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Activate swap by default

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty and I set a partition for swap about 900 MB. Afterthat, I installed Kubuntu 12.10 Quantal, repartitioned my hard disk so I had 2048 MB swap (replaced 900 MB swap ...
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Increasing partition size ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Ubuntu and really appreciate your patience with my questions. I have been trying to download horrid MS Office due to certain needs because of the nature of my work. I have been trying to ...
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How can I remove the Ubuntu 11.04 disk partition so that there is enough free disk space to install 12.04?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04 I took the default disk partition size, and it turned out to be too small, so now I'm having problems. I want to uninstall 11.04 and install 12.04, but unless I can ...
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Clone internal HDD to new SSD

I recently installed an SSD into my machine. The machine itself is a Lenovo thinkpad W520, and it previously had an internal HDD. I moved the internal HDD into an expansion bay (replacing the CD-ROM), ...
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Installing Windows on Ubuntu

I've 2 hard disks. I've installed Ubuntu on the HDA(0), but there are plenty of spaces. But On the HDA(0) there is only one partition. My question How can I edit / create another partition on HDA(0) ...
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GRUB install to wrong partition has broken Windows startup

When I installed ubuntu 11.04 there was an option to choose something about the GRUB loader. The options were for each partition or the entire hard disk. I accidentally chose the Windows partition and ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu read my disk partition? [closed]

The answers to similar questions have not been useful to me. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi on Window 7. My HD has two main partitions: C and D. Ubuntu is installed in C, where all my media ...
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Allocate More Disk Space; Only Partition

My computer when crazy (literally, shutting off by itself,etc) and I restart it, well when it came back on, I had the 'grub rescue' message. The only Partition/HD I have on my computer is Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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How can I move a boot partition onto a Flash drive?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 Server onto an Acer Aspire Easystore H340-M. It was a Windows Home Server. The hardware has an integral Flash Drive / USB (SCSI11) of 256 Mb. Could I use this as the ...
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Move & Resize Extended Linux Partition

Currently I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu Natty and now I had decided to ditch Windows 7 for good. When I launch Disk Utility, below are my current partition layout: My question is: how ...
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How do I fix an installation error message saying: executing grub-install /dev/sda3 failed? [closed]

When installing the newest Ubuntu 11.04 on an Acer Aspire 1 netbook, the installer said no bootable programs found or something to that effect, so I made another partition of 5 gigs and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see my partitions correctly

I bought a new desktop and installed Windows 7 first. I am now trying to instal Ubuntu 11.04, but it doesn't see my partions corectly. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks. Here is the windows ...
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How to move $HOME to an encrypted partition?

I have an unencrypted $HOME (I used the very basic installation with no further partitioning and no encryption at all). Now I want to move my $HOME to an encrypted partition on an external drive (or ...
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“Unusable” space installing Ubuntu 11.04 beside Windows 7 - but it's the only space I have!

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu on my laptop to dual boot with Windows 7. I have a single 320GB hard drive with the following breakdown: sda1 (fat16) 41.1 MB (not sure what this one is for) sda2 ...
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1answer
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How to format a partition with hfs+journalized filesystem?

I want to make a partition with hfs+journalized format. First I make a partition with command 'fdisk' and then I want to use command 'mkfs' to format the partition, but I can not find the ...
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How to increase the disk space of Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7?

It is true that there are similar questions in the forum... But as I installed Ubuntu under Windows 7 long time ago, I do not remember how I did it or whether I used Wubi, which is discussed in many ...
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How do I add more swap easily so that I can hibernate my laptop?

I installed Natty on my laptop with default options. I guess it created a swap partition equal to the size of my RAM. Every time I try to hibernate I get the "not enough swap" message, which is ...
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Recommended partitioning scheme considering upgrades, dual/triple booting, multi-distro, and software settings

Yes, this has been asked numerous times here, and Ive carefully read all the related questions. But very few focus on some of the issues that concerns me the most. So, given we now have a new Ubuntu ...
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Why won't my setup see the partitions on my hard drive?

I currently have a dual boot system with 6 partitions on my 180GB hard disk (4 NTFS, 1 for swap and the other one ext4). Ive got WIndows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (upgraded from 10.10) installed. The 11.04 ...
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Can I install a 2nd Ubuntu next to preexisting Win7 + Ubuntu Wubi installation?

I am running a dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.o4 Wubi installation. Now my Wubi installation became to small and I have a boot delay presumably due to Ubuntu being installed on a NTFS partition (i ...
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1answer
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Windows XP can't access NTFS partitions created with gparted

First, I know this may be just an issue with Windows, but I guess people on the Ubuntu/Linux side may know this kind of issue better. I just did a full system reinstall with new partitioning. I first ...
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Why is my storage partition xxGB, when Disk Utility, and Gparted say otherwise?

I created an ext4 partition to back-up my files to, and partitioned it for 102GB in Gparted using a live USB. After I booted into Ubuntu, I opened Disk Utility, and it said that the partition was ...
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441 views

Upgrading to Natty with /home on a separate partition

I am running Ubuntu Maverick and I'm about to upgrade to 11.04. When I installed 10.10, I decided to set up a separate partition for my /home directory. Will Ubuntu automatically detect my separate ...
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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2answers
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How do I access an NTFS storage partition?

I upgraded to 11.4 beta (absolutely fantastic) on Asus EEE pc 1005ha. I have a NTFS storage parition (/dev/sda4) visible by gparted. However, I cannot access it via Ubuntu. Any tips or ideas?
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I need to manually parition a HD to install

I have a 50 gb partition that needs to be manually paritioned, how should I do this? I need to know what partitions to make, and what size they should be.
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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 ...