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Can LVM and Traditional Partitions Coexist?

Can you set up a machine in which different drives are formatted as either LVM volumes or as traditional partitions and mix and match the two? For e.g. have the LVM volume mounted as / and /home and ...
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How does the process of disk partitioning actually work on most HDD's? [closed]

From what I know of most laptops, you are able to "partition" your disk into as many other drives as you please. The more you cut it up, the smaller your partitions are, but from an organizational ...
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cfdisk quits with a fatal error in regards to the partition table

fresh install. 'cfdisk /dev/sda' gives the following output: "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends in the final partial cylinder" what could be the reason for this to happen and what ...
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I mistakenly `dd if=/floppy-image of=/dev/sda` and erased my entire partition

I think I have just made the worst mistake one can made - please help me recovering from it. A guy from another room came over said to me this is a BIOS update (or something similar) for the new ...
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Maximum paritions on single harddisk?

How many maximum partitions can we create on a single drive? I remember getting error once when I had created somewhere around 16 partitions on same disk. Why put this limit? What is the problem with ...