Ubuntu :: Formatting /home As Ext3 For Dual Boot HDD Space Sharing?

Jul 23, 2010

I've give up hope on ever seeing an extent-enabled ext4 filesystem driver for Windows.

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General :: What Is The Amount Of Space After Formatting For Ext4, Ext3, And Ntfs

Jun 12, 2011

I have just purchased a 2TB drive for my server and I was trying to get an idea of the differences between these file systems or other file systems out there. What is the amount of space after formatting for ext4, ext3, and ntfs?

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General :: Disk Space Lost In Home On Ext3 (roughly 66% Disappeared)

Mar 24, 2011

I have suddenly lost a lot of free on my new Fedora 14 install.

To keep the story short, here's what disk usage looks like on my home: image

As you can see, home takes 100% but only 34% are actually occupied.

When entered as a root du | sort -nr > out.txt

28141892./VirtualBox VMs
21462488./VirtualBox VMs/Win7
5244308./VirtualBox VMs/WinXP


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Ubuntu :: Dual-boot OS Without Formatting HDD

Apr 14, 2011

Can i dual-boot OS without formatting:

1. Install a trial windows server 2008 standard

2. Next install Ubuntu 11.04

After my trial windows server expired, will use Ubuntu 11.04 as main OS without formatting my entire hard disk. Will this work as i have only 1 sata hard disk?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot Linux / Change Drive Space Configuration For More Space

Mar 6, 2010

I have linux and windowsxp on one machine. I have only 3gigs free on the windowxp machine and 20gigs free on the linux machine. I want to transfer space from the linux box to the windows machine.Is this possible and what steps would I need to follow to do this?

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General :: Formatting / Partitioning For Dual-boot

May 1, 2010

I don't want sympathy, but merely explain what I'm up against. I'm 63 years old. I'm on medical and mental disability (Cognitive failure, the beginning of Alzheimer's). I used to be a good computer tech, but now, because of my memory problems, I don't remember how to do a lot of things with a computer.I'm seeking assistance (not 24/7 help or hand-holding)to help me reformat,partition, and set-up a dual-boot for both WIN 2000 Pro and Ubuntu Linux to operate programs where I can use my Amateur (Ham) Radio in digital modes (PSK-31, PSK-64, BPSK, cw, etc). I'm choosing NOT to run Ham Radio DeLuxe, as it's bloated with M$ "code" and could be hacked and messed with.

The hard drive is a Maxtor 80 gig (78 g formatted). I have another drive,a Western Digital 40 gig (37 g formatted) that I use for Windows as well, but mostly it contains Excel spreadsheets with Part 90 - Public Safety frequency information for the local (within 250 miles) from my home. It's a FAT 32 and I'd like the 80 gig to match that

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partition / Mount Point Of Ext3 And Dual Boot

Feb 19, 2010

I attach a picture of my future disk partitioning,as I thought it should be. As you can see, the first two partitions are 2 different windows installations. At the end of the disk, I have specified a partition as ext3 104855 MB (sda9) and swap 8192 MB (sda. What should the the mount point of sda9 be? Should I specify a partition for /, /boot, /home, /tmp, ...etc? Or it is ok to make mount point '/'?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Formatting External Drive In Ext3?

Aug 1, 2011

I'm trying to format a 500 GB external drive with gparted in ubuntu 10.10 (I searched & didn't see this issue in the forum). I set up and formatted two partitions, one for fat32, and the other with ext3, which appears to format ok, but I can't use it. Both partitions show up and appear to mount, but the ext3 partition won't accept activity (make new folder, copy in files), while the fat32 partition works fine. Both partitions show up ok when I query in terminal "sudo fdisk -l"

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Fedora :: Formatting Ext3 File System

Oct 25, 2009

How would I format my partition into a ext3 file system?

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot: FC13 - Est4 - Ubuntu10.04 - Ext3 ?

Aug 10, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid formatted ext3. It boots with Grub (old Grub) in sdb6 (hd1,5) It mounts at /, and its partition, sdb6. is flagged boot.

I created a new partition for Fedora 13, 64bit. I installed Fedora in sdb8 (hd1,7), formatted ext4, and created a separate /home in sdb7, formatted ext3, so I might share it with Ubuntu, in sdb6.

Fedora installed with Grub2. It booted fine, and after adjusting references in fstab Ubuntu booted OK too, but rather roughly.

That is when I shifted the boot flag to the Ubuntu partition. So now the original Ubuntu Grub is handling boot once again. Ubuntu boots as before, but I can't get Ubuntu's Grub to boot Fedora. An earlier post suggested this code, which generated error 13, Invalid or inappropriate executable:


I tried the following code, pasted from the Fedora Grub, but it doesn't work either:


I've got alternative lines invoking the kernel, because someone had suggested omitting the direct reference to root= ....

