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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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Move Windows 7 partition from Hard drive with linux (dual boot) to another new hard drive

I have got a computer with a single hard drive that has Linux (Lubuntu) and Windows 7 in it. The hard drive boots well with grub. The windows 7 partition run out of space, and I would like to move to ...
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How do I shrink disk in safe mode? Error: “DiskPart has encountered an error: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode”

I have a Windows 7 computer that won't boot in regular mode, so I'm booting in Safe Mode to make a backup. This fails, wbadmin start backup does not work in Safe Mode (I have been unable to find ...
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Dual boot (Mac/Linux) MacBook broken after creating a new partition

My MacBook won't boot to macOS anymore, only on Linux (Ubuntu). Even restarting with pressing alt doesn't show the macOS disk option anymore. Here is what happened: I set up a dual boot High Siera / ...
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How to remove setup partition ( volume ) after OS install

I was installing a new Windows on my new SSD from a USB drive but the often appearing error "We couldn't create a new partition or bla bla.." appeared so I used cmd and diskpart to create a new 5GB ...
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Windows 10 partition disappeared, initialising not possible [duplicate]

One of my partitions disappeared after a crash which required a hard shutdown. When I go into the Disk Management it says "Disk 3, Unknown, Not Initialised" When I try to initialise it, I get an error ...
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Windows 10: Controlling Where the Reserved Partition is Created

I have 2 drives: 2 TB OS 2 TB Data To my understanding what I need to do, is to create a 2 TB partition for the entire Data drive, create a 1 TB partition for the OS drive, and then Windows ...
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Windows 10: Can You Have a OS / Data Drive Separation?

I tried changing an HDD on my Alienware and it was not recognized by windows 10. I read somewhere you cannot change the drive unless you reinstall windows 10... I also just formatted the OS drive and ...
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Second hard drive not visible after installing new disk and OS

I installed Windows 10 to my new SSD while my old hard drive was disconnected. I did this because I wanted Windows to install everything (Bootloader, Rescue partition, etc) to the new SSD. Afterwards ...
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Ruined Windows partition by formatting different partition

I just wanted this easy, humble setup: SSD with dual boot (Ubuntu 18 + Windows 10) HDD with one data NTFS partition for double access from ubuntu and windows I had my HDD with a triple boot in ...
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How do I format an NTFS drive on CentOS 7 so that I can also use it in Windows?

We have a LIDAR system that collects data in the field. The computers that process the raw data are Windows computers so we use NTFS. However, the LIDAR system itself runs CentOS 7. Normally this ...
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Hide a partition on a flash drive

OBJECTIVE I have a flash drive and I want a custom memory management to work with "secret files". I need some help on how to achieve the following with two partitions on my device: READ Only OR CDFS ...
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How to know if Linux overwrote windows boot loader

Currently my computer boots directly into Windows, but I can boot into BIOS to choose Linux's GRUB, so I'd like to know if I could safely delete Linux's partitions and allocate them back into windows ...
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Disk full for unknown reason - BTRFS partition filled up with garbage data

On my Debian Linux laptop a couple of days ago I got my 23GB root EXT4 partition full (probably I installed more software than I expected). Since I have plenty of space in my BTRFS home partition, ...
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How to Extend the Primary Boot C Drive Partition - Extend Option Grayed Out [duplicate]

I see the "Extend Partition" option is grayed out in the Disk Management tool and as far as I can understand I need to move my data to another drive and change the drive letters. This is something I ...
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F-Disk Error: Maximum vs Allocated Sectors

When I run fdisk in Ubuntu and edit the nested partition table on my drive, i get the output "Total allocated sectors 4294967296 greater than the maximum 1953525168" when verifying the table. Can you ...

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