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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Can I delete one of these windows partitions?

I've been googling around trying to figure out if I can remove one or more of my partitions. But couldn't find a answer for my case. It's a pre-built laptop HP Probook 650, It came with Win 8, and now ...
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Truecrypt: Can't decrypt non-system partition after decrypting system partition

I have a very strange problem and couldn't find help anywhere, so here it goes: I have one hard drive with two partitions (C and D) for Windows and everything else, both completely encrypted with ...
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managing disk using fdisk utility

i m new to fedora, I want to create 8GB disk and then want to make three partitions with different sizes. -first partition with 8MB -Second partition with 192MB -Third partition with 7.8GB but it ...
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Is there anyway to unlock hibernated NTFS partition?

A broken driver messed things up, and Windows 8.1 won’t boot even into safe mode. Fixboot didn’t change a thing. When I try to restore using a saved recovery point, Windows tells me that partition is ...
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Grub Rescue upon attempting to reinstall WIn8.1 on Msata

New device and not dual boot as far as I am aware. New clean install of win 8.1 was compromised. Intel provided a new device. Upon attempting to reinstall 8.1, it would not allow installation onto ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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Invalid GPT and No Partitions found on External Hard Drive

Ok so I'll start from the beginning here, and I'll do my best to give you all of the info upfront. Hard Drive: Toshiba DWC120 2TB Original File System: NTFS I was having issues with this hard drive ...
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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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How to format to NTFS my EXT4 partition on Windows 8?

I'd like to format one of my partitions to NTFS which is EXT4 at the moment and an ubuntu is installed on, that I don't need anymore. I can't see the partition in My Computer and I've never tried ...
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RAID 0 (striping) for Windows partition, rest in separate partition, 2 disks

I am planning to put two disks (actually SSDs, connected via M.2, does it matter?) in a system, one is 128 gb, the other is 512 gb. Is it possible to stripe/raid 0 the 128 gb disk together with the ...
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How to use external drive for Windows updates

So, the situation I'm in might seem strange, but I certainly can't be the only one. I bought an awesome, inexpensive mini-tablet (a Winbook). It's running FULL Windows 8.1, but it only came with a ...
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Can't boot back to Windows(BOOTCAMP)!

I plugged in my USB few days ago and I keep getting this message when I start my computer. "Need to check FAT 32 file directory for consistency, It's highly recommended that you do this" I don't have ...
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New HDD mounting and partitioning difficulties

I have recently purchased and installed a brand new 8TB Seagate Archive HDD into my desktop computer, and, using the "Disks" program in Ubuntu, I created one 8TB NFTS partition named "MediaStorage" ...
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BootCampAssistant “Install or delete Windows 7” greyed out

I need to install a Windows 7 on my MacBookPro but the installation button is actually greyed out. I first managed to install a first windows but i needed it to be bigger, so i deleted the BootCamp ...
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Partitioning best-practices for SSD+regular HDD with multi-boot

I have a (couple of) regular HDDs on my machine , and I'm about to buy an SSD, probably 128GB, for it. I would like the machine to be a Dual-Boot Linux (3.x kernel) + Windows 7. My question has two ...
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Linux partitioning with SSD and HDD

I bought a SSD to re-install Linux Mint on it and use my old HDD to store my personnal data...This way my computer might run faster. I will to partition the disks as follow. / on SSD /home on HDD ...
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GParted created 30GB partition with 0.6-1.6GB usage

I have Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I intend to install 3 other Linux distros on my SSD, so I installed gparted 0.18 from the package manager. I realized that I cannot resize the root partition with ...
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Elementary os freya installer does not recognize existing OS and partitions

I have tried to install Elementary os freya on my laptop but in the partioning step it shows me a blank disk drive: 750 gb on unallocated space. when I start gparted (still in elementary os live usb) ...
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BootCamp Lost Windows Boot After Repartitioning

I needed more space on windows partition and tried to open dis utility and resized the disk spaces. But now, i can't boot on windows. How can i recover my files and get windows working. ...
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HFS+ external drive missing EFI, will not mount on Mac

First off: Fear not, I have everything from this drive backed up. I'm just trying to reformat it, but I had someone else attempt it on Windows which doesn't look like it helped. I'm a novice but ...
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USB-Sticks and multiple Partitions

I've got an USB-Stick with multiple Partitions on it (FAT32 (active), FAT32, Ext2 but that's another story) and it seems like that my Windows XP can only mount the first partition of the stick. If I ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on new hard disk

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple of month now (joined the Insider Preview). Now my hard drive started ticking so I've bought a new SSD and I want to move the windows installation to the new ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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My /tmp folder isn't a partition but has fixed size. Why?

I was compiling 2 kernels at once but the compiling process stopped. Reason: /tmp directory full. I checked with df and... /tmp has a fixed size of 2GB! (My PC has 4GB of RAM) Why? I don't even have a ...
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How to move a primary partition into an extended one?

My installation is Fedora 18 and Windows 8, and I need room for another system. I have a very delicate task: I need to move my primary /boot partition inside an extended partition which contains all ...
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JFFs Partition for DD-WRT yes or no?

