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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
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Fedora 17 - Add 3rd harddrive to /home

I'm running Fedora 17 64bit that have 320gb and 500gb hard drive. Command df -h shows that /dev/mapper/centos-home has size of 710G. I want to add third hard drive and increase size of ...
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Is there an internal algorithm for calculating UUIDs of a flash filesystem? [migrated]

I've been doing some experimenting with a MicroSD card formatted as ExFAT and have come across something that perplexes me. It seems that my new Android phone mounts the MicroSD card as ...
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MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7.5 with Windows 7 x64 2 partition

I want to backup both Mac & Windows partitions onto a completely OS interchangeable Seagate Backup Plus 2 Tb drive. (I don't know what program was used to do that.) I've read that formatting to ...
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Creating an LVM group

I have rented a dedicated server with two 500gb hardisks running centos 6. On this server there are 3 partitions. boot root 50gb swap 50gb empty 400gb Now I want to create a logical volume group ...
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How to clear hidden attribute from partition if “attributes volume clear hidden” fails with “Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found.”

After select volume [n] in diskpart attributes volume clear hidden fails with Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found. I found some forum threads which might contain a solution ...
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change boot partition in Windows 8

I have Windows 8 installed on C: drive. But my Laptop boots from E: Drive. Here is the bcdedit output. And Here is the disk management's screenshot. Can anyone tell how to move boot files to C: ...
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Fedora 21 reports root file system as 100% full, cannot use yum

When I try to use a yum command like yum update the terminal yields this: Error: Insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/fedora * free 0 * needed 100 k When I ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Diskpart - Can't delete a partition without the force protected parameter set

Following on from my previous question (Can't remove recovery partition) I have been trying to use Diskpart - with the following results: Is my disk locked in a permanent way or is this ...
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Is it possible to move a partition under Windows 7?

I have a laptop with an SSD card. At the card have been defined to drives (c: and e:). Drive C: is almost full while Drive D: still has 20 GB free. At the drive C:\ is windows 7 installed. That is, C: ...
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Unable to boot from clean windows 8.1 and 10 installation

I'm having an issue I spent the whole last day on troubleshooting and I've read a lot of threads both here and other QA/forums. I recently bought a new SSD disk from OCZ, a Trion 100, because my ...
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Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
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Driveimage XML : unable to retrieve drive layout

DriveImage fails to execute "Drive to Drive" operation. Since the 1TB hard disk is dying, I decided to move the System Drive to newly bought HDD. It said, unable to retrieve drive layout. The source ...
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How to use entire disk space in Windows 10 when installing from system image?

I created a system image of my Windows installation. My original hard drive size was 120gb. When I installed from the system image onto a 500gb hard drive I had unallocated space. The problem is I ...
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Is it possible to mount a disk image, created with dd, to a directory on a mounted external usb hdd?

I have an image of my home (/dev/sda3) partition, which I've created using the "dd" command. dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/path/to/disk.img I've deleted the home partition via gparted in order to enlarge my ...
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Shrinking a partition in windows 7

I am trying to shrink my C: drive to make another partition where I am planning to install Debian. When I try to shrink the partition, it says: Size of available shrink space in MB = 0 Is there ...
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Removing partitions from Chromebook (Chrome Recovery Utility not working)

I dual installed GalliumOS and ChromeOS on my Lenovo 100S ChromeBook. I tried to uninstall GalliumOS but didn't manage to delete its partitions. Now I have ChromeOS installed, but it has under 1 GB ...
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How to access the Windows 8 recovery partition?

I upgraded my Asus UX32VD to a new SSD. Now I want to install Windows 8 again, but that is only on a recovery partition on the old HDD and I cannot acess that. Besides that I am not sure if that is ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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How do I boot to BIOS directly from Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: I have basically no experience with BIOS, UEFI, or anything of that kind. Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire V5-571 alongside Windows 10. (This laptop came with 8 ...
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Ext4 fs corrupted after shrunken by parted

I was trying to make room for an Arch Linux installation and I ran parted and shrunk my main Ubuntu partition. I made a new one in the new space but after I rebooted it put me in a grub prompt. I ...
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How to Move / Migrate a Hard disk with multiple bootable partitions to Larger size?

Currently I am using a 320gb hard disk on my laptop. I have a newer 500gb one. I decided to migrate the 320gb HDD and its contents into the 500gb one. Problem is that my 320gb HDD has multiple ...
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GPT Partitioned Disk not Recognized by BIOS

I have received a Samsung Ativ Book 4 (model no. NP4705E-K01UB [this computer is UEFI compatible BTW]), and for the first few months that I used it, it has worked fine with MBR partitioned disks. ...
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Windows 7 partition shows as “Unknown” in disk part / Windows Recovery

So I have a lot going on here, unfortunately. I'm trying to work through the issues but I've found myself stuck. I THINK that the issue in the title is now my problem as I have been able to fix my EFI ...
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4TB drive on Windows 7 , Copying files to drives gives corrupted files in the destination

I have a 4TB Seagate drive. I've partitioned it to GPT as 4 partitions. Copying content to the drive gives corrupted files in the destination. It doesn't show any error. The issue is the same for ...
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Shrink a partition in Windows 7

Following is the layout of the current partitions of my single hard drive viewed from Windows 7:. As the figure shows, my current partitions are: C: has Windows 7 system files and my personal data; ...
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Why are some files unmovable when shrinking a partition in Windows

From TechNet: When you shrink a partition, certain files (for example, the paging file or the shadow copy storage area) cannot be automatically relocated and you cannot decrease the allocated ...