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Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
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1answer
39 views

how to make partitions before installation?

my laptop is having 320GB hard disk. I want partition it with 195 GB as one part(here i want install os), 4GB for swap 70GB as one partition, 50 GB as one parttiion. I'm new to do this partition ...
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1answer
112 views

can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
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0answers
93 views

Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
0
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3answers
247 views

GPT partition scheme

I'm reinstalling my operating systems to use GPT and am willing to do it properly this time... I'm intending to use the following partition scheme: sda |-- sda1 500 MiB EFI |-- sda2 100 GiB Linux ...
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2answers
146 views

My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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0answers
16 views

Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
3
votes
2answers
103 views

Minimum space requirement for /boot partition

One question arise in my mind during the installation of ubuntu that what are the minimum space requirement for the /boot partition ? Because only the kernel, GRUB and initrd file are present in this ...
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2answers
58 views

Partition problem with dual booting [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows Xp. Windows is on the C drive and I want to install Ubuntu on the D drive. When I get to the partitions table during installation, there should be a dev/sda ...
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1answer
79 views

How to partition for a successfull boot with raid5 + lvm +encryption

I have been trying to make this setup work for several days. The system never boots... When I do a setup without the software raid I can get it to work. How should I set up my system partition to be ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Install Ubuntu to a 15GB partition

I know this question is quite basic, but I am really new to linux and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Y510p laptop which already have Windows 8 installed on it. What I want to do is to ...
0
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1answer
339 views

I'm confused about SSD optimization

I've tried to find out the deal with this, but I just can't. I have 3 drives in my rig. 1 240GB SSD, which I would like the main OS to go on (I have 16GB of RAM so no swap needed), a 1 TB backup drive ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Install, no partition detected

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. I've 2 disc (1 SSD, 1 HDD). I tried to install Ubuntu at the end of my HDD, because I didn't want to erase my data (Ubuntu didn't see any partition at ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Question about install Ubuntu

Today I tried to reinstall my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through a USB flash, at first time I chose the default partition plan, then I found that there is no /home partition, and I think remount a /home is much ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Installing Windows 7 after Ubuntu on MacbookPro 8,2

I have an extremely long troubleshooting narrative, but here are what I believe to be the most crucial features. I own a MacbookPro 8,2. Currently running Ubuntu exclusively. I attempted to ...
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0answers
583 views

Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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1answer
86 views

accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
3
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1answer
71 views

Does the Replace Windows X with Ubuntu option in the installation setup replace a single partition or the whole drive [duplicate]

In the Ubuntu installation, when the user gets to the part about selecting which method to use to install Ubuntu, the user will find several options like the ones shown below: If the user already ...
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0answers
30 views

install ubuntu over windows with 4 partitions,

i want install ubuntu on a laptop with 3 physical partitions and 1 logical. C: windows D: restore E: HP TOOLS i tried wubi for 2 months and id like try a full intall, but on tutorials i see peoeple ...
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0answers
35 views

Partitions Files Not Found after Ubuntu Install

After bootup problems with Windows Vista, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 32bit Compaq Presario. And now cannot find any of my pre-existing Window user files. Think may have something to do with ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Installing Ubuntu with windows 8..free space problem

I have windows 8 and I have disable fast boot and secure boot from the UEFI and from inside Windows 8. I have 3 primary partitions in windows and I did some shrinking on one of them and made a 50 GB ...
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2answers
89 views

No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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2answers
738 views

Installing Ubuntu after CentOS — how to handle partitions [closed]

Apologies first of all. I'm a newbie, and I'm sure it will be obvious there are many things I don't understand. I'd like to install both Ubuntu and CentOS on a new machine. Ubuntu is what I am used ...
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0answers
69 views

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows XP

I am new to ubuntu and am seeking to set up a dual boot of ubuntu 13.10 alongside my Windows XP installation. I have downloaded the 13.10 iso file and burnt to DVD. ubuntu runs fine in 'try me' mode ...
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0answers
30 views

Dual boot fail - cannot instal ubuntu

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 on my laptop. I have a 750GB HDD and a 120Gb SSD. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD. The 750gb hdd is patitioned in 2 partitions : d:649GB and e:32.2GB. I also have a ...
1
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1answer
168 views

How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
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0answers
102 views

Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
0
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1answer
272 views

Triple boot win7,Ubuntu,Kali [closed]

I am running window7 and Ubuntu 13.10 together. I'd like to also have Kali linux installed.Despite I did the installation of both OS , I am not a veteran in this subject , I dont know where to start ...
0
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1answer
120 views

Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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0answers
98 views

Installing new internal hard drive with Ubuntu. Hard drive and logical name show up with sudo lshw -C disk, but receive an I/O error when using fdisk [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a brand new internal hard drive using a USB install. Using lshw -C disk I'm able to see that my computer recognizes the hard drive is connected. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ...
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0answers
26 views

How to install windows after installing ubuntu on the whole drive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on the whole hard disk and now want to install windows 8 to get a dual boot. At the end, I want to have 3 primary partitions, one of 70 GB in which Ubuntu is installed, ...
1
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1answer
95 views

Extended partition

I am not allowed to have more than 4 partitions.During installing Ubuntu I am not allowed to have swap area because of this problem.What should I do?
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1answer
57 views

Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed the it is divided into 3 sections. My antiquated floppy drive, (at least I think that is correct) C drive, a an unknown ...
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0answers
28 views

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, I have the following issue: I have Windows 7 x64, with three partitions: C: for system files and such (100 GB), D: for games, photos, stuff like that (320 GB) and U:, which I ...
0
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0answers
58 views

How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install [duplicate]

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
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0answers
52 views

Setting up a dual boot environment for Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just switched over to Ubuntu 13.10 as my main OS and quickly realised that there are some applications that I need to run under Windows and for some reason or another can't use VirtualBox for. ...
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0answers
14 views

After upgrade, No boot

I recently tried to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 12.10 after which my machine (which is dual booted with windows 7) refused to boot to the new install/upgrade. Long story short: I subsequently re-installed ...
0
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0answers
37 views

Can't Create Second NTFS Partition

I have an older Windows XP Media Center Edition computer. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it as a second OS. I have a 100Gb hard drive and I wanted to create 3 partitions on it. One 45gb partition for ...
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0answers
156 views

Is my BIOS RAID 1 set up correctly (Gparted warning message)?

I have set up a RAID 1 configuration on Click BIOS II running on a MSI motherboard (Z77A-G43). It uses two 2TB hard drives of equal sizes. After setting up the BIOS settings, I had the option to ...
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2answers
353 views

using gparted to create more than 4 partitions?

I've created a bootable usb and I'm getting ready to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with Windows 7. The problem is I don't know how to deal with my partitions. I have 4 primary partitions on my ...
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0answers
60 views

How to Install Ubuntu and Delete Windows 7 and Keep the Drive D:/

Sorry if my english is bad. I'm using Slax booting using USB right now. In my netbook theres a Windows 7 and JoliOS installed. I can't boot that both OS. The Windows 7 is having a missing/corrupt ...
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32 views

reinstall windows xp on dual boot with ubuntu and then by mistake formatted hard disk partiton and it also get excluded ..how to get it back

i am irfan ...i have installed both ubuntu 12.o4 lts & windows xp 2 ..but when xp 2 not working properly i want re install it with xp 3 ...all things gone ok untill i go to my computer ..manage ...
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1answer
40 views

I want to reinstall Ubuntu but I do not know which partitions to delete

So, I went to GParted and I know that I must delete the ext4 partition and the Linux Swap partition (image above). My question is if that unknown partition has anything to do with Linux. Hope you ...
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0answers
28 views

Alternative method to shrink NTFS

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop as a second OS. My hard drive has multiple partitions on it already from the manufacturer. My guess is that this laptop is approximately 2 ...
0
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1answer
30 views

How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
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Disk partioning

How many parts can i create in my hard disk.I have now 4 part 5 th part is not allowed. I will describe my partitions:104MB for windows system, 20.98GB for ubuntu, C,D for windows,But i also now have ...
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59 views

Ubuntu installation failed ; Win7 unbootable ; No Installation or Recovery discs

(Before I begin, please excuse me if there are some English mistakes.) So yesterday I tried to install Ubuntu for the very first time (yay!). I was using a bootable usb flash drive with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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0answers
14 views

Transfer Windows installer to a partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while from the Windows installer version. So the data resides within my windows partition. I need to re-install windows for other reasons, but I don't want to loose my ...
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2answers
75 views

Problem during installation with manual partitions?

My HDD is approximately 160 GB. I've created 4 partitions: the / one (~25000 MB) the /boot one, which is about 1 GB the swap (another 2 GB) a 50000 MB /home partition. Now, on the Device for ...
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1answer
47 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Installer doesn't detect partitions

It's the first time I am trying to install Ubuntu, and it's Ubuntu 12.04. The thing is that I have got two partitions (C and D). D is empty, while in C I have got all the files. I defragmented both ...