Ubuntu :: Partitioning The System Drive For The Backend?

Apr 27, 2010

Here is my learning curve or what I would like to try. 1. Install Ubuntu on computer with following hardware:ASUS M3A7-EM AM2+ CPU, looking for a 45w one 780G/SB700, if the onboard video gives me grief I will install a nVidia 2gb DDR2 RAM 320gb or 500gb system drive, nothing smaller in the cupboard.

2. I want to install Mybuntu backend on this computer as part of a media sharing system. I have several PVR cards and it will be trial and error to see what works. I have a 1.5tb drive for media storage.

3.I have several old laptops to experiment with as frontends, I also want to install Mythbuntu and Kubuntu on one these to compare KDE and Gnome. At least two of the laptops have wireless so it will be easy to network.


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Nov 29, 2010

I want to install GTK+. I see there are also numerous dependencies, which i've been slowly tackling, and the Cairo package has been particularly difficult. It claims the following upon ./configure --prefix=/usr configure: WARNING: Could not find libpng in the pkg-config search path checking whether cairo's PNG backend could be enabled... no configure: error: requested PNG backend could not be enabled I've done some searching and found that libpng.pc is in my /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ directory and that the following commands don't do the trick:


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Feb 15, 2010

It's pretty much as simple as that. I am simply wondering if anyone knows of a tutorial of some kind or can explain how to partition around, in order to exclude bad data blocks on a busted hard drive. This is on a computer I just set up to run Karmic Koala. On another forum someone mentioned that there is a way to do this, and that is the only way, to my knowledge to "fix" said hard drive.On a complete side note, does anyone know if an Intel 965 is supposed to work with Karmic out of the box, if you will? I haven't gotten a chance to check it specifically for this, and there seems to be no mention of this chipset with Karmic on these forums.

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Feb 28, 2010

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Do I format it to FAT? Never done this before. Also, how do I enable it when I boot up? Do I have to make my computer to boot from the USB drive first in the BIOS settings or is there an easier way to do it (like clicking on an icon inside the USB virtual drive on the desktop).

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May 2, 2011

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Jun 22, 2011

create a partition seperate from my home directory out of it. i have a 500 gig hard drive and i wish to create a 70 gig partition on it on install i used entire disk is there any way to make a partition after this for i do not want to reinstall.

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Mar 13, 2010

I have a customers' HP laptop that I've been doing work on. The HP came with Vista Home Premium pre-installed and the system was infected with the insidious Vista Antivirus 2010 virus.Well, after doing some registry cleaning I was able to get rid of that virus, but I suggested to the customers to check out Ubuntu, which they agreed to do.Here's my problem:

The HP has a recovery drive, which I formatted to make room for some of the pictures, documents and music they wanted to retain.I'm in the process of installing Ubuntu 9.10 and don't want to erase the recovery partition D:, which is labeled as /dev/sda2in the prepare disk space portion of the setup.I've moved to specify partition manually, but I'm uncertain as to how to configure this. When I installed Ubuntu on my own system, I just deleted Windows and used the entire disk space, so this is something new to me

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Jul 21, 2010

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May 26, 2010

I'm having a particular problem trying to partition a solid state drive on a Dell Mini 9; I'd like to install Ubuntu Netbook on the computer. The machine came with MS Windows XP on it. When I try to use the automated installer, it fails and quits at the partitioning stage. I have tried both fdisk and parted but both of these also fail and quit with errors when they try to write to the disk. I've also tried using Fedora and Knoppix to install and they both fail as well. I did check in the BIOS that the drive, supervisor and user passwords are clear.

Some technical bits that fdisk chucks out;
[ 1913.488878] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
[ 1913:494318] ata1.00: failed command: WRITE SECTOR(S)
[ 1913:500232] ata1.00: cmd 30/00:02:3f:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/e0 tag 0 pio 1024 out
res 51/05:02:3f:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/e0 Emask 0x1 (device error)
[ 1913.511226] ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
[ 1913.517018] ata1.00: error: { ABRT }

can get access to partition the drive or diagnostics to tell what is the problem with the drive?

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Jun 28, 2011

I have installed Fedora 14 along with Libre Office along with some other applications so I am learning slowly, re-learning really. However I am having a difficult time understanding partitioning. I would like to make another partition for Windoze. I also cannot get a USB mouse to work. I have run some commands to gather disk info I will refrain from list it here as it is a lot of data. At least until asked to do so. What I have run so far is fdisk -l, df, blkid, & cat fstab.

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Oct 15, 2010

i have a 1 TB external hard drive and i have created 4 partitions as 3 of 300 GB , and one of 100 GB and i have format it as FAT but it is not showing 4th partitionand when i use fdisk -l it shows it as linux partitions and they are mounting in linux onlywhen i use the drive in windows , disk is not able to mount

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Mar 3, 2011

if I make more partitions rather than creating single one, will I get more data access performance? E.g Instead of keeping 1,5TB partition, create 5x300MB and keep different data in different partitions? Logically hard drive will spend less time on finding data in smaller partition then in bigger one, right? Is there any statistics for performance vs size?

