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3answers
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Strangeness during Windows Server Install (drive duplication) [SAN]

I have recently taken over as an administrator for an IBM chassis and associated blades, along with accompanying IBM SAN. One of the blades is running VMWare ESXi 5, and we don't need it anymore, so ...
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0answers
84 views

Backup Windows (ntfs) partition at runtime, restore using linux live distribution?

I need to backup a whole ntfs partition daily using a scheduled task. I want not just the content of the disk, but the partition itself to a preferably compressed file and then restore it 'offline' ...
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1answer
598 views

Resizing partition with DiskPart using desired and minimum options is unsuccessful

I have a few systems I want to shrink the primary (and only) partition to about half of the disk and then create a new partition in the newly available space. The disks are 500GB. I want to script it, ...
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1answer
75 views

How to create a boot hdd and copy windows files onto it?

I have a zip archive containing installed windows xp embedded operating system. How can I copy files onto HDD to make it bootable? I went to disk part, converted hdd to mbr, created primary active ...
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2answers
81 views

Diagnosing RAID partition slowness

This involves: RAID 10 Windows Server 2008 R2 Two logical drive partitions The server in question has four drives in a RAID 10 configuration, as well as two in RAID 0. The RAID 0 is used for the ...
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3answers
186 views

Rebuilding partition tables

Being the silly person I am, I accidentally used clean command in DISKPART on the wrong HDD (external via USB). I know all the data is still there as I didn't use the all parameter, and I even ...
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1answer
8k views

What's the difference between system, dynamic, primary partition?

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008. In the disk partition step, I saw my disk partitions are recognized by the installation program as : Physical Disk 1: 100M system partition 80G dynamic ...
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3answers
808 views

How to recover this Linux partition?

I have this netbook, where the partition table looks like this ~$ fdisk netbook.dd Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite) Command (m for help): p Disk ...
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2answers
676 views

Maximum partition size on Windows 7

Windows XP has a maximum partition size of 2 TB, which is a real pain for me since I have a 16-drive NAS. At the moment I just access it in 2 TB chunks, but as I add drives this will get to be even ...
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1answer
578 views

Windows Server 2008 Backup Failure on WinRE Partition

I'm setting up Windows Server 2008 R2 backup for the first time. When I try to do a test backup, it fails almost immediatly with the following error message. Log Name: Application Source: ...
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1answer
90 views

What happens “under the hood” when Windows moves data to a location shares the same root path as the source?

To be clear, I am talking about a move operation within the same partition. For example, say I were to move a file up one directory; before the move, I have "C:\temp\test.txt", after the move I have ...
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4answers
62 views

back-up database in Linux partition from windows partition!

Hello I am in a very embarrassing situation, I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and while updating I forgot to put my laptop on charger and the battery ran out. Since ...
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1answer
239 views

how to install windows on a logical partition created by ubuntu

when i try to install windows xp on /dev/sda5 windows tell me that it can not write on /dev/sda1 how can i install windows xp on /dev/sda5? with out messing up some thing or is it not possible to ...
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2answers
223 views

What is the best way to repartition the system drive on a Windows domain controller?

I have a Windows 2003 server that is the primary domain controller for the network. It has a RAID 1 array that houses the 'C' and 'D' drives. And a RAID 5 array that houses the 'E' drive. The C:\ ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Resizing volume with DiskPart unsuccessful, while there's enough free space

I have a physical disk with two partitions, an old OS partition (with MBR) of 296GB and a RECOVERY partition of 2048MB (a default DELL recovery partition), both are not in use. I have successfully ...
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1answer
5k views

howto install dual boot: Windows server 2003, 2008?

Have dedicated partition for each OS. But W2K8 creates a "system partition" which gets overwritten during subsequent windows 2003 install. how to plan the install, so that both can co-exist?
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419 views

Shrink Partition on Production Server

Our production server was only set up with one large partition. I have set up a standby server and properly partitioned it. Now the boss wants the production environment's partition shrunk. It is an ...
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3answers
2k views

Free partition manager for Windows 2003 server?

