Ubuntu Installation :: Two OS On Two Hard Drives Vs. Partition Of One Drive?
Jun 3, 2011
Is there any performance degradation or complications that arise from having Linux installed on a separate, physical hard disk from Windows in a dual-boot setup? I have a computer that I'd like to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows but the current hard drive is quite fragmented and the Windows partitioner won't allow me to make a partition large enough to comfortably run Linux+several gigabytes of media that need to be stored. The rig, however, may have room for another internal drive, so I thought that having a separate physical disk reserved completely to Linux would be an easy solution. The tech guy at the local computer store suggested there might be difficulties with this configuration because one drive needs to be the "master" and the other a "slave", resulting in boot complications.
Where /dev/sda1 is actually a 80 GB hard drive. Is there anyway I can safely and easily repartition the unpartitioned space without causing a huge mess? I have a very important Oracle database on /dev/sdb1 and thus I want to be able to back it up on the second disk. I can create a partition on that drive?
I am installing Ubuntu on my server that has 2 2tb disk drives. My plan for this server is to set it up as my web server (using apache), will need a mysql database and would like a ftp site. I could really use some advice on how to partition the hard drives.
I have a SATA drive that worked fine. Then I installed two more hard drives into my system. When these hard drives are installed, if I try to access the SATA drive in Linux, it will start lightly clicking and then the drive will become unavailable. If I power on the machine without the other two hard drives then it works fine. What could be causing this to happen? I don't think it's heat because the two hard drives are far away from the SATA drive.
My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu.I have no problem with partitioning a drive (I always keep a LiveCD handy), but my question is this: how can I go about moving the existing partition to the new drive? This is a laptop, so I can't simply plug the new drive into another slot.
Also, even if I manage to move it, will Windows still work on the new drive in a larger partition? I've had this laptop for quite a while, and I've lost the recovery discs that came with it a long time ago. I also have a lot of software without CDs to reinstall them with. This makes not reinstalling Windows a high priority.
I am trying to move a whole bunch of files from one partition on one hard drive to the same partition on another hard drive. Can I mount the same partition (same name, different drives, i.e. /data on /dev/hda1 and /data on /dev/hdb1)and copy those files? Shutdown the server, take out /dev/hda1 and boot up with the new drive and it's /data contents.
Due to school, I need to remove the ubuntu partition from my hard drive because I need space I allotted to ubuntu.
I have an acer aspire one netbook.
I need to know how to remove Ubuntu and restore my hard drive without loosing my windows files (which are on a separate partition), I know i have to delete the ubuntu partition but what i am unclear of is what to do after that to restore windows as the primary boot.
Hey everyone, i am trying to install 10.10 on a netbook i have, and i did it all okay, but it would not boot up, so I want to re-format the hard drive, but the hard drive is not showing up on the partition editor (only thing that is showing is the usb i'm booting up off of)
I finally got it to install windows xp, but i really only want to put ubuntu on it (no need for windows on a net book)
I have a very specific issue that I am having trouble resolving. I have an old laptop and a new laptop with a smaller HDD. I want to copy the windows partition from the new lappy to the old bigger HDD so I have room for Ubuntu. All of my files are on a Maverick install on the old lappy. How can I get all my files and windows to the old HDD and into the new laptop. I am a little stuck on this one because of my limited options.
I'm trying to "upgrade" from ubuntu 9.04 to ubuntu 10.04.2 via a clonezilla (using a maverick usb clonezilla software with it's vmlinuz and initrd.img). but this clonezilla is not from a bootable usb flash drive, usb drive or CD, it's from the hard drive.
Here's what I have:
1) one 500gig drive with a primary partition under LVM. this partition has a 490gig root partition (ubuntu-root) and a 10 gig swap partition (ubuntu-swap_1). It has an extended partition (/dev/sda2) that's not under LVM consisting of one logical drive (/dev/sda5) that is the /boot partition.
2) I've upgraded the grub to grub2 (version 1.96) which has better features.
