2
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2answers
388 views

Is my OS installed onto my SSD?

I ordered a new laptop that came with a 500 GB HDD, so I added a 128 GB SSD. I kind of assumed they would install the OS onto the SSD since in my experience that has been the norm. I'm pretty sure ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

is it possible to run multiples of the same operating system one one computer at the same time?

I am attempting to run multiple systems at once one ONE computer all at the same time. Is this at all possible? my knowledge of computers and technology is limited, but to give you a little more ...
0
votes
6answers
60 views

Dual boot windows ubuntu

I want to install dual OS on my system. I never done this and have some queries. I have a 500GB hard disk I want 3 partitions. for Windows OS (100GB) for Ubuntu (100GB) extra partition which is ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Can I take this pre-existing unallocated partition and add it to my Linux OS (L:) logical drive?

I am trying to increase the size of the Linux OS partition to include a minimum of 30 GB possibly 35 GB, but I can shrink my main 1 any further or anything, would you be willing to help?
7
votes
2answers
689 views

Partitioning a hard drive

Is there a way to split a hard drive into more than 4 primary partitions? I am installing multiple OSs, and it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to do this. My hard drive is 1TB.
0
votes
1answer
58 views

What's the best way to set up a fresh OS install?

My computer is deathly slow so I'm reinstalling Windows 7. However, I'd like to know the best way to set up the file system. Previously, I just installed it and used it. I was told by a friend that I ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

Uninstall Invisible OS (Windows 8 Preview) - Appears in boot

I've been using Windows 7 for three years now with no other operating systems. When the Windows 8 consumer preview came out last year, I partitioned my hard drive to dual-boot Windows 7 and 8. When ...
0
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0answers
21 views

need to recover deleted partition in windows xp

by mistake i delete 2 the partitions from windows xp , from control panel--> Disk Management. I had very important data in those partitions. I need to recover both the partitions. I need help.
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2answers
60 views

Windows system partition purpose

Is a system partition just the partition on which the windows OS is installed and nothing more than that. What other purposes does it have? What happens if I fill it up with data, will the system ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Efficient way to have several operating systems on one machine

I want to have several operating systems on one computer, but I want to do it in the most effective way. So far, I have been using VirtualBox - host os + several virtual machines. But I want every os ...
-1
votes
3answers
79 views

Questions about combining partitions

Alright, so here's the situation. I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and Linux Mint 15. I'm going to be reinstalling my Linux OS soon, and I want to really organize my harddrive while I'm at it. I ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Which partition should i shrink the volume size to install linux ? Are there are limit of primary partition? [closed]

I am windows user. Now I want a dual boot with linux. A screen shot of my computer's disk management: Which partition do you recommend I shrink? And if I'm not mistaken, operating system must ...
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votes
3answers
437 views

What does it mean to install two OS's alongside each other?

I currently have Windows 7 installed on my PC. However, I just tried out Ubuntu via booting from a disc and I love it. I want to install it onto my HDD, but I don't want to get rid of Windows 7. I ...
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votes
2answers
240 views

BOOTMGR is missing

While making partition on External HDD I mistakely made the HDD as Active. I forgot to remove the active mode.So while shut down there were 3 active partitions 1. C:\ , 2.Recovery 3.external HDD. ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Uninstalling Linux Partitions

My system has the option to boot up into three different OS's. Windows 8 Linux PearOS 7 Linux Backtrack R5 The Windows 8 is installed on my C: drive and I'm perfectly content with that. Linux ...
1
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1answer
73 views

Basic DOS terminal browser partition manager?

Last time I met some problems with my hard drive. I found the Repair your computer mode, you know, when you press F8 and you have admin rights, you can enter terminal with SYSTEM rights. So I can copy ...
1
vote
3answers
224 views

Where can I find a comprehensive explanation of hard drive partitioning? [closed]

I have been messing around with linux distros and have been asked to create partitions. I generally just click through the standard options without really knowing what I am doing. Since this kind of ...
2
votes
1answer
453 views

Can't choose between Fedora 18 or Windows 7 at startup

I've installed Windows 7 on my system, and made three partitions: one of 180 GB, one of 210 GB and one of 75 GB. I've made a bootable DVD with Fedora 18 from an ISO file and installed Fedora on the ...
0
votes
0answers
134 views

Toshiba recovery disc doesn't give me all partition options

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a new machine, by way of the original Toshiba XP recovery disc. (I can use a recovery disc on not-the-original machine can't I?) When I boot up with the disc in, I ...
0
votes
1answer
423 views

Does Windows 8 overwrite Win7 on Partition?

On my HP laptop, I have two partitions: a c-drive and a d-drive. Windows 7 was installed on the d-drive. I downloaded Windows 8 using Windows Upgrade Assistant and installed. My question is on which ...
1
vote
2answers
749 views

How to add unused space to another partition in gparted?

In my hard drive windows takes up 100 gb, then backtrack takes up 100 gb. When I make backtrack's partition smaller i get 100 gb for windows, 50 gb for backtrack, and 50 gb of unused space (in that ...
0
votes
0answers
106 views

Final questions regarding installing a new system HDD

Of late, my HDD has started to fail and I have to buy a new one. Being a total noob I encountered the following issues: Backing up the data. I solved this problem by using DIXML (Thanks to the SE ...
0
votes
3answers
194 views

Merge disk partitions - Win 7, Win 8 & Ubuntu

I have three operating systems in my laptop: Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8 just to test it (I should have installed into a virtual machine...), but now I want to remove ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

How many active partition a hard drive may have?

If a primary partition contains operating system then it is marked as active, so if we have more than one OS in different primary partition then more than one partition must be marked as active. So ...
3
votes
4answers
52k views

How to Extend primary partition(/dev/sda1) in linux?

