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Questions tagged [partitioning]

When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're working with partitions.

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Can I work on external hard disk until I have recovered all the deleted files from computer

I have a Dell laptop that have a single partition named "C drive" and I lost my whole data during reinstalling OS and I want to recover my whole data but I need some days to recover my data, So my ...
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Data access speed in LUKS encrypted partition

In Linux (Fedora 28) I have my home directory LUKS encryped, when using Gnome Disk (screenshot), I can benchmark separately the underlying LUKS partition (upper blue rectangle) and the decrypted home ...
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Trying to setup windows 10/ ubuntu dualboot. now it won't go past mobo bios

I'm trying to setup dualboot, and i've been having issues ever since I started. I thought maybe the old drive that I used before I got an ssd was the issue. as I didn't bother taking windows off it. ...
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How to format old disk after installing new boot disk?

I just installed a 250 GB m.2 SSD as a Windows 10 boot drive on an Acer Aspire E15. The computer previously had Windows 10 installed on a 1 TB HDD. This is what my current configuration looks like: ...
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Accidentally partitioned hard drive with fat32

I bought a new SSD to install Arch Linux on it, so I booted the install distro, made the necessary partitions and started to format the partitions of the SSD. At first the EFI-partition and afterwards ...
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Windows 10 installation create only 1 partition and then can't boot up

I was performing a clean installation of windows 10 using an original msdn iso on a usb stick. Since I am not on a UEFI system I am using mbr partitioning. When I create the primary partition on my ...
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Recover LUKS partition after being overwritten by Windows

After trying to install Windows 7 on a different drive, it appears that the partition table of my data drive is broken. What the drive should contain instead is a LUKS-encrypted ext4 partition ...
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What causes this partition discrepancy between GParted and Disk Management?

Here's a screenshot of my partition layout as seen by GParted: There are three primary partitions and an extended partition (it's a MBR disk) that contains two logical disks, some unallocated space ...
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Placing a R-Drive file on FAT32 Usb Drive

I'm having a lot of problems regarding creating a USB Bootable Drive and copying a specific R-Drive file archive. I've got a R-Drive file that contains windows 10 and a bunch of other software that ...
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Multiple empty partitions after mbr2gpt

I recently cloned my boot partitions from my HDD to my SSD. I then went back to the OS from my HDD and ran mbr2gpt to allow for more than 4 partitions. I did the same for the cloned OS my SSD. For ...
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In what case I need to set up a MySQL partitioning on Zabbix db?

CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core) Linux localhost.localdomain 4.19.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 PHP 5.4.16 (cli) PHP 5.4.16 (fpm-fcgi) nginx/1.14.1 10.3.11-MariaDB Zabbix 4.0.2 Hi. I use latest Zabbix ...
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Disk partition, folder partition and RAID for dual booting [on hold]

I just bought my new PC(without OS) with:1x 240GB SSD for the OS2x 1TB HDD for data and softwaresI searched on google but I'm not sure how should I partition my disks. I would like to make a dual ...
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Cannot extend Windows non-system partition

Below is a screenshot of the Disk Management tool: I'm trying to expand my Data (D:) partition, but the 'Extend Volume' option is greyed out. I have tried to extend the volume in command prompt using ...
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Win 10 volume C partition “not supported” but disk size is reduced

I tried shrinking the C volume on my Win10 machine using Disk Management and it said that it was shrinkable by about 199GB. I chose to shrink it by 100GB, got the request is not supported message, but ...
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Clone hdd with a few bad sectors

I want to clone my hdd before it dies. I have narrowed down the bad sectors to a very small area. It is small but has caused a lot of problems from time to time. When I try to clone, it gets hung up ...
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Cant Remove Hard Drive Partition | Mac

Recently had to partition a hard drive in half. One half was used for a time machine backup and the other for the installation. Now im trying to remove the untitled (time machine) partition. Have ...
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Accessing partition created on Linux from Windows

