Ubuntu :: Drive And Make The Partition Automatically?
Jul 24, 2010
So my girlfriend came back from a holiday and it results that she somehow ( dont ask me how) wiped out vista from her hd pavillion laptop. There`s nothing there, the pc doesn't have a guarantee anymore so I thought, what the heck, I could install an ubuntu 10.4 there. It's a nice machine so it should run nicely.
I made her try ubuntu on my laptop and she likes it so she gave me a green light to do it. So how should I go about it? boot the live cd and when I get to the partition part just tell the installer to overwrite the whole c drive and make the partition automatically? I'm kind of a noob so I wouldnt want to mess things up more than what they are.
Not sure if anyone uses floppy drives anymore much. I know that most machines don't come with them anymore unless you ask for one.One of my machines [Machine # 2] has a floppy and I have never had the occaision to use it under linux [opensuse 11.2 currently]. Until now that is! I have about 30 floppies that I need to transfer the data from. I am able to mount the floppy drive and take data off the currently inserted floppy, but if I want to insert another floppy and remove the data from it, I must unmount and remount the floppy everytime. There is an entry in fstab:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0
and a mount point in media [/media/floppy] Is there something else I need to have in the fstab line for the floppy so that it will read automatically everytime I insert a disk?
I have a partition that I want to put Debian on, and I'm using UNetbootIn, and whenever I try to use it, I can't make it install to my drive. The only option is for my C drive. Can you tell me another way to install Debian to my partition. Do I need to make the partition a logical drive?
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
one would have to exclude certain folders / directories but would the backup be possible if the system is up and running in its native "live" state ? Which directories could be excluded ? Does swap need to be turned off ? I would like to make incremental backups on a separate partition of the same hard drive. I will endeavour to backup the MBR/ Partition table using dd.
I was trying to create a partition on my hard drive on Linux using the GParted program. I noticed my hard drive had a key next to its name but could not find information regarding it online. I proceeded to unmount the drive and made 2 partitions. However, it game me an error saying it couldnt make the partitions. I turned my computer off thinking i would get back to trying tomorrow. Today i turn on my laptop and see the usual hp screen. But after that it goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore looking thing. It goes nowhere from there. It usually goes to a black screen after the hp logo, that says GRUB loading.
finally got mostly everything fixed on my opensuse 11.3. 11.3 is my only os on my laptop right now and I want to be able to dual boot with backtrack4. I used to have bt3 but it was on a usb loading up with winxp. Anyway, I've downloaded the iso image and after hours of forum reading I figured out how to mount the iso image. Doing so allows me just to look at the files. Is there an install file somewhere I'm missing?
Also, couldn't ever figure out how to partition my drive to make room for bt4. Tried downloading gparted and failed. Tried using the expert partitioner program that came with this system but it won't allow me to create another partition. Couldn't ever find a reason why. Will bt4 allow me to create a partition upon installation? How do I install?
i am following the installation process and its very unclear whether or not a dual boot will occur and how i can make a partition of the free space available from my windows partition etc....i dont want to go through the process and find myself losing all my data and my windows partition i also cant seem to select a partition less than 86% of the total capacity of hdd so im def sure they're not taking my dual boot desires into consideration.
I want to make g++ find a bunch of header files in a very specific folder, that is not in any path without having to type out the -I command over and over each time I use a new command. any idea to make it automatically look for the headers in that folder. (please don't respond "move them to another folder where it already looks").
Restarting the computer resets these settings, and you must re-run them each time you start up ubuntu.
I am looking to write a script that will automatically run itself (which will execute the above commands), or to permanently change these settings so that it will not be necessary to run them at each start-up.
Thanks in advance, and if there is another thread on these forums that I should move to (or even just another thread that would be a more likely place to get a response). This seemed like the best forum (one which can certainly hold this post without violating any rules), but I may have missed something.
