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Clone Ubuntu on USB to a larger USB stick?

I have an old, unbranded 2GB USB with 10.10 that is running a Samba server connected to a RAID array (basically a makeshift NAS.) As most people do, I started running out of space with the various ...
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Remove Ubuntu 10.10 without affecting Ubuntu 12.04 in the same hard drive

I installed 10.10 to try the Macbuntu theme (evidently enough, it didn't work). I am trying to uninstall it, but I also have 12.04 on the same hard drive. How would I go about removing 10.10 without ...
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Clean install of 12.04 over old 10.10 and only format some partitions

I want to install latest Ubuntu 12.04, once it gets released, on top of my actual 10.10. The main reason is that I get the "not supported" message, and cannot upgrade to newer distributions through ...
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470 views

How to relocate a boot partition?

I have Ubuntu 10.10. it is installed in one partition and the boot partition is a separate one. can i relocate the boot partition into the ubuntu partition and if yes how??
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System Never Finishes Booting

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 dual boot with XP. I planned to increase the size of swap partition. So I delete the swap partition. And I move the partition right so that swap partition can get 2 GB. Then ...
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How should I partition my Ubuntu 10.10 install?

I have about 12-15 GBs of disk space on which I am about to install Ubuntu 10.10. I am considering following partitioning scheme: 14GB partition with 10GB root, 2GB swap (I have 4GB RAM) & 2GB ...
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Ubuntu cannot see Windows 7 partitions on install

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 as a dual boot with Windows 7 on my Dell latitude e6510. It is currently running Windows 7 and I have used the MS disk tools to shrink the Win 7 NTFS partition ...
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Installer not showing complete list of partitions [closed]

I am a total beginner to Ubuntu. I have tried to install Ubuntu on my 320 gb hard disk and am stuck at the partition page. The problem is, Ubuntu is not showing all the partitions. When I run the ...
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Installer doesn't display partition I want to install to

While performing a Ubuntu 10.10 installation on my laptop, it doesn't show partitions pertaining to the PC. My PC configuration is as follows : HP Pavilion dv6 - 2020AX AMD Turion II Dual Core ...
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Order of partitions for root, home and swap with respect to Windows partitions

I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one ...
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How do I transition from WUBI to a native installation? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid installed through wubi on my laptop (it came with Windows 7 preinstalled). This was my first foray into Linux, and I'm here to stay. I have no use for Windows, and yet I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on unallocated space between many partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on some unallocated space, but I'm getting confused with the manual partition setup. I didn't want to try the other options for it suggested that everything on my ...
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Re-mouting the old home partition after a fresh install

Thanks to this thread I know now that I should've done this during the installation part. But I didn't. So I'm left with my system partition and a old home partition that acts as an extra drive. I ...
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2answers
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LiveCD mounts the partitions, but it doesn't see any

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 from Live CD. I can access the partitions already created ( two NTFS and one ext3 prepared ), but when I'm trying to install, at the step where I should select the ...
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2answers
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What's the best way to re-install Ubuntu on my dual-boot system?

I have a triple boot system with Windows,and Ubuntu 10.10, installed in that order, plus a "Data" Partition that has all my data, what I want to do is remove the 10.10, and replace 11.04 I would like ...
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Can I expand my /boot without upsetting the system?

This is the current state of my partition table. As can be seen, the boot is very small, and I can't upgrade the kernel, because the update-manager tells me there isnt enough space on /boot :( Which ...
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Mount Ubuntu's partition on Windows 7

Is it possible to mount Ubuntu 10.10's partition on Windows 7?
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Access NTFS partitions without providing root password?

I have Ubuntu and Windows Vista installed on the same disk, different partitions. I can access the Windows data, but each (first) time I access the NTFS partition, the system asks me for root ...
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Should I align partitions on an SSD, if so how do I do it at install time?

I just bought a new SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) and plan to do a clean install of Maverick on it (/home is on a separate HDD). I read that it is wise to align SSD partitions. What advantages does it truly ...
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1answer
540 views

Problems trying to move my /home partition

I was running low in disk space on my Linux box, Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, (specifically on my /home partition) so I added another disk to it and I am trying to move the home partition into it. I am ...
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How to avoid problems when installing Ubuntu and Windows 7 in dual-boot?

I want to try out Ubuntu (and hopefully choose it as my primary OS). After looking at many versions of it in VirtualBox and from Live CD, I've finally decided to install it. So I defragmented and ...
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What is the best way to keep all your files when moving from Windows to Ubuntu?

I've been planning to change my OS to Ubuntu, but my hard disk contains 750GB of files (in two NTFS partitions: 250GB and 700GB). I know that it is possible to keep the larger partition and install ...
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2answers
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Change swap (potentially with user data) to ext4

I have a 1 TB external harddisk where I recently installed Ubuntu onto. Before I had some backups there which I didn't want to lose. Therefore I created a new partition for Ubuntu. During this process ...
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Missing Sound After Cleanup and Moving of Home Directory

First, I used Ubuntu Tweak's clean up feature, so I may have accidentally removed something important through that... So I just moved my home folder from the main partition to it's own partition so ...
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3answers
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Make W7 install as small as possible and increase Ubuntu size

How do I do this all from Ubuntu? When I used Wubi there was a max size, and i ended up liking Ubuntu 10.04 so I kept it installed, but now i want to do just run W7 as a VM. I have around only 58GBs ...