Ubuntu :: 10.10 - New Partition On Dual Boot Machine

Feb 11, 2011

I have 10.10 installed on a Compaq laptop and want to set it up as a dual boot machine. I'm not sure how to 1) set up another partition 2) set up the dual boot and 3) install my second operating system. I'm sure that this is a pretty vanilla thing to do and am frustrated after trying to find out how to do it for a bit now.

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Ubuntu :: Safely Getting Rid Of XP On A Dual Boot/dual HD Machine?

Feb 3, 2010

I have XP on my IDE hard drive and Ubuntu on my USB hard drive (which is really an IDE drive with a USB adapter and external power souce). We've used Windows once in the past month, so we decided to jettison it. Two questions: 1. Can we simply delete all partiitions on the IDE hard drive and reformat or will this cause problems? 2 Is the write-speed gain worth switching the drives out, putting the Ubuntu drive in my IDE slot and my freshly wiped drive on the USB adapter?

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May 21, 2010

I am trying to install a box here where my /storage partition is about 2.5T.I had setup the partitioning with suse, while testing, and all worked well.Now when trying to install CentOs 5.5 it gives me an error, that my boot partition is on a gpt partition and this machine cannot boot that.Also I don't see the option to create XFS partitions from the installer.Can 5.5 support GPT @ install time?

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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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Aug 14, 2010

I am currently running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 and windows xp in a dual-boot. I am looking to upgrade to windows 7 on the windows side soon but would rather not do a complete rebuild of the whole thing. The two are on separate hard drives so would i just install it on the Windows drive and then follow the instructions at [URL] or is there an easier way?

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Feb 13, 2011

I have a laptop with just ubuntu on it, but I would like to be able to dual boot windows and ubuntu WITHOUT removing ubuntu first. is there a way to do this?

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Ubuntu :: Add 2nd Win7 Hdd To A Working Machine For Dual Boot?

Jul 25, 2011

How do I add a win7 hard drive to a ubuntu 10.4 machine already running ubuntu, for dual boot? I really don't want to reinstall either one, so how do I fix grub to give Me a choice of OS's to boot up without using f12 key to choose boot order everytime ? , which works ok right now. I've done dual boots before, with both hdd's installed by installing winXp first then ubuntu, works fine in this order(winXp 1st then ubuntu ) because windows rewrites the boot order leaving ubuntu out of the mix. And even on the same hdd with partitions ,but can I add a hdd?. I removed linux hdd first then installed another hdd, installed win7, then replaced linux hdd. Both boot ok,but only by using the F12 key at start up and choosing a hdd to boot first.

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Jan 5, 2011

if having a boot partition is recommended for dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 and why?

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Feb 15, 2010

After installing karmic with Grub2 I am unable to boot into Archlinux partition. Grub2 has removed the last line of the Archlinux boot stanza! It used to read:-


Following the Grub2 tutorials I have tried editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom as follows:-


But no luck. Only way into Archlinux is to get into the edit shell and manually add the missing line and remove other stuff not needed. I have spent hours trying to resolve this issue and I am fairly p----d off

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Mar 13, 2009

I'm trying to reinstall FC10 after a foolish mistake I've done that costed me operation of my Fedora partition (uninstalling SELinuxpolicycoreutils).

I have a dual boot Ubuntu - FC 10 machine and delete my old fedora partition with GParted. However when I try to install FC 10 from the live CD using the option "Use free space on selected drives and create default layout" I get the error message:

Could not allocate requested partitions:

Partitioning failed:

The following errors occurred with your partitioning:

You have not defined a root partition (/), which is required for installation of Fedora to continue.

This can happen if there is not enough space on your hard drive(s) for the installation.

Press 'OK' to choose a different partitioning option.

This is the output of fdisk -l :

Partition table entries are not in disk order

My last option is erase everything from my drive including the Ubuntu partition and start over the installation, something that I would like to avoid.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Remove From A Dual Boot Windows 7 Machine?

Nov 20, 2010

i have been out of the ubuntu loop for several months due to a motherboard problem. i am going to be getting a new 64 laptop for christmas, with a dual core intel processor and windows 7 home premium as the OS.

i am looking forward to having my own computer again will be installing ubuntu on it. but, before i install ubuntu, i would like to know how to remove ubuntu and return the new computer to its original state if it ever becomes necessary.

i was comforatable using programs such as mbrfix along with gparted to accomplish this task with my old computer, but that was a 32 bit windows xp machine.

will i be able to use these programs with my new laptop? i'm unfamiliar with 64 bit systems, windows 7 etc. and how they may differ from the older computer that i was used to.

