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Will formatting my hard drive to install Ubuntu also get rid of my recovery partition?

I am looking to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and am thinking about wiping the drive but I am worried that if I wipe the drive it will also remove my recovery partition. The recovery partition ...
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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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Ubuntu Install Unknown Partitions

So i want to install Ubuntu and im booting from USB. Im new to Ubuntu. When i click SOMETHING ELSE, it shows 4 partions: the first of 1mb, sda1, unknown free space, second of 100mb sda2 (that i know ...
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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 ...
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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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Install Ubuntu but keep Local disk D and its content

I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I choosed Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu option. Now it shows me which HDD disk to use and says that 3 partitions willbe deleted. But I need to install ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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dualboot win8.1 and ubuntu13.10 already have 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-150 and I would like to install Ubuntu without erasing my Windows8.1 Installation. The Problem is I have four primary Partitions on my Laptop which are: -msftres ...
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Partition Disks on VirtualBox When installing Ubuntu Server

Which option should I select in the 'Partition disks' screen when installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64 on an Oracle VirtualBox? Options are: Guided - resize SCSI3 (0,0,0), partition #5 (sda) and ...
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How to define new swap space since the previous one as a partition has been removed? [duplicate]

How to define new swap space, which is currently not present on my system at all? Preferably to set on the system partition, not a new one. I do not have swap partition, which has been used only for ...
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Install Ubuntu with the Windows installer - few questions

:=) I have few question about install Ubuntu with win installer. Anyone who can help I will be grateful. I have down win installer. I have HD with 3 partitions. First is win7, second my stuff, third ...
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Is it possible to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server? If so, Is it better to use two separate hard drives or a single hard drive?

I currently am running Windows 7 on one hard drive partition with 87 GB there is 23 GB left on that hard drive. I have a second 160 GB hard drive full of data. I want to turn this into a Home Server ...
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accidentally deleted a partition which resulted into a initramfs to be booted

I'm very new on using Ubuntu and when my computer said i need to partition my hard drive to have more space. I accidentally deleted an important partition. I tried looking through the web for answers ...
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Installing Ubuntu over windows and existing partitions

I want to install Ubuntu,becouse i am sick of windows.I have partition with windows7(c:),partition wih some private data(d) and some programs/games(e). I don't want to have no windows,no private data ...
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Failed to install ubuntu 13.10 and it also corrupted my windows 7

i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 from bootable usb but it failed and it also corrupt my windows 7. then again i tried to install ubuntu it shows that i have no operating system currently. i select the ...
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How to install windows 7 or dual boot windows 7 from existing ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

How do I install windows 7 or dual boot windows 7 from my existing install of ubuntu 12.04? Currently using ubuntu 12.04 and need to access windows 7 for gaming purposes since linux doesnt have easy ...
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/, /home and swap partition sizes when using multiple drives [duplicate]

I'm about to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and I'm wondering how big each partition should be. I read that the swap area should be twice the size of your install RAM and I figured /home should ...
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Cannot create a new partition for my unallocated space

Well, I had 4 primary partitions. One is for Windows system files (booting and stuff), one is for Windows files, one is for my data and one is almost empty but I store some data on as well. I wanted ...
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Problem with Windows and Ubuntu installation

I wanted to reintall the windows 7 OS, and I put all my stuff in D partition. After that I couldn't install windows 7 and I tried ubuntu, and I made the D partition a swap partion (with the "FORMAT" ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installation partition trouble

i have windows 7 in disk drive C: and my disk drive D:\ has 155 gb space.I want to install ubuntu on this disk drive but I want ubuntu to allow only 25--30 gb space from disk drive D: .Then how should ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 format my NTFS partition

I install Ubuntu 13.04, choosing the option "Replace Win7". When my computer reboots, i see that my other data pratition is missing. my Win7 partition was 100gb, and the other 220gb was the data. I ...
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There are many problems installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am having a lot of problems installing Ubuntu 13.04. I have Windows 7, and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, and the install alongside option doesn't exist, there is install inside Windows ...
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Install Ubuntu inside/alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm confused about Ubuntu, last time I installed it, I lost all my Data on hard drive (as I have no experience of Ubuntu). But still I love this operating system as I want some change, the thing I ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not see all the logical partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer. I have several logical partitions, but the Ubuntu installer shows me only 4 primary partitions. When I run the Ubuntu live CD I have access to all of the ...
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Should I remove one partition before installing Ubuntu?

I have more than one partition (4). Should I remove some before partitioning to fit Ubuntu (windows 8)? I am keen to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 onto my windows 8 HP laptop. I would like to install it ...
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How to make a clean re-install over a same release version?

My Ubuntu 13.04 after upgrade was unstable so I decided to make a clean install. When I went to install from bootable DVD I chose the Something else... option so I was able to manually set up my ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on partitioned HD

I have a Samsung 1TB HD partitioned into 4 primary partions. I want to use: Partition 1 for Win XP Partition 2 for Win Vista Partition 3 for Ubuntu Partition 4 for Kubuntu. I have partitioned the ...
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If I remove a partition that was there first, does my second partition get access to the whole drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 Dual-Booted (no UEFI crap, older computer). Windows 8 was installed first, Ubuntu second. I want to remove my Windows 8 Using OS-Uninstaller, but if i do so, does ...
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12.04 LTS Installation Process Suddenly Stops

I plan to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 7 in Asus A43E Series and I had an unsuccessful experience about the installation. Here is the chronology: I installed Ubuntu via USB Stick. ...
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410 views

Missing operating system single boot Ubuntu on Mac

I wanted to replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu completely so I put the Ubuntu .img on a USB drive and ran it and chose the replace osx option in Ubuntu's install menu. I realize this was a stupid way ...
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Replace Fedora Partition With Ubuntu

So I tried installing Fedora along side Windows 7 and after a week of using Fedora, I can't stand it and I'm switching back to Ubuntu. I'm unsure of how to install Ubuntu in place of Fedora. Below is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't recognize partitions [duplicate]

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on a brand new laptop (Packard Bell EasyNote LE). I created 3 partitions: 150 GB on which I installed Windows 7 50 GB for Ubuntu 270 GB for file storage ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't reconize partitions

Here's my fdisk -lu Disk identifier: 0xbbc58b91 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1607679 802816 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 ...
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Picking a Partition in installer

I was installing Ubuntu and I had no idea which partition was the one I created for Linux. I called it Linux and its a "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I think thats what it's supposed to be but I can't ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 not detect my Win7 partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 on my ASUS laptop and I'm new to all of this. I'm using the Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit ISO burned onto a CD. The first time I tried to install it, ...