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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How to add disk partition wizard in MDT 2013?

I have a deployment share in MDT 2013, and only use it to install Windows 7 on both new and old PC's and only from a USB drive (offline media). Is it possible to add a step in a task sequence, so the ...
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(Virtual HDDs/VirtualBox) I messed up the /dev/sdX of my Linux virtual drive; how do I fix it?

I'm having a bit of trouble porting my Linux physical partition to a VDI for running it in VirtualBox. First of all, Linux Mint Petra was on the same HDD as my Windows 7 and I was able to dual-boot ...
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Cloning Single OS partition to ssd

I'm planning on migrating my Windows8.1 OS to an SSD, i plan to do this with EaseUs Todo backup. The thing is, my HDD is divided in 4 partitions, one which i personally use, OS and files on it, the ...
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System Repair unavailable after moving Windows partition

After discovering that my System Reserved partition was much smaller than Microsoft recommends, I decided to use GParted to extend it with some of the unallocated space. Unfortunately, there was no ...
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While installing windows only 700GB of 3TB is showing as a partition?

I recently bought a new hard drive and installed windows 7. Then I found out I have to install it using GPT so I tried to re install. Apparently I deleted the windows partition because after ...
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Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
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Bitlocker Formatting Cancel

I have 500 GB HDD separated into 100 GB partitions and i have a partition in which each and every file is important so i have secured it with bit-locker........one day i wasn't at home and my small ...
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How to install Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 without formatting any partition?

I have laptop running Windows 8.1 with single SSD of 128 GB. I have 2 partitions. C:/ has windows and D:/ is also filled with files. I can make space in D:/ driver around 20 GB. Can I install ...
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Using GParted to copy Windows partition. Boot flag on Recovery partition

I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows ...
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Permanently lock or remove disk partition

I have a 320GB hard drive and after testing it I found that the first 20GB have many bad sectors, and the rest of the disk is healthy. Now I want to sell it to a friend, I will format it and install ...
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Can't install any OS, hdd errors

I am trying to install any OS on a netbook (Samsung n150), I tried win xp, which hangs trying to boot saying something like (hd0,0). I tried win 7, which loads the installer setup but when it reaches ...
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How to move and rearrange partitions in Ubuntu

I have a mess of partitions. This picture pretty much sums it up. I don't understand why there are small unallocated areas. My goal is to move the whole /dev/sda4 partition to a new hard drive ...
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is it possible to run multiples of the same operating system one one computer at the same time?

I am attempting to run multiple systems at once one ONE computer all at the same time. Is this at all possible? my knowledge of computers and technology is limited, but to give you a little more ...
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Recover files formatted / broken partition

I recently got my hard disk broke (not physically broke) and that I tried to do data recovery. I've tried Easeus and GetBackData tool already, it works great and I can recover files, however there is ...
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Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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Recover Partition Table After Remove Partition (parted)

I deleted a partition using (parted) rm 3, so I could extend my ext4 partition. Here was my partition table before I removed it: Disk /dev/sda: 250GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B ...
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Resize NTFS partition from Mac OS X?

I have an external hard drive that I used for backups of my Windows machine. I left that machine behind but took the drive when I moved to a new city. So far, I've only bought and used a Macbook in ...
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Creating a data rescue partition

I am trying to recover deleted files from a Windows HDD (320 Gb) with multiple partitions. Have three questions: Will dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/image_sdb.img bs=4096 create an image of all partitions ...
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Can I span a Windows 7 boot disk?

I have an Acer Aspire S3 machine which has a 20GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. When Windows 7 is installed, it takes up most of the 20GB SSD (3.2GB remaining) so this is unlikely to be enough for use. Can I ...
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Linux volume on a Windows dynamic disk

MSDN says the following about changing drive types: However, you can use dynamic disks with other operating systems, such as UNIX. To do this, you need to create a separate volume for the ...
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Partition is gone and C: is smaller

My computer restarted overnight to install windows update. In the morning I had tried to make a System Restore (Windows restore to a point) as my video driver got messed up. I also reinstalled some ...
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Will hp system recovery delete all partitions I created?

I've got a HP n012tx laptop. It was released an year ago. I have created 5 partitions in it. I got a recovery partition with it but I have never used it...will doing recovery erase all my partitions ...
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Can't Detect PC Drives While Installing Windows XP

I have an old netbook lying around, I installed Windows 7 two days ago, and it worked great. I decided I need to install Windows XP. During the process, it showed me that Windows XP can't be ...
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Hard Disk laggy

Hey guys I am considering to purchase a new HDD after a series of events that happened : Couple days ago my PC froze while I was playing a game, I wasn't able to close any processes with my Task ...
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How to utilize 4TB HDD, which is showing up as 2.72TB

