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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Canot enter TWRP recovery because of “fastboot erase userdata” [migrated]

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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Can Windows in macOS Boot Camp access an external HDD formatted as Journaled extended?

I currently have a MacBook Pro with an external HDD formatted as journaled extended and use this for my time machine backups.I'm planning on adding Windows using Boot Camp but was wondering if ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 to Windows 10

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

I use the mega service for cloud storage, which gives 50GB of free space (please correct me if it is not exactly 50GB)I also use a great backup software for imaging my system drive. I really like ...
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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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Recovering ssd data - Windows 10

I have my mother's laptop with me, a lenovo g-70. She claims she did a "windows" update (she has windows 10) and the computer will not boot up now. It was completely "fine", as far as I know the night ...
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Veracrypt full disk encryption multi-boot Windows 10 and two Linux Distro on same SSD with some shared folders?

Never tried something like that, but this would be my preferred setup. I dislike VMWare and Virtual Box because they are slow.Is this setup possible? And what would be the procedure to achieve this ...
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Difference between Volume IDs and Volume Serial Numbers? And can Volume IDs be addressed?

The Volume Serial Number (VSN) looks like this: 1A79-B12AAnd can be found using the 'dir' or 'vol' command in Windows without any switches. Volume GUID looks like this: 4523b23c-5fca-22c5-7ac2-...
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Windows 7 not booting

My computer was updating and was then mistakenly turned off. It is showing me the following errorfile: clfs.sys status:0xc000000fDisk repair doesn't work but i have noticed a few things. When i go ...
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Increasing boot partition a security issue?

I've got an Ubuntu 16.04 server on which the /boot partition is full. There are some explanations on the internet how to clean that partition, but to prevent this from happening too often I also ...
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Completely delete and make again superblock on USB ext4 partition

I have a 64GB usb key with one ext4 partition (and gpt partition table) and a broken superblock. I don't have any data to save, I just want to clear up it so it can be used again. The first thing I ...
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Can't use/format the USB that been through Rufus and terminated in half

I'm facing an issue that is quite familiar with this one but I can't really find out a solution, I've tried diskpart and clean command and also clean and create partition primary but all can't work (...
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Unnacesible SD CARD after making gold card

I made gold card by this guide from my Samsung EVO plus SDHC. I formatted my card to FAT32. Then I inserted it into my Android Phone and through GoldCard Helper I got mmc2 reversed CID (SD Card Serial)...
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Make USB flash drive appear to host as an external hard disk

I have recently purchased a large 256GB USB flash drive and I’m planning on partitioning this as such:Linux Multiboot Partition (using XBoot or YUMI).Windows Installer Partition.Any and all data (...
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gddrescue --fill-mode=+ with a map file of 0x00000000 0x608336000 + has left the partition table intact?

I first ran this command:ddrescue --force /dev/sda /dev/null HGST_RMA.mapI just wanted a map file for blanking (therefore /dev/null). And this is what my .map file looks like before I interrupted ...
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Windows 10 to go on partition of external usb drive

I have an external drive with a free partition and all I want is creating a "windows 10 to go" on it so I can boot on this partition to run a live version of windows 10. Nonetheless, I only found ...
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how can i resize standard partition in centOS6?

i have a problem with expanding partition size in linux. i try Gparted but i can't resize because un-allocated space not appear. partitionsin the above picture it shows my primary and extended i ...
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Can't Access Linux Boot After Resizing Partition (Ubuntu 16.04)

I'll try and keep this as concise as possible, here are the order of events:1) New PC, has Windows on it.2) I installed Ubuntu on my new PC3) I disabled Secure Boot so that I could use ...
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Partition missing in zpool import and blkid, but visible in gdisk

After a crash of my root btrfs I needed to force a shutdown with the power button. After re-installation of a root filesystem (independent from the ZFS pool I want to import) I no longer can import my ...
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ldmtool returns “[]” when mounting a RAID 1 windows-software raid

I've got a computer in which windows decided to not work today (Everyone reading this, stop giving Microsoft money).It had a drive with C: and windows files on it (/dev/sdb). And it had a E: drive (/...

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