I have an external HDD. It was shipped with an NTFS partition, but that works problematically under Linux, so I repartitioned it to exFAT. I did it on Linux by removing the existing partitions (there ...
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Partitions and drives under Windows [on hold]

Are the C:/ and D:/ drives partitioned separately in windows file system ? I am currently learning about how OS manages file systems and touched on windows FAT file system. If C:/ and D:/ drives have ...
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Low Disk Space on “Filesystem root” error on openSUSE Leap 15

Problem Apparently I am running low on disk space on my root partition. At the time of installing my OS (openSUSE Leap 15 on a VM) I chose the default partitioning. Now I get the warning/error Low ...
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How to remove drive letter from first primary active boot partition, or how to just delete it and still boot

I created an image backup and restored it to a VHD file. The original drive has three primary partitions. It also has two CDRom drives, shown as the first two volumes. This is how diskpart lists ...
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Unrecognized disk label using hard drive

I have a old hard drive that I am trying to use. I don't remember if it was used in a RAID with lvm or zfs or another format. When I boot in Windows 10, I can see it under disks and it loads with no ...
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The SSD is not recognized by Ubuntu 18.04 during installation

I have DELL Precision, with 512GB SSD. I did shrink the only Drive C, and made 125 GB of unallocated space to install Ubuntu on it. restarting the system choosing boot, install Ubuntu, the ...
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How to delete a partition and reallocate space?

I decided to post this as a separate question however it is in continuation with my previous question on Partition Shrinking. This question is about Reallocating space. I read that I can only have ...
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Write img to partition in SDD. Dual boot windows and Chromefy Chrome-os

I'm using a Matebook x pro running Windows and with rEFInd as my boot manager. Yesterday I found out about Chromefy and really wanted to try and make my own ChromeOs build for my matebook. I managed ...
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Is it okay to delete all the partitions in my new Lenovo laptop (recovery, system, …) when I clean install Windows? [closed]

I recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad 530S to use it in schoolwork as well as light gaming. Since the bundled Windows version is customized a lot, I am planning to clean install the latest version of ...
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Partition disappeared after shrinking

I am using Windows 10 on an old Pentium Laptop. It had 4 partitions: C,D,E (System Reserved) and F I wanted to created unallocated space for CentOS. I used Windows 10 Disk Management to shrink C: ...
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Will Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 erase my partitions?

i'm currently upgrading my Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Microsoft's Media Creation tool. I selected the "Upgrade Now" option. now the time for installation ... it says i couple of options to install ...
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Hard disk removal of partitioning

I have a 4Tb hard disk (Western Digital), currently divided into 2 more or less equal partitions. Using Disk management, it does not show up in the top half of the graphic. Only in the bottom half ...
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Cannot convert from MBR to GPT

I want to upgrade my disk from MBR to GPT, and I tried using Windows' MBR2GPT.EXE tool to do the job. I used Windows' DISKPART tool to identify the disk I want to convert. However, this happened: C:\...
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Is it safe to delete system partition on disk that used to hold OS in multiple disk desktop PC?

I have a desktop Windows 10, 64 bit, and one of the disks I'm attaching via SATA is from an old laptop, that laptop used to have Windows 10 installed on it. So the system files are still on it. I ...
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How to Extend the Volume on hyper-V

I want to expand a 100GB Virtual Hard disk to 200GB; so using Hyper-v settings I expanded it to 200GB. Now back to the guest OS (Windows 10), the additional space is clearly there, it says space is ...
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Entirely removing Windows 7 OS from laptop and installing Windows 10 - BitLocker concerns

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7 installed on right now. It is divided into 3 main partitions: C for operating system - Not locked with Bitlcoker D for normal files - Not ...
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Ubuntu USB Flash Drive

I corrupted my 2.1TB USB Drive... It shows up on Ubuntu every time, but does not mount. The gparted program gives me an option for default user mode but wont format it. My mac does not see it at all. ...
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Is it possible to install bootloaders on respective partitions?

