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How to safely create a partion inside an already partitioned device

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"A partition is a means of dividing the storage capacity of a device, such as a hard disk, into several parts which can then be treated as separate storage devices ("logical devices").

"Each logical device is seen by the operating system as a distinct device, and thus is treated as an independent disk.

* Partitioning a hard disk can be done for several reasons:
* To retrieve free space
* To install different operating systems
* To better organize data on the hard disk

"You can use "GNOME Partition Editor" (gparted) to partition storage devices."

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