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Create a bootable USB live stick that is still useable on windows?

I would like to format a USB stick (32GB) in a way so I have: A working *nix live system (preferably arch Linux), about 3-5GB in size A 'data' partition that is seen by windows (preferably NTFS) ...
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I accidentally converted my windows 8 EFI partion to swap while installing arch linux. How screwed am i?

I was installing Arch Linux in a hard drive, separate from the hard drive I have Windows installed on. While creating and mounting my partitions, I ran the command: swapon /dev/sda2 instead of sdb2. ...
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Arch Linux USB Installer Infinite Loop & How to Properly Partition a UEFI Disk Before Installing Arch Linux

I would like to install Arch Linux and am familiar with GParted and its use. However, my computer comes with Windows on it, along with an EFI system partition on /dev/sda2. This seems to be a pretty ...
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Arch Linux - Partitions and Mount on Clean Windows 8 Dual Boot

I'm trying to install a Arch Linux dual boot config with a copy of Windows 8 I clean installed and added programs to. I've already shrunk the partition and changed the system time to UTC, but I'm ...
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Convert GPT to UEFI or MBR

I have HDD with Arch linux installed, this disk uses GPT. I would like to convert it to UEFI for using with another laptop (ASUS N56VM), which doesn't support booting from GPT at all (which is ...
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744 views

Fix Overlapping Partitions

Today I went to resize one of my drivers partitions as I am currently switching from Ubuntu to ArchLinux as my main OS. However when I go into Gparted I get the error "Cant have overlapping ...
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ArchLinux's Partition Suggestions

I'm trying to install ArchLinux and I've run into something extremely weird. Its guide suggests that you should create 2 partitions: ~15gb root partition Home partition [filling the rest of the ...
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How to fix a corrupted(too big) GPT?

So, I got a new SSD. I decided to use GPT instead of MBR on it, so I'm a bit lost. It ended up getting corrupted. I'm not for sure if the GPT just didn't take the host protected area into account, or ...
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Way to write a bootable CD to a partition?

Arch-Linux comes with the best recovery CD I have ever come across. Although I don't always have it with me, so I want to have it on a partition. What I would like to do is have this CD on a ...
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347 views

Move files and resize partition automatically?

I'm in a bit of an odd situation. I've recently been working on switching from debian to arch, and I've got my home partition for both pointing to the same partition (different usernames, so that's ...
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412 views

Partition error with dual boot Arch/Ubuntu Linux

I have Ubuntu installed on an ext4 partition and Arch installed on some other logical partiotions in an extended partition. There is no problem when I only use one system of both, but when I use them ...
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What would be a healthy process for repartitioning my hard drive to add another Linux installation?

So, my computer currently has 1) Dell's RECOVERY partition; 2) A Windows installation; 3) A logical partition with 3a) My Ubuntu partition, and 3b) 8 GB of swap. I would like to take some space away ...
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How do I fix cfdisk error: “Partition ends in final partial cylinder”?

I want to install Arch Linux on my desktop, it is going to be dual-booted with Windows. I loaded the installation CD, but when I started cfdisk to partition my hard drive it gave me the following ...
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Installing Arch Linux and Windows 7: need partitioning help

I've just got a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I want to keep Windows but dual boot Arch Linux (I've already installed Arch on another computer so don't need any help with that). My new ...
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970 views

1 TB hdd and no space to create a partition for linux !

I have a brand new Acer aspire 5811 with core i5 processor and all that. There is windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on it. I want to install arch and setup a dual boot system. EDIT: Looks like ...
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repairing ext3 partitions using windows?

I have a linux partition with arch linux installed,i installed windows 7,and now GRUB is gone,i tried installing it again,but it turned out that my ext3 partition is corrupt,i need to fix it before ...