I installed three O.S on one drive. I disconnected this drive and installed two more OS's on the the next drive. On the first drive all three were bootable and on the second only the first O.S. would boot. The second drive booted both O.S at first and then stopped. I used a rescue disk on the second drive with two on it and it made no difference. I did the same to the first drive and I sort of joined the to boot loaders together in a non appreciative way.
Is is practical to do what I tried doing and should I just multiboot off one drive? I would like about eight O.S's on the same computer.
I have 3 hard drives installed to my system, 1TB, 2TB and 500GB drives with the following configuration:
ledi@ledi-ubuntu:~$ sudo parted /dev/sda print Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD103UJ (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos
I can boot to the Ubuntu installation in the 2TB drive. My problem reversed when I reinstalled grub to one of the Ubuntu installations in the 1TB drive. I can boot to any of the OS's in the 1TB drive, but not to the Ubuntu in the 2TB drive. The error message is the same as above. I have no idea what am I doing wrong and I would be really grateful for any assistance.
So, at the moment I have a 7TB LVM with 1 group and one logical volume. In all honesty I don't back up this information. It is filled with data that I can "afford" to lose, but... would rather not. How do LVMs fail? If I lose a 1.5TB drive that is part of the LVM does that mean at most I could lose 1.5TB of data? Or can files span more than one drive? if so, would it just be one file what would span two drives? or could there be many files that span multiple drives drives? Essentially. I'm just curious, in a general, in a high level sense about LVM safety. What are the risks that are involved?
Edit: what happens if I boot up the computer with a drive missing from the lvm? Is there a first primary drive?
iv been looking around at the different Linux systems particularity the smaller ones such as DSL, Slax and Puppy Linux. However i need a Linux distribution that doesn't have a GUI desktop environment just the plain old terminal to work on. The system would have to be able to boot from a USB drive also. If anyone knows a systems that fits those requirements or something else related please post. Also what file system is best for USB drives for booting systems?
Right so my situation is a little obscure and from all the posts I've read through I can't find one that suits me well enough.My PC's hard drive recently went on the fritz so I backed up all my data, got a brand new Terrabyte hard drive and then put all my stuff on there. I also plugged in the fault drive as a secondary and ahev cleared most of the stuff off it. It's separated into two partitions; E: and F: but together make about 600 gigs. I then have two external Terrabyte hard drives, it's a long story but their connected via USB.
Now I really like the idea fo getting to grips with Linux. I don't want to use a LIVE CD, I've done that already and I want to see how I get along using it as a proper OS. I also really need to keep the Windows Vista for several reasons, most importantly for iTunes which I use to keep my iPhone and iPad up to date and I've heard iTunes and linux don't get along too well, even with programs like WINE. So obviously I'm looking to dual boot and keep all my data but what would be the best way to go about it? Stick it on my primary drive? Or on my slightly faulty drive? Or on one of my two externals? On the bright side, because I'm on a fairly new hard drive, my Vista runs really smoothly, and so I shouldn't encounter too many bugs that windows is renowned for a long the way...
I'd also like to be able to access all my data from both OSs so I don't have to keep jumping from one OS to another. Is that possible? or simple to accomplish?I have a pretty good Nvidia graphics card too, so I'd appreciate it if someone could explain how I get XGl working on Fedora once it's all set up.
I work with many different PCs with Windows XP and Windows 7 deployed, and I'm trying to consolidate my stacks of CDs into a single USB drive. I'd like to be able to boot off it and have a choice of a few options: A persistent Linux install for troubleshooting, the Win7 install CD, and the WinXP install CD.
I'm aware that most USB sticks can't be partitioned, but after much trial and error I've found one that can have its removable bit flipped, be treated as a USB hard drive and partitioned. I can set up 4 primary partitions and an initial test with a boot cd image on the first partition seems to work on 3 of my 4 home PCs... on (only) one of them though, Grub gives a 'Missing MBR-helper' error. All my systems, even the one not booting correctly, see the partitions as valid in both Linux and Windows, and I've successfully retrieved data from all of them. My guess is that it's a BIOS quirk on that particular machine, but it puts the whole idea in jeopardy... if it doesn't work on one of my own PCs, who's to say it will work on other PCs?
I'd like to salvage the partition idea if I can, maybe someone has run into this before... But if it's just not feasible, I read that Grub can boot image files under certain circumstances... I'm wondering if it's possible to have Grub (or any other bootloader) run the Win7 and WinXP CDs as image files? That way they could all sit on a single partition on the USB stick.
