Ubuntu Installation :: XP Into Partition And Be Able To Dual Boot?
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
I have Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop currently and my mom would like to have it on hers as well. However, she does not want to get rid of Windows 7, or use Wubi (for some reason). So, my only choice is to dual boot it. While I was installing it onto my laptop there was an option to choose the partitioning. There wasn't an option to do this on my her laptop though because you can only have 4 partitions on a hard drive apparently. The partitions are:
NAME (TYPE) System (NTFS) C: (NTFS) Recovery (NTFS) HP TOOLS (FAT32)
Is there anyway to backup a partition (Like Recovery) and make it bootable from a flash drive/CD? Or is there any other work around from this?
I've been using ubuntu exclusively on my two laptops lately, for coding and all of my other work. I plan on installing it onto my desktop now for work as well, but I would like to retain Windows 7 so I don't have to worry about compatibility for all of the games I love to play. My question is this:When setting up my partitions, how much space (and what format) should I set aside for windows to write and read games from? I have a 500GB hard drive currently, and was planning the partitions as:
1. Windows 7 (NTFS, setup with Windows installer) ~20 GB 2. File Storage (NTFS, set up with the Ubuntu install partitioner) ~452 GB 3. Ubuntu (EXT3, set up with Ubuntu install partitioner) ~ 20 GB 4. Swap (~2x the size of my RAM) ~ 8GB
The plan is to have Windows install and execute games from the NTFS File Storage partition, while being able to access the same partition from Ubuntu for my documents, code files, music, etc.I don't know if this would work, and I'm also not sure what my file system will be like (windows or linux-y?) if it did. Will this work? Or is there a more elegant solution?
I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Windows XP Media Centre Edition system.On the Step 4 of the installation which usually gives you the option to partition the disk but it only gives me the option to Erase the entire disk or specify partition manually, although this also doesn't allow anything other than totally erasing the disk. I'd ideally like to keep my Windows and I have installed Ubuntu before (but 9.10) on a different system.
System Layout: Alienware M17 Laptop 2.26 GHz Quad-Core CPU 4.0 GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Drive #1: Toshiba 500 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive #2: Toshiba 100 GB 7200 RPM
What I was thinking of doing was putting Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) and Ubuntu 9.10 (64-bit) on the 100 GB hard drive - with just under a 75/25 split towards W7 (approximately 70 GB for W7 and 22 GB for Ubuntu). Would this be optimal, having the operating systems on one drive separate from nearly everything else?
Another question that I was unsure about with this setup was the swap area. It doesn't need to be on the same HDD as the running OS to be utilized, does it?
Also, any partition size adjustment recommendations.
I downloaded Ubuntu about 5 months ago and love it.Problem is, I didn't know if I wanted to make it permanent on my computer, so I used the option which allowed me to download it as an application on my Windows Vista Control Panel.How can I increase the partition (I think I only have 9 GB left on my home folder) without loosing all of the preferences, applications, and hardware solutions that I have put on there?
I recently made the move from windows to Linux and I am happy to having got rid off all the MS stuff. Trying out a few distros I decided on using Ubuntu and Mandriva (wife likes the flashier stuff, what can I say ).
My question is how can I partition my hard disk in such a way that my /home is separate from both the Ubuntu and Mandriva part but accessed by both as my default home folder.
I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD and Windows 7 Pro Live CD. Ubuntu is installed but Windows 7 isn`t. I have gparted installed. I found the following directions within Ubuntu documentation.
Master Boot Record backup and re-replacement Back-up the existing MBR, install Windows, replace your backup overwriting the Windows boot code: Create an NTFS partition for windows (using fdisk, GPartEd or whatever tool you are familiar with) Backup the MBR e.g. dd if=/dev/sda of=/mbr.bin bs=446 count=1 Install windows Boot into a LiveCD Mount your root partition in the LiveCD Restore the MBR e.g. dd if=/media/sda/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda bs=446 count=1 Restart and Ubuntu will boot Setup grub to boot windows
I don't want to backup the MBR and restore as listed. I would rather use the Ubuntu Live CD to reinstall the GRUB. How do I overwrite the MBR? Do I use gparted and change the partition? Do I create an NTFS partition as listed above? Or what do I need to otherwise do to boot the Windows 7 Live CD so that it will install?
I plan on installing Ubuntu 10.04 and it will be my first Ubuntu install. I plan on dual booting with windows 7 and I would like advice on partition sizes. I have a 250 GiB drive and my planned partitions are as follows.
