Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Install CD Cannot Find NTFS Partition
May 3, 2011
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my Acer extensa 5620. I need to install windows and setup a dual boot on this machine. Here's what I did. I followed the instructions on this page
and resized my home partition (which is differenet from the file system partition). Anyways, I resized the partition and made a new NTFS partition. This was all done from Live CD. I then rebooted and then tried the windows installation CD. Now here my problem crops up.
Windows says that no partition is found. What have I done wrong? Any ideas? Can the drive be damaged or have I made a mistake some where? I did not specify a mount point for the new NTFS partition, does that matter?
Now however its not letting me resize the Windows partition, mounted or unmounted. It currently occupies the whole disk. I would rather not reinstall the whole thing over again, but I will if I have to. Isnt there an easy way to shrink a Windows partition? I swear Ive done this before and it wasnt this hard. Could it be a problem with the Mint installer that now asks me if I want to unmount my disks before it goes into install mode? On this PC I would like to have
Windows XP Mint Ubuntu-Studio Edubuntu One of the E17 OSs Puppy Linux (to create a remix)
I am probably going to put most of the linux partitions on the second laptop drive but I want to install files on a non WIndows NTFS partition.
Currently I have ubuntu 10.04 LTS as the only OS.I have two partitions one for ubuntu and it is ext by default for ubuntu's files.The other is empty NTFS. (yes, it is formatted in NTFS but I haven't saved anything yet on it).The problem is: I want to install win xp sp3 on this empty ntfs partition safely (without losing ubuntu).My friend told me ubuntu will be lost even if I didn't touch its own partition.
[URL] I used testdisk as the replies suggested recovered all my linux partition including my 2 linux distros and boot partitions, but now my windows 7 appeared as unallocated space, which is very ironic, I fixed my last problem only to have situation reversed. I recovered the mbr record from my boot partition, but because that record dose not include the ntfs partition, that partition appears as unallocated space. so how can I make that ntfs partition recognized again so I can update grub and boot to my windows 7 partition? Please help me out, I have had this partition stuck in my computer for a while doing nothing...
I am not been able to re size the partition. Can anyone please help. I tried to re size and install ubuntu 10.04 on two machines but it did not work. Details are HP mini ( windows xp pre installed with new ntfs partition). Lenovo thinkpad ( windows vista pre installed).Is new windows partition is non - re sizable?
I have just installed Open Suse 11.4 Gnome, and I am trying to work on files on my windows partition that is ntfs, and it keeps telling me that they are "read only"......I check my /etc/fstab file and that it shows permissions at the end of the windows partions to be "0 0", which I was told was what was I needed to be able to work on ntfs files in windows?
I have a 6TB external eSata bay (Lacie BigQuadra). I made a GPT table with only one big ext4 partition. All was ok. I resized the ext4 partition and I created a 1TB NTFS partition. I can use it on Kubuntu but Windows 7 tell me the partition is not formated. When I go back to Kubuntu, parted tell me that the secondary GPT table is not at the end of the disk and tell me it's probably an other OS that thinks the disk is smaller that its real size. It seems Windows 7 thinks the disk size is 2 TB (and modify automaticaly the GPT table and create a secondary GPT table on the middle of the disk).
What can I do to make my NTFS partition visible in Windows 7? What can I do to prevent Windows 7 to move the secondary partition table on the middle of the disk and to modify the primary GPT table ?
I am currently downloading Ubuntu from a torrent at: [URL]. The file will be Ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso at 689Mb. I have a dial-up connection so the download is taking a long time to complete. I understand this to be a disk image file. I am using Windows XP v5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435 : Service Pack 3) as the operating system on my Emachine. This computer supports booting from a USB drive in the BIOS. I also have a DVD/CD +R+W drive to burn a disk image to if needed.
In short I want to install Ubuntu on a bootable partition of a NTFS external USB hard drive. The external hard drive is a Western Digital 320Gb USB 2.0 that came formatted as NTFS. I plan to use "EASEUS Partition Master 4.1.1 Home Edition" to create a ~40Gb NTFS partition on this drive for the Ubuntu install and any future Linux applications that I will acquire. The larger partition will be used for Windows backup storage and as a portable drive with a number of portable windows applications.
1) Should I use another file system other than NTFS? FAT? FAT32? Something Linux? 2) What steps are required to install Ubuntu on the partition?