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Dec 11, 2010

I've done a lot of searching on this but haven't found a concise solution to my issue. Maybe there isn't one. A little history first: I installed using WUBI. I had already shrunk my Windows partition (using Windows disk management) and created a partition for Ubuntu and for swap space. I thought WUBI would give me a chance to choose the partition for installing but I was mistaken (I should mention I'm a bit of a n00b).

Anyway, after running Ubuntu for a while from the WUBI install I did an Ubuntu update and GRUB got corrupted. I had to use my Windows XP disk to repair my MBR. No big deal. But at this point I decided it was time to do a REAL Ubuntu install on the partition I'd created for it.

Now we get to the part where I have issues. I think I need to create a boot partition for GRUB somewhere in the very early part of the drive. This is because my machine is old and has the BIOS issue where the boot sector must be in the first 1024 cylinders of the drive. Of course, Microsoft has taken that space and I don't know how to insert a new partition without hosing my Windows install. I also have a large data partition that I don't want to lose. It's SDA5 in the list below. I think there's also an issue with the number of partitions I have. I think I can only add logical partitions.


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Jan 7, 2010

Im trying to setup a dual boot on my laptop. it had vista installed on it and am having some trouble getting slack ware installed. I have gparted live to partition my drive but am not sure if im using the program properly. I tried resizing my HD before and once I booted the slackware cd, it says i have no linux or linux swap partitions installed:S

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Jun 28, 2010

Recently, my Mint update informed me it had an upgraded kernel version of Mint 9 and asked did I want to upgrade. Me, not being an old hand at things Linux, upgraded. Instead of overwriting the older version, it put the upgraded version of Mint 9 BESIDE the older one. So now I have, actually, 4 versions of Mint 9 on my PC,(generic plus recovery mode for each) which is dual booted with Vista Home Premium.

I don't want this. I have had weird problems and hiccups since I upgraded. I want to get rid of the newer kernel version and use only the older one. How do I uninstall the upgraded version of Mint 9? I have tried to boot into the older version, but there is no desktop and I have to type on the boot screen and in the terminal. It wants commands I don't know how to give. How do I restore my older version of Mint 9?

I just want one version on my PC in the dual boot with Windows Vista. Can someone tell me how to accomplish this? If you give me terminal commands, please make sure they are copy and paste ready. lol.

If uninstalling involves deleting partitions and doing a manual partitioning and formatting, I'll need easy instructions for that also.

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Oct 16, 2015

My laptop setup is:

sda1: W7
sda2: FAT16
sda3: /boot
sda4: encrypted LVM with debian (everything besides /boot)

now I've re-installed W7 so grub was overwritten. I've tried the procedure which worked for me previously:booting with the netinst usb in rescue mode, choosing a root partition to mount, using grub-install to reinstall the grub:

Code: Select allmount /dev/sda3 /boot
grub-install /dev/sda

Now I'm on Jessie (stable), and this time this fails, and I am able to mount only sda3.grub-install doesn't exit so I'm assuming it has been replaced by `grub-installer'. also '/boot' doesnt exist so I created it manually.

Code: Select allmount /dev/sda3 /boot
grub-installer /dev/sda

The latter fails with
Code: Select all/dev/sda/proc not a directory

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Mar 23, 2010

I had a dual boot machine with fedora 12 and windows vista and I could use grub boot-loader to switch between two. Few days ago windows got corrupt and I have to reinstall it. I put windows 7 now and as usual it erased grub. So to reinstall I put the fedora 12 installation CD on and followed some usual setup steps. When I got the command line I issued the command "grub-install /dev/sda" (sda not hda because It showed bunch of sda, sda1..) but surprisingly it said grub command not found. I remember doing it before while it worked fine.

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Mar 2, 2010

I want to partiton my hdd so I can dual boot XP SP3 & Ubuntu 9.10. Currently I just made 1 partition (NTFS) on 1 320GB hdd. And I need to make a partition for ubuntu.tutorials for this? Also I'd rather not have to use 3rd party tools for this.And just a quick question, after I do this, will the files be sharable between the 2 os's. Provided the file type can be used in both.

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Ubuntu :: Partition Won't Boot - Dual

Jan 24, 2011

I have a dual boot win 7 ubuntu 10.10 setup. Didn't update ubuntu for about 6 weeks but then did all updates at once, after that, ubuntu wouldn't boot. Is there anyway I can ubuntu and recover my data?

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Feb 28, 2011

Ran Karmic for a while in a wubi installation with XP. Very unstable, lots of headaches at inopportune times. Now I'd like to try separate partitions so Windows might leave Ubuntu alone and not nibble it away as it did under the wubi installation. Here is my current partition status:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
129 heads, 4 sectors/track, 605778 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 516 * 512 = 264192 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


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Jun 11, 2011

I have 4 OSes installed:

Windows XP on sda1
Backtrack on sda5-6
Ubuntu 11.04 on sda7-8
Ubuntu 10.10 on sda9-10

I want to remove Ubuntu 11.04 (partitions sda7-8). I tried using GParted from Ubuntu 10.10, but it says that I have to unmount logical partitions with a number higher than the one being removed.

