General :: Overwrite Windows On Current Drive - But Not The Recovery Partion

Aug 6, 2011

Since Ubuntu is smaller than Windows, will it entirely delete Windows to install Ubuntu? The Ubuntu installation won't affect the recovery drive, right?

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Ubuntu :: Use A Windows-based Recovery Partition On A Dual-boot Computer To Overwrite Partition And Remove GRUB Loader?

Mar 9, 2010

is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?

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General :: Hard Drive Partion Changes

Jan 7, 2010

So on Ubuntu, How do I change the size of the drive partition that Ubuntu is on? OR how do I seperate Ubuntu OS from everything else? My partition size is 10 gigs, hard drive is 160 gigs, so how do I save all my music, videos and pics to my free space? By default everything goes to my 10gigger and now Im obviously out of space.

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Ubuntu :: Running Out Of Space , Extend Current Ext3 Partion?

Feb 16, 2010

I had initially created 10 GB ext3 partiton for my kubuntu 9.10 , but now space is almost full , I tried Gpartedbut it wont let me unmount my ext3 partition ?The error is posted below.I got windows 7 on another partition but its partition manager does not support ext3 so its useless ??shd i boot from live CD and then extend my partition or is there an easy way out , like using "parted" command line tool Could not unmount /dev/sda2The partition could not be unmounted from the following mount points:/Most likely other partitions are also mounted on these mount points. You are advised to unmount them manually.

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General :: Mount Windows Partion In System?

Sep 29, 2010

I am using dual booting windows and redhat linux and i want to some datas from windows to linux

how to mount windows partion in linux

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Fedora :: RPM That Can Install Somewhere Which Won't Overwrite Current 3.5 Installation?

Jan 21, 2010

It looks like firefox 3.6 was released today - fantastic, except for those of us who develop/test websites (yeah, usually FF is pretty stable between versions, but still...). I'd like to be able to install 3.6 under F12 alongside my current FF 3.5 , running under separate profiles (preferably with a 64-bit build). Is my only option to download it from, and just install it under /opt/ or somesuch place? Is there an RPM that I can install somewhere which won't overwrite my current 3.5 installation?

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Ubuntu :: Data Recovery From Windows NTFS Drive?

May 5, 2010

The other day one of my hard drives on my windows system decided to stop working. Not entirely sure what happened, but it seemed that it just erased its partition header, although I wasn't able to recover it.

Anyway, I successfully got an image of the drive using GNU_ddrescue (yay!), and I'm currently salvaging what CAN be salvaged with foremost.

way to get EVERYTHING off of the drive? I mean, it seems that it's all intact (since foremost is finding so much stuff).

I've tried mounting the partition, but it's not working. (I'd post the output from the terminal, but the forum thinks there is/are URL(s) in it....)

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General :: Bootloader Will Overwrite - Fedora 13 With Windows 7

Aug 24, 2010

I have problem with bootloader , mean to say , after installing fedora 13 my windows 7 bootloader will overwrite, and when i install windows7 boot loader my fedora 13 bootloader will overwrite vice versa

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General :: Windows - Linux: Can't Overwrite Files On Samba Store

Jun 10, 2010

I'm using CentOS 5.5 with smbclient 3.0.33-3.28-el5 (latest version in repo), and I can't overwrite files in my Samba store. I am not the admin for the Windows server that hosts the share, so there isn't anything I can do server side. But I do have write permission to the server. I know the server runs Windows XP or Server 2003; I don't know which. I can delete the file, and then copy the new version over, but I can't overwrite it. Using the cp command I'll get this error:

[jonescb@localhost ~]$ cp foo.txt /mnt/si_storage/foo.txt
cp: cannot create regular file `/mnt/si_storage/foo.txt': No such file or directory`

And if I edit a file on the server using vim, I can save it once, but if I save it again I get this: "/mnt/si_storage/foo.txt" E212: Can't open file for writing This is my /etc/fstab entry for the samba server: // /mnt/si_storage cifs username=myuser,password=mypass 0 0 I can overwrite files just fine on my XP machine. The CentOS box is the only one having problems.

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Fedora :: Way To Open Windows Partion Via Virtualbox

Jan 18, 2010

Currently i have a dual boot on my laptop of fedora and vista. Is there a way that i can use virtualbox to open my windows partion while using fedora? I understand that virtual box makes a "partition" on my fedora partion and runs of that. It would be pretty awesome if i could open my windows partion while using fedora.