In addition I would like to try to run Ubuntu inside a "shell" inside Windows XP from time to time. I have software (VMware player v3.0.0-197124) that I think can accomplish this. I have the following security and utility programs running: WinPatrol (real-time) SpyWare Terminator (scheduled scans) WinMem Optimizer (real-time) ThreatFire (real-time) PC Tools FireWall Plus (real-time) Avast Antivirus (real-time)
3) Are any of these programs known to interfere with the installation of Ubuntu or with Ubuntu running in a shell?
I used gparted to create 60GB free space which I then formatted as ntfs. However,when I go to install XP I get the blue screen of death.I know the XP installation disc is OK.The ntfs partition (sda3) is after the ext4 partition (sda1) - could this be the source of the problem?
I used to have Windows 7 dual boot with Ubuntu 10.04 but I decided to replace 7 with XP. I installed XP over 7's partition. I try to boot from a Live CD to fix GRUB2 but I can't see my Ubuntu partition. Here are the results of boot info script in case it helps
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
I am doing a fresh install of Fedora 10 64bit on my PC. What I have done is, freshly installed Vista Home Premium 64 bit on the entire Hard Drive (680GB), then fired up the live CD and told the installer to resize sda1 (The windows partition) to about a 60:40 ratio. I intend to dual boot the system
Now the thing is, it's been running for half an hour now and there's no progress indicator on the installer so I don't know if its actually doing anything. Well there is a progress indicator but it's nonsensical, it just moves backward and forwards. The HDD indicator LED on my computer is flashing every now and again, but not constantly as I expect it to?
After several times install & reinstall,i got a stable dual boot vista / ubuntu 10.10.,but i can't access or even see my windows partition from ubuntu,i installed my dual boot with wubu this time,in previous installation when i didn't use wubi , i didn't have such a problem & windows partition with all my files in it (windows files,media ,etc,) was easily accessible from "places" on ubuntu . I already disabled windows firewall & other security options but nothing changed
I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.
im trying to shrink my vista partition with gparted inside ubuntu. I run gparted (and yes i have ntfsprogs) but when i select the ntfs partition and select move/resize it brings up free space preceding... new size... and free space following.so when i input the new size the resize/move button greys out and when i change the freespace following it just puts back my original new size and back and forth.from what i have read i need to run the gparted livecd and go from there. is this true? i know how to do it with diskpart in windows, how to in ubuntu and eventually get rid of windows.my system is 64-bit. [URL]
I have a windows partition on my drive, and I want to access it without having to mount it first, etc. There are just two partitions, windows and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 10.04.1 so I want to mount it on startup. I saw this article: [URL] but I don't know if what it describes will work as it's almost 2 years old. I'm not adverse to commands, in fact would probably prefer those.
I tried to search around for a way to access my windows partition from within Linux. I was unable to mount the same using "mount" command. I read of a tool "ntfs-config" as well, this too didn't work for me.
Please share if anyone out there has an idea on how we can access the windows partition (NTFS) from within Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick.
I am having trouble automounting the ntfs partition. When I try to access the mounted partition, I get an error saying that I don't have permission to view the files. Also, I am not able to change the permissions as root.
This is not a question, I have done it. I just want to post a little howto in case anyone runs into a similar problem.I will not go into particular details, just the rough description. If need details on something, I'll be happy to explain the part in question.
I am working on linux for almost a decade now. However, there are some things that need to be done on windows, like gaming (ATI drivers for linux are still a bit tricky, especially for newer cards) or rs232 (serial port) based apps (old smartphone management, PIC or ATMega Programming, old graphic calculator like TI92 etc.).So in short, I had once set up a windows system. I wanted to use my files both under linux and windows. The solution for this problem is obvious: I used a NTFS partition I could mount under both OS.Since I am a security concerned citizen, I use to encrypt my disks. However I refused using Vista and Win7 hadn't come out yet, so I was running XP64. The opensource LUKS tools didn't work on that system (driver issues), so I used Truecrypt.Some time ago, I abandoned the windows partition after a fault in the MBR, which rendered the Truecrypt bootloader unusable (yes, even with the rescue disc). Since I rarely have to time play games anymore, that's not a major concern. The rest of the tasks can be handled using a virtual machine (in my case Sun's VirtualBox).So, after about 10 months, I had ended up with a severely fragmented, Truecrypt encrypted NTFS partition which badly needed defragmenting. Linux NTFS-3G drivers have become fairly reliable, but their reliabality decreases as the filesystem fragmentation increases. And the only OS which can defragment a filesystem of this time is windows NT.
Procedure: The basic underlying problem is that you need to access your raw device from a windows system that by itself lives in an isolated virtual environment. The SMB/CIFS shares are ok to access data, but NAS Filesystems rely on the servers filesystem and cannot be defragmented.What can be defragmented is a SAN share (iSCSI target), because the protocol by itself forwards the device to the host over a network, not the filesystem.