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Sep 20, 2010

I am trying to dual boot Fedora 13 onto my Windows 7 machine. I have shrunk my Windows drive to create 100GB of unpartitioned space, but when trying to install Fedora onto this free space (it is recognized as "Free" space), the installer tells me that there is no space for the partition.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Partition For Dual Boot

Jan 21, 2010

I'm trying to understand how I can partition my hard disk to allow for a dual boot (Windows & Ubuntu) as well as allow access to a certain set of files from both Windows & Ubuntu. So far I understand that I'll need:

1 Windows boot partition ~2-4GB
1 Linux boot partition ~2-4GB
1 Linux swap partition ~1-2 GB

But I don't know:How can I keep my non-boot linux files & folders -- /home, /usr, etc. -- separate from the boot files? Do I need another partition? If yes, what size & format -- FAT32, ext3, etc. -- should it be?
If I separate, for instance, the "/home" folder only where do the remaining folders and files reside?
How can I access certain files with both Windows & Ubuntu? Do I need yet another partition, formatted in FAT32?

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Apr 24, 2010

I would like to install XP to /dev/sda5,sda6 being karmic. (I may have a dying dvd burner as was unable to install it yesterday but..) I got in a dreadful mess with grub after attempting to upgrade to Lucid,I needed to reinstall anyway. Will I be able to dual boot or should I just start from scratch?

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May 25, 2010

I'm running UbuntuStudio 9.10 on my Toshiba Satellite A40 Laptop... it's perfect and I love it... but, I installed it cleanly doing a reformat of the drive, and with no partition - so using as much of the newly replaced 80gb drive as possible.Now, if I want to create a partition to install WinXP as a dual boot, 1) can this be done? 2) what do I use to do it?

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Jun 16, 2010

I am already using ubuntu 9.10 for over six months but now i want make my system dual boot with windows as well. How do i do it. there are no partitions on my HDD all current space is dedicated to ubuntu only.

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Oct 16, 2010

I have a dual boot and every program I try to clone the ubuntu partition seems to want to have the entire hard drive to clone to.In other words, if I attach an external hard drive and select the ext4 Ubuntu Linux to clone to a purposefully made ext4 partition in an external drive - every program wants to copy to the entire external hard drive.Any suggestions?I think that clonezilla allows more freedom but I just dont quite get it - the options seem a little confusing in that I am worried that I will copy the partition back to my actual machine.

I am probably being a bit paranoid, but if anyone can think of a simple program that allows me to simply copy one partition to another purpose made (external) partition then please let me know!!

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Jan 9, 2011

I have windows xp on dual boot, however I do not use it anymore also something happened to the boot sector so now it wont work. I want to remove it so that I can have ubuntu reclaim the partition and have grub removed from startup. How does one do this?

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Feb 18, 2010

I must say that until now I have worked with Win2000/Xp. Long time ago I worked with Xenix and in the last 2 month sometimes with Ubuntu.Now I have brought a new PC with 320Gb HD and 4 Gb RAM, and I wish to built a dual boot system, with Win7 and Ubuntu.

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Feb 22, 2010

Absolute newbie to Linux (assume I'm a complete dummyhead. I don't understand anything about Linux.). Just bought 500GB HDD. Made 3 partitions, 1 for Linux, 1 for Windows, and 1 for data.

1st, installed Win XP on 2nd partition (NTFS)
Then installed 64-Bit Ubuntu on 1st partition (Ext4)
(Created a 2 GB partition and for the swap file.)

Not sure which partition is primary, extended, etc., never really understood all that stuff anyways. XP was working perfectly, till I installed Ubuntu. Now, it just boots straight into Ubuntu, doesn't give the option to boot into XP. Tried everything I know, but it will not give the option to go into XP.

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Mar 5, 2010

#! on a 3.7GB partition, only 2.5GB used
Kuki (XFCE) on a 3.4GB partition, about 3GB used)

Both have their own /home folders within their individual /, but since I don't use this computer for documents/personal files, I figured it may be an idea to keep a 1GB partition just for my Home folder which would work for both distros. Both distros are Ubuntu based. Crunchbang uses Openbox, Kuki uses XFCE. They both are running the same kernel right now too in fact. I know how to use Gparted to create the spare 1GB partition, but I'm not sure how to get both distros to move their /home over there. I have the same usernames on each distros.

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