I'm looking for a free partition manager running under Windows 2003 server. On Windows XP, I use Easeus Partition Master, but it's non-free for Windows 2003 server. I don't want to use a live CD. Any ...
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3answers
341 views

Partition adjustment on live server

Windows Server 2008 SP2 I have a server currently running several sites in production. It is partitioned in such a way that the System partition is small with just windows and the necessary program ...
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1answer
788 views

linux virtualbox guest (windows host) to physical partition

I'm currently running a linux virtual machine on a windows XP host with virtualbox(3.1.2) and I would like to copy it and run it on a partition of my machine. I want to use my vm as primary os but ...
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11answers
3k views

Why have multiple partitions on a windows server?

With my IT outfit, we have templates to deploy servers with a dinky C drive/partition (10GB) and a larger D drive/partition. Why do this? Windows (at least until recently and at that minimally) has no ...
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3answers
2k views

How to edit Master Boot Record from Windows XP recovery console

How to alter Master Boot Record from Windows XP Recovery Console so that it points at an extended Linux partition instead of a NTFS one it is pointing at now? My MBR used to point at extended ...
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5answers
1k views

How to change the drive letter once windows is installed?

I have a machine with Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 on it. For whatever reason Dell shipped it with a 12GB OS partition and the person who set this up when we got it left it like that and it's since ...
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5answers
3k views

Partitioning advice for dual boot with Windows XP and two separate Linux installations

Main goals is to have/being: Windows XP Main Linux installation "Some other" Linux installation which I am currently experimenting with. All three OS installations completely separate (at least to ...
3
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4answers
2k views

Any Tools for check partition?

I have a user with a dual boot workstation that contains Linux Ext3 (1 partition) and Windows XP (NTFS 2 partitions). The user is using Linux Mint. Today I tried to check the partition using ...
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8answers
1k views

Hard drive partitioning software for Windows

I'm looking for a good disk partitioning/management software suite. I've been using Acronis Disk Director but I've had a few data corruption issues which I think might be related to it (especially ...
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4answers
1k views

Primary vs. Extended partitions

while studying for my MCDST cert I learned about Primary partions and extended partitions. From the textbook: ****Primary A primary partition can be set as the bootable partition. A computer ...
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5answers
2k views

Merging a Windows disk partition with a Linux partition on Ubuntu

How to merge a Windows HPFS/NTFS partition with a Linux partition in Linux? I have a large partition left on my hard drive after my previous Vista installation. Now I use Ubuntu and want to utilize ...
3
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4answers
196 views

Protecting Windows Machines From Users

What are some good methods to protect staff machines from the staff who use them? I am looking for something that is totally seamless, that the user would not notice...something that would not hinder ...
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6answers
3k views

Create image of Windows partition on Linux

I'd like to create an image of my Windows partition (so a can restore it later) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any utilities that are capable of this? Either command line or GUI (pref. ...
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10answers
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How can I increase the size of a Windows 2003 NTFS partition?

I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003 and my System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have already tried all the cleaning stuff and transferring ...
3
votes
4answers
438 views

What's the way to access Linux partition from Windows?

On a standard, dual boot Vista Home and Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to access the Ubuntu partition from Windows. I imagine that there must be software to let you do this. Can anyone recommend a good ...
3
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4answers
161 views

What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?

I'm getting a new machine and will be installing Windows 7 RC1 on it. I want to partition drive(s) to make OS re-installation as painless as possible. I'm going to try to figure this out for ...
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12answers
3k views

How to partition a Windows drive without formatting?

I have a 500GB HD, partitioned into a few gigantic Windows NTFS partitions. The partitions are loaded with files, but I still have enough space and I want to install and try out linux. Is there a way ...
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6answers
2k views

Are there good reasons to partition disks on Windows?

There seems to be a lot of confusion around having multiple partitions for Windows. Some of the theories I have heard are It's faster to move to a new partition start than searching for a file start ...