Sda1 (PQSERVICE) 12GiB This was pre-installed should I delete it Sda 2 (System Reserved) 100MiB This was also pre-installed should I delete it I know one of the above is the windows recovery partition but I don't know which one Sda 3 (Gateway) 25 GiB This will contain windows will 25 GiB be enough Extended partition Logical 1 10 GiB / the main Ubuntu partition 10 GiB should be enough Logical 2 1 GiB /home this will just hold settings so 1 GiB will be enough right? Both above partitions are ext3 Logical 3 3 GiB swap partition I have 1 gig ram upgradeable to two Logical 4 180 Gib shared NTFS partition
I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know if you think this is proper. I have already defragmented the hard drive and will make the partitions in Gparted on Ubuntu live test from usb drive.
on a dual boot can one change the size of each partitioned section of the boot once both sides are installed ?i have a 500GB disc and i have lucid on 307 Gb and maverick on 145GB i did this so i could test mavericknow i would like to change the split to say half and halfcan i do this?i have mountmanager installed but i am not sure how to proceed
Last week I installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 on his Windows Vista machine, it has a 200GB hard-drive and he wanted 100GB for Vista & 100GB for Ubuntu on there. So instead of selecting the default partition I split it to 100GB each.
Now, however, I can't boot back into Windows and when it loads I am taken to the 'Recovery Tools' options. Have I 'cked up his partition? I can still view all the files/folders on his Windows partition from within Ubuntu however, so maybe there is a chance I can shrink down the Ubuntu partition again and restore his Windows partition?
i have an acer aspire one with a 250 gb hdd the hdd is currently partitioned into two parts part 1 - 85 or so gb, has windows installed part 2 - the rest which is currently unallocated. i am trying to install ubuntu so that each has its own section and will dual boot once in the ubuntu installation window, how do i set up the partition to achieve this? i am trying to install ubuntu 10.10 netbook
Here's what I want to do. I have two separate HDD HDD 1 : 160 GB (dedicated to windows, already working) HDD 2 : 500 GB Will be using dedicated to ubuntu (not partitioned yet)
I want to use the HDD two only for linux and this HDD is not partitioned yet. What I want to do is - A dedicated Grub partition (/boot) on HDD 2 (Do I really need it when I am using just two os? Will it work on second HDD?) - / root partition - /home partition - /swap partition - /fat32 partition (do I need it to share files with win?)
I had Ubuntu 10.04 on this machine and wanted to convert it to a dual boot. It's a 500GB hard drive. The HDD had 3 partitions: one really big one, and two swap areas of about 6 GB each. I ran GParter and carved the big partition into a 100GB partition and a 400GB partition (less the swap areas). Then I installed Windows XP into the 100GB partition, then installed Ubuntu 10.04, selecting the "create dual boot" option.
It dual boots beautifully, and everything runs just fine. But I find that Ubuntu has split the 400 GB partition into two 200 GB partitions, and one of them is simply off-limits. I can see it, but I can't write to it. The attached png shows the Disk Utility, with the mystery partition selected. Its only contents is a folder called lost+found; I cannot open it.
I want to install and dual boot ubuntu and windows 7. Now when I go to see what my disc looks like so I can shrink some partitions I see one unnamed one that has no filesystem already there. (See Picture). Now my laptop came like this, I never added the partitions, they were just there. So I was wondering weather or not I could install to that partition safely, as in I'm not overwriting some sort of important windows 7 thing.
I've shrunk my Windows partition to ~200GB and made ~100GB of free space for Ubuntu BUT .. it doesn't allow me to create a new partition there as I already have 4 primary ones.Since all of the given partitions ( including Recovery and Tools ) can not be touched ( removed ), I have no idea on how to solve this ..
i know there are lots of posts to talk about this but i'm still not sure about what to do . I have a new 250GB hard disk and want to use it to dual boot windows xp and ubuntu. i know i will have install xp first, but what would be they best way to partition the drive ? i want to be able to have some space in xp to to download and use 3d simulation programs and for gaming. and i also want to be able to see all my data from both OS.I guess i'll have to choose the manually partition the drive option on the ubuntu installation, but then what should i do exactly? and what would the partition types be? NTFS, FAT32, etc.I have a 2GB RAM, i think it matters for the swap partition size.
when i installed it the windows 7 Partition no longer works. I can see the windows 7 partition but when i click on it, it just reloads the grub boot loader. Im in college and need the windows 7 partition.
