Ubuntu :: Live Cd Writing To Xp Partition?

Feb 19, 2010

I had occasion to boot Ubuntu livecd yesterday on a Dell machine with XP installed. I pressed the Escape key during boot to see what might be happening behind the Graphic ...... and got a rather upsetting surprise ..... ... apparently Ubuntu was reading and writing to the XP partition ..... without any notification to me. I don't have the exact wording to hand, but what is said was that the XP install was 'dirty' and it was fixing it .... fixed! I used a 9.10 CD. Is there any information out there that addresses this behaviour? Is there a way to boot the CD and prevent this from happening? I do not expect or want ANY liveCD to write to ANY partition on ANY PC I might boot using that liveCD without my explicit permission/instruction. That this liveCD did write to a partition without asking or informing me is sufficient cause for me never to use such a liveCD again.

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Ubuntu :: Reading/writing Ext3 Partition From XP?

May 9, 2010

I've used ext2ifs drivers to mount my ext3 partition in winxp, but I don't have write acces, it's mounted in a read-only mode, and i didn't check the rad-only box during the installation of the drivers. [URL] It's a straithfoward proces so I dont understand what I did wrong. I'm using fresh xp install with (more or less) all the updates and ubuntu 10.04 Also the partition is mounted at /home, so I dont know if that makes any difference.

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Jul 9, 2011

On a Linux CD/DVD, there are compressed filesystem images for the live version for KDE or Gnome for example, but they have no extension, but they are clearly an image file ( compressed filesystem images for the live version before installation ) !!

I was wondering, How do I mount these compressed filesystem images, after I copy the ISO content of the CD/DVD on my system .... I want to edit some files or packages and make some changes, like if I want to customize a live version of gnome for example ! ... ( I know you might be tempted to tell me to use KIWI etc to customize etc ..... ) ... but I want to be able to mount the compressed file system image, then edit it for reading and writing while it is in a subdirectory on its own ... i want to open it ! ... is there a way to do this ??? ... these type of files have no extension ...

i can open this compressed filesystem image then to edit for read & write ... before I roll it back again ..... If and when I succeed .... what should I watch out for ? ... will the same compressed file image but slightly modified work again ?

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May 17, 2011

I am using a new install of Kubuntu 10.04 LTS. My system is a 64-bit AMD desktop.

I use a small partition for my entire Kubuntu install, and use separate, larger partitions for my media and work files.

I opened up Dolphin (my KDE file manager) via GUI, navigated to my media partition, and attempted to create a new folder by
right-click->
Create New->
New Folder-> etc

The Create New in the menu is ghosted out, as if I have no permission to access it.

How can I write files to the drive?

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May 23, 2010

My laptop came with a hidden partition for restoring Vista instead of an install disk. I installed Ubuntu 9.04, which had an "Advanced" option that allowed me to install grub in the Ubuntu partition without writing over the MBR. Then I used EasyBCD to add Ubuntu to the Vista boot loader. I wanted to do this so that I can still restore the factory copy of Vista from the hidden partition if I need to. I upgraded the Ubuntu to 9.10, still using grub. When I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 it went to grub2, and I haven't figured out how to boot into it with EasyBCD yet.But I would like to try Fedora anyway. I will wait a couple of days and get 13.

1. Which grub does Fedora 13 use?

2. Will Fedora 13 allow me to install grub in its own partition without writing over the MBR?

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Dec 30, 2010

I partitioned my drive to dual boot with XP, and I also added in a fat32 partition so both Windows and Linux can read/write to there to share files. I now have a problem with permissions (I know that fat32/vfat does not support permissions.) I can as my normal user read/write to this partition, but I want to set-up a CodeBlocks project on there and this is where I run into my permissions error.I can create it and the .cbp file is there ect. but I can not save any work, it will complain ('could not write', or sometimes with 'maybe this drive is write protected'.) I have something like

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Jul 28, 2011

Trying into install fedora. I am setting up my system as a dual boot over two drives. I have set up a custom layout and whenever I get to the step to write changes to disc it crashes with an unhandled exception. I have tried multiple times now, it always crashes.

