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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 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
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
awarded  Commentator
Sep
3
comment Skipping GRUB Menu?
sounds like grub is unable to see the root device.
Jul
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May
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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
12
comment “burn as file or burn content” Which should I choose?
@EliahKagan Yup good point. my selection of word isnt obviously right so I changed it to unarchive.
Apr
12
revised “burn as file or burn content” Which should I choose?
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Apr
12
comment fstab error on boot
What error do you get ?
Apr
12
answered “burn as file or burn content” Which should I choose?