Either way I get error 2 - Bad File or directory.

I suspect the problem may be that I'm booting Grub in an ext3 partition and trying to invoke Fedora in an ext4 partition. Does anyone know if that is the likely cause of my problem? If so I can reinstall Fedora formatted ext3.

Alternatively, can I create a Fedora /boot partition, and move/reinstall Grub there? Either way -- should I use old Grub, so both Grubs are the same?

Should I have assigned mount points to sdb8 (Fedora) and sdb7 (home)? Currently I'm not using sdb7 at all.

I'll attach a screenshot from GParted of my partitions.

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General :: Formatting HD With Ext3 / Ext4 With Full RWX Permissions

Dec 29, 2009

How can I format a USB hard drive to ext3/ext4 or whatever file format and have full permission to read, write and execute all files afterwards? When using the command line (as ROOT of course) mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb? Restricts the rights to ROOT as does the procedure gParted. The man mkfs did not help much. Configuring the fstab- file is a bit of a hassle, so it would be nice, if there was an option to set the permissions "correctly" right from the beginning. Setting Ubuntu (I'm using Ubuntu 9.10) up, so that it mounts USB devices not as ROOT as default but giving all users all permissions seems to be really complicated, as a guy from my local LUG told me.

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Ubuntu :: Sharing Folders Between Dual-boot Options

Apr 25, 2010

I can access the folders that I have created in XP. What I would like to know is whether or not it is possible to share or link folders between the two OS. For example, I try to keep my files organized as best I can and had been keeping pictures in my XP "My Pictures" folder, but have to do a bit of directory digging to get to that same folder from Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot, Sharing Files On Different Partitions?

Jun 28, 2010

Setting up an old machine for some family members that are not so tech savvy. It will dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04. The partitioning is as follows:

sda1 12 Gb ntfs WinXP
sda2 ----- ---- Extended
sda3 10 Gb ext4 Ubuntu


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General :: Formatting Western Digital External Drive To EXT3?

Sep 15, 2010

I am wondering if any of you technical guys would be willing to format my Western Digital external USB 1.5 TB Hard Drive to Linux EXT3. I am naturally happy to pay for your time and trouble and for postage. The WD drive is for storing video footage and will be connected to my Humax Freesat HD Digital TV Box(not a computer), and the Humax Box will only record high deffination programmes in EXT3 format. I've tried to do the job myself with my PC, but have failed to change my system to format in Linux.

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General :: Formatting WD My Book World Edition External Harddisk With Ext3?

May 18, 2010

I have a Western Digital My Book World Edition external harddisk with blue rings. I filled it up and now want to delete the data and start over. I'm set in my ways and have been accustom to reformatting harddisks periodically (sector maintainance, etc.) It's worked for me as I've luckily have not had a disk crash in 25 years.My webapp is not helping me with the reformat and neither is Western Digital tech support. I've heard that it was factory formatted with something called Linux ext3. Does this make sense? Has anyone had any experience with reformatting external harddisks being used as a NAS (home use).

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Server :: Sharing Files From A Dual Boot Ubuntu/Fedora With Win7

Jan 26, 2011

I have one computer with windows 7 (computername = windowspc) connected through a modem router to a computer running Ubuntu 10.10 (computername = linuxpc). Had Samba setup and working between them.

Decided to check out Fedora 14 (computername = linuxpc). so set up dual boot on the on the Ubuntu box and installed samba. When Fedora is running Win 7 only sees shares for Fedora. If Ubuntu is running win 7 cannot connect to any shares stating a bad file path. I understand that both linux oses use the same ip address and thats probably were Win7 must have problems.

Ran nbtstat r in windows and was able to swap the situation around i.e. win7 sees Ubuntu but not Fedora.

I would like to be able to set it up so that when logged on to either of the linux oses I would be able to see shares from both partitions in Win7. Or if thats not possible, to differentiate them in some way so that Win7 would recognise which os was running and display the shares accordingly.

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Ubuntu :: Reallocate Space On A Win7 Dual Boot?

Feb 26, 2011

I installed ubuntu on my computer which had windows 7 pre installed.I mistakenly alloted very less space to ubuntu.And now the space is full. Is there a way to reallocate disk space?

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Ubuntu :: Unallocated Disk Space- Dual Boot 10.4/windows 7

Jan 27, 2011

I'm fairly new to ubuntu. I set up dual boot with 10.4 (64bit) on a machine with windows 7 installed first.Everything worked just fine but it seems that there is a bunch of unallocated space on my hard drive. Can anyone explain what all the different partitions are and if/how I can "clean it up"?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unused Space When Partitioning HD For Dual Boot?