Here is the first line from the exception report:
anaconda 15:31 exception report
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Aug 22, 2011

restore a partition images on another machine to the unused space on my laptop. I'm using netcat and dd to restore the partition.

On laptop:

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On W/S:

dd if=part.img bs=1024 | nc 192.168.192.254 9000

The problem is that fdisk -l displays start & end sectors of the partitions and I need to know blocks. How do I determine the block number after the last partition to start writing this image?

Quote:

cat /proc/partitions

Displays blocks per partition. I could add those numbers up but is sure would be nice to have a utility that just give you what you need.

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Mar 20, 2011

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Sep 8, 2010

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Sep 22, 2010

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Dec 31, 2010

I have tried to with the live cd. Here are a few screenshots.

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Apr 25, 2011

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Sep 28, 2010

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Jan 14, 2010

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Feb 14, 2010

I'm trying to add more memory to Ubuntu from my windows partition, but Gparted doesn't seem to recognize the windows partiton. I've done it before using the gparted live cd, so i don't know why it wont recognize the partition. Is there some way to mount it so I can move space around?

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Jun 16, 2010

I'm trying to set-up a dual-boot (Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04), but whenever I start the installation from a Live CD and get to the partition section it is showing that my hard-drive is has no operating system, when it in fact does. Has anyone else encountered this issue, when trying to set-up dual-booting on their system? And, if you have had this issue, what did you do to resolve it? I find it very strange, since I've never had a problem like this with any of the older releases.

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Aug 6, 2010

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Feb 6, 2011

I tried multiple times and they both failed! Why? What could I do to get past this issue?

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May 23, 2011

My Windows machine crashed, and I am at the mercy of my Ubuntu live-CD to solve all of my problems. I am backing up my data as I write this post. I was wondering two things: 1.) Is there a way to scan my Windows partition for viruses through the Ubuntu live-CD? I don't care much about repairing the partition, I just want to know what happened.

2.) And a few non-linux question: If I back up an infected file to an external hard disk, is it possible to infect another computer by merely connecting the disk to it? Is it possible that multiple, or all of my files have been infected? Is there a way I can open files safely on another (Windows) machine without (or at least minimalizing) fear of crashing it?

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Sep 6, 2010

This is frustrating, I just can't wipe out the HD on the Fedora 13 live CD.. When I open up Disk Utility, it says something about the resource being busy.. It seems that it's the swap partition, the live CD is using the swap partition, and I just can't wipe out the HD.On Ubuntu live CD, I can go to GParted, and tell the swap partition "Swap Off", but I can't seem to do that here.. I tried to add Gparted while in the Live session, but the Authentication button does nothing at all..

Is there a terminal command to turn off the swap partition so I can format the HD completely?(I'd also like to try and install without LVM, for my laptop it's just overkill and wastes HD space).

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May 3, 2010

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NTFS Partition (Win7)
Ubuntu

I am trying to put GRUB2 on the Ubuntu partition, but it will only let me pick the first two. If I pick the Ubuntu partition in the last dialog bix, it is listed as /dev/sda-1 I also have no idea why is says "-1", because the first two are fine at 1 and 2 respectively.

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Dec 2, 2010

I have a netbook that dual-boots Win XP and Ubuntu 10.04 and accidentally hit the Win recovery mode in GRUB today, but quickly restarted without formatting or proceeding with any recovery. But upon reboot I just see: error: no such partition. grub rescue>

What I have tried so far: Boot to USB Live Disk... It won't, just goes straight to grub rescue.I do ls and it gives me (hd0) (hd0,4) (hd0,3) (hd0,2) (hd0,1) (fd0) error: fd0 cannot get C/H/S values.

set gives me
prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub
root=hd0,5

but if I try to boot it says unknown command so I figured I needed to find the right partition to boot from but I went through all of them with ls (hd0,4)/boot, ls (hd0,3)/boot etc. and every partition comes back "unknown filesystem".

