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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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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what happens when mount a partition on / ?

I have a partition /dev/sdb1 what happens after executing this command? sudo mount /dev/sdb1 / -o rw ^ I know that must change mountpoint "/" address as mentioned above. ...
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BCD references to Partitions and Volumes when one partition is deleted

This will be questions regarding deleting partitions and how the BCD references the Recovery and System partitions. On my Windows 10 system I have 1 hard drive with 4 primary partitions. 1: A 40 MB ...
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Internal disk only partially usable after failed dual-boot OS X/Ubunutu setup

I did the following things in an attempt to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup: Install rEFInd. Setup a Ubuntu USB stick using unetbootin. Partition internal SSD using Disk Utility on OS X into 2 ...
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Remove a physical partition on a Mac drive

I wanted to install ubuntu with rEFind on my Mac but I made a mistake during the installation and created a physical drive instead of a logical drive for Linux. My Mac boots fine, but I want to ...
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Windows displays a partition of internal drive as a removable drive

I have a drive with three partitions: C: and G: and a hidden recovery partition. Windows recognizes the G: partition as a removable drive (judging by the icon). When I try to use the built-in backup ...
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Recover data from wrong size sd card - using “read” operation

This is an advanced question about data recovery (I'm very knowledgeable in data recovery) so please no answers like using "EaseUS Data Recovery" or any recovery\imaging\partition software or linux ...
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Can't extend partition to use free space

On my Windows 10 drive I have the following partitions How can I extend the C partition so that it uses the (Extended) "Free space" partition? The extend option is greyed out when right clicking ...
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New LaCie drive fails to mount on Mac OSX 10.8

I have a new LaCie d2 Quadra 4 TB external harddrive (this one). When I connect it to my Macbook pro with Friewire 800 cable (provided), the drive beeps about 20 times, then I get "The disk you ...
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What Operating System is installed on each partition

I have an SSD drive with two partitions - one with Windows 8 installed, which I bought a few years ago and the other with windows 10 (upgraded from windows 7). I have a problem with Windows 10. I ...
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How to partition a HDD with 400GB of available free storage space and encrypted with BitLocker in Windows 7

I have a 500GB storage capacity of a HDD it was encrypted with Bitlocker in the WIndows 7 and i wanted to partition it to a size of 250GB please suggest any way to do it without meeting adverse ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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Windows displays old NTFS after partitioning disk for ext4 on Linux

I try to install a "shared" space between my Gentoo and my Windows10. So, in Gentoo, I used parted to remove all (NTFS) partitions from one of my drives and repartition it with ext4. I then mounted ...
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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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Target a different partition using: sfc /scannow

I have a PC with two partitions; one with Windows 8 installed and the other with Windows 10. Unfortunately I have a problem with the Windows 10 partition as described here: ...
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Settings for Boot Configuration Data (BCD) to install Bitlocker on Win 10

Situation: Win 10 Pro on an EVO 850 SSD drive. OS was cloned to SSD (which is new) from orig HD in the machine. TPM exists on machine, and is active. Used Samsun Magician to allow encryption (not ...
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Laptop keeps booting to GNU GRUB after formatting Ubuntu partition

I formatted my Ubuntu partition, but my computer still boots to GNU GRUB. I tried creating a windows recovery thingy on a USB stick and using bootrec.exe /fixmbr and variants thereof, all of which ...
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Dual Boot Fedora 23 and windows 10..windows 10 not booting

I am a newbie and recently installed fedora 23 on my windows 10 through partition. After installing fedora 23, I get 3 options in the menu to select the Os i want to boot. 2 options for Fedora 23 and ...
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windows partition manager gives an error when trying to shrink the main partition

Whenever I attempt to shrink the main partition to make a bit more room for Ubuntu it gives the error The volume you selected to shrink may be corrupted. Use Chkdsk to fix the corruption problem ...
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Bitlocked USB drive lost power, doesn't work

PC lost power while it was copying files to my encrypted 64gig USB thumb drive. When it came back up Windows 10 would just repeatedly pop up and say the drive needed to be formatted. I disabled ...
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How to resize boot partition on ubuntu 14.10 using gparted

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my pc of 500GB HDD. I created a seperate boot partition and now its running low on space while upgrading to 15.04. I even tried cleaning out spaces, still its not ...
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Convert GPT disk to MBR disk in-place?

Is there any way to reliably convert a disk from GPT to MBR in-place? (i.e. without having to backup/restore any partitions.)
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creating windows to go with AOMEI, will it delete everything?

I have a Western Digital my passport ultra 2TB external hard drive. which is partitioned in 5 sections. i want to install windows 10 pro on one of the partitions using AOMEI partitions assistant.when ...
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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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Remove partitions that appear after GPT format

I recently formatted my USB to EFI with GPT partition on Windows 10 using diskpart. Since then, even though the USB is not plugged in there are two partitions (empty and useless) that show up among ...
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Can't extend C partition. How do make my unallocated space “adjacent”

How do I extend my C drive? From: Extend a Basic Volume You can add more space to existing primary partitions and logical drives by extending them into adjacent unallocated space on the same ...
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How do I successfully virtualise my (Boot-Camp) Window 10 partition so it runs on Hyper-V?