I have Win10 on my laptop right now, but I would really rather switch back to Linux and just keep Win10 for games (especially since MS can't put out a decent update anymore it seems). I installed ...
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Bootcamp Assistant - Startup disk cannot partion hard-drive

MacBook is Mid 2014 Pro Retina on Mojave 10.14.1. I've searched and searched but I can't seem to find a solution. Hopefully someone hear can help me
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How to mount an LVM volume from a dd/raw/vmdk image?

Input: RAW/DD Image of an HDD. fdisk -l shows partitions sudo fdisk -l image.dd Disk image.dd: 15 GiB, 16106127360 bytes, 31457280 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/...
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How to merge two ext4 partitions, when there is an unallocated space between them?

I have two ext4 partitions: /dev/sda6 is the one on which I have my Ubuntu right now, /dev/sda5 is a recently created empty ext4 partition. How to merge them so the data will not be lost?
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Create an agnostic exFAT partition to share between macOS Sierra and Boot Camp Windows 10?

I've ordered a 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD to put in my 2012 MBP (A1278) (I'm also replacing the hard drive cable and putting in 16gb of RAM). I plan to install macOS Sierra, followed by Windows 10 (...
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How to resize partitions on a live server

I purchased a 240G remote server and it has no control panel to change the way the server is partitioned so my root folder is locked to 20G. I have looked through many pages of google results and ...
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How do I programatically check disk partitions on windows 8 and 10?

I'm aware of diskpart, but that doesn't work in my case because I need to do this programatically, with no user input. diskpart doesn't provide any output when you give it a script so my program can't ...
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Format a new SSD to exFAT on a notebook with a single hdd slot and without using usb-sata adapter

I bought a Kingston SSD A400 120GB for a 1st generation macbook. I replaced the HDD with the SSD, and booted the computer (pen drive plugged with snow leopard). I was about to install the OS but when ...
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Dual boot install and re-partitioning to use mbr2gpt tool

I now have Windows 10 Pro, build 17134. I want to create dual boot for Ubuntu 18.04. I want to use MBR2GPT.exe tool because now my BIOS mode is "Legacy" (MBR). Requirement is to have only 3 ...
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Format a USB Drive CDFS to NTFS

I have some USB Drives that came pre-programmed. They are read-only and are being loaded as a CD Drive (ISO9660 / CDFS). I cannot format the drives via the standard "right-click >> format". I have ...
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How to restore OS X system from copied data [duplicate]

My OS X partition (APFS) is corrupted by my mistake - i wanted to change windows partition size in windows. Now osx think that it's 'windows recovery' partition and windows see this like RAW Partition....
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OS X can't boot after Windows patrition size change

I run into big problem. I was not aware that bootcamp may do this: I wanted to reduce windows patrition, so i've used Esus partition manager free to this smaller. After restatt, windows booted by ...
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Moving Windows partition (EFI, GPT)

Suppose I have a computer that was once a purely Windows desktop, whose disk contained at least the usual EFI System Partition (the ESP) and the Windows partition itself. Suppose that one day I ...
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Move Windows 7 to SSD without reinstalling and too small SSD

today I got a SSD and I wanted to move my windows 7 to it, but would have to copy 800GB from my HDD to my SSD which has 120GB. The problem is that it is not possible to copy winodws only to the SSD ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 add user writable ext4 partition from free space

This should be an easy question, but I don't know the answer. I'm using a brand new Dell Inspiron (it's a 5770) with changes to booting and hard drives that Kubuntu 18.04 might not have planned for. ...
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Can I make a normal installation of Linux (eg. Debian 9) from single drive to raid?

Various server rentals are nowadays are selling servers with let's say 4 drives.. eg: 4 x 2 TB drives.. By default they install their os inside the 1st HD.. So I have sda - with / mountpoint 64 gb ...
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“Unmountable boot volume” after resizing Windows partition

I dualboot Windows 10/Ubuntu. I resized the Windows partition from in Ubuntu, and now when I try to boot Windows I get the "Unmountable Boot Volume" error. I tried a few fixes I found online, like ...