Regarding the installation of ubuntu 10.0.4 on my HP pavilion DV5000 laptop.
I previously installed windows 7 in my laptop and i would like to have ubuntu and windows 7 in dual boot. in order to do that i need to free up some space to be able to install to create partitions for ubuntu and the swap even if I have 30GB of unused space.
When i launch the live cD and i reach the step 4 ubuntu is actually recognising three operating systems installed:
- windows 7 (loader) under dev/sda1 (92,86GB) NTFS - windows NT/2000/XP (which is corresponding to my "HP recovery" partition) under dev/sda2 en FAT32 (6,2GB) - windows XP embedded (I don't unerstand what it is) under dev/sda3 NTFS (1,1GB)
when I go to the step 6 to modify the size of sda1 to free up some space, i don't have the possibility to change it, i can read "unknown" under the used space collumn.
I also tried to resize this partition using gparted but unfortunately i had the same problem, when i select it all the options to modify it are greyed out and i can notice a key near the hard drive logo (is it locked ?).
i want to install ubuntu 10.04 on my studio 15 with i5 processor (already having win7 home ) in dual boot mode. i tried to install , it installed , but after restarting from second time onwards blank screen is coming and boot options are not coming , ERROR : no module found and with some values i tried for 4 times but unsuccessful , i did below steps
-my hdd is 320 so i separated 200(for win 7) , 50 (for personal ) , 40 unallocated for linux -inserted ubuntu 10.04 rc1 CD - in fourth step when selecting disk , i selected manual option(3rd) - and i selected 40GB unallocated and formatted to ext4 and selected as root and install - after reboot in boot options i can see 4 options i selected win 7 and from win7 i restarted - after that black screen coming , boot options are not coming
Howdy, I just installed a dual boot on my Acer Aspire One and it runs great. I was wondering is there anyway to access the files from either side? If so I can't see the XP file system from the Ubuntu system.
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 have Windows 7 on my laptop and am attempting to install Ubuntu 11.04 from CD.I boot from the disk drive, follow the prompts and eventually get to the screen where I can set how much space I want to give to the Ubuntu partition vs the Windows partition. My hard disk is 250GB, so I reduce the Windows one to 100GB (currently has 80GB of files on it) and set the Ubuntu one to 130GB (the other 20GB is split between the two hidden Windows 7 partitions).
I then click to continue and the progress bar for the install starts up but doesn't move, it just sits at 0%. I realised that the dialogue box underneath the progress bar can still be expanded and asks me to test using -n and -s, but when I type either of these into the box and hit return, nothing happens. I have checked my download of the .iso I used using WinMD5Sum and the hash matches up. I have already tried installing from USB but this threw an error, hence using CD. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1546 running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Processor: AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75 2.20GHz
Situation: 8GB SSD #! on a 3.7GB partition, only 2.5GB used Kuki (XFCE) on a 3.4GB partition, about 3GB used)
Both have their own /home folders within their individual /, but since I don't use this computer for documents/personal files, I figured it may be an idea to keep a 1GB partition just for my Home folder which would work for both distros. Both distros are Ubuntu based. Crunchbang uses Openbox, Kuki uses XFCE. They both are running the same kernel right now too in fact. I know how to use Gparted to create the spare 1GB partition, but I'm not sure how to get both distros to move their /home over there. I have the same usernames on each distros.
is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?
i have ubuntu 10 and win 7 dual booting on one hdd, all of a sudden grub says error no such partition when i select windows at the boot menu. and i cant get to the win7 partition from ubuntu (to play music and stuff, this used to work, places, mount filesystem, 250 gigs whatever). i've tried the stuff in these links and nothing has worked so farpartition info
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 29094 233697523+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 * 29095 30401 10498477+ 83 Linux
I know there is a lot of tutorials about this but I`m kind a new in Ubuntu and Linux. I know that it is good to set different partition for /home. But when I installed my ubuntu 9.10 I made 4 partitions
I am trying to move my home directory from my install partition to a new partition. I cloned my installation from a previous ~78 gb HD using g4l to a new 250 GB drive. Now that I am using the new drive i created a new partition to used for files called "files". New partition is sda3 and the boot partition is sd1. I am trying to follow this guide [URL] but I am having no success.
The output of: Code: find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null --sparse -pvd /media/sda3 is
Code: pio: /dev/sda3//./.jungledisk/cache/jd2-a114b643324c576f1c36e3f17a9043f4-us/Files/cf-1381.tmp: Cannot open: Not a directory cpio: `/dev/sda3' exists but is not a directory cpio: /dev/sda3//./.jungledisk/cache/jd2-a114b643324c576f1c36e3f17a9043f4-us/Files/cf-1336.tmp: Cannot open: Not a directory cpio: `/dev/sda3' exists but is not a directory cpio: /dev/sda3//./.jungledisk/cache/jd2-a114b643324c576f1c36e3f17a9043f4-us/Files/cf-1387.tmp: Cannot open: Not a directory cpio: `/dev/sda3' exists but is not a directory .....