I have a MacBook Pro with a Windows 10 partition running on Boot-Camp and I would like to convert the Windows 10 partition into a virtual disk/machine that I can use as a VM within a Windows hosted ...
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Uninstalling my ubuntu 16.04 dual boot

I've seen tons of guides for this, but none seem safe. I want to replace my ubuntu 16.04 with 14.04. From what I understand, the only way to do this is to uninstall ubuntu and then reinstall it. ...
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Dual-booting Kali Linux and Windows 7, error with file: “\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr”

I have tried to install Kali Linux 1.0.6 alongside my current OS - Windows 7 64 bit. I have a Dell computer, with SSD hard drive only (256 GB). At first I tried installing Kali a few times and made a ...
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Shrink a VM hardisk size

I have a giant VM (Ubuntu 14, ext4) which takes about 150GB. I've did some cleaning up and I'd like to shrink this VM to take about 60GB. I've used gparted live CD to redistribute the partitions, and ...
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installing MS-DOS on new computer

I am going to install MS DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 on my new Lenovo IdeaPad U410 laptop just for fun and just to prove myself I can do it. I want to ask if I can expect some problems? And if so then ...
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Partition with hard drive dissapears after reboot

I bought new Asus ROG GL552VW with SSD with M.2 and HDD with regular sata. I installed Windows 10 on SSD and I have empty NTFS partition on HDD. But after restarting Windows HDD partition dissapears ...
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the ...
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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...
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Can't create a partition table on micro SD card

I'm trying to reformat a micro SD card that was previously in a raspberry pi (and had stopped working). However, when I plug it into my main computer (arch) and try to partition it, I can't because ...
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Install Windows 7 on GPT partition

Today I got really frustrated when tried to upgrade a friend's Lenovo laptop from Win8 to Win10. The upgrade just fails no matter what I try... And I tried a lot of things... Long story short, I ...
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Get Windows 7 to boot again

History Originally only Windows 7 was installed on a partition. The first partition was a 100MB recovery partition while the Windows OS and data files was on the second partition. Then I installed ...
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How can I increase my shrink space in disk management?

I have a 900GB HDD, but for some reason it will only allow me to shrink like 2500MB of it. In the past, I could shrink to my desired size, but for some reason it is giving me a problem now. I have ...
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Centos fstab how to know what filesystem to put

i have installed centos with default settings, and i'd like to partition my server securely by modifying fstab. Thing is i don't know which filesystem i should put in the fstab file to reference eg. ...
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Windows 7 Boot Error 0x0000007B

I fear I've messed up and hope this can be resolved. Here is the video of what happens what I boot my computer. The boot sequence gets to the Windows logo and then crashes with the error shown above ...
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How to create bootable recovery partition to restore windows 7 partition as it is now

I have freshly installed and configured a Windows 7 laptop for a relative who will for sure get tons of malware, viruses, etc. over a short period of time. I would like to make a restore partition ...
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Backup and restore in LVM

I created a linux machine (Ubuntu), long time ago, where I used only an HDD, I used the default installation (it was long time ago), so basically the situation is this: Device Boot Start ...
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Create a multiboot USB drive with NTFS or ext2

I am trying to create a multiboot flash drive, but I don't want to use fat 16 due to the huge performance cliff between fat 16 and other file systems like ext 2 or NTFS. I need to have multiple linux ...
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bootsect.exe /nt60 - No bootcode was successfully updated

I am trying to modify my 500GB usb harddrive so I can use it to mimic a DVD BOOT disk I have formatted and created a primary partition on it using cmd.exe diskpart list disk select disk G clean ...
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BIOS with 'no issue UEFICompliant' support for GPT partition tables

I would like to change my hard drive partition table from MBR to GPT, (since MBR supports 4 primary partitions). After some searching, I discovered C:\Windows\Panther\setupacl.log, and found a few ...
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Ubuntu on dual boot messed up my partitions

I have windows 10 on C: drive and I installed ubuntu 14.04 on D: on the 30.51 GB partition and Ubuntu 16.04 on 7.92GB partition. But both my ubuntu are always crashing and I want to delete and ...
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Force cloned hard-disk image upon a smaller hard-disk

I have a image which was taken with Clonezilla as SAVEDISK on a 160GB harddrive. Now a newer version of the PC released with a 120GB harddrive, the space in use is just 20GB Is there a way I can ...
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Uninstalled Linux, still getting stuck on “grub” boot menu?

I installed then uninstalled Linux on a Windows 10 machine according to instructions at (http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-to-uninstall-a-linux-dual-boot-system-from-your-computer/). I removed the ...
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Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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Install FreeDOS over Netboot

So, I'm trying to install FreeDOS onto an old PC. I have no Floppy Disk or Blank CDs. I'm booting into USB from PLoP on MBR, but this has proven fruitless in my endeavor, as it only allows me to ...