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Can't use a particular partition for Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 as a second OS on a laptop that has Windows 7. In Windows, I have created the below partitions: C: -> NTFS - 225GB (Windows installation) D: -> recovery ...
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Able to re-install Ubuntu 10.04 after recent install?

I just performed a triple partition involving Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 10.04. I installed them in that order. However, I now realize that I would like to boot using Windows Boot Manager so I ...
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Partition table gone after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, none of my graphic partition utilities (GParted, KVPM) can detect any partition table. GParted displayes my /dev/sda as "unallocated." I have also run sudo fdisk -l ...
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Ubuntu Partitioning (Gparted Failed)

As title, I had try using Gparted and Gparted Live on CD/DVD, but both of them failed. Any other recommendation that I could try ?? (PS: I wanna resize the root drive as it is the only the drive it ...
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426 views

Install Ubuntu without taking over 2 hard drives?

I have 2 hard drives and when I do an auto install.. Ubuntu decides to take both hard drives... how do I prevent this from happening without my intervention?
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Have Desktop Ubuntu Installed with 2nd HD having 2 LVM partitions: want to install LAMP

I have Ubuntu 10.04LTS Desktop version installed on a 300GB HD. I also have another 300HD divided into two 150GB LVM partitions neither of which are used at this time. I want to install LAMP and run ...
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RAID-5 Using Three or More Partitions on Two Physical Drives

I am new to RAID and I want to setup up a RAID-5 on my Ubuntu 10.04 sysatem. I have the kernel installed on a partition of a 500 GB disk. Then, I have another partition of FAT32 on the other half ...
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Will Linux Multi-booting with Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10?

I've currently organised my laptop's hard disk using the multi-booting template idea, as shown here:- http://www.linuxforu.com/teach-me/tips-tricks/distromania-a-multi-booting-template/ Currently the ...
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Mounting a partition as your Music folder in Ubuntu 10.4

I have installed a new hard drive and partitioned some space that I am wanting to use for keeping my Music files on. I have entered a line into the /etc/fstab file that I believe mounts the partition ...
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misaligned raid partition in Ubuntu 10.04

I attached two identical hard drives to my linux machine. Then using gparted I formated the first 1024 mb at the beginning of each drive as linux swap space. Then I went into ...
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How do I estimate where a faulty partition begins or ends in Linux?

I've reinstalled Ubuntu, and somehow I messed up the old partition. I can see it in the disk utility. It's the 253GB one that's highlighted below. When I try to use one of the disk recovery tools ...
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754 views

Adding space to a Linux root partition

I have some contiguous free space available next to where my root partition resides on the hard drive. I was thinking of resizing the root partition with gparted to take up this space, but it's kind ...
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1answer
937 views

Resize Linux root partition from a flash drive

I need to make my root partition bigger to add more free space. Is there a Linux version that will fit on a small usb flash drive that has the tools I need? I plan to boot a Linux distro from a flash ...
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2answers
532 views

Recover a disk after failed gparted resize

I was trying to resize an external ntfs hard drive, so that I could make room at the front of the disk for a swap partition. At the end of the process gparted encountered an error. It couldn't see my ...
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Changing Linux swap partition

I want to change the swap partition to another partition. Is there a gui that can make this process easier so I don't have to do things like manually editing files?
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Ubuntu 10.04 Installation

I do have XP on my PC. I want to shift to Ubuntu 10.04. I want to format whole PC & want to keep only Ubuntu. Should I have to keep partition for it like we do in previous version of Ubuntu. ...
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1answer
761 views

ubuntu : partition table error (Partition table entries are not in disk order)

i have asked about Gparted doesn’t detect any partitions and i tried the command : sudo fdisk -l and the result is (after partition info ) : Partition table entries are not in disk order so ...
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Why does Ubuntu 10.04 not see my hard drives?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 64bit to a new machine. mobo = gigabyte x58a-ud3r cpu = i7 930 ssd = Kingston 64GB V+ hhd = wd 1tb black When the installation gets to the prepare ...
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1answer
235 views

GParted tells me my partition has 1.30 GiB used space but I cannot access its contents

I've a ext4 partition (/dev/sda7) for my Linux. And, another (/dev/sda5) for keeping my data. When I installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I set the mount point of /dev/sda5 to "/" and that of /dev/sda5 to ...
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Gparted doesn't detect any partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop. First I installed it inside Windows and when it boots for first time I got the error message "couldn't find root filesystem , try partition table ...