Fedora :: Windows Vista Installed On Hard Disk Partitions?

Jun 19, 2011

i've fedora 15 & windows vista installed on hard disk partitions.i can access windows files from fedora but how to view fedora files when i'm working on windows???

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't See Either Windows Or Hard Disk Partitions

Nov 9, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on my laptop HP pavilion 3046ee . When I reach the partition part , it doesn't detect the Windows 7 os , and doesn't detect any hard disk partitions ( it sees the whole hard disk as one unallocated partition ). I faced the same problem when I tried Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

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Feb 9, 2009

i'm tying to dual boot Vista64 (already installed) and Fedora 10 x86_64. I am running a Dell XPS 410 running 2 sata hard drives raid 0 (ICH8DH). I started the process by shrinking my C drive on disk0 leaving 64.45GB of unallocated space. Next I rebooted into Fedora install DVD and when i get to blue graphical install screen i get message asking if my drive is GPT and if it is it may be corrupted. I click NO, and it comes up with a message telling me i have to initialize my drive if i want to use it ( have to click NO twice) and if i do it i will lose all my data.

i can click no and keep proceding through the install until i get to the partition setup screen. No hard drives or partitions are shown. I've tried googling the problem and get bits of pieces of information scattered in different parts but nothing conclusive to my problem i think. As far as my background of knowledge goes, I'm new to the linux community but give me a thorough guide and i'll do fine (i hope). I've been using fedora on a separate laptop for 2 days now .

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Jul 27, 2010

We have a server with RAID 0 with 4 hard disks on it each 250 GB. Linux kernel must find one hard disk named: /dev/sda with 1TB capacity. right? And also we have 2 partitions on sda: sda1 and sda2. We want to add another partition but we don't have enough space.

Now the problem:
If we add another hard disk and run
Code:
fdisk -l
Will the /dev/sda space incremented automatically so we can add new partitions or we must do something?

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Jul 7, 2009

I have a sata 320 gb with mandriva linux 2009.1 on it.And it is what curently atached to my cpu. It is shown as 'sda' in the partition table.I also have another 40gb hard disk with windows xp installed on it.It is shown as 'hda' in the partition table . Now what i want to do is attach this 40gb hard disk to my pc and configure grub on my 320gb hard disk('sda') so as to boot windows xp(which is residing on the second hard disk,'hda')Can anyone tell me if what im doing is feasible or not? If it is feasible,can anyone suggest me how to get it working. I know i just need to add 2-3 lines to my grub.conf, but dont know what exactly i need to write.

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May 24, 2011

I have a computer that was given to me and is no longer booting up properly. It's an Acer with VISTA installed. I would like to format the hard drive and start over with Linux. I don't have the original windows vista disk, I don't believe the computer even came with one, and no back up disks. Apparently this is the only way to format VISTA. When I am in the command prompt here is what happens.

C:> format c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Enter correct volume lable for drive C:
I don't know the correct label.

Searching on the forums I found this.
format c:/fs:NTFS/p:/
That doesn't work. I get this:
"Invalid parameter - /p:"

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General :: Partioing Hard Disk On Vista And Install Fedora10?

Feb 15, 2010

I have Toshiba Satelite E105 laptop with installed home vista and now i want to install Fedora 10.My problem is that when i was trying to partion my 290gb hard disk(C drive)after going to storage managament and going to "Shrink Volume "option then my laptop can maximum provide 970 mb space to shrink whereas i need minimum 20 gb space for linux.What should i do?I have 4gb RAM.Please tell me how to install fedora10

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Apr 6, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10 is dual booted but it is my primary OS.

Unfortunately it's on the outer edges of the disk in an extended partition.

This has always bugged me, with regards to read/write performance.

Do my concerns of reduced performance have any foundation? Should i bite the bullet and format the drive installing ubuntu first?

I ran the disk read benchmark and my read speeds were 100MB/Sec at the beginning of the test to just 55MB/Sec at the end. I have no idea if the position of the test has any bearing on the position of the disk or whether the speed recorded is affected by other factors such as the tests function or simulation.