Im having a problem, my primary partition is running out of space. Due to this, I can't access linux machine remotely (through vncserver). I have another drive (/dev/sdb) having much more free space. ...
2
votes
2answers
130 views

Can you edit partitions on a disk image?

I partitioned my hard drive into three partitions of various sizes. Then I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and went through the standard series software installations and updates. I used the Windows 7 ...
1
vote
2answers
393 views

How can I boot my own OS from a flash drive?

I have written an os and put it into an iso format on my mac. I want to put it on my flash drive, plug the flash drive into a netbook (that had windows 7 starter pre-installed when I bought it) and ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Multiple Windows 7 installations on single laptop (dual boot)

Good day, I have a new laptop onto which I want to install 2 separately licensed copies of Windows 7. One is for work (active directory group policies are enforced), and the other is for personal ...
0
votes
1answer
328 views

How to install Mac OS X from Windows without a CD

I have two partitions, one for windows the other for Mac OS X. Recently, my Mac OS X crashed and my partition rendered unbootable. When I insert Mac OS X's installation CD everything seems normal from ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

First partition resized after system install and second partition not working

I had a problem with my RAM upgrading, I wanted to upgrade from 2 to 4GB and my comp didn't recognize it, so I took it to service and they tried to install Windows 7 x64, and when he run boot he ...
1
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1answer
1k views

File system concepts (df command)

I'm finding it difficult to understand some stuffs about the df command. Suppose I type df and I have the following output Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on ...
0
votes
1answer
411 views

Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error

Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian This guides shows me how to partition my HD for Linux Mint. I'm trying to install Mint as a guest client on Windows 7 hosted VirtualBox. I used to let it ...
0
votes
2answers
561 views

How to increase the partition space for my local active drive… without formatting?

I want to increase my local disk drive i.e C: partiton space.. I dont want to format my drive and do partition... Is there any way to avoid formatting.. and increase the partition space in C: ?
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1answer
126 views

Possible to “move Windows XP” to data partition using following plan and symbolic links?

Background: I have Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same machine, on different partitions. Thus, I can perform operations on either OS while said OS is not running. Terminology: "XP:", "7:" and ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 8 Developer Preview doesn't like my partitioning skills

I installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on my laptop. That was not the brightest idea I've had. Yesterday morning: It had Windows 7 using ~197 GB, Ubuntu using ~70 GB, Fedora using ~29 GB, a funky ...
12
votes
5answers
38k views

What is the maximum number of partitions that can be made on a hard drive?

What is the maximum number of partitions we can make on hard disk in Windows? If it is limited to some particular number, why can we assign all the letters C through Z to drives? If it is a special ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

What is the difference between Local Disk and New Volume?

We have a product ,while doing some operation we found this error "Logical disk 'C:' was not found" . When i checked my "C" folder i saw its named as 'New Volume (C:)' , but when i changed to 'Local ...
0
votes
3answers
406 views

How to change the partition size without re-install the OS?

My system partition is running up. But I can't afford to re-install the OS. I heard that it's possible to change the partition size without re-install OS. Any tools for that? My OS is Windows Server ...
2
votes
1answer
130 views

How do I create a Windows 7 system image?

I have to create a disk image of Windows 7 with all the installed applications on it, so I can restore this image later. I am modifying my partition scheme from MBR to GUID partition table, and ...
1
vote
2answers
777 views

Retain recovery partition after installing new OS?

This question pertains to an Acer AOD255 netbook (N450, 2GB DDR2, 250GB) with Windows 7 Starter as the original OS. I'm looking to switch over completely to Windows XP. I attempted to do a dual boot ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

Can i have multiple OSses on a memory stick?

I have a memory stick which I want to partition and install both ubuntu and fedora. Is this possible?
7
votes
4answers
3k views

Do operating systems run faster on smaller hard disk partitions?

If I partition my hard disk, is my computer going to perform faster/better? In other words, the smaller the active partition is (the partition with the operating system), the faster the operating ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

can we install 2 operating system in one drive

Windows XP is installed in my C drive. Can I install an another fresh copy of Windows XP or Linux or Windows 7 in same C drive without formatting the previous one?
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Windows partition and double operation system

I bought a notebook, Sony Vaio VPC-EB1M1E and I want to make partition and use both windows-7 and Linux(Ubuntu). Should I make partition from inside windows, or should make partition using recovery ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Maximum number of OS in a single hard disk

I currently have a triple-boot setup in one dev machine (OSX/Win/Linux). I wonder how many more could I install. I know Windows needs a primary partition, and Linux could be installed in an extended ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

External hard drive how to format it?

I just bought a hard drive of 500GB that I want to use on Mac OS X and GNU/Linux but be able to use some file on Windows. Basically I have to deal with FAT32 (That doesn't support file over 4GB), ...
1
vote
4answers
917 views

How should i setup my PC partition?

I want to clear out my PC and setup the partitions. Right now i have it as XP, Win-7, Vista, XP/Test/Spare I notice my PC is pretty good at virtualization, at least virtualizing linux. I also rarely ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

How can I replace an OS partition with another?

I have Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04, and Ubuntu 9.10 beta on my hard drive. When 9.10 final comes out, I want to overwrite the partitions for 9.04 and 9.10 with a fresh install, but leave the Windows ...
2
votes
2answers
252 views

change drive letters in triple boot

i currently triple boot vista (c drive), xp (e drive) and linux (drive doesnt show up in windows) My data is on d drive. I want to get rid of vista installation and move xp to c drive (make default ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Install Second OS on my Laptop

I want to install a second OS on my Development Laptop so I can Play around with the new Lab Mananger in TFS 2010. (It uses Hyper V and needs to be install on actual hardware to be able to use it (ie ...