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Removing Junk Software/Partition That Comes On USB Stick

Okay so I bought a EMTEC 8GB thumb drive today to load a LIVE bodhi(ubuntu) on in order to repair my system. Right now, I am currently booted on a debian live CD (Elive) I'm trying to install Bodhi ...
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1answer
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Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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2answers
30 views

Vista drive letters

'I have a 750gb hdd, split in 3 partitions, c (windows xp onboard), k, and m. I installed vista in m, and when in vista, the windows file (vista's) is called c, the xp's d, and the other one was e ...
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Out of Band Disk Partitioning and Tables [closed]

Our current methods of disk partitioning involve storing the partition layout on the disk itself, right along with the data. It's easy to screw up the data in a disk : just wipe out the partition ...
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0answers
43 views

Get Recovery Partition to work, with overwritten MBR.?

I accidently deleted the MBR on Recovery Partition of my Sony VAIO, now when I try to boot in this it gives Error: MBR : 1234FA , Is there a way in Linux or Windows so that I can get this partition ...
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0answers
23 views

Is a Windows OS boot recoverable after expanding its partition?

If a hard drive becomes unbootable after attempting to expand the C: partition, is there a way to recover it without the installation disks?
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1answer
250 views

Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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1answer
80 views

Install Windows 8 on separate partition for only system files

Essentialy, my main goal is to make my 24GB SSD only for system files, and my 500GB HDD for everything else, including as a default Program Files directory. How can I achieve this? Will following ...
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1answer
153 views

Do I have to format a partition before deleting it?

I originally installed Windows 7 on my computer. I am planning to replace it with Fedora. Later, how would I uninstall Windows 7? I read many threads, and am actually still confused as to what's the ...
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1answer
1k views

Repartitioning Lenovo laptop HDD

I've recently purchased a Lenovo B570 laptop and decided that I'd like to repartition it. So I created a Windows disk image using the built in feature and booted the device using an Ubuntu live USB ...
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1answer
120 views

Ubuntu boot from HDD after USB installation

I have installed Ubuntu 12 from a USB drive and after the installation my laptop did not boot from the HDD anymore. Before the Ubuntu installation Win7 was installed. During the installation I choose ...
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5answers
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Laptop won't boot; says “BOOTMGR is missing” after active partition was changed

I have a "Recovery" partition which I mistakenly thought was redundant after reinstalling everything to C:. "Recovery" was previously the "Active" partition. I set C: as the "Active" directory in disk ...
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0answers
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Dual boot modular partitioning

I want to install linux mint 14 alongside my already installed windows 7; there is an install alongside windows 7 option but I don't know how that will partition my drive and I don't think it will ...
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1answer
93 views

Best Live OS for Copying Entire Hard Drive [closed]

I was wondering what's the best live OS for copying a entire hard drive to another one, as in a bootable backup, I'm about to use gparted to copy partitions over bit by bit but I was wondering if ...
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1answer
53 views

Stubborn system file will not budge from the end of drive, cannot shrink partition

I'm trying to shrink my Windows 7 partition on my 400GB HDD down to about 200GB to dual boot Ubuntu, and I have consolidated all my data and defragged a number of times with different programs (PD12, ...
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3answers
6k views

Is a /boot partition always necessary?

Should I create a /boot partition every time I install a Linux distro? Is a difference between having a /boot partition and making the / partition bootable?
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2answers
16k views

EFI Partition vs /boot partition

I have just sat down to install debian 7, which contains something called 'EFI' which is entirely new to me. I went through the install as I usually do; 256MB /boot partition, bootable, unencrypted ...
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1answer
110 views

Is it a good practice to create a separated partition for a grub2 loader?

I want install Debian 6. I want have a grub2 as a boot loader. I read, that creating a separated primary /boot partition for the kernel (with read-only access) is a good practice. Is it also a good ...
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1answer
536 views

Create a Read-Only Partition on Flash Drive

I am currently trying to partition my flash drive so that it has three separate partitions: one is bootable, the other is a read-only partition containing a decryption software, and the third is an ...
2
votes
1answer
188 views

how to partition a harddrive for optimal performance? [closed]

I have a 2TB hard drive and I have 4 partitions: 3 partitions of ~600GB each one (D,E,F) and 1 partition of ~200GB (C) The problem is that my Windows partition (on C drive) is located between my ...
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1answer
120 views

Moving a bootable partition

I would like to extend a secondary bootable partition leftward (not possible). To do so, I'm considering taking the following steps: Booting from the primary partition Backing up the files from ...
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1answer
445 views

How to delete Lion's 200mb partition?

After I installed mac lion I have a 200mb partition in front of my main install. It's says it's a GPT (Protective Partition). I would really like to get rid of this. I hate having my disk ...
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1answer
165 views

How do you masquerade a hard drive partition as a removable disk?

I am trying to install Chromium OS on my Windows computer as a secondary OS. I have already used Chrome OS on a live USB before by using Win32DiskImager which writes an image to a removable device. ...
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2answers
339 views

Copy just the 64 byte partition table using dd

Given: ===MBR INFO=== MBR SECTOR NAME BYTES code area 440(max. 446) disk signature (optional) 4 Usually nulls; 0x0000 2 Table of primary partitions 64(Four ...
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1answer
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Best way to create a system image restore partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? What are some options for creating a partition containing a cloned copy of ...