Mar 1, 2011

I am attempting to install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 10.10 on my computer.I'm intending to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu with one hard drive that came factory partitioned into two drives. Win7 was installed first.Ok, onto the issue. The Install is going well until I get to the Allocate Drive Space form (so almost right off the bat). I first created a swap partition within my "second drive" (really just a partition of the larger drive). This stalled out and I had to exit setup and restart the computer. Booted into Win7 to be safe and Win only recognizes the First Drive and no longer the second drive. So, I boot up the Ubuntu Install CD and get back to the allocate drive space form I see I have a (linux-swap) drive with the same gb space as before.

So, from here I create a partition within the "second drive" 20gb of ext4 type space. This does not stall out and creates a partition of 20 gb. But, now it says I have 175 gb of "Unusable" space. This is very unsettling and using the "revert" button does nothing.How do I fix this space so I can finish the install?[URL]

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Debian :: Zero Formatting Unrelocated Space On HDD

Mar 14, 2016

How to fill in zeros unrelocated space on hdd.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/?????

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partition By Default - How Much Disk Space A Non Manual Dual Boot Uses

Apr 23, 2010

how much disk space a non manual dual boot uses? I've always been guided by a person knowing much about linux when doing my dual boot (and been guided to do the partitions manualy), but this person is not there for the moment and I need to do a dual boot on my son's computer. Since he'll need his Windows computer mainly for games I wouldn't want Ubuntu to take 2/3 of his disk space (which is about 250 Gb I think, let's say 50 Gb would be perfect for the Ubuntu)

And I'm not sure how I could change this later, cause in my own computer I cannot find how to resize (I cannot unmount neither resize the partitions I have) I don't mean I need to do this on my computer but I mean I wouldn't want to try out anything if I'm not sure it be could restored in 1,2,3. And partitions is such a thing. If I remember correctly I've done dual boot by default (i mean without doing the partitions manualy) and it does about 50/50 ?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot With Single /Home Partition?

Mar 5, 2010

#! 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.

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Fedora Installation :: LVM For Dual Boot Moblin Install - No Free Space

Jun 17, 2009

I've got Fedora 11 working fine on an HP Mini 2140 netbook. (Wireless works after enabling the rpmfusion repo and installing the broadcom-wl driver.) Now I want to try to put Moblin 2.0 on the netbook as a dual boot.

Unfortunately the Moblin installer (Anaconda? Looks like it.) reports that there's no free space on the / volume. It looks like what's going on is that Fedora 11 created two partitions: /boot and /; and the / partition is LVM and uses all the rest of the available space on the hard drive.

I want to continue using Fedora 11's bootloader for any dual boot. So, basic question #1: Is the solution to create another partition for the Moblin install, or to resize the existing / LV in the existing LV group, and then create another LV for the Moblin install? In other words, can I install another OS on a second LV in the same LVG?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Share /home On Dual Boot System?

Nov 5, 2010

I'm getting ready to install Ubuntu Studio along side my regular Ubuntu on some extra space on my hard drive and it seems to make sense to share /home with both Ubuntu systems. All ext4. /home is on it's own partition so all I should have to do is point the installer at it and don't format.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How Install 10.04 Without HOME Formatting

May 23, 2010

I got 10.04 RC and 3 patitions: / , swap and Home.How to install system without formatting Home partition?

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot With Vista - Remove One Of Them To Save Disk Space

Jan 15, 2009

I installed the live CD version of fedora (dual boot with vista) on my laptop. After I connected to the internet the updates downloaded and all went well. however when i restarted at the boot screen I found two instances of fedora such as


The "other" is vista. I am wondering if this is OK or whether I have two fedora. If so i would like to remove one of them to save disk space.

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot 13 Onto Windows 7 Machine - Can't Install Onto Unpartitioned Space

Sep 20, 2010

I am trying to dual boot Fedora 13 onto my Windows 7 machine. I have shrunk my Windows drive to create 100GB of unpartitioned space, but when trying to install Fedora onto this free space (it is recognized as "Free" space), the installer tells me that there is no space for the partition.

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Ubuntu :: File Access Inside Natty/XP: Home Dual Boot

May 18, 2011

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.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Studio 15 With I5 Processor (already Having Win7 Home) In Dual Boot Mode

Jun 3, 2010

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

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 - Xp Home Ed. Dual Boot - Disk Read Error - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

Jul 27, 2010

I dual booted xp home ed with ubuntu netbook remix10.4 and in the grub loader (i did side by side install) it shows xp at the bottom (after ubuntu, ubuntu recovery mode, memcheck64 , xp

All of the loaders work fine (ubuntu loads fine, im typing this from ubuntu.) but xp will just say: Disk Read Error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

One hard drive is partioned 500GB HD ([440gb XP partition] + [60gb ubuntu])

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