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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Making Bootable clone of Ubuntu on same SD card

I work in a lab where I am configuring a small computer to eventually be used to collect data on an instrument. The computer has a 32Gb SD card as its main storage device. I am using Ubuntu 10.04, as ...
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What is causing the “Partition: Write Error” in testdisk and what can I do? What does “Buffer I/O error on dev sda … async page read” mean?

So I was a little foolish and had my computer shut down automatically (using 'sudo shutdown -h 90') after formating one partition (/dev/sda5) on my internal harddrive in GNOME Disks using the "...
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How to Repair Windows Partition from Files

I have a laptop with Windows 7 previously on it, and I'm trying not to disturb the OS, user progress, or any of the settings on it. At least, make any changes I do unnoticeable.I booted into a live ...
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Is there a reason to keep Windows' primary partition / drive C: small?

In my jobs almost two decades ago, IT experts would keep the size of Windows' main partition (C drive) extremely small compared to the other partitions. They would argued this runs PC at optimum speed ...
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Adding more OSes to my dual boot MacBook

I have a MacBook with 4 partitions. I wish to use it with several operating systems.Currently I have OSX 6.8 and OSX 10.10 installed. I would like to put Win7 and Ubuntu on the remaining partitions....
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How to shrink ext4 partition below minimum size reported by resize2fs?

I want to shrink a 250GB ext4 partition down to 200GB with resize2fs."df" tool says the partition is about 40% filled up. So I guess I can at least shrink the partition to that level.Yet, when I ...
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partition scheme for Lubuntu and MacOS

Towards installing Lubuntu 18.04 onto a Mac running rEFInd:/dev/disk0#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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Resizing VirtualBox's disk size

I have a VM (VirtualBox) and its disk partitions are set up like this:$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted onudev 979M 0 979M 0% /devtmpfs 200M 24M ...
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Share a program between 2 or more OS in one machine?

I was wondering if it is possible somehow to share or install a program in a common drive shared between 2 or more OS in one machine with dual (or more) boot?For example, I have Windows 7, and ...
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distinction between volume and partition (terminology)

What's the definition of, and distinction between, a volume and a partition?Wikipedia notes that a partition is created before any files or directories are written to disk. But, then, in the next ...
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Windows does not recognize the drive partitions when I remove it from an external WD Elements Desktop

I used a procedure like this one to remove the derive from an external 4 TB WD Elements Desktop:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3xVRmOgrs4Once I connect the drive directly to my PC, Windows 10 ...
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When I format a 4TB WD external drive, it holds ~1TB less amount of files. Why?

I have an external 4TB WD Element Desktop drive. This is the product:https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/wd-elements-desktop.htmlI was fine with the original disk format it came with, ...
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How can I see the unallocated space for dual boot? [on hold]

I have an amd64 pc, I have shrinken 25GBs of free unallocated space on my HDDI want to install linux mint or debian to that. I have prepared the boot pendrive as it is needed. When I have to choose ...
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Is there a way to customize how partitions are labeled in BIOS boot sequence?

I have an external hard drive with several partitions, each containing a different bootable program (recovery media, gparted, etc.). If I want to boot from one of them, I can go into BIOS and change ...
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Blinking cursor but no OS [on hold]

I wanted to install linux as my main OS and did some wrong configurations with the partions via windows i think...I tried to install debian but i didn't know it was without gui and i chose to erase ...

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