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General :: Make The Partitions On The Hard Disk?

Jan 4, 2010

I want to make the transition from windows (sick of it). Im using Lenovo G530 Laptop and was wondering which would be the best Linux Os (meaning Ubuntu, fedora or something else). Keep in mind that I mostly use my laptop for college work and a lot of video and audio editing. I also want to be able to run Dual operating system (meaning that I wanna run both Linux and Windows) from the same computer as it might be easier for me to make the transition a little bit more easier. That being said I need someone to give me tutorials (video preferred) on how to make the partitions on the hard disk and step by step instruction on how to install both the two OS in my laptop.

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Jan 19, 2010

i have installed ubuntu version 9 and i cant seem to find where hard disk partitions are,what do i do?also what do i do to install the webcam and to change from gnome to Kde enviroment!!i also installed virtualbox but i seem not to find the icon

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Apr 3, 2009

Especially /var because I am running a MYSQL server on this box. I want to know if there is a safe procedure to follow to move these partitions from the current sda2 and sda3 that they are now to sdb2 and sbd3 because this is a much bigger disk. I don't want to break MYSQL and I don't want to be down for a long period. I have heard of some people suggesting a sym link to a /newvar and /newuser on sdb but I have also read this will not work when moving to a different physical drive.

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General :: Install Ubuntu On Vista From Iso File Directly From Hard Disk?

Jun 10, 2010

when i install ubuntu on vista from iso file directly from hard disk it install the copy completely but after booting up a white sreen comes up with vertical coloured linning.

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Apr 13, 2010

I got a new hard drive yesterday, a Seagate Baracuda XT 2000GB SATA3. I'm running it on the SATA3 jmicron chip in AHCI mode, and Opensuse 11.2 is having issues with using this hard drive properly.

The hard drive seems to take a while to detect, for one thing. After it is detected however, I am told I have no hard disk that can be used for installation. The exact message is:

"No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!"

After that, I'm told the partitioner can't read the partitions on my hard drive properly:

"The partitioning on disk /dev/sda is not readable by the partitioning tool parted, which is used to change the partition table.

You can use the partitions on disk /dev/sda as they are. You can format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or rename partitions from that disk with this tool."

I partitioned the new hard drive under Windows, with a partitioning tool called Partition Wizard (free / home version). I'm not sure if hard drives partitioned with this tool are not recognized by OpenSuse's partitioner, or if it's something else.

I already installed Windows on this hard drive, so I can't delete all the partitions I have so far and start all over again (I'm keeping my system a dual-boot between Windows 7 and openSuse 11.2). What can I do so OpenSuse will see and modify my partitions? If it is the partitioning not being understood, is there some sort of tool that can make the partition table of the hard disk linux-readable? (a free Windows program that could do such).

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Ubuntu :: Write Speed For Hard Disk And / Or Partitions

May 10, 2010

I have what seems to be a hard disk Write speed problems with my first hard drive. Timing the cp command of a 700 Meg file takes about 8 secs from disk 2 to 3 but takes 25 minutes from disk 2 to disk 1.

Here are the details:
Kubuntu 9.04 (Kernel 2.6.28-15-generic)
Hard Disk 1 : /dev/sda (WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0)
Partitioned
/dev/sda1 ext3 / 10 Gigs
/dev/sda2 extended 222 Gigs
/dev/sda5 linux-swap 2 Gigs
/dev/sda6 ext /home 220 Gigs

Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdb (WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0)
Partitioned :
/dev/sdb1 ntfs 16 gigs
/dev/sdb2 xfs /home/eric/data_drive 216 Gigs
Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdc (ST3500320AS)
Partitioned:
/dev/sdc1 xfs /home/eric/data_drive2 465 Gigs

By doing 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdc1' takes about 8 seconds and same vice-versa. the command 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdb1/test1.avi takes about 11 seconds and the same holds true if sdc1 is used But copy sdb1 or sdc1/test.avi to either sda1 or sda6 and it takes 25 minutes. Same problem if I copy from the same drive partition (sda). I have booted a livecd Knoppix 6.2 and the same problems happens.. So safe to say it's not Kubuntu. The only thing that is left to do is backup and reformat the partitions as XFS and try again. I also did a full smartcontrol Extended test and no errors. Checked all the various logs and nothing found.