(1)So first of, make sure you have a virtual machine running windows somewhere. it actually doesn't need to be virtual, it can be a remote computer on the same subnet, but in my case, it is a virtual machine. As I said, I used VirtualBox.
(2)Next make sure the Windows box has access to the same network as your linux host. In VirtualBox I used a network interface in NAT mode. I suppose you could also juggle a second loopback device around on the linux host to fulfill the same purpose and keep the windows box of the public network if that is a concern.
(2.5)If you have encrypted your NTFS partition, you need to decrypt it (not mount it!). Using LUKS, use the cryptsetup command to create a decrypted alias of the partition. If you have used Truecrypt, use it's frontend to mount the partition as you would if you wanted to access data, then unmount the alias from its final mountpoint, thus leaving the unencrypted frontend to the partition intact.
So now you have:A linux host with a fragmented NTFS partition (which might be encrypted) that is not mounted.A windows machine (either virtual or remote) with access to the same subnet as your linux host.
(3)Next you need to setup your unencrypted partition alias as an iSCSI target.
Storage information: 1st primary:SG 160G ATA 100 1st secondary:WD 160 ATA 133 SATA:WD 1000 2nd primary:DVD 2nd secondary:DVD±RW
Winxp in 1st primary.I did a fresh install of lenny on 1st secondary.
info about lenny setup: 1.Partition list:/boot,/,/home,swap 2.Every partition is XFS except swap.
At the end of installion,lenny installed grub on (hd0) that is 1st primary.
Everything seems OK.Lenny runs OK.
But when I switch back to windows xp,the diskmgmt can not detect hdd's info and the system meets a problem of shutting down.
After many times of trying. I solved the problem by the following way. 1.Boot with windows xp's install CD and use fixmbr on (hd0). 2.Boot with lenny's install DVD , do a grub>root (1,0)>setup (hd1) After that,edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change (hd0,0) to (hd1,0) and also (hd1,0) to (hd0,0). 3.Reboot and Press F8 for a boot menu then I can select which disk to boot. windows boot from 1st primary's mbr,lenny boot from lenny's grub.
The problem is caused by a bug between GRUB and windows' mbr and maybe more about GRUB and XFS.
I have installed Debian as a second OS alongside Win XP, and now I have Win XP on C drive (if viewed from XP), NTFS, my data files (mainly texts and graphics) on D drive (NTSF), and Debian on ext3. Debian sees and opens files on D.
1. If I read-write from-on this D partition from both OSes, is there a chance the data will be corrupted? 2. If I open a Windows-created TXT, GIF, JPG, HTML or other not-proprietary format file from Debian, edit it and save (just SAVE, not SAVE AS) - will this file remain readable from Windows?
I have a dual-boot system, Windows XP on primary HDD and Fedora on Slave HDD. NTFS -3G is installed in Fedora, but I would like to hide (or not mount) Windows system partition on Fedora boot, as I have multiple users in Fedora and do not want them to access this partition. I do want to mount/display my NTFS D: partition in Fedora. Is there a way to exclude an NTFS partition from mounting by default?
Let's say I have an avi file that contains a virus for ntfs windows xp sp3. I put that file on a linux ext3 partition. Then on a windows xp sp3 nfts computer, I connect to the partition over a network share via smb. I run the file within the share so the file is never physically on the windows xp sp3 computer. In this situation will the virus infect the windows xp ntfs partition?
i tried installing windows 7 on a partition on my laptop but i'm getting this message:"setup was unable to create a new partition or locate an existing system partition "i tried googling and found that it has something to do with the number of partitions:my hard disk layout right now:
I have a Western Digital 3TB USB drive connected to a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian Jessie. I created an 30GB ext4 system partition and a NTFS Data partition using the remainder of the drive. I formatted the NTFS partition as follows:
sudo mkfs.ntfs -Q -L Data /dev/sda2
The drive works fine on the Pi but when I connect it to a Windows 7 pc the pc doesn't recognise the format of the Data partition and can't access it.
I'm dual booting windows vista and ubuntu hardy on a multi-partitioned Dell D630. I created a partition using mkfs -t ntfs. Linux has no trouble reading/writing to it, but every time I boot into windows, chkdsk tries to "fix" the partition, fails, and tells me that the partition is corrupted. Can anybody suggest a way to convince vista that the partition is indeed ok, or else another way to create the partition so that vista can recognize it?