I haven't yet tried any other bootloaders, for all I know I could try something else and get things going.
I have installed two hard drives. One is a Sata drive and the other an IDE drive.They are both functional drives. On boot up only the Sata drive shows up. How do I get both drives to boot up together please.The Sata drive has Ubuntu on it and the IDE drive has Fedora on it' I would like to access all of them.
My computer has 2 40GB hard drives (yes, it's really old). One of these hard drives has Ubuntu installed on it, and I would like to use the second hard drive as a data storage device that is usable by anyone who just wants a random place to drop random stuff. How do I do this?
i am new in Linux. i have two drives one IDE and other SATA in my computer.i want to keep windows XP , WIndows 2003 server on one drive and two flavours of linux on the other drive, let say oopen suse and redhat.please help me how i install these sofwares to make multi boot the machine.
I am running Karmic on a stripped laptop, and running it off a usb thumbdrive.Its purpose is mainly as a slide show/video show inset in a tableI did not really want to go out and buy a HDD, since it does not need to store that much. Then I went to aldi and they had 8gb flash drives for $5, so I got 6. The ultimate question comes down to the best way to make use of them. I ordered a 7 slot USB hum off ebay for cheap, and I was going to go from there. would it be easier/better to just plug them in and make links to them from the normal folders and just operate directly from there, or is there a better option. I guess a usb raid array could be neat
(tangent to my other thread "Karmic -> Lucid not booting"). I have four hard drives on a Lucid box, and (as it happens) the fourth drive is the boot and root. Could I also install grub on the other three (ext4) hard drives, keeping the same root? Will this disturb the data there? How would the machine decide which copy to use, anyway?
I have a second hard drive that I plan on placing in a computer I wish to use this computer as a server so my question is how could I use these 2 hard drives as one lets say one is 80Gb and the other is 40GB how could they be shown as 120GB instead of being seperate The installation of server planned on being used is 10.04.
I've got a 10.10 installation, which I am using as a media/download server. Currently everything is stored on a 1TB USB drive.With the costs of disks falling, and the hassle of trying to back 1TB up to DVD (no, it's not going to happen) I was wondering if there's some linux/Ubuntu utility, which can use multiple disks to provide failover/resilience ... Could I just buy another 1TB drive, and have it "shadowing" the main, so that if one goes, I buy another, and then restore from the copy ?
I am running Ubuntu on a box with a couple of hard drives, and on a network where we have another Ubuntu machine and a couple of windows boxes. I use filezilla to upload files to other web servers but filezilla will only access files on my main hard drive, not on the second drive and not on the rest of the network.
I am just trying F-Spot because a novice ubuntu friend needed help. ubuntu 10.04.2. As a test, on my PC, I have pasted some photos into a particular test folder in my current Ubuntu (in my user folders). I have also nominated a folder as a destination for imported photos. After starting F-Spot, I try to use the test (source) folder in F-Spot with the intention of importing the test photos.
I am using a PC with three hard drives. One has various distros installed, mostly ubuntu versions, all in their own partitions. The other two hard drives are ones I use for data, including backups. They are both continuously mounted. However, the import 'file finder' facility only lists the two data drives, it does not list the current home user folders, which is where my test (source) folder is(!!!)
I am thinking of building a new computer. I have been using Ubuntu for a couple years now, but I am not good with the terminal usage. Nevertheless, if I was to go back to Windows I be lost. My Computer would be:
Motherboard = Micro ATX Hard Drive 1 80GB = Operating System Hard Drive 2 250GB = Home (my documents) Hard Drive 3 500GB = Media (videos, music & pictures)
I would like the file to end up on the desired hard drive automatically. And my main menu to display accordingly. In other words, when I click over music, under places in my computer menu, for the computer to know which hard drive to go to. The reason for wanting this setup is, to provide security for the OP, separate my private documents from my music and videos. Now I am using external hard drives. But, it just do not look right, besides the menu is funky.
Would I have to use a RAID set-up or just the partition tool. Does anyone knows of a post or tutorial on how to accomplish this? (plain English would be better).
I am doing a new build with an SSD / HDD combo, and I am wondering, is there a way I can install Ubuntu spread across both drives? I know I can do this in Fedora, but I haven't seen much of a feature like this in Ubuntu.
The goal is to have a single folder that has symlinks to all the files in each of the drives. Pretty much a poor man's JBOD. Previously, I had problems with conditions like 2 drives having the same sub folder contents, but I ended up solving that with the current script I'm using now.What I'm looking for now is speed. I'm very new to Perl and the script takes about 12 minutes to complete with the current drives.