3) I've deleted the swap and reconfigured this partition with a name of (livehd) and it has an ext3 filesystem. I've copied the clonezilla software to this partition which also has the ubuntu 10.04.2 image that I want to restore to the root partition.
4) I've modified the existing grub2 using the 40-custom file so that the grub menu has the "Clonezilla Ubuntu 10.04.2 upgrade" entry in it.
5) the initrd.img from clonezilla has LVM support since I opened up the image to a directory using "gzip -d -c /boot/initrd.img|cpio -i" to check it.
6) grub2 sees the (ubuntu-root), (ubuntu-livehd), (hd0,1), (hd0), and (hd0,5) devices and can list (ls) their directories
i want to install windows 7 and ubuntu studio on the same hard drive(dual boot) but that is not a problem for me.since ill be using both i want a third partition to store all music images etc from both the OS's.i think the 3rd partition should be fat32 so that both windows and ubuntu can access it.but windows needs a system reserved partition nowadays and ubuntu a swap.so that makes a total of four partitions.So how can i make my fat32 partition?
What im trying to do is install ubuntu on to an external hard drive, partition it and make it work. ive got a problem, as i have 200GB of games and other things already on that drive, before you say "copy it to another drive and then back" i cant, i dont have any other drives apart from my internal which has only got 20 gig left
how do I install fc12 from a hard drive partition? I downloaded thec12 dvd iso file...when I burned this to a DVD it wanted to install from my DVD and not a file on external media.---------- Post added at 08:03 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM CST ----------this looks like it:[URL]
I would like to build an oem style install partions that is bootable with menu to choose if I want to run install or boot already installed system. I would like to include current source packages on the same dive so if I don't have internet access at time of install, can can still install what I need.I know with Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can get this but how can I do this with Debian?
What file system should I use to partition a slow and old hard drive? I know that ext2 was best for old computers which mine is not but I am using an old hard drive for extra storage and I was curious if anyone knew if using ext2 or ext4 would show any performance differences.
I'd like the final layout to have a Windows partition (will start out as XP and will become Win7 when I can afford yet another copy), a partition for Ubuntu, and a shared Data partition that I can use for all my files between both OSs. I think this should be fairly straight forward with Linux on a Primary partition with / and swap. Only thing is, from what I've read (and yes I know this is a bit old school) it might be a good idea to put in a /Home partition so that I can reinstall new upgrades and maintain settings. But I don't want to max out my 4 primary partitions so I can use a 4th partition as a kind of sandbox for OS testing without using VirtualBox all the time.
This leaves me in need of some advice, I've never used Fdisk and I was planning on just using the Ubuntu installer to do all of this, but I don't know if I can create /Home as a logical partition in the main Ubuntu partition and still have the benefit of being able to reformat /root without losing /Home. I might have just confused myself, because no matter how many guides and How Tos I read I still don't really get extended partitions, I understand logical vs. primary but extended is...confusing. I need the Ubuntu partition to be bootable, so it needs to be a primary partition...I think. Unless I can have: /boot, /, swap, and /Home...
Also, if Ubuntu can read NTFS, and Win7 can read Ext3, what should a do with /Data? Or should I just go with FAT32 and be done with it. (It's a big HDD btw, 640 GB, so /Data will be fairly large)
I've installed Fedora 10 short time after it came out. Now I am having some problems unmounting thes drives on restart or shutdown. It hangs at the stage of 'unmounting file system'. I've looked into this matter and discovered that those drives are automatically mounted and shown on the Gnome file browser. As the /etc/fstab indicates, it is not mounted by it. I must have done something to have all the hard drives shown in the file browser and now Fedora seems to be unable to unmount them.
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I installed Ubuntu a few weeks ago and now, It looks like I can't get anything to work through my USB ports. Thumb Drives, extermal hard drive, iPod.... nothing works. When I first got ubuntu, I was able to get a few things to work, but then it just stopped.
