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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:35 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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How do I partition my disk to put Ubuntu on my COMP?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

tinman47 wrote:
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How do I partition my disk to put Ubuntu on my COMP?


Actually, I really want to find this out too. I used Partition Magic, a Windows partitioning program and apparently Ubuntu doesn't like it. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:53 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

All I know is that your suppose to do it off the Ubuntu CD
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait...

You post a "How to..." and you don't know...how to...?

Speaking of partitions. Tell me. My friend bought a new puter. It had Vista. He removed it and put on winxp. Apparently, says he, when he installed windows, puter was partitioned into 3. Why would that happen?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:18 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

GAMER wrote:
.... puter was partitioned into 3. Why would that happen?

Possibilities:
1 primairy for system, 2 and 3 for data?
1 primairy for system, 1 for data, 1 hidden one for recovery?
and so on ....
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It had Vista. He removed it

If it was partitioned under VISTA he find those partitions back when he installed XP. You need to delete those partitions, formatting will not remove those. On the other hand, having a -(smaller)- C: for system files and a -(large)- D: for data is the key to keep your system clean and fast.

tinman47&hyde : http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php

And hyde: works with PartMag 8.05, but you must know what you do. If you're a beginner (we all been there) you really better use the install/partition prog that's on the CD.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:31 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

tinman47 wrote:
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How do I partition my disk to put Ubuntu on my COMP?


qparted or gparted
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:25 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

hyde` wrote:
I used Partition Magic, a Windows partitioning program and apparently Ubuntu doesn't like it. Sad


As said already a post or two up, PM works, but I always run it from a bootCD, can make a difference maybe.
If you absolutely want to use PM is stead of the UBU program for partitioning, this is how it should look:


Keep in mind, a swapspace is allocated, but NOT formated !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:27 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ubuntu should come with either QParted or GParted. Use that to format.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe to remove partitions under winXP, just run the disk management tool and right click on the other partitions and choose delete Happy of course this does not let you adjust the windows partition because windows is in use -.- thus if you wish to extend your windows partition you will need some third party tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Game Creation to General Off-Topic, belongs there, nothing to see with Game Creation. Splitted from Tinman47's 'get Linux' topic.

BTW: nothing's wrong with the posting, just a small clean up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

franpa wrote:
hehe to remove partitions under winXP, just run the disk management tool and right click on the other partitions and choose delete Happy of course this does not let you adjust the windows partition because windows is in use -.- thus if you wish to extend your windows partition you will need some third party tool.


Yeah, but if you plan ahead, you can choose the right partitioning when you install XP. I for one never needed to modify a partition AFTER I installed XP! Tbbbbbth!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:50 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry the Laffer wrote:
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*Read: in GO-T it's Larry's problem, not mine*
Tbbbbbth!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider: Thanks a lot for the help. I guess I'll stick with the Ubuntu partitioning program for now since I really don't know much about partitioning in the first place.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the way I used to do it:

1) Use Partition Magic to resize the size of your Windows Partition
2) Select Apply
3) Reboot your computer with the Live CD in it
4) Click Install
5) When they ask stuff about the partitioning, select the option which means that it uses the largest free part of you HD. It will now automatically make partitions for Ubuntu and you don't have to do anything Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just put this question to an end.

I have no idea why people are telling you to waste the time with Partition Magic. Ubuntu comes with either qparted or gparted. That program will do everything you need from a pretty gui.

GAMER wrote:

My friend bought a new puter. It had Vista. He removed it and put on winxp. Apparently, says he, when he installed windows, puter was partitioned into 3. Why would that happen?


Most brand-name computers come like this.

1. Windows
2. Data
3. Recovery partition

I'd just tell them to format it all, download XP, set the primary partition to like 20-40 gigs and then set the other partition to the rest of the drive, and use it for data.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

wardrich wrote:
I'll just put this question to an end.
I have no idea why people are telling you to waste the time with Partition Magic. Ubuntu comes with either qparted or gparted. That program will do everything you need from a pretty gui.

Someone's drunk it seems. Happy

All those people telling him the same: use the partition prog that is shipped with Ubu, let that one do the job.

HE -(read as: hyde)- asked about PM .....

LOL here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:33 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't say anything about needing to fix it. It's all smooth now. I was just wondering why it does that. Dosraider answered me fine in the first half of his post a billion posts ago. Tbbbbbth!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:27 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice on partitioning my disk with the software that comes with Ubuntu. Worked well, however the operating system itself wasn't really what I was looking for right now. Oh well, I'll probably go back to using it again sometime, but for now I'll stick with Windows, I guess. Congratulatory
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:02 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Linux,its very stable.For *CLEAR THROAT* many...many...reasons.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

hyde` wrote:
Thanks for the advice on partitioning my disk with the software that comes with Ubuntu. Worked well, however the operating system itself wasn't really what I was looking for right now. Oh well, I'll probably go back to using it again sometime, but for now I'll stick with Windows, I guess. Congratulatory


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