I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista.Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all?I would also like to be able to repartition all of the space that was previously occupied by Linux.
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 the DVD installer of Fedora 10, i want to dual boot with windows vista. well i get up to the partitioning part of installation (in anconda) and it asks me how i want to partition it... i wanted to re size my partition and create the default format, so i keyd in 70GB and Okay. then it came up with an error, saying I had bad sector(s) The error told me to run chkdsk /f /r in windows, then i could run ntfsresize with -b, (in Linux) well i did all those steps, and shrunk /dev/sda1 to 70gb (/dev/sda2 is my recovery partition) i have a 140 gb hard drive, but can't find the unallocated space anywhere!
when i booted windows, it ran a chksdk, like it should, and in my computer it said that it had been shrunk (because the pie graph showed a capacity of around 70GB) When i go into windows disk management it says no unallocated space, just one big partition (and a 8gb recovery partition) this is the same with GParted on puppy linux, GParted on fedora 10 (live cd) says there is no drives I can mount or unmount and same error on partition logic... in EASUS partition manager i get told that there is no unallocated space, in the fedora installer there is only /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. Does anybody know.. how to install fedora on this partition, or get rid of the partition and repartition it another way. when i click on the option to remove all linux partitions and create default format, it errors and says it cannot make another primary partition, then says there is no room for /boot. and i can not proceed.
I have an old linux partition (fedora 10) that used to start from the MBR. Now I've installed windows 7 on a new drive (overwritning the MBR, autostarting windows). Is there a neat program availible that somehow enables me to choose to boot back into linux?
I want to set up my USB memory stick(s) (4gb) so that I have a partition (3gb?) for personal data storage and another hidden (1gb?) for booting/installing Ubuntu live from the 'stick' on friends' and colleagues' computers.I have a number of queries:
1) If I flag the boot partition 'hidden' in Gparted, it does what I want in Ubuntu but not in Windows; in Windows you can see the hidden partition, 'Wubi', and not the storage one. Does it simply depend on the physical position of the partitions on the memory stick?
2) I am using Unetbootin and Gparted (both GUIs). Should I prepare the live boot partition before or after partitioning the memory stick?
3) How much memory should I allow for the live boot partition?
4) Is there anyone who has asked similar questions or tried to achieve the same results before? Please let me know if I'm doing it all wrong.
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.
I want to automatic mount a ntfs partition after start. I work on fstab, everything seems to be ok, but now something strange is happening: sometimes after boot, when I use fdisk, I find all the partitions as sda, sometims they seems to appear as sdb. Of course, if in fstab I have written sda and they are sdb, they will not be aoutomount... I am using fedora 14 I was expecting that allways the partitions to be sda or sdb.
I have NTFS-protected directories under Windows. However under Linux, even though I'm not logged in as a Super-User, Ubuntu cheerfully mounts all NTFS partitions on this machine and EVERY computer on my home network. This gives my GUESTS complete access to all machines connected to my network: Nautilus -> Windows Network -> Workgroup -> Clicking on any computer Name gives access to windows' administrative shares C$, D$, etc. I've always known that Linux ignores Windows security, but... what is the solution?
I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora12. Following is the partition structure of my harddisk.
Disk /dev/sda: 80.1 GB, 80060424192 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x5e5e5e5e Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 1912 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
I deleted the "/dev/sda8" through Windows Disk Management, and when i restarted the system. GRUB boot menu vanished and a GRUB console appeared. Then I booted my system using Fedora12 live USB and created a new partition at same place from where i deleted it, and then after restart my started working normally as it was before partition deletion.
But, I don't understand what actually happened. Can anyone tell me in detail what happened and why and what to do to avoid such things in future?
I have a cluster of linux boxes that authenticate with ldap, and a few windows boxes. I have been asked to make the windows boxes mount or map one of the linux partitions on the server.Any ideas or search terms that could shortcut the research process on this would be great.
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.
I just purchased a new 2TB Drive External Seagate, My main system uses both Windows and Ubuntu So I am pretty much stuck with keeping my drive as NTFS. I have done this without any problems before but since I got this new drive I have been having issues. When I first load up Ubuntu the drive mounts and runs fine, after an unspecified amount of time i start getting Input/Output errors when accessing the drive. When I goto the Disk Utility I get a message stating the drive is "Unknown or Unused", If I disconnect and reconnect the drive or reboot everything is fine again. There's no errors coming up with S.M.A.R.T and it seems to work fine while under windows.
I have been dual booting Windows 7 with Fedora for a while (using GRUB, with Fedora as the primary OS) but am running into some problems now.
When in Windows, I was notified that a folder was corrupt and was advised to run chkdsk. So I ran this in the command prompt:
Code: chkdsk c: /F
which would run on the next reboot. When I restarted the computer, this didn't run.
I believe this problem has to do with the current MBR running GRUB, and not Windows immediately. In Windows, if I go to:Advanced system settings->Advanded->Startup and Recovery->Settings, the default OS is blank with no options available. Also, when running msconfig, under the boot tab, no OS is available.
I backed up the MBR in Linux and then tried to use the Windows recovery disk to do a repair, but no OS was found here as well.
If it helps any, here's what I get when I run 'fdisk -l'
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I have Ubuntu installed across an 8gb internal hd and a 32 Gb sd cardwhen I use to boot in often Ubuntu would do a chkdsk. Which i didn't worry about it to much as because i figured it was just the sd card that was causing this. Last week I was trying to fix sleep/hibernate[URL]unfortunately I didn't realize it was an old guide. (was the top google link for my search)so now when I boot up my machine it does a chkdsk then its switches to a black screen/terminal scree with an solid (as in not blinking like a prompt cursor) underscore in the top left corner.It just sits thereeventually I hit the power button see the ubuntu splash screen, then the laptop powers offI hit the power button
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.
I'm running a dual-boot with Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows XP with GRUB. There are a few corrupt files on my XP filesystem, so I scheduled Windows to run Chkdsk on restart. I restart, select Windows in GRUB, and the screen shows saying it will run Chkdsk, press any button to cancel. Without me touching any buttons, it cancels it.
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?
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.
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?