I have two internal HDD's. They're both 4TB capacity. They're both formatted with the GPT partitioning scheme, and they're Basic Discs (not dynamic). I'm on Windows 8 64bit. I have UEFI, not BIOS. ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Debian Jessie, No EFI partition was found

I read that someone asked this question, and this was answered by ChrisR, Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie in the point 5 of his answer he says: " Make sure that for your EFI boot ...
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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mac mini shuts down when booting from recovery partition

As the title states, I wanted to go into the recovery mode/disk util so I can re-install OS X. I did this some months ago and it worked. Now all tries fail because it shuts down shortly after. Either ...
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Unable to burn Windows ISO from Fedora

First of all, English is not my native tongue, so apologies for any mistakes. My computer recently started prompting that it can't launch Windows successfully. So I just choose start Windows ...
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Is my Windows partition too far down on the disk?

I have /boot/ on /dev/sda1 (1GB), followed by my Linux root LVM on /dev/sda2 (1.3GB). Finally, I freshly installed Windows 7 on /dev/sda3 in the remaining 700GB of space. When I select Windows 7 in ...
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BootCamp Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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Cannot extend partition to unallocated space

so I deleted a partition in hopes to extend the primary partition, but windows simply wont let me do it http://i.stack.imgur.com/0aduV.png UPDATE: found a solution using diskpart at ...
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Bootcamp no longer boots after partitioning

I used Mac OS X and Windows 7 with bootcamp for months without any problem. I had a total of 4 partitions: Macintosh HD, Recovery HD, Untitled (my windows boot drive) and Windows (I don't know what it ...
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Suse Enterprise Server 12 - Resize Root partition

I have a Suse Enterprise Server 12 installed on a VMware server, I want to be able to increase the root volume, ideal I would like to be able to set it to auto expand. below is the layout. df -h ...
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“We couldn't create a new partition…” error while installing Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U

So I've been trying install Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U, but I keep getting this error "We couldn't create a new partition...". I'm using 16GB usb stick that I made with Windows USB/DVD tool. I ...
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windows 8 stops working after gparted

My laptop (windows 8.1) has a big partition so i would like to spit it into two smaller partitions. I tried hirens boot and jumped into gparted (something i have never used before) I resized windows ...
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What are those empty partitions on my UEFI/GPT partitioned disk for?

I'd like to know what's with all those unnamed partitions. I've always thought they are what they say they are (recoveries and what not), why are there so many of them? And why do they all say 100% ...
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How to disable the second partition without unmount it in Mac?

I've installed OSX Yosemite in another partition in my Mac. But there is a problem. For example, I installed iBooks in both partition. When I right click one of my epub or pdf file, both iBooks are ...
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Windows 2008 R2 moving partition on same disk

I would need to move windows partition to another partition X: towards the right hand side on the same disk. The way I am doing is creating a vss shadow and then creating an WIM image of it. Then I am ...
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What are the different Partition Types listed in gparted?

I am reformatting an older 40meg drive using gparted from within a Linux distro. The drive had no partitions and no partition table, so I am creating a new Partition Table via the Advanced option. ...
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Unable to shink C: Partion [duplicate]

I have been trying to shrink my C: drive partion but currently to no avail. I am unsure about using 3rd party software to do it (such as gParted or EaseUS Partition Master Free). So I have a 1TB ...
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How to create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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Install Ubuntu on Hardware Raid 1 server , message partition disk

The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions: /dev/sda/ Do you want the installer to try and unmount the partitions on these disks before continuing? If you leave ...
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Set the partition type with parted

I just acquired a new Dell laptop. I installed Linux on the 1st half of the HDD and on the second part I want to install Oracle Solaris. According to this I need to set the partition type of the ...
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Resize ext4 backwards?

So, I initially installed windows and linux mint on my ssd in dual boot configuration. I gave windows a full 60 gb despite how little I use it, because, well, it's windows. Problem is, I DO use my ...
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generic SCSI devices (/dev/sg1) do not show as HDD device (/dev/sdb)

I have a proxmox setup (A debian flavor) and an HGST SAS HDD connected through an Adaptec RAID card (no raid setup) the devices is being shown as /dev/sg1 but the device is not mapped to /dev/sdb I ...
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Permanently mount multiple directories from different disks under /

I have SSD and HDD. Some directories like /var, /srv and /tmp should be on HDD, while /boot, /usr and /lib on SSD. But do I have to create separate partition for every single directory? I want to have ...
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Trouble dual-booting Win8.1 and Ubuntu, “error: disk 'sda6,gpt1' not found”

I just got a new 240 gig SSD for my laptop. I installed Windows 8.1, partitioning off half of it for Windows and leaving the rest reserved for Linux. Everything works great. Then I installed Ubuntu ...
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How can I know if a partition is mounted or unmounted?

maybe this is a simple thing but I have the following doubt. If I perform fdisk -l, in the output I can find these devices that represent 2 partitions on the /dev/sdb device that is my SD card: ...