I recently scapped XP Pro on an old laptop (Toshiba Portege 7220)as it was so slow and I installed Ubuntu 9.10 - All installed ok and it worked fine for about a month. Last week I switched on, got the Ubuntu splash screen and thats where it stayed. I gave lappy to a friend of mine that knows about Pc's (hahaha). When I got it back he said he'd wiped the HDD and partially installed xp. The install apparantly hung after the reformat and copying files onto it.My problem now is I can't boot from HDD, Ubuntu Live CD or Windows CD - Laptop is set to boot from cd then hdd.When I try to boot from CD, the cd is read as I hear the drive being used also see light for cd flashing, after a while i get a blank screen with flashing cursor in top left corner and the cd stops.If I remove the HDD and put it in external usb caddy I can see the windows folders/files when plugged into my desk top.My questions are :-
1. Is there any way to make the drive reusable as a internal drive again as I know it works as an external drive.I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on it
2. Is it a fault with the laptop itself - how do I check
I am running a dual-boot with Ubuntu (10.10) and Windows 7. Recently I edited my /boot/grub/grub.cfg file to only show one version of Ubuntu (as opposed to several kernel versions) and Windows, simply by commenting out all other menu entries. My question is if I can edit GRUB to just boot a specific entry automatically.
I tried removing all other menu entries, but GRUB still showed the menu with only one entry. I've also considered just setting the timeout to either 0 or 1 second, as this would basically achieve the same thing.
Just wondering is there a way to make the update manager display automatically in Ubuntu 10.10 after it check the repositories for updates. I keep having to manually put sudo apt-get upgrade all the time. Even set to daily it never pops up.
I used to input Chinese with scim input method, which can be trigered by Ctrl^Space. But this time, I reinstalled ubuntu 10.04, I have to manually start up ibus from System>Preference>ibus firstly before I can triger the input method by Ctrl^Space.
This is not over, the key problem is there are several dialogues to click "ok" with before I can really use the scim.
How can I make this ibus startup automatically and quitely?
I tried put command "ibus -setup" into my .profile, it does start up the ibus automatically every time when I login, but the dialogues still bothering me.
i am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with compiz fusion, when the computer loads, the compiz doesn't load with the effects automatically, to make them appear i should right click on the Compiz Fusion icon and then choose relaod window manager can i make this work automatically when the computer is load?
So I tried adding a new, 2nd hard drive to my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop for some additional storage and only managed to kill my system so that it won't boot up anymore (I just get a blinking cursor after the BIOS does its thing).I could sure use a little help getting back to a functioning system, and then adding the second drive. I tried following the instructions from this link to add the 2nd drive:
(So the forum rules won't let me post the link, neato. Here it is with spaces added): h t t p s : / / h e l p . u b u n t u . c o m / c o m m u n i t y / I n s t a l l i n g A N e w H a r d D r i v e
I just want to ask if there is a way to make grub bootloader automatically boot to ubuntu every start up. And only make the bootloader appear when I press a certain key(ie. F7) so that I can boot to windows when I do not want to boot on Ubuntu.
recently i was trying to mount my partition automatically at start up ...so i gone through some tutorials on the net nd made some changes in /etc/fstab file (i made a back up before making any changes). when i was changing permissions of folder in which i tried to mount my all partitions i got my system screwed up.then it was showing following error at start up and GUI was not turning up. "could not update ICEauthority file " also my sudo was not working so first i restored original fstab file through recovery console then i googled out about above errors. I found some solution now my system is working but showing strange behaviour like:
> ubuntu is not detecting any of my hdd partition
> disk utility is not working (showing no error)
>fdisk -l shows nothing
> no new software is getting installed via ubuntu software center (shows no error when clicking on install but nothing turns up)
>i cannot restart or shutdown my system from GNOME it only logs off my session (although through terminal its working)
>no media player showing sound controls enabled
>gnome not showing ethernet or sound volume icon in upper panel (although net is working)
>users and groups from system->administration menu is not working (error:cannot load configuration)
i think most of the administrative tasks are not working.........i googled out but found nothing satisfactory..i dont want to reinstall it, coz i m not very experienced with linux n it took about a whole month to customize my ubuntu 9.10 on my college internet...
I've recently bought a new laptop with a Kingston 128gb SSD, which came preloaded with Windows 7. I'm looking to wipe it completely (Not quite sure how to do this, although that's not the main question of this thread) and install Ubuntu on it.
After some researching yesterday, I've learned that for an SSD to work at it's maximum potential you want to have the partition start after one complete block. (Or at least that's how I understood it)
Does Ubuntu automatically configure its partitions to do this upon install?
http://www.slitaz.org/en/doc/handbook/liveusb.html gave an example of how to do it manually but I didn't try it and I also want it to happen automatically.
custompc.co.uk/features/602451/make-any-pc-your-own-with-linux-on-a-usb-key.html is an older article that also explains how to make the USB persistent but I don't want to try it cause it looks outdated (from 2008)
does anyone know the best way to make the USB automatically persistent?