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Fast Googling suggests: Windows: chkdisk -f driveletter Linux: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb2
Nope, you don't have to create a partition for every user, instead you just have to move your old /home to your external HDD. By default /home is the place for all user files unless "root" though your user files normally will sit here. For case of permissions by default users can see other files without the ability of changing or modification, if you also ...
First, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb are disks, not partitions. (In the Windows world, the term disk is sometimes applied to partitions, but the terms mean different things. A disk is a physical device, such as a disk that's built into a computer or an external disk. A partition is a subdivision of a disk as described in a partition table, which is a simple data ...
Simple: There is none ;-) Dual-Booting just means that you will on bootup (after powerbutton is prssed and BIOS showed POST messages) be NOT greeted by thw Operating System as you have two installed. Instead you will be given the option to chose which one to start (Actually you can even dual-boot without that chosing-screen but let's ignore that for a ...
Clone the HDD using CloneZilla http://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/03_Disk_to_disk_clone, then run gparted to resize the disk. To resize a partition: 1.- Select a partition. 2.- Choose: Partition → Resize/Move 3.- Adjust the size of the disk. 4.- Click Resize/Move.
By running applications from your original HDD (even if you'd be able to make it work), you'd bypass the package management (apt). Don't do that! You wouldn't receive any updates on your applications and they might be vulnerable to attacks from outside (for example, your webbrowser) or have unresolved, breaking bugs. If you don't have very limited bandwith, ...
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