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Jan 17, 2011

The boot.ini file for windows fail(reason unknown) and now i cant boot to any installed OS. Used Ubuntu live from usb to explore the disks, but as i tried to mount the W´┐Żndows partition it failed..

Code:

# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda /media/c/
ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup: magic: 0xffffffff size: 1024 usa_ofs: 65535 usa_count: 65534: Invalid argument
Record 0 has no FILE magic (0xffffffff)

[code]....

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Feb 17, 2011

I recently got new hard drives for more space and copied all my old drives onto this one (everything mirrored, no problems)The thing is, when I first setup my Ubuntu, I only allotted like 20GB because of space.Now that I have new hard drives, I wanted to give it more space, roughly double it to 50gb.The problem is, I am unable to resize it.I have booted into the Ubuntu Live CD, and started Gparted. I see all my stuff there, including the unallocated space next to my ubuntu partition (I left it so i could fill it when I expanded the partition)

The problem is, I am unable to make it larger. I right click, click on resize/move, but when I do, it just shows that I'm at my maximum size for that partition, I can only shrink it.so my question is, how in the world can I extend that partition into the unallocated space?I've tried formatting the unallocated space to ext3 to try and merge it, no success.I tried moving my ubuntu partition all the way to the right (end of the disk) so maybe I could extend it to the left, nothing

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May 17, 2011

I have a PC that has 10.04 installed and no other operating system. The 1 TB hard disk has two partitions:

* 940 GB NTFS for data storage
* 50GB ext4 (which has 10 GB extended and 10 GB sawp)

The system has become sluggish and slow and browsers and so on often "hang" for a few seconds prior to executing. There is an epiphany dependency problem that I cannot solve.
My questions are:

1. Is it possible to do a clean install on the 50GB partition from a live CD?

2. Is it better to do this than upgrade to 10.10 and thence to 11.04? [When I ungraded like this in the past, I had problems, so I would prefer a clean install].

3. If it is possible to do a clean install on the 50GB partition, should I reformat the partition and if so, can I do that from the live CD?

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Dec 25, 2010

I've read this thread: linuxforums.org/forum/ubuntu-linux/114705-want-remove-linux-mint.html.Can I follow the procedure that daark.child has outlined?

1. Boot from a small live CD like partedmagic and delete Linux partition.
2. Free space into NTFS with the same small live CD.
3. Remove GRUB by booting from supergrub disk and choosing the option to remove GRUB.

I don't have my Windows Installation CD with me, so can I remove Linux Mint just by following these steps?

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Jul 19, 2010

I'm trying to install debian on a encrypted partition with LUKS and LVM. I've found a good tutorial for ubuntu (here but it's in french). The idea is to create a sda1 partition for /boot and create a sda2 partition which is encrypted with luks ("cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sda2") and on this encrypted partition, I use LVM to divide it in several different partitions (root, swap, home,...).

I can do it all with the debian live cd but once it's done I need to install debian. The problem is that with the basic install cd (I use netinstall), I cannot decrypt the partition for the installation (or if I can how ?)And with the live cd, I didn't find any option to do that.

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Mar 26, 2011

I am trying to run the openSUSE live cd from the second partition of a 16 G USB stick. The reason for doing this is so that I can use the first 13G as a windows file system that Windows can read. Does anyone know how to do this?

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Oct 10, 2010

Want to repartition/resize existing 1/2 full 60MB sda2 currently containing NTFS. The "Allocate drive space" does not seem to have a resize option (the 10.04 docs claim there was a resize option here). When I run 10.10 gparted in live mode gparted crashes for unknown reason before it even finishes scanning the disk. Am I missing something here? (Never tried to resize an ntfs part. with Ubuntu.) The laptop I am installing this on currently has XP that crashes a lot for unknown reasons.

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