A partition is a means of logically dividing a computing resource (most frequently disk storage)

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How can I combine blocks of unallocated space to make a new, larger partition?

I'm trying to create a new partition on my Vista laptop. Unfortunately, Lenovo put on a fairly large partition after my main C: I want to free up space from both the C: and Q: drives (see the image ...
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Linux partition device not being created in FS

I recently created a disk with a single xfs partition in ubuntu 9.04. I tried plugging it back in as a USB disk using an enclosure, and it shows up as /dev/sde. Unfortunately there is no /dev/sde1. ...
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Using a VHD as a data storage location?

I asked previously if there are good reasons to partition disks on Windows, and one of the big ones was for splitting data and OS. So that should you reinstall, you do not need to worry about the data ...
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How do you repair a damaged or corrupt partition? [on hold]

I have a user with an external hard drive that is no longer recognised: the drive letter does not appear in My Computer. The drive is a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WD2500C032) With ...
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How to prevent gnome from auto-mounting a partition?

I have a partition on my Hard Drive that I want users to be able to mount, but it shouldn't be automatic, so I've put this in my /etc/fstab: /dev/sda5 /media/data vfat ...
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Does repartitioning on an SSD effectively reduce the lifespan of the device?

The title says much of the question. When repartitioning to a different size on an SSD, is the data in the partition rewritten to the SSD, or is an aggressive rereferencing method used? ...
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If I resize a Linux partition using GParted will my data be safe?

I would like to shrink the size of a partition containing an Ubuntu distribution and files. Is it safe to assume that I will not lose or corrupt any of the files as long as I don't make the partition ...
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Historical Question: Why does slice C or slice 2 cover the entire disk

Something that I was discussing with a couple of friends and we were unable to figure it out. In FreeBSD and OpenSolaris/Solaris when you partition a drive a partition is created that covers the whole ...
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How can I find out what hard disks are attached to a Linux box?

Here's an easy question for you guys: How do I find out what hard drives are attached to a linux box? I'm hoping for a single command that can give me a nice list of all ata/scsi/etc drives. I've ...
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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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How do I find the UUID of a partition

I'm running Ubuntu, and want to find out the UUID of a particular partition. I know I can use e2label /dev/sda1 to find out the partition label, but there doesn't seem to be a similar way to find the ...
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How many and which partitions should I create for a linux server?

Partitions are very important on Linux server because it give you a lot of flexibility, for example when upgrading to a bigger hard drive. But, how many partitions should I create when building a ...
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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 ...
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primary partition limit on Linux

I'm going to buy a server to host an Oracle database. The server will be running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The server will have 6 hard drives. I know there is a limit of 4 primary partitions in ...