I am running OSX Tiger (10.4.11) here on my trusty old G4 MDD with a "giga" 1.4gig CPU accelerator and doing quite well with it actually.I have discovered Gimp and Inkscape and love the open source concept.I registered only a few days ago, and have been lurking around to see if I can get a look at Ubuntu in action.Would it be possible to install some version of Ubuntu on a partition of one of my internal hard drives and be able to boot it, using the option key at power-up time?I guess this would be called a "dual-boot" situation.If so, can someone provide a link as to what to download.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP running each one in a partition of two different hard drives. I want to install Windows 7 in a second partition of the hard drive where Ubuntu is running. Windows 7 did not see the hard drive where Ubuntu is running. So I understand that I need to format the partition where Ubuntu is running, install Windows 7 and later on Ubuntu 10.04 which will create the boot for the three systems. But I want to backup Ubuntu's installation, and after installing Windows 7, install the backup. So I will need to add the file for the dual booting. How can I do it? Is it there any piece of software that could create the three booting option that I need?
Trying to install Fedora 12 using the 6 CDs. Trying to install on an older x86 box.Problem is that when detecting my hard drive, Fedora 12 recognizes it as a sda hard drive instead of hda hard drive. I have no SCSI connected to my computer what so ever. It's an old fashion PATA Western Digital hard drive.If I proceed with the install, Fedora 12 only installs 200MB of the OS from the first CD only. No options for additional software or anything.
I have an existing install of 10.4 on a 320 GB hard drive without home in it's own partition. I have a new 500GB hard drive that I want to install 10.10 on. After installing 10.10 and making /Home on it's own partition can I copy the entire old home folder including the hidden files to the new home partition on the new hard drive so that all of my programs and files are saved. I don't have enough room left on the old hard drive to create and copy home to a new partition. Am I going about this the right way or do I need to rethink and do some kind of backup restore on the new hard drive or some other way. I am trying to accomplish this so that in the future I can install a clean copy of Ubuntu when they are released without losing my current settings and files. I started out with 7.10 but my learning curve is slow.
I have just put a new hard drive into my laptop (new drive is dev/sdb) I have formatted the new drive as an ext3 system. On my old hard drive I'm dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu, so my old drive (dev/sda) has several partitions. I am trying to copy ubuntu which is on dev/sda3 (which is itself an "extended" file system composed of sda5 "ext3" and sda6 "linux swap") to dev/sdb. Once copied i intend for the new drive to be an exclusive ubuntu drive and the old drive an exclusive windows 7 drive (by getting rid of dev/sda3 whose content should now be on dev/sdb.) Ubuntu was installed on the old hard drive after windows 7.
I understand the boot loader will be affected although I'm unsure how. I have Gparted installed. I have looked at the man page for the dd command although I don't know how it would work in my particular example. I have also looked at Clonezilla although I don't know if this is appropriate for what I want to do. I have read a few similar threads although I found some of them difficult to follow.
I want to copy my ubuntu install to a bigger hard drive, and am not quite sure what to do. According to my google searches, I need to run ubuntu from a live cd, then in a partitioning program copy the ubuntu partition to the new one, then resize it. Is that all? Do I need a linuxswap partition on the new hard drive? I have been using kde partition manager to arrange my new partitions. On one hard drive I have the partition I want to install ubuntu on(what type should this be? ext4?) and a partition to share between ubuntu and windows, and then will use my old ubuntu partition for installing windows xp.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 on an HP Compaq dc5000 uT with Windows XP Pro. service pack 3. Downloaded the ISO file and burned a CD with Infra Recorder. The demonstration version works ok as far as I can tell, this is my first try at using any form of Linux. If I can get Ubuntu to work I plan to get rid of Windows completely. I'm stuck at step 4 of the install process, all options in the partition window are dimmed, nothing is clickable.
Having a little problem with 10.04 installation. I have two hard drives installed on my PC. One that had Hardy Heron and one data. When the install program launches from a CD boot, it fails and drops me to a live session to check out the problem. I can see both drives and mount them but if I then launch the installer, it does not give either as an option for installation.