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Ubuntu :: New Hard Drive - Copy The Partitions On My 175 GB Disk To The New One?

May 17, 2010

I just bought a new 2 TB hard disk to replace my old 175 gig one. I currently am dual-booting Lucid Lynx and Windows 7, and rather than go through the process of reinstalling both, then reinstalling all my programs, settings, and everything, I was wondering if there's a way I can just copy the partitions on my 175 GB disk to the new one, grow them to fill up the rest of the free space on the new 2 TB disk, and then plug that HD into the primary master plug on my motherboard... will that work?

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Ubuntu :: Auto Mount Hard Disk Partitions ?

Dec 22, 2010

Im new to ubuntu. How to auto mount hard disk partitions.

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Hardware :: Hard Disk: Not Reading Partitions Or Not Readable?

May 2, 2010

I've a faulty hard disk I'm trying to read data from before I send it to the professionals. The disk makes some "good" mechanical noise when plugged into an IDE-USB header into my machine, so I think it's spinning up OK.

Under Windows, the disk is seen in admin tools but I can't do anything to it; it's unreadable and unalterable.

Under Linux (Ubuntu), I see the sdb appear in /dev. No partitions though (no sdb0 etc). At first, I thought this implied that my MBR was bad and the partitions could not be found. But, using dd suggests it's a little worse that:

Quote:

sudo dd if=/dev/sdb
dd: reading `/dev/sdb': Input/output error

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Jan 12, 2011

To use squid i want to install linux in my 200 GB hard disk. I need guidance regarding to installation phase.A server which will be dedicated for squid proxy what things should I keep while installing my red hat linux operating system.I mean the partition sizes for swap ,root ,boot and any partion for squid cache should I need during making partitions ?

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May 25, 2011

Today I decided to give Fedora15 a shot, mainly because of Gnome3, and so decided to install it over my Ubuntu installation. This is my partition scheme:Two NTFS partitions for Windows;

One logical partition, which inside has:
/dev/sda5 for /boot
/dev/sda6 for /

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Nov 21, 2010

I tried to install ubuntu 10.10 today through livecd. but the partitions in my 60gb samsung harddisk are not detected. My entire harddisk is shown as unallocated free space. Also gparted is not detecting the partitions as well. I am currently not facing any problems with my partitions in windows xp. I tried the solution given here (to no avail): [URL]. I have had no such problems with previous versions of ubuntu.

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Nov 2, 2010

My PC configuration is as follows:
CPU: AMD Athlon II 245 X2
RAM: 2GB DDR2
MB: ASUS M2A74-AM
SATA DVD-Writer
WD 320GB SATA HDD.

SATA Controller is in AHCI mode in BIOS.
Partition Table:
1. Pri. (Windows 7 Ultimate)
2. Log. (Data)
3. Log. 15GB free space (want to install Linux in this partition)

I want to install Debian 5.0.4 from DVD. But the installer is not showing any partitions, it says entire hard disk is blank. But I ran 'fdisk -l' in the console, it shows the partitions correctly.

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Fedora :: Requires Root Password When Accessing Second Windows Hard Disk?

Aug 28, 2010

I have a second hard disk which has windows and C and D drives partitions. When I boot fedora 13, fedora automatically mounts them as 53 Gb Filessytem and 200 GB Filessytem. But when i try to browse to these filesystem, fedora ask me root password. How I can configure fedora so that it does not ask me root password and this change should be permanent ( surving computer shutdown and restart) ? I want these windows partitions to be reachable by me as the non-root user.Also given /dev/sdb (the windows disk) what is the command line to find out the filesytem path to which various paritions on /dev/sdb are mapped to?

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Oct 11, 2010

Last time I installed Ubuntu in a dualboot configuration with Win7 on one of my machines, my entire boot sector and Windows install got corrupted, resulting in a complete loss of all my data and requiring a fresh install of Windows.