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Ubuntu :: Destroyed Windows Partion With Gpart

Jan 19, 2010

OK so i burn a copy of 9.10 to a CD and started up the live desktop, when i got in i started up gpart. i desisted to give 40 GB to ubuntu i put in the numbers and came out with a 39.04 GB empty partion, so i toyed with it to try to get to 40 on the nose. this is the point where i should have walked away while i was ahead but i did't, i kept toying with it till i was almost there, but when i finally got it i realized i still had to finalized the changes so i hit the green check mark and let it run after 10 min's of gpart was reading my entire 180 gb partion which i had windows on. i grew in partion, and i remembered it was much quicker in the past when i partioned from inside the install so foolishly not knowing what i was doing i hit cancel. then my heart stopped when i saw the word unknown where it used to say ntfs. i relised i just destroy my windows install. i started to panic, because my backup of all my files where on another computer and guess what 3 days ago the hard drive died on it and i never got a chance to back up the stuff from this one to somewhere else. then i relised i had a 10 gb factory installed backup partion. so i restarted the machine and got nothing operating system not detected, and when i trying to got to the started up menu i didn't have the option to boot in recovery mode which i was expecting. but i had one last saving grace i upgraded from vista to 7 for free and still have the install disk, so i started up the install disc and selected recovery mode after trying automatic recovery and falling i tried restore from system image, it couldn't find the partion, as a last ditch effort i tryed system restore and as expected failed

i am at my wits end and have no idea what to do next short of wipe the drive and do a clean install, which i relay don't want to do because I'll lose all my data.

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Ubuntu :: Delete Windows Partion Completely

Sep 3, 2010

How do I completely delete the Windows partion using GParted in Ubuntu? I heard that the boot option for Windows still shows even after deleting the partition using GParted

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Fedora X86/64bit :: My Windows Partion Won't Mount On Some Boots

Jul 30, 2009

It mounts sometimes, sometimes it doesn't ! what could be the problem ? i have tried mounting it manually but no success.

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Fedora :: Windows (dynamic) Ntfs Partion Has Lost On Installation Of F14

Nov 27, 2010

I have a two Hard disk one of which is 160GB & other is 500GB. In 160GB HD I had installed fedora 13 & in 500GB Windows 7. There was my unluck that the whole of partion of 500GB were convered into dynamic disk so that i was unable to access other partion of 500GB HD. i searched for that but ultimately i was unsuccessful. Now I decide to format the C: drive (of 500GB HD).C: drive was 80GB size and there was a system information partition of 100MB created on windows seven installation.Now on installation of fedora 14 in 500GB (at partition 80GB + 100MB) i am unble to access other D: & e: drive. In Disk utility of fedora it is showing 414GB free.

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General :: Windows Vista Password Recovery Using Knoppix?

Jun 6, 2010

I am new to knoppix. I actually have never used it. I was under the impression that I could change or recover my password on Windows Vista. I only have one user and it is the administrator. I am not exactly sure why it is no longer working. It is on a laptop and I have let others use it at times. don't know if someone may have changed when it was open at work or something. Every time I boot up and my user account comes up. I put in my password and it looks like it will log on but then comes back and says wrong password. I did see a way to do it with Windows 2000, and XP. Will that also work with Vista?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install Windows XP And Overwrite It?

Mar 18, 2010

I want to know if it is possible to install Windows XP inside of Ubuntu 9.10 and delete Ubuntu. I want to make this netbook dual boot and I know I need to have XP installed first to make the process easier.

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Ubuntu :: Install And Overwrite Wubi's / Folder To Hard Drive To Get All Programs And Settings?

Aug 10, 2010

I am using wubi since last 2 months. Now i am planning to install ubuntu lynx on my partition. Question is, can i install it and overwrite wubi's / folder to my hard drive to get all my programs and settings?

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General :: Install Ubuntu 10.04 On A Netbook Without Killing Existing Windows And Recovery Hdd

May 2, 2010

as the tags suggest, i'd like a fresh install of linux using grub2, and partition my harddrive

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General :: Windows User Password Forgot - System Recovery Tool?

Sep 25, 2010

I have a friend that tried to change her user password on Windows, and now can't log in to her account. Of course it's the only user account on the computer. Are there system recovery tools on any Linux liveCDs that could change the passwords of Windows user account?

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General :: Make A Recovery Partition Windows Like Of Root Folder[ubuntu]?

Jan 1, 2011

I want to make it now because it is still under the size of a dvd 3.7GB and i want to put it safe on a dvd to restore fast and not have to customize anything in case of a disaster , like me running dd again )

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Ubuntu :: No Dual Boot - Windows Overwrite Grub File

Jan 5, 2011

I've recently left Windows behind for good and have come to Linux (Ubuntu.) However, I've run into problems after trying to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu. When I restarted my computer, I got a black screen with white text reading "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported". I have the Ubuntu live cd and was able to try Ubuntu without having to install it, but after I put in a flash drive with Windows 7 on it, the Ubuntu CD has stopped working entirely.