I'm running a dual boot of Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7. For months now everything has been just wonderful. Recently, however, I tried to add another partition (in windows) and saw that my Ubuntu partition is recognized as RAW. I formatted it as NTFS originally. In Ubuntu, it is recognized correctly (ext4). I don't know what's going on. I'd like to be able to install drivers to recognize this partition in Windows. Will I have to reformat? I'm not sure if it's at all connected, but probably worth mentioning: while booting into Ubuntu, I received an error about "usplash mode failed." It also said something about "mount of filesystem failed." (I really, really wished I had written down the error message.) Everything seems to work now.
I had dual boot on my Asus laptop, Windows and Hardy. Then my Windows XP crashed and the person who repaired installed Windows 7 but didn't preserve the dual boot prompt on startup. I've explored BIOS but there seems no way of accessing my Ubuntu partition that way.
When I installed Ubuntu I set it up to dual-boot with windows and didnt put much thought into the partition sizes, and now I want to make the ubuntu partition bigger. I shrunk the windows partition from gparted fine and then booted up off my ubuntu 10.04 disk to make the ubuntu partition bigger, but it won't let me do so from gparted. Attached is a picture of how my hard drive's currently set up.
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'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 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 have to operating systems installed, Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7, working perfectly. I also have a partition, currently empty, to be shared between both OS, but I would like that partition to be encrypted.
I successfully partitioned my desktop with Gparted and made it into an XP/Ubuntu dual boot.
Now i'm trying to do the same with my netbook (eee pc 1000he), and the existing partitions look funny:
How should I change this to prepare for installing Ubuntu? Can I just install to the unallocated space on the extended partition? I don't need optimal efficiency here, I just need to know where to install Ubuntu for a workable dual boot.
It's confusing to me that Windows is on an extended partition, and also that /dev/sda2 has the boot flag (this drive contains nothing but two undeletable folders titled "amd 64" and "i386"). This set-up is the result of a Windows re-install at a sketchy computer shop.
To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of you who have both OSes on the same hard drive must have similar experience.
I have been having problems hibernating my windows 7 partition recently. It happened approximately right after I set up the dual boot.
I have found other topics where it says to make sure that the windows 7 partition is marked as the active partition. I have since done so and it has not changed anything. I did it with Partition Magic on Windows. I did find it suspicious though that my Dell Recovery partition is labeled as boot while the Windows one is marked as Active and System.
However when I looked at it using disk utility in Ubuntu the windows 7 partition is marked as Bootable while the recovery partition is not.
Hibernation works on Ubuntu with a couple error messages while shutting down and some weird screen issues while booting up. But it ends up working decently.
Under Disk Utility the Ubuntu Partition is not marked as Bootable. Should it be?
Q1) I was wondering if it is possible to Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows XP on a 1TB RAID-0 setup ?
Q2) Also, is it possible to create a SWAP partition (for Ubuntu) on a NON RAID-0 HDD ?
Q3) Lastly... I read GRUB2 is the default boot manager... should I use that, or GRUB / Lio ?
I have a total of 3 HDDs on this system: -- 2x 500GB WDD HDDs (non-advanced format) ... RAID-0 setup -- 1x 320GB WDD HDD (non RAID setup) (The non RAID HDD is intended to be a SWAP drive for both XP and Ubuntu = 2 partitions)
I plan on making multiple partitions... and reserve partition space for Ubuntu (of course).
I have the latest version of the LiveCD created already.
Q4) Do I need the Alternate CD for this setup?
I plan on installing XP before Ubuntu.
This is my 1st time dual booting XP with Ubuntu.
I'm using these as my resources: - [url] - [url]
Q5) Anything else I should be aware of (possible issues during install)?
Q6) Lastly... is there anything like the AHCI (advanced host controller interface) like in Windows for Ubuntu?
(Since I need a special floppy during Windows Install...) I want to be able to use the Advanced Queuing capabilities of my SATA drives in Ubuntu.
I am about to get a new laptop here soon and I was planning a dual boot like I have on my current laptop (Win7 and Ubuntu), but I have something special in mind. I looked around the forum to see if there was anything like what I had or if it was even possible but I didn't see anything quite like this.I was wondering if this was even possible, and if so, would anyone be able to tell me what filesystem I should use for my windows swap partition?