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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Windows 8.1 laptop with eMMC storage restore image to different disk

I have an ASUS notebook with Windows 8.1 with Bing installed on a 32GB eMMC storage device. Long story short, it is too small to be usable in our scenario.We have added a 120GB SSD to the device, ...
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I want to flash a new ROM for my Android phone.I clean data by fastboot erase userdatabut after that, I can not enter TWRP recovery because can not mount /dataI tried fastboot format userdata...
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I have only Ubuntu on my PC and, after 2 years, I have to return to Windows. I have three question.How do I create a bootable USB with Windows? To create the USB with Ubuntu I've always used the ...
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Fresh installation of Windows 10 won't boot correctly on external disk (EFI)

After acquiring an ISO image of a Windows 10 installer, I used WinToUSB to install Windows 10 Home to an external hard disk that I had tidied up and repartitioned in GParted. It's partition layout is ...
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Add a ‘protective’ MBR to LVM2 physical volume

Some time ago I made a mistake of converting whole hard drive into a LVM PV without making a partition first.It doesn't cause any problems, but I want to be on the safe side (for example, Windows ...
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Quickest way to wipe an SSD clean of all its partitions for repartitioning in Linux?

I want to wipe an SSD clean of all its partitions and data, so I can repartition it (this is not for security purposes).I've looked at sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M but if this just fills ...
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Leaving bad sectors in unformatted partition?

Laptop was acting really weird, and copy and seek times were really slow, so I decided to scan the hard drive surface. I have a couple hundred bad sectors all clustered up in last couple of gigabytes ...
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How to make VM disk images easy to resize?

Disk images of virtual machines usually contain a parition table that contains one or more file systems. Resizing that is a bit painful, as you need to carefully rewrite the partition table before you ...
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Hyper-V - Boot to OS on physical Disk

I installed Linux Mint on a physical SSD, and ran like that for several years.Now, for work, I need to run Windows 10 Pro on my desktop. To do that, I used a separate physical SSD, but left the old ...
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Is it safe to partition a disk NTFS and HFS+?

Is it safe to partition an external hard disk NTFS and HFS+? If I have a Windows and a Mac system but want to write data to an external hard disk, what is the best partition to use?
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How to partition exactly 50GB of usable space

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Why is “Extend” Partition Option Disabled?

I installed a new/larger (4TB) hard drive on my computer. I have Windows 7 installed ont the old drive (1TB) and using backup of the drive with a system image, I restored that to the new drive. All ...
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Windows 10 doesn't assign (and doesn't remember) letter to hard drive partition

I have a Macbook Pro 2009 to which I installed an SSD disk. I have installed it instead the original HDD, and I installed this HDD instead the DVD reader.I have installed Windows 10 into the SSD, ...
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Shrinking Disk - safe to delete LocationProvider folder?

I currently have a 600GB partition on my HDD, which has 100GB used. I want to shrink it down to 200GB, however when I try to do so, the "unmovable file" error comes up.Using Application Logs, I have ...

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