The weird thing is, the computer that I installed Ubuntu on, already had Ubuntu and Windows 7 on it. And every OS was booting successfully. The reason I deleted the Ubuntu that was already on the computer, is because there were many different versions. I wanted to do a clean sweep and only have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed on the computer. I know that if you try to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, Windows will overwrite the GRUB file, making it unable to dual boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Not Able To Overwrite Windows Boot Loader?

Mar 17, 2011

I tried to install linux on hard disk and it installed without any problem. However, when i boot i directly get the windows boot loader screen and no grub screen. I reinstalled linux. I tried to fix grub, but still no grub screen.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Overwrite Windows Vista With Windows XP / Without Harming Ubuntu?

Sep 10, 2010

I would like to replace Windows Vista with Windows XP without uninstalling my Ubuntu partition. I use ubuntu 90% of the time, but would like to have XP for games and for my printer. Is there a way to just overwrite Vista and not Ubuntu? I booted my XP disk and it came up with many different partitions, 4. I wasn't sure what my Vista one was named or which one I should overwrite.

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General :: Force X To Re-theme All Open Windows To Current X Resources?

Aug 24, 2010

I've got a ~/.Xdefaults that has a specific color theme defined for Xorg, and this works. I've got a ~/.XdefaultsNew that specifies an alternate color theme. Xorg starts and loads ~/.Xdefaults which is correct. After running some applications, I run

xrdb ~/.XdefaultsNew

This overrides all my X resources to the new defined values (correctly). If I open a new window, the theme is seen correctly. However, all the previously opened windows retain the original theme.Is there a way to force X to "re-theme" all windows it is managing with the currently loaded X resources?

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General :: New Partition On Partion In Use

Jan 29, 2011

I tried to create a new extended partion on my /dev/sda3 which was actually in use. The creation went well, but when I rebooted I got a kernel panic error. I tried to access the previous partition with knoppix live cd but I got an error telling me the mount failed. I'm using a centOS 5.5.Please do anyone know what to do in such case in order to recover the data?Any help will be wellcome because all my project I just completed is there.

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Ubuntu :: GRUB Won't Boot Into Windows 7, And Windows 7 Recovery Erases?

Jan 1, 2010

Whenever I select Windows 7 under GRUB, it just hangs at a flashing underscore windows 7 is installed under my first primary partition, what should the GRUB section look like for it? I can't check what mine looked like because this happened:I started up the windows 7 recover (another option under GRUB, on hd(0,3). 7 is on hd(0,1)) and it worked. I decided that i wanted to try something else before i restore my windows 7 partition to its factory state, so i exit the recovery thing. Next thing I know, my Ubuntu partition is completely gone, along with my grub.cfg files -.-

Partitions are like this in this order:
sda1: Windows 7 (can't boot into)
sda8: ubuntu (gets erased)
sda5: partition i'm going to use soon for another distro


oh, and by default, there was like 20 MB of free space in front of my windows partition (idk why asus did that) and when i shrunk my first partition (the windows one) it moved it all to the left -.- do you think something when wrong while doing that?

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General :: Windows 7 Installation Without Harming Current Linux/GRB2 Setup

Oct 4, 2010

Half of my hard drive is an unused partition, which is formatted ext2 which is just temporal and has no specific intention of mine. This unused partition has its own swap area, which is also a temporal and not important.

So my HD is:

Now, I'd like installing Windows 7 using these sda2 and sda4 partitions without corrupting current Linux installation and its GRUB2 setting(I'd likt to reconfigure the GRUB2 after successfully installing the Windows image, for the dual-boot).

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Ubuntu :: Move From Current Drive To A New Drive?

Jun 18, 2011

I have Ubuntu 11.04 on a hard drive that has Windows 7 as well. I just obtained another hard drive and want to move Ubuntu and all of the contents therein to the new drive, so I can have one drive dedicated solely for Windows (for the family) and Ubuntu on the other. The current drive is a SATA drive and the new is an IDE if that makes a difference.

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General :: Reformat An Ext3 Drive To A Windows Drive?

Mar 26, 2010

I have an external drive which is formatted for Linux (ext3) and want to re-format it to use it under windows. I have no data on the disk that I need, just want to re-format so I can use it for a backup for my windows7 laptop.

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General :: Convert Free Space From Lvm2 To Ordinary Partion

Apr 22, 2010

I have read a couple of threads that deals with resize partion and then create new lvm partion.That is not what I want to do! I have resized my partion from 275 GB to 150 GB. the reason for this was hoping for more space to be able to create a normal partion with cfdisk but that does not seem to work.
I have free space, but how can I use it to create room for a new ordinary partion.when the default partion layout for fedora/centos is to fill the whole space up whether you use it or not?

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