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What is the best alternative: Remove and resize, or wipe out all and perform a fresh install? [on hold]

Ok, I have a Compaq CQ2009F with dual boot, Lubuntu/Windows XP. I want to remove the Windows partition, but in view of all I have consulted on the web regarding the "remove/resize" subject ...
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When partitioning with Gparted how do I create a 1 gigabyte partition?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 amd64bit. I have Gparted installed, but how can I make a 1 gigabyte partition? It says MiB.
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Should I install bootloader on hard drive with Windows or hard drive which's gonna get Lubuntu installed?

/dev/sda1 has windows and Im installing Lubuntu on /dev/sdc. Where should I install bootloader? (Im just takin "the plunge" and hopefully Ill like Lubuntu more than laggy bloated Windows)
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How do I change partition sizes on a Lubuntu/Vista hybrid?

I have a laptop with Vista installed, and I added Lubuntu as a side-by-side installation so I could trial it's performance after testing various other linux distributions, and I'm finding that Lubuntu ...
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13.10 sees external ntfs drive as empty space

I have an existing install of both Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, and Lubuntu 13.10 on my old P4. Neither of them can see the NTFS partition on my external 2TB hard drive, which is odd. The Lubuntu ...
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Extend live USB overlay partition

I am using a Lubuntu live usb as kind of mobile or rescue system. It's installed on a ~4GB Stick. Now that I wanted to update the software (aptitude full-upgrade), I ran into some "disk full" errors. ...
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Unsafe swap space detected

So I had a Ubuntu 13.04 installation and I had encrypted my hard drive while I was doing installation. I was playing around and mistakenly deleted all the partitions, now I downloaded lUbuntu 13.10 ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 Installer does not detect Windows 7 or any partitions & black screen during install

I know this question has been asked numerous times and has been answered; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604074&page=4&p=10022223#post10022223 Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Linux partiton and updating to a new OS Lubuntu

I have currently installed Lubuntu on my old PC. It's working flawlessly so far, but I have a few questions. I have a 160GB Hard Disk. According to Disk Utility, 159 EXT4, 1.1 GB Swap and 1.1 GB ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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Install Lubuntu without formatting the entire harddrive

I am trying to install lubuntu 13.04 using the alternate iso on my Dell Inspiron 5150 (3GHz pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 40GB HDD) which already contains a non booting windows XP (some boot.ini error). I ...
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How can I backup my Windows partition?

I dropped my laptop. The hard drive is now dead - we think; but more may be wrong with the laptop and that's what we are assuming. It is responding, but with long delays and issues. With this in ...
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Thinkpad W530, cannot save to windows partition

I recently purchased a Thinkpad W530 laptop from Lenovo with Windows 7 on it. I installed Lubuntu 13.04 on it, and then mounted my OS partition in Lubuntu 13.04. I have found that whenever I tried to ...
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Installing Lubuntu on a PPC Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro (PPC Model, G3 Quicksilver) that I would like to run Lubuntu on. It has two internal HDDS: one is 41GB and the other is 20GB. Mac OS X is already on the 41GB drive, but I would like ...
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785 views

Lubuntu root size

I am going to install Lubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on a 80 GB HDD (after Win 7 installation 35 GB remained for Lubuntu). I guess it does make sense to create a swap and root partition in addition to a ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu and Lubuntu so that their basic programs are separate but they share programs installed after the main installation?

I was wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu and Lubuntu so that their basic programs are separate but they share programs installed after the main installation of them both and they share a ...
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Which bits of Ubuntu need to be on an SSD?

I'm in the process of rebuilding a budget system from used parts. One of the components will be an 8GB SSD, to speed up the machine while continuing to use my 1TB conventional HD. I already use a ...
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Easiest way to stop using a separate partition for /boot?

I have an older machine that I originally set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Lubuntu. Part of that setup was establishing a small partition for /boot. The partition is 89 MB, and with recent ...
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How do I Install Lubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive (the full installation)?

I want to install Lubuntu on my 32GB flash drive, but I don't know how. I know a little bit about partitioning. When I go into GParted, my USB drive comes up as /dev/sdb. I already wiped it ...
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178 views

How do I create a file system / partition / volume that would appear in the side bar of my file manager?

Is there a specific mount point to use for a partition so that it would appear separately in the side pane? I mean that it would appear separately in the left pane of PCManFM or Thunar the way ...
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Why cannot install Lubuntu 12.10 on an extended partition?

This is about an older computer (Toshiba Satellite M70 that a friend wants to keep afloat) on which (beside Win XP) was installed the Xubuntu 11.10 system that would not work for some reason: now the ...
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How to make my newly created secondary partition accessible?

I have decided to reinstall my Lubuntu OS and to split on the occasion my partition so as to have a secondary one where long-time files would be stored. I guess what I wanted followed a logic that was ...
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Grub cannot boot after resizing windows XP (NTFS) partition. What is to be done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Repair Grub while dual booting ( win7 / ubuntu 11.10) I had installed Lubuntu on a PC with Windows XP and used dual boot for some time with no problems. Since I ...
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Installing ubuntu on second hard with windows on the other, but how?

I have 2 hard drives and it appears that windows is installed on sdb1, however i wish to install ubuntu (lubuntu with unity) on sda, sda1 or sda2 im not sure of. i unplugged sdb and windows loader ...
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Resizing my linux partition [duplicate]

So, I was getting rid of my openSUSE to install lubuntu. In the process, I didn't manage my hard drive partitions well enough and as a result, I lost my windows 7 partition. I got over the loss, and ...