialized, nothing else.) [duplicate]

I had an HDD in my Laptop. I connected that HDD to some other laptop via USBtoSATA bridge and it dint show in My Computer. After trying for several times, I went to disk management, and as soon as it ...
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How to extend NTFS partition onto multiple disks in windows 7?

I am trying to create as large a partition as possible on my Windows machine. I want to merge two partitions located on two disks into one logical volume. These two disks are contiguous (Disks 0 and ...
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How long does low level format of external HDD take?

I'm kind of at a situation where I'm having to do a low level format for my 1 TB WD external hard disk drive. Earlier, I tried all possible ways of formatting it but it just would not get formatted. ...
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Recover data from drive with broken partition table

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed in it. Recently it started showing corrupt windows installation, so I formatted the boot drive. But thereafter Windows installation itself showed that it could ...
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Kali linux live usb persistence low on rootfs

Well what my main problem is rootfs and how it has 7G of space when im booting it off a 32g flashdrive (Live encrypted usb persistence is when your flashdrive keeps all current data you have done on ...
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How to delete partition device from loop device?

I mount disk image via loop device (losetup -f image.img). It contains partition table and I force kernel to read it: partprobe /dev/loop1. I mount /dev/loop1p1, fix stuff I want to fix, umount back ...
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acer aspire e 15 trouble with mouse pad

I'm running windows 8 on this thing, its a new chrome book and the mouse pad keeps sticking, cursor gets lost, poor control of cursor it sometimes has a mind of its own. I've fruitlessly tinkered ...
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windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one (For windows 7 & 8)

I getting this error (windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.) when i am install windows any version in my PC using bootable ...
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ioctl to partition - disk error?

I see the following lines flooded in my /var/log/messages file. mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition The following lines were also seen but now I've fixed this issue, could this be related to ...