Basically, the script makes a list of all directories and files in each drive. First, it makes the directories. I didn't use any validation because if a directory already exists, it simply won't make one. However, with the files, I used a hash to only keep the unique files. Then I use the key/value pairs with ln to create every link to the files only, not directories.
#!/usr/bin/perl use warnings; my @drives_to_sync = qw ( /mnt/sda/ /mnt/sdb/ /mnt/sdc/ /mnt/sdd/);
How to mount multiple external HDD's. I'd like to link or mount the music, torrents, and general files from several external hard drives and apply permissions (in some cases I only want the mount or link to be read only).
My setup: - Seagate Dockstar running Debian squeeze (it's headless so I don't have a gui running) - Two external HDD's with one partition on each (250GB and 400GB)
What I'd like to accomplish: 1. Mount the external HDD's to /media/HDDs as read/write (this is already working using udev and autofs and it's available in samba) 2. I'd like the MUSIC directories on both external HDD's to show up under the same mount point. In other words I want the MUSIC folders (from both HDD's) to appear as one large library of music. And I only want this to be readonly. It will be used as the library for mpd and/or squeezebox. 3. Mount a directory used to download torrents to. I'll probably pick on HDD as the target for torrent dowloads. But let me know if you have any other ideas regarding this.
Since I have the first one done, how would I accomplish 2 & 3?
I just created a 2nd user on my computer. I've got the hard drive that ubuntu runs on, and then a 2tb drive for media. If the 2tb is mounted on my desktop, it won't show up on his desktop even if I'm logged out. It won't show up on his unless I unmount on mine.
If I'm logged out I'm obviously not using it. So why doesn't it show up? He has all privileges. Is there a way to make this work without having to unmount?
I'm running karmic btw. If you need computer info let me know what to type into the terminal and whatnot and I'll paste it all here!
I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my new computer as a duel boot with Windows 7. My computer has four 1TB hard drives, One with Windows 7 installed, two that are used for storing media (both are independent, not in a RAID or anything like that) and one empty hard drive. This hard drive contains a 901.51 GB NTFS partition, and 30.00 GB of Unallocated space, I wish to install Ubuntu in this unallocated space; giving it 20 GB (the 10 GB left over might be used for installing XBMC Live). But when I boot Ubuntu's Live CD the installer doesn't show me the unallocated space, and doesn't really show me any of the extra Hard drives.
I have what will soon become a file server here running Mandriva 2009.1 and I need to set it up for use. There are 6 physical drives, sda-sdf. According to my fstab (pasted below), the OS is installed on sdb.. and for some reason I have a swap partition on sda and sdb. I had a horrible time getting a working installation, and that's probably leftover from a previous attempt.
Question 1: Can I simply edit my fstab to remove the swap on sda, effectively confining all system resources to sdb? The end result I want is all storage space over all drives accessible from a single mount point which can be accessed over the network.
Question 2: Once I sort out the weird fstab, what's the best way to go about setting this up? I imagine I need to format & partition the other drives (all but sdb).. but as far as organizing the free space, what's the best way? Is it possible to have multiple physical drives accessible from a single mount point? Or will the users have to use each drive separately? I was thinking I could create a directory on sdb (in /home?) to use as a root for the network share, and then automount the other 5 physical drives there. Does that make sense?
I finally have decided to give ubuntu a shot.Windows is becoming too familiar, and it's been forever since I have used command line since DOS.I really need some humility, and I think that Linux will teach me some.I am going to give it a whirl on a "spare" machine, dual booting with Windows 7 64 on two separate hard drives. I'm burning the ubuntu live cd x86 right now. I am going to unplug my windows drive and start the installation.
I have two hard drives windows 7 is on one of them and Ubuntu 9.10 is on the other. Both drives are 320GB, but different models of drives by Seagate. Both drives are detected by the BIOS and both drives are detected by Windows, but only one drive is detected by Ubuntu during the installation process. I had to literally disconnect the Windows drive to get Ubuntu to recognize the drive I wanted it on. Now that Ubuntu is completely installed and a new Kernel has been downloaded and installed it finally recognizes both drives as existing.