I looked into this a bit after the fact, and it seemed to me it was due to conflicting hard disk geometry between Linux and Windows.

My question is, how likely is this to happen with Fedora? Is this because of Ubuntu? A bad install? Is there someway I can avoid this from happening when I install Fedora if it will happen?

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Nov 18, 2009

i have recently started my masters degree program and i have to install fedora 11 for one of my courses. The problem is when i try to install fedora 11 on my laptop, it wipes out my windows vista installation. I want to keep vista. I have a sony vaio laptop model VGN-FW340D. 4GB RAM and 400 GB HD. i first shrink my hard drive to free up around 100 GB. Then i run fedora 11 DVD and let it make the partitions on my free space.. I have tried everything.. I chose use free space the first time, but i didnt work, it wiped out my vista, next time i chose custom layout and defined boot, root and swap partitions , but again it wiped out my vista.. I have read many guides to dual boot vista and fedora and have carried them out step by step, but nothing works.... Also i dont have vista installation DVD, i just have the recovery CDs, so everytime it wipes out my vista, i have to do system recovery, ive been trying for a week now, and its driving me crazy, i asked a friend of mine to help me out, he has dual boot system, and he tried it and it did the same thing, wiped out my vista... i just have one drive C: with two partitions, one small partitions which contains recovery files, and the rest of the partition has vista.......

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Apr 28, 2010

I am trying to install openSuse 11.2 on my laptop which has Windows Vista installed. I don't want to delete my Windows Vista that is installed. provide instructions on how to do this?

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May 27, 2011

I'm trying to help out a Windows Vista user by rescuing their data from a failing hard disk. When their laptop stopped booting, I immediately pulled the disk to get as much as I could off of it using another Windows box, but the process took days and ultimately choked on multiple bad sectors and stopped responding. I then hooked it up to my Ubuntu box via a USB disk dock and ran a ddrescue on the Windows partition. The operation took a week, then seemed to get stuck for another week on the "splitting failed blocks" phase. So I have an dd image and a log to go back to, but when I resume that process it still seems to use the disk and I don't see much progress.

I then tried a plain `dd` on the disk with `conv=noerror,sync` options, and that has been running for a few days now, but with input/ouput error messages every few seconds and seemingly no records going in or out. I think that's a bad sign.What's the best, and fastest, way to get the most data off the disk as possible and into an image file, and then perform any necessary operations on the image file so that the disk is no longer needed (since it seems to be just about dead)? Er, just realized I'd put "Windows 7" in the post title, but this is a Vista partition, and I can't change the title. They're pretty similar, with one OS being much less useful than the other, but I thought I'd better acknowledge my mistake.

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Aug 14, 2011

I have installed ubuntu 11.04 using wubi with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. The operating system works fine. Althoughwhen I boot and choose linux I get an error message during boot which stays forever. I have to shut down using power button and start again when it boots fine.

Another problem is when I restart from ubuntu it restarts back to the desktop but when I shut down, it does not shut down the computer. Stays on with blank screen forever. I am attaching the image of latest error I received on boot.

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Mar 13, 2011

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Jan 9, 2010

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Jan 9, 2011

I have a Centos 5.5 system that had 2 primary partitions (2nd is setup as LVM with multiple LVM partitions) and then installed Windows 7 as Dual Boot.

However, Windows 7 has installed a 200MB system partition which is GPT/EFI as partition 3 and the Win7 OS as a Primary Partition.

I have a heap of space undefined after this fourth primary partition.

However, as 4 primary partitions have been used, I can no longer create an extended partition to utilise this.

As such I would like to know what is the best and safest way to proceed, and if possible step by steps instructions for the best option eg:

1. Delete the Windows 7 System Partition and create the extended partition (I expect this will prevent Windows from booting)

2. Use something like partition magic to change the Win 7 OS Partition 4 to an extended partition (Not sure if this will work)

3. Make changes to the overall system including both Linux and Windows so that it will use GPT only (I have
had no experience with GPT so this is a bit scary)

4. Other?

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