Ubuntu :: What's Best Partition Plan For Multiple OSes?

Jun 29, 2010

I have a new 320gb sata II drive that I'm going to install win-xp-home & Ubuntu.I also have Linux XP 2010 that I will install.I'm going to use Gparted.My question is , What's the best partition plan for multiple OSes?320 GBs is plenty of room to work with.I'll have to use windows for my TV tuner cards till I get drivers for Linux.What would be a good partition arrangement?

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Jul 9, 2011

The system came with Windows 7 installed.

After installing Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) with Unity, I installed Xubuntu 11.04. All three OSes could be seen in the GRUB menu and I could boot any OS of choice.

Then I installed OpenSUSE 11.4. I suspect it installed legacy GRUB on the OpenSUSE root partition. Thereafter, I was not able to boot Ubuntu or Xubuntu.

I have now used a LiveCD (system rescue mode) to re-install GRUB on the MBR. However, I can only boot Win7 or Ubuntu. Can't access Xubuntu or OpenSUSE.

The results of my boot-info file are as reproduced below:

Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks


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Jun 25, 2011

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In the meantime I've installed several others Linux distros (the latest versions of Zenwalk, Vector Linux, and anti-X to be precise) instead of Ubuntu, and I didn't get any sound at all in any of them. So I've now re-installed Ubuntu 11.04 from scratch and have I sound again, yet still only in Ubuntu and not Win7. And I've also installed Win7 from scratch, just to be sure.

For those who are familiar with Windows, the "green volume bars" are nicely moving up and down (yeah, very technical phrasing) when I'm playing videos or music as they are supposed to - there's just no sound to hear. The reason why I think that this problem is related to / caused by Ubuntu is that everything worked fine until the last Ubuntu update a couple of days ago. And if it was a Windows problem, at least the other Linux distros ought to produce sound.

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Nov 24, 2010

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Dec 1, 2010

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[XXXXX.XXXXXX] ata1.00:status: {DRDY ERR}

Also the following exception:

[XXXXX.XXXXXX] ata1.00:status: Exception Emask 0x00 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0

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Feb 22, 2010

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I've set up a separate Data partition, Creating a separate home partition in Ubuntu during installation Now I wish, if I'm able too, to access this partition of Data with both my 10.04 LTS edition and the new 11.04 Edition of Ubuntu.I tried once, using the methods above, to gain access to that partition, but it just denied me access to the 11.04 installation.I edited the Fstab file in mediaubuntu 11.04etcfstab, and changed back to regain access.* Mount ubuntu 11.04 first to access it*

Am I able to configure my system, that both distributions, can access the same Data partition.If so How would I go about it.I have 2 separate login names for the 2 distributions, but I want to access the same Data partition, folders, using either one. Same programs, games, and e-mail accounts.Also how would I set up Evolution, so that both operating systems use the same e-mail database, saving me from having mail in both, and no idea of where any of it is.I've read numerous posting on this, but either they don't apply, are just too technical, or only relate to 8.04 at best.

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Oct 11, 2010

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