There is some kind of problem with the Installer and the original Kernel that kept it from seeing the second drive. I will literally have to manually edit Grub to get it to boot the Windows drive. How do I edit Grub? and what kind of Grub command would do the trick? I searched for "multi-boot" and literally read them all, there was one thread about multi-boot on multi-drives, but it did not fit because the Installer recognized both drives with that thread. I have to change the boot order in the BIOS to get the drive to boot that I want currently.
I have tried (a few times now lol) to get this setup. I am using Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 10.4 64-bit. I have Windows 7 installed on one hdd, another hdd has the System Reserved partition along with a data partition for files, the third hdd is the one where I want to install Ubuntu. I have found numerous tutorials on installing them both on the same drive, but not on separate ones. The couple I have found haven't really worked.
I think that Ubuntu is installed correctly but there is no option to boot into it. Windows 7 just happily loads itself. I have tried reinstalling and selecting 'sdc1' (the native ubuntu partition) as the location for the bootloader to be installed and then used Easy BCD to add that location to the windows bootloader which gives the option to load Ubuntu but when selected dies complaining that there is a missing file (I think it just can't find the Ubuntu bootloader).
As an aside when I get to the installation screen the Ubuntu installer keeps on telling me that there are no operating systems detected on the machine (Even though I'm pretty sure the drive it is talking about 'sda' is where Windows 7 is installed). Not sure if that matters just seemed a little wierd.
I am using an Abit NF7-S V2 mobo to set up my dual boot system where each OS (XP & Ubuntu) will run on a totally separate HD (as opposed to both OS�s being set up on one HD). Since they will be running as stand alone boot drives, how does one set it all up so that one can boot from one or the other? I don�t see how I can do it from the bios. How do I do it?
I am finding it hard to get 2 seperate hard drives to work each having different OS..... windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10. Making Ubuntu the master, it can recognise the drive but cannot boot from it. If XP is the master it does not recognise the Ubuntu drive at all.
I have been messing around with the ubuntu family for some time now, and usually have no problem finding my answers. This one, however, is giving me some trouble. I have been using ubuntu on my laptop for some time now, and recently got a new 2TB hard drive for my desktop. I cloned the old hard drive to the new one, and decided to install ubuntu onto a third drive. The third drive was IDE, the new one is SATA. I disconnected the other hard drive, and so my current set up is a SATA drive with Windows 7, and an IDE drive with Ubuntu (11.04 of course)
Well, I am unable to dual boot between the two, unfortunately, and would like to figure out how. I would like to say the problem is with Windows, since that is the primary drive. No GRUB shows up upon booting when both drives are plugged in, and the Windows Bootloader does not show my installation of Ubuntu, instead it goes right to Windows.
I have been trying to move away from Windows2000 on Ubuntu for months. I have a few applications that I run on Windows that I have been unable to find usuable equivalents on Ubuntu eg Outlook/Mobile sync application required for my job and a DVB TV card application for home. So it looks like I am stuck ruuning W2K and Linux for at least a while and indeed I have been using GRUB2 to select between W2K and Ubuntu.
I need some basic advice about setting up GRUB2. My philosphy when it comes to PC data is you can never have enough backups and I avoid any single point of failure. So I have always used two hard drives which I keep in sync almost daily with FreeFileSync. I also swap my most critical encrypted data between a laptop and desktop. Then I also alternate external USB drives stored away from my home.
My current partions are
When I installed on the Ubuntu 500GB I let it & GRUB2 take the default options so it boots from Hd1 and I assume certain executables are stored at the begining of the Ubuntu partition as well as configuration files in its file system.
Now I'm replacing the 500GB with a 1.5TB and the old 500Gb will become my backup drive. I want to keep the backup drive bootable in its onw right. If either hard drive fails I want a bootable system and acccess to my data.
So my plan is to use the following partitions.
I can install W2K on the 1.5Tb from scratch or use Acronis to restore an image file. Then I can install Ubuntu from scratch.
OK now for my questions.
1) Can I get GRUB2 to put its executables and configuration files on a small partition of its own? I see no reason why they should be dependant on a specific Ubuntu partition. I have read posts mentioning this but not sure if this has to be a bootable Linux or just a file system with the config files.
2) Can I run update-grub on any Linux and store or copy the config files to the partition in 1?
3) I will use BIOS to determine which hard drive is first to boot. When I run update-grub (or when it runs during the new Ubuntu install on Hd1) I dont want GRUB2 to do anything with Hd2, not even know Hd2 exists, it that an option?
I have two non-system drives with archive files. Each drive is formatted with one primary partition only, occupying all the drive space. In each drive there will be a number of directories with files in them, like this: