Ubuntu :: Fresh Install Of Windows On Two Separate Partitions?

Jan 25, 2010

how to do a fresh install of Ubuntu and Windows on two separate partitions? When I install windows and leave a partition for linux, the "Side by side" setup isn't what I'm looking for. Manually doing it made me a little uneasy.

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Ubuntu :: Install In Laptop Over Window 7 In A Separate Partitions?

Jan 6, 2010

I have Sony Vaio nw23 ne laptop. This came with window 7 home basic 64 bit, so my question is that can I install Ubuntu over window 7 in a separate partitions

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OpenSUSE Install :: Maintain Separate Swap Partitions?

Sep 9, 2010

On my triple-boot PC:

SuLinux:~ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Will the above procedure accomplish this objective, without crippling openSUSE ? The second swap partition has never shown any activity (on SUSE). I understand (from Using shared swap files) that a single swap partition may be shared. Since these areas are relatively small, It is not inconvenient to maintain separate swap partitions.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fresh Install Which Gets Stuck At Partitions Formatting 33%?

Feb 16, 2010

Having an issue with a fresh install which gets stuck at partitions formatting 33%. Tried different HDD's, 2 optical drives, 4 sticks of RAM, different SATA cable, disconnect floppy. Have tried both normal and alt cd images using different burn speeds.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fresh Install: Erase Root And Home Partitions Required?

Apr 28, 2011

I will be installing Natty using the alternative CD.My system has a separate Home partition.Do I need to erase the contents of the Root and Home partition with gparted or similar,prior to the fresh installation of Natty or will the installer take care of all that automatically?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Re Install Windows Onto A Separate Partition?

Feb 7, 2011

I recently put ubuntu on my laptop in hope that most of my games would run through wine, some did and some didn't.

Anyway, long story short, I have ubuntu on my laptop and I want to re install windows onto a separate partition, keeping my ubuntu instillation in tact and set as my deafault OS.

I'm very new to ubuntu and the only guides i've seen are fairly complex. I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? p.s. Is there maybe a way to create an image of my current ubuntu nstillation/settings/apps etc. just in case I do something wrong and lose everything?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Overlapping Partitions With Fresh Opensuse 11.3 Install

Aug 4, 2010

After a fresh install of opensuse 11.3 x86_64, using a NET install CD, I noticed that the boot disk layout has overlapping partitions. I've noticed one other post that mentioned this at the very end. Is this a known problem already? Or is there something I'm missing that makes this okay?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Create Separate Partition For Windows?

Feb 26, 2011

using Opensuse 11.3, I have used Ubuntu 9.10 in the past and have had a blast with Linux. I have to rehash some of my old skills that I have forgotten in the past several years..I installed 11.3, everything is working fine. However, I just releazed that after I installed it, I used my whole partition (Not Windows 7, or I would've been in hell). My Windows 7 is in Raid 0. My second HDD is 1 TB and 11.3 is on there. So, how can I trim down let's say 100 GB and just give the rest to Windows (800gbs). I need that much because I do editing for videos, etc. So, once again, how can I trim my partition and use it for Windows 7.

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General :: Install Windows Xp / In Separate Hard Disk On Computer

Oct 22, 2009

I need to install windows xp and linux in separate hard disk on my computer.Is it possible?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Boot Windows 7 / 11.3 Using Separate Hard-drives For Each OS?

Oct 7, 2010

We were trying to install w7 on a reserved partition. W7 did not like the partition (whatever we tried).

Since we had 3 hard-drives, on the allocated drive we deleted all partitions and set the partition table type new to MSDOS (yast etc.....).

W7 installed fine. We did not time it, but it appeared that 11.3 installs faster plus considering 11.3 installs quite a number of applications.

There are plenty of postings re integrating W7 to the Grub-menu.

This system went through several Suse updates, hardware upgrades, basically was all over the place.... we did a "new" install of 11.3 allocating its own hard-drive.

Install......fine, and Grub entered W7 to the menu. Worked ! Mounted the windows partition to /home/yourusername/windows

So, if you really (?) need W7 and have a spare hard-drive, this maybe is a clean solution.

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Ubuntu :: Fresh Install, Choosing Windows 7 Under GRUB Just Restarts System?

May 6, 2011

I just installed the newest version of Xubuntu using the LiveCD, I chose to install it alongside my current installation of Windows 7, everything went well it seemed, but now when I choose Windows 7 under the GRUB menu it just restarts my system and then takes me back to the grub menu, Xubuntu works fine though and boots fine, I tried sudo update-grub, didn't fix it.Heres the boot info from a script I found, but being rather poor when it comes to diagnosing Linux, I figured it'd be best to post this and see

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================


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General :: Create Separate Partitions For Directories AFTER Installing?

Sep 28, 2010

I want to create a separate partition for /home.inuxMint is *already* installed.PartedMagic be used for the same, NOW

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Ubuntu Installation :: System Directories On Separate Partitions - Redo All From Scratch

Feb 23, 2010

I have a netbook with limited storage. 8GB internal and a 16GB SD card. Right now I have Ubuntu installed on the 8GB internal storage with a few directories mounted on the 16GB SD card. (/usr and /usr/local). This has worked out fairly well for me as having the entire installation on just the 8GB drive was too limiting. When I tried this I didn't know how big to make the partitions I was mounting in. These partitions are 7.06GB for the root (on internal storage) 2.8GB for /usr/local and another 2.8GB for /usr (both 2.8GB partitions are on the 16GB SD with the extra space being media storage for me). It seems I didn't make these partitions big enough because I can no longer perform updates. I'd like to redo all of this from scratch. how would you recommend I partition this next time around? Do I need individual partitions for the separate mount points that aren't root? Are those the directories I should be mounting on the SD card?

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Fedora Installation :: On Vista - Keep The Windows Boot Loader And Also Install On A Usb Drive Or A Separate Partition

Aug 16, 2009

install fedora 11 on Vista I want to keep the windows boot loader and also install on a usb drive or a seperate partition that has 10GB free "install doesn't see partition's". Recently I installed ubuntu and had a major problem with booting, without having the usb drive connected I couldn't boot windows so uninstalled it. I'm trying to install now but install does'nt give me any option to select partitions from my drives one 320GB "portable, 3 partitions" and 80GB "main os 2 partitions one partition has 10GB free"

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Ubuntu :: Readjust The Partitions And Install Windows 7 As Well?

May 5, 2010

OK I'm not sure if this is a bug or not but I recently changed from 9:10 to 10:04. I did a clean install as I wanted readjust the partitions and install Windows 7 as well.

There seems to be an issue with the start up. Not every time but sometime (most of the more recently) it won't start correctly. It stops on the start up and reboots the computer. It always at one of two places either on the first Ubuntu screen during start up after the Grub loader (the purple screen with "Ubuntu" and the loading dots underneath), or if it gets past that to the loading screen it will happen after I enter my password and try to log in. If it does manage to fully boot into my desktop, it seem to work fine (aside from the odd minor bug) Also it doesn't seem to do this with Windows as of yet, though I don't use Win as much as Ubuntu.

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General :: Cannot See Windows 7 Partitions On Install?

Mar 7, 2011

I've been trying to install Linux as a dual boot with Windows 7 on my Dell latitude e6510.It is currently running Windows 7 and I have used the MS disk tools to shrink the Win 7 NTFS partition to make room for Linux.The issue I'm having is that when I run Linux installers by boot from CD they see the entire hard drive as unallocated space. I have tried Ubuntu 10.10, Kbuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14 and they all have the same problem.I have also tried the Ubuntu "install in Windows" option and could not get it to work.EDIT:Booting Gparted 0.8.0 from a usb drive did not work. It reported the entire drive as unpartitioned.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Order Of Partitions For Root / Home And Swap With Respect To Windows Partitions?

Feb 9, 2011

I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one partition for Windows booting, one for Windows OS and software installation, and one for data which is planned to mount on Ubuntu. I was wondering how to arrange the order of partitions of root, home and swap, i.e. which is on the left just besides one Windows partition, which is in the middle and which is on the far right?

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Remove Partitions Through Windows

Mar 17, 2010

I am dual booting Windows 7 & Suse 11.2 and want to uninstall Suse. I know how to remove the linux partitions through windows but need help to first remove the Grub bootloader installed through Yast to enable windows to boot from mbr.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 3 Disks Partitions And Windows XP - Install 10.10 In SDB Without Loosing The Data In SDA And SDC

Oct 11, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 in a desktop computer with three disks. SDA with NTFS in SDA1, where I have Windows XP, SDB where I had Ubuntu 10.04, and SDC where I have an NTFS partition. I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 in SDB without loosing the data in SDA and SDC. When I try to install it, when I choose specify manual partition, I only find this: Where is SDB abd SDC? What do I choose in Device for Boot Loader Installation?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Remove Windows Partitions - Keep Booting

Jun 4, 2010

in my case, to delete primary and secondary win partitions (C and D) and so to add that empty spaces to my current openSUSE / and /home partitions. My linux root partition is a primary one as well so I guess that I can keep booting from it no matter if there isn't the C win drive any more.

Disco /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3bef74b8

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot See Windows Partitions When Running Suse

Nov 27, 2010

i have Windows XP and OpenSuse on my harddrive (dualboot) my problem is i cannot see my Windows-partitions when running Suse, i need to have access to those partitions and i cannot find how to do that.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Format Windows Partitions Sda2 / Sda3?

May 20, 2010

I have been dual-booting Vista and openSUSE 11.2 until my SUSE install is fully functional and now and I want rid of Vista and to reclaim the space for Linux.

fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x28000000

sda2 and sda3 are the Vista partitions. sda2 is a recovery partition and sda3 is the main partition. All data is safely copied from sda3 and now I want to reformat them for SUSE. I not bothered about partition resizing i.e. I am happy to just have the sda2/sda3 space available to SUSE and mount them somewhere.

1) Do I need to do anything about the boot table first or can I just reformat sda2 & sda3?

2) How should I format sda2/sda3? I'm guessing I need to unmount them and then format. Should I use ext4 or something else? Which command/tool should I use?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installation Of 11.3 - Damaged Windows Partitions And Now Not Booting Up

Oct 17, 2010

While installation of openSUSE on machine already having winXP and Ubuntu, I chose "Edit partition setup", I also chose GRUB: change locaiton to "MBR" enabled installation summary was something like this, shrinking sda1 to 13.02 and sda5 to 12.3 Gb, swap partition to sda3 (old linux), root partition to sda6(old linux), then began installation, and after sometime, while shrinking done with sda5, when started with sda1, it showed the following error- Failure occured during following action: Shrinking partition /dev/sda1 to 13.03 GB (progress bar might not move) System error code was: -3027. Now, currenly, i am not able to have my winXp back, during booting it shows: error: no such partition grub rescue>_

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Ubuntu :: Boot From A Grub2 Prompt When There Are Separate /boot And / Partitions?

Mar 6, 2011

I was yesterday evening experimenting inserting a script into /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Well I broke grub.cfg and had to try to boot from a grub2 prompt.I have separate /boot and / partitions on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 respectively.Working out the correct syntax for the boot to work was a little complicated, so I thought it would be useful to post the correct procedure here, in case anyone else has the same set up that I do (separate /boot and / partitions)At the grub prompt code:

grub> set prefix=(hd0,1)/grub
grub> insmod linux
grub> set root=(hd0,2)


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Ubuntu Installation :: Repartition Hard Disc - Combine Two Unallocated Partitions To Install Windows 7 Dual Boot

Jul 28, 2010

I would like to combine my Linux partition (/sda3) and /sad1 to give me more disc space. I would also like to combine the two unallocated partitions to install a Windows 7 dual-boot with Ubuntu. How would I do that without totally raping my current Ubuntu install?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Access Partitions From Vista - Can't Open Ext3 Partitions

Jan 9, 2010

I have vista and opensuse 11.2 on my computer, the problem is i can't open ext3 partitions from vista but i can the other way. I tried Ext2fsd but the linux partition is always in a read only mood even when i change this option. Also, all folders are empty I downloaded the program as admin and compatable with XP SP2.

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General :: Ubuntu And Windows - Separate HDs ?

Dec 21, 2010

Running a Dell XPS/Dimension 630i. It came with "SATA 2 RAID 0 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives." I have installed a new, third non-raided drive and installed Ubuntu on it.

So now I have Windows on the original hard drive and Ubuntu Linux on the new HD. When I get to the boot menu where I can select an OS, if I select windows I get an error: "No such drive, no such disk." Also, strangely in the first place, in order to even get to the bootloader menu I have had to disable ALL ports under the RAID config. Unless I do this, I will just get to a never-ending blinking cursor.

I have tried every conceivable CMOS config and nothing else works. Tried setting port 3 (the new HD w/ Ubuntu) to first hard disk boot priority. Tried disabling all other ports and enabling the Ubuntu HD port and vice versa.

I have some pictures of boot up: first one is strange error i get after messing with CMOS to finally get ubuntu install to work.

Then the boot menu:

Then error:

Also, note that I can actually access all files from the raided Windows drive through Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Lynx: "Install Alongside Windows" Corrupted Both Partitions

May 14, 2010

I was using Windows 7 (I know...) and decided to Give Lucid Lynx a try. Popped in the CD, and was pleasantly surprised to find an option to "install alongside windows". So I followed the installer instructions, and the system rebooted as expected. Brilliant, or so I thought. Machine POSTed and I could feel a tinge of excitement up my spine as the thought of an open source OS was about to become a reality. Except that in reality, I got a BIOS error stating that no bootable drive had been found (I didn't even change any boot settings, but checked that they were as they should be and that the CD was removed.

I used to work as a PC technician so I knew instantly that something had gone wrong - although spent some considerable time trying to prove otherwise! OK, worst case scenario has happened, a corrupted boot sector/MBR - no worries, I thought, I've got a SATA -> USB connector, I'll use that and my laptop to recover my data (freelance work). But my HDD was not recognised (even though the same method successfully showed me data from an old drive I had around). So I open up the windows MMC and head to disk drives section and to my display I see that the drive's filesystem is "RAW".

OK, so maybe windows isn't playing fair with the linux partition? Time for a clean install of Lynx on another HDD, Boot lynx, plug in the USB > STA connector with a test drive, works perfectly, so next (praying) I plugged in the corrupted drive. Nothing. Disk utility shows my corrupted drive (partition type: HPFS/NTFS) but will not allow me to do anything other than format. Definite no-no there. I have browsed the forums extensively and could not find a useful thread, The linux dream has turned into a nightmare; I love my new desktop OS (awesome work since Hardy btw), but without my data it might as well be a netbook!

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Ubuntu :: Separate Windows For KDE Multiple Desktops?

Mar 2, 2011

Is it possible to make it so that when you switch the desktop allhe programs in the taskbar from the current desktop disappear like in Gnome

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Security :: Does 'Portable Ubuntu' Run Separate From Windows?

Nov 8, 2010

Does "Portable Ubuntu" run separate from Windows? Point being, would I be vulnerable to Windows based trojans if I ran Firefox from Portable Ubuntu on Windows?

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