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Jan 22, 2011

I have only known about Linux software for the past couple of weeks. I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 on an older desktop I have so I can become more familiar with it. I am average in knowladge about Windows OS and MS-DOS. I tried to install Ubuntu and I get an error message about the harddrive. The CD I am booting with will load on my other PC with Windows XP on it. I have only let it run on it long enough to verify that it is bootable.

I have made a floppy boot disc following the instructions on another Linux site about Ubuntu. I have also tried to boot my alternate PC with the floppy and it boots up. The harddrive on my working PC is a Maxtor 40gb formatted with NTFS file system. The harddrive in the older desktop is a Western Digital 80GB WD800LB-55DNA0.It worked fine with Windows XP on it. I also made a Western Digital DATA Lifeguard for DOS floppy and it boots with it.

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May 16, 2011

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Jan 21, 2010

I am having trouble getting my portable hard drive to mount after partitioning it for VFAT. I originally had it partitioned as NTFS but I realized that my Xbox 360 will only mount VFAT filesystems. I believe that I partitioned it correctly with yast. However I am still having trouble mounting it. Below is the output of fdisk, mount and dmesg.

# fdisk - l
Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x1e371e37


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May 15, 2011

Has anyone tried installing on an mSata drive? I tried installing OpenSuse and received the message that the partitioning on my MyDigitalSSD drive was not readable.

Id like to know if its just my generic MyDigitalSSD drive that doesnt work, or all mSata drives.

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Dec 5, 2009

My friend and I were discussing partitioning and we disagreed on repartitioning when the drive was full. How full is too full before partitioning will mess up your file system? I've partitioned before but it was only after the OS was installed, so only about %5 of the drive is being used. I read that 90% or more is too much. My friend claims it doesn't matter, and you can repartition even if the drive is 95%+ full.

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Jun 15, 2011

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Dec 2, 2010

So I keep getting this error from the 10.10 installer:

"No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu."

However the partitioning menu shows no disks or partitions at all.

The disk browser can however see and mount both partitions from my disk.

It is a terabyte SATA drive and the bios has been set to IDE.

It has 2 partitions with windows installed on the first partition.

Gparted can see both partitions but claims it cannot find the mount point of the second partition. (both are NTFS)

I have attached a screenshot.

How to proceed from here so I can install Ubuntu.

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Mar 1, 2010

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May 12, 2011

I want to install Linux Mint 11 (just came out) to a USB drive. My USB drive is 34 gb. So I want to put a 1-2 gb partition on it and install mint just to that. Is that possible? I am a noob so I want to use [URL] but the screenshots don't show an option for a partition or state any extra steps that might be involved in doing this (there's a tutorial for doing this for one of the Ubuntus using fdisk, but I don't have any linux installs right now).

I've seen several tools for partitioning.

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Feb 12, 2010

I've been using *Unix systems for many years now, and I've always been led to believe that its best to partition certain dirs into separate FileSystems, off the main root FS.

For instance, /tmp /var /usr etc

Leaving as little as possible on the main / system.

Its so that you don't fill up the root system be accident, by some user putting in too bigger files in /tmp, for example.

I would presume that filling the / system would not be too good for Linux, as it would not be able to write logs and possibly other things that it needs to.

I believe that if root gets full, then there is something like a 5% amount saved for just 'root' to write to, so that it can do its stuff.

However, eventually, / will become full, and writes will fail.

On top of this, certain scripting tools, such as awk, use the /tmp/ system to store temp files in, and awk wont be able to write to /tmp/ as its full, so awk will fail.

However, I'm being advised that there is no need to put /tmp /var etc onto separate FSs, as there is no problem nowerdays with / filling up. So, /tmp /var /usr are all on the root FS.

I'm talking about large systems, with TBs of data (which is on a separate FS), and with a user populations of around 800-1000 users, and 24/7 system access.

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Sep 1, 2011

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Jan 11, 2011

this is my first time doing a custom partition, I tried to do it with only the assistance of reading as I go, but I don't believe I found enough information last night. What I am trying to do, is put openSUSE on 200gb out of 500gb space on my external hard drive, as well as on 50gb space out of 110gb on my internal hard drive. The remaining 60gb space on my internal drive is going to be for microsoft windows. The remaining 300gb space on my external drive will be storage space. It seems like what I want to do is achievable

What I want is to have my main openSUSE on the external drive (primary partition I think?), with the GRUB loader so that when the external drive is not plugged in, my little brother can use windows on my internal hard drive. I tried this last night, and when installation had finished, I rebooted my computer and the screen was just blank black with the flashing white line as if waiting for me to type, although it would not allow me to type when I tried. It would be great if someone could tell me the order in which to partition, including the terms primary partition, extended partition, and logical partition, as needed.. I don't want to permanently muck up this machine.

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May 24, 2010

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