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Partition Scheme Questions in Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows installation

I just got a new laptop with Windows 8 and I am ready to install Ubuntu. I see the hard drive already has quite a few partitions, most of which seem related to Windows recovery. See capture: I am ...
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Can't solve: ext4 file system creation failure Ubuntu 12.04

This seems to have been covered a lot before, but none of the solutions seem to help. It's the usual getting this error message while installing. The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of ...
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Moving free space from C drive(NTFS) to G Drive(ext4)

I am totally new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 13.1 with 5Gb space in Drive G but now I cleaned windows on C drive and want to move free space from C drive to G drive. Pls help me with the ...
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Mount point for multiple ext4 partition

I can't find any related question and answer that will satisfy me on my quest. All I see that people telling to create a ext partition with mount point '/' and a swap space. But I want to create ...
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How can I apply additional boot parameters? (using LiveCD) [duplicate]

I'm having the same issue as Franz here: Can not install Ubuntu (13.04 / 12.04) due to ext4 error Cubiq advises adding pci=noaer,nomsi to the "boot string" and Franz comments that this piece of ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Can not install Ubuntu (13.04 / 12.04) due to ext4 error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop 64bit Edition on my new PC. (1TB SATA HDD) I set my mainboard to use BIOS to boot up. At first I tried installing next to Windows 7, got errors. Now I ...
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Inadvertently installed Ubuntu to USB drive, need to recover NTFS FAT

I ran the Ubuntu installer on my desktop PC already running Windows 7. The PC has a 2 TB USB hard drive attached to it that holds pretty much every file I've ever owned. I thought I was installing to ...
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Ubuntu and fat partition, why and can I change it?

I have a mac from 2006 and it is already not supported by new Apple system. So I did get back to Linux and I did chose Ubuntu 13.04. I did install Ubuntu side by side with OSX, but I did notice that ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LST along windows without formatting any drive

I am facing a problem while installing ubuntu along with win8. The specs about my pc are following: 500 GB HDD (c:100, d:100, f:50, g:100 h:100 i:50) and every drive has important data, and are NTFS ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in such a way that files are readable by both Ubuntu and Windows?

I am installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, choosing the dual-boot option. I do not want to do a Wubi installation. I want a full fledged installation. I want to share files between Windows and Ubuntu. ...
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Stuck on 12.04 install [closed]

brand new HP box -- installing from cd that is a good burn, have tried several times. I am stuck at "creating ext4file system for / in partition #3" Been here for 25 minutes? Normal on a new ...
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How to overwrite Ubuntu with Windows 7? [closed]

So I have a Windows DVD and it works. But when it gets to the part when it says "Upgrade" or "Custom" I click on custom and at the bottom it says cannot install over it because Windows 7 can only be ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on ext3 instead of ext4?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on ext3 instead of ext4? This is because I want to use my backup program "Acronis" to save an image of the whole partition.