I have a Asus RT-N16 Router with Kongmod Build of DD-WRT. On the USB port i have a 1TB HDD and have 3 Partitions on this drive. /opt /swap /data The DD-WRT guide clearly states multiple times not ...
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Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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Cannot format or remove “extra” partitions on HDD

I have a 500GB Seagate Laptop HDD that I received from a scrapped laptop that I am trying to format. I managed to format one of the partitions but cannot remove or format the remaining ones. Here is ...
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Upgrade to windows 10 screwed up my partitions(tables?) on an Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot

I thought windows would just overwrite the bootloader as expected, but something wonky is going on with the partitions too, and I can't access linux. I'm not sure if it's recoverable, but any input ...
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System Image Creation Fails in Windows 8.1 Pro

I just finished installing drivers, updates and softwares on a new Windows 8.1 Pro installation. I am trying to create a system image, but the process fails due to a "Volume Shadow Copy size not ...
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Will shrinking a volume in Windows 7 delete the contents of that volume?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on my laptop. I want to shrink down the C:\ volume to make room for a new partition that I'm going to put Linux Fidora on. I don't want to do this if it's going to wipe ...
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How do i expand a partition?

According to Disk Management, I have the following partitions on Disk 0 (698.64 GB): Recovery (E:) (25.00 GB FAT32) OS (C:) (279.45 GB NTFS) DATA (D:) (300.30 GB NTFS) Free space (85.97 GB) ...
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windows 7 diskpart command undo selecting a disk

ok I got curious (and cocky) about looking at partitions - I did a diskpart which then I did a rescan, then a list disks which gave me DISK 0, DISK 1 AND DISK 2. I then did a select disk 0 and it told ...
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Windows 10 Not Booting due to Boot Device not found

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 successfully. I think I made a mistake of formatting the old Window 8.1 recovery partition (which was not needed anymore). This was done via the Disk ...
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Error regarding blockdev /dev/sdb1 “BLKRRPART: Invalid argument”

i had to extend an lv on an enterprise server that belongs to sdb1, i added/allocated the space i needed from the storage array. I rescanned the ports of SAN and then i wanted to blockdev --rereadpt ...
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How to use the partition of Ubuntu when I have win 7

I have Ubuntu and Windows to run in the past. Windows has broken, so I have to reinstall Windows. I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu that I have installed. I've just installed Windows 7 into the rest of ...
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Have two partitions in RAID1

The answers are unclear wherever I look. I have two 2TB drives for a RAID1 and I want to mirror them while having two partitions on the drives. One partition will be 100GB and contain programs, the ...
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Change size on encrypted partitions with partition tools

OS: Windows 7 64-bit My laptop hard drive is encrypted. It seems like partition tool like Partition Wizard or Partition Master can't recognize the partition format, as it only display "unknown" or ...
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Normal amount of Recovery Partitions and how to know their content

I just bought a new pc and noticed that the available capacity of my C: drive was a lot less than the advertised amount. Taking in account that Windows counts 1 GB = 1024^3 bytes, my pc should report ...
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How to make a partition in Windows for a Linux distribution?

I've tried to find out how to do this without success. I want to make a partition that will be available for a Linux distribution to use when I install it, so I can set up a dual boot. I have a ...
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“A disk read error has occurred” after partitioning

I used MiniTool partition wizard to resize my C:\ drive. In order to do this, my computer had to restart. It did the boot-time partition, then restarted again, and I faced the error "A disk read error ...
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Need help on windows 8.1

i have Dell 5548 laptop with windows 8.1 single language. Few days back due to some problem i have formatted my laptop again with Win 8.1. Thing is that- Win RE tools, GPT, MSR partitions were missing ...
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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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Creating Ext2 partition using free windows tool

I want to intsall Linux on my hard drive on a seperate patition. Unfortunately, I can't find a free tool that will format a partition to ext2/3/4, and I can't access the windows made partition from an ...
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Windows 7: What can I do with my disk to install Ubuntu 14.04 as second OS?

Right now I have Windows 7 installed as main OS. When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as second OS, I see my disk space as one partition. Here are my partitions: Is it possible to create new ...
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Accidentally deleted the wrong partition. Now my drive is not appearing

My computer is in the process of being dual-booted windows 8.1/Arch. I have two drives: a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I have the SSD reserved strictly for windows (because of recent mistakes made in ...
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Can there be multiple persistent scsi names for the same device?

I'm working on a product that runs on a CentOS 6 VM running on ESX 6. As part of the installation, we attach hard drives a pass-through RDMs to the VM and then make partitions on the drive using GPT. ...
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Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion

I had previously consulted this thread when using snow leopard to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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multiple partitions in windows 8 system causing confusion. Need to install Ubuntu

I have no idea where to install Mangaka Moe as there doesn't seem to be enough room in the partition. I have multiple partitions, some of which seem unnecessary to me. 260 MB OEM Partition 1.44 GB ...
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NTFS recovery - How to find out the first and last sectors of a lost NTFS GPT partition?

So I have this disk where the GPT (GUID partition table) went bad, and was overwritten with a new GPT. This made my NTFS partition inaccessible, but I am sure that the partition itself is still on the ...