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Sep
11
comment Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data
theres always software solutions like Acronis but you still need sufficient space to backup and compress your data. specially if its 1.5TB. but glad you got it sorted !
Sep
11
answered Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data
Sep
9
comment Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data
unfortunately, that cant be done without backing up your data. assuming you have a tower instead of a laptop can you not get a 2TB HDD and back up your data ?
Sep
3
comment Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data
so if i understand you correctly youd like to move the data in the home directory of your old installation (worth 1.5TB) to an actual data partition ?
Sep
3
comment How do I enable all four cores on my Toshiba P70-A notebook? (only one enabled now)
Are you able to check the cpu values under /sys/devices/system/cpu/
Sep
3
comment ubuntu 13.04 doesn't recognise my WD external hard drive
Have you done "dmesg | tail" to see what happens with the USB drivers ? How is this USB formatted ? NTFS / FAT32 / exFAT ?
Sep
3
comment Win7 workgroup machine invisible to ubuntu machine in same workgroup
are you able to paste the screenshots of ipconfig result for both Win7 machines in your question.
Sep
3
comment AMD HD 6570 Driver for Ubuntu 12.04
Information is just a google away .. :) help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
Sep
3
comment ubuntu12.04 can't connect to a specific WIFI SSID
what authentication are you using ? can you paste the output of the command in your question please ... "iwlist wlan0 scan YOURSID". This is assuming your device is wlan0.
Sep
3
accepted Very very slow transfer speeds between Windows 7 and samba server running on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 minimal
Sep
3
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Sep
3
accepted Ubuntu 12.04 Automounting ntfs partition
Sep
3
comment Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data
so you want to delete the OS partition the 2TB drive and expand the data partition to the deleted OS partition ? once you boot using the new HDD (with your newly installed OS) just use fdisk to do this. heres a guide to resize a partition, htmlgraphic.com/how-to-resize-partition-without-data-loss
Sep
3
answered Skipping GRUB Menu?
Sep
3
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Sep
3
comment Skipping GRUB Menu?
sounds like grub is unable to see the root device.
Sep
3
comment Making dual boot with windows
So are you trying to reinstall a new version of Ubuntu ? Can you give a bit more detail about the cpu you have ? Is it 32 bit or 64 bit ? Now you perhaps know that a 64 bit version of Ubuntu will not work on a 32 bit cpu right ?
Jul
18
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
18
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May
15
awarded  Notable Question