My old-ish Dell laptop is currently running Windows 2000 and Ubuntu 9.10. I originally installed 2000 to try and squeeze a bit more performance out of the laptop for general use, but in practise Ubuntu is running great and sees far more use than the Win2K installation so I've decided to create a stripped-down (i.e. non-networked) XP installation purely to run a few favourite audio applications.
I plan to do a fresh Windows install and wipe the current C: partition. Is there anything I should be aware of in terms of the GRUB bootloader. Will it simply recognise the new XP installation? Obviously I will back up my data before I continue, but are there any other precautions to take with respect to dual-booting? I could do without having to reinstall Ubuntu too!
I attach a picture of my future disk partitioning,as I thought it should be. As you can see, the first two partitions are 2 different windows installations. At the end of the disk, I have specified a partition as ext3 104855 MB (sda9) and swap 8192 MB (sda. What should the the mount point of sda9 be? Should I specify a partition for /, /boot, /home, /tmp, ...etc? Or it is ok to make mount point '/'?
I bought a PC with Window Vista on it as my partner needs it. Using gparted I set up Primary partitions for Vista OS (sda1) and Ubuntu OS (sda2), plus an extended partition for Vista files, Ubuntu /home and swap:
fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 3969 31880961 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 3970 5294 10643062+ 83 Linux
My problem is Vista (as always). The 30GB I allocated is not enough, even just for the OS and it won't now boot from GRUB, though I can see it from GRUB. I don't want to do anything that risks a problem for Ubuntu. Will grub still see both OS if I wipe sda1 (Vista OS) and reinstall Vista OS on the extended partition sda6? Ideally I would like to merge sda1 with sda6 and install Vista on that, but that looks way too risky / impossible.
Edit - There is another drive on the PC which is much larger and I use for backup. Is there any scope for installing Vista on that one so that GRUB still identifies both. Not ideal as I like having one as the backup for the other.
I wanted to start exploring web development and perhaps hosting my own server as well as learning about linux and all the things that go with it so I downloaded the ubuntu 9.1 Server edition and burned it to a CD. I thought to put it on my Dell laptop as it is newer than my main PC and I could bring it to and fro between class. It had Vista installed and I definitely wanted to keep that in the meantime until I got more familiar with Ubuntu. The laptop has a 320GB hard drive with a 10 GB recovery partition. I went ahead and formatted the 10GB to make room for ubuntu. Also I was able to "shrink" the main windows partition by 16GB to make even more room. I could not combine the two small drives but alas. I had hoped to use the 16GB partition for the main install and the 10GB for a necessary swap drive (I am completely new to all this).
So I reboot on the server CD and get to the partition section. I was following this guide here: [url]
It seemed I did not want to do anything "guided" or "automatic" because the options were listing the entire drive and again i wanted to keep my vista untouched. So I go to manual partitioning and although the guide didn't go into enough detail I went ahead and assigned an "ext2" filetype to the larger partition and a "swap" to the smaller partition. Then I went to write changes to disk and after completing one of the two successfully the installer failed to configure the swap drive. I don't know why. I restarted to make sure windows was OK and surely it was not, as I got the dreaded "missing operating system" screen. I ran the windows recovery CD and lo and behold it could not find any drives at all, much less repair them. The data I had on the vista partition were not particularly vital, but it would be nice to have it back.
So my questions are, is there a way to recovery the windows partition? And how is the correct way to configure a dual boot system with Vista and Ubuntu 9.1 Server edition?
how much disk space a non manual dual boot uses? I've always been guided by a person knowing much about linux when doing my dual boot (and been guided to do the partitions manualy), but this person is not there for the moment and I need to do a dual boot on my son's computer. Since he'll need his Windows computer mainly for games I wouldn't want Ubuntu to take 2/3 of his disk space (which is about 250 Gb I think, let's say 50 Gb would be perfect for the Ubuntu)
And I'm not sure how I could change this later, cause in my own computer I cannot find how to resize (I cannot unmount neither resize the partitions I have) I don't mean I need to do this on my computer but I mean I wouldn't want to try out anything if I'm not sure it be could restored in 1,2,3. And partitions is such a thing. If I remember correctly I've done dual boot by default (i mean without doing the partitions manualy) and it does about 50/50 ?