GParted partitioning options, align to cylinder or to MiB ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 24, 2010
For the GParted partitioning options, when creating or changing a partition on a SATA hard drive, which option is best to use; (align to cylinder, or to MiB )? The newest version of GParted I used, and it did default to "align to MiB, which then created 1 MB gaps between some partitions. Is it better to have no gaps, and is this new version safe to use to move and or resize NTFS windows partitions ? Will it include the boot sector when it moves or resizes ntfs ?Thanks.
Lost with too many options: SMP, 64bit or not etc
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 14, 2012
Had my first taste of Linux with Ubuntu 8 & liked that. Came to reinstall on another Pc & got v11.10 with Unity which runs like treacle on that machine.
I have 4 pcs onto which I would like to put linux:
2 are 64bit capable Dells with 4gb ram (9200 & E520), one is my GIS/graphics pc, a Tyan mobo dual xeon (2004) 4gb ram 64bit capable. Getting on abit but still delivers.
Finally, another similar but 32bit only dual xeon workstation (got Ubuntu 10) currently only with 2gb ram.
1/ Is there any advantage in limiting my choice to a 64bit kernel? I tried a live Vector disk on one of the Dells & it was excellent but no 64bit.
2/Does 32bit Linux have the same memory addressing limits as Windows? ie can it see more than 3.5/4gb?
3/If I run 64 bit am I correct in thinking that Linux software needs to be compiled to run on 64bit (not so much of that around? I'm thinking particularly of gvSIG, which is my serious use and a 64bit version of that seems very un
Using Gparted Partitioning Editor to clone USB sticks
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 13, 2010
I now have an install of Ubuntu 10.10 on a USB drive and would like to clone the result onto another USB drive of the same size. Both USB drives are 4Gb.
I've used Gparted Partitioning Editor and have copied from the master USB stick to another USB stick. Looking from within the editor they look the same in terms of configuration after the copying process e.g same filesystem boot flag set.
When I try to boot off the copied USB stick it comes up with a 'no operating system' message at boot.
Is this the right tool to use to clone USB sticks or is there another option?
gparted cannot unmount /dev/sda1 or partition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 13, 2008
I'm trying to create a partition for XP on my xubuntu system, as I need the MS office suite for some work. With gparted the "=> resize/move" item was greyed out so I went to unmount /dev/sda1 and got:
"Could not unmount /dev/sda1
The partition could not be unmounted from the following mountpoints:
Most likely other partitions are also mounted on these mountpoints. You are advised to unmount them manually."
I never really expected this to work, as to my way of thinking this would involve unmounting the working drive... or something to that effect. I know this is a common thing to be doing, and the solution is most likely obvious/trivial (though not to me).
Could someone possibly point me in the right direction?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 23, 2014
I'm a bit stuck now and would appreciate some help. For the first time since 8.04 I've decided to put / and /home on different partitions. So, during the 14.04 install I started to create / and /home but for some reason it looked as though I could not do both. I abandoned and used a third party utility (Partition Magic) to create my two new partitions for / and /home. I can see via Partition Magic my HD and the partitions, sdb1 is my winxp partition (I dual boot for itunes) and various other primary and logical partitions. I have formatted two of them as ext3 for / and /home (when do the live CD install I will reformat ext4). I boot to my usb stick and start the install of 14.04 – problem is gparted sees my HD as unallocated with an exclamation mark. I have looked at my HD via Try Ubuntu and as expected gparted still sees my HD as unallocated despite there being two ext3 partitions on it. I do not really want to reformat the whole HD because I have XP/itunes on it. Can
Gparted partitioning specifics
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 2, 2015
My goal is to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7
I backed up my files
wiped my hard drive
hard drive is 931.51 GiB
what partitions do i need for linux?
sources vary with swap root boot home
this source has a bunch of other stuff... what do you think of it?
does it matter what order they are in?
how large should each partition be?
what file system should each partition be?
should they be primary, logical, extended?
should i use unallocated space for windows, or should i delegate a partition to it before installing windows?
if so, how would i format that partition?
does it matter what order i put the space for windows?
can i triple boot with ubuntu, windows 7 and mac?
if so how?
i know there are many sources on all these topics, but they seem controversial.
Best options for disk or file mirror without shutting down machine [closed]
location: linuxexchange.com - date: May 10, 2013
I'm looking for some good options for mirroring or cloning my disk without shutting the machine down. In the past all the options I've looked at are very expensive (usually several thousands).
Hoping to find something that works for Windows (2003 and 2008) and Linux.
Hoping to spend up to a few hundred, definitely not thousands.
gparted: options to create hfs, hfs+, ntfs greyed out while partitioning external HD
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 10, 2009
I just bought an external HD and am partitioning it from the gparted which I have in installed in Jaunty. I have a dual boot set up with Jaunty/OSX (the computer is a MBP), and so I want to have two partitions on the external HD, which is my backup HD. One partition will be ext3, and the other hfs+. I've created the ext3 partition, but the option for hfs+ (as well as ntfs and others) is greyed out. How do I get the options to be available ?
Replacing or Working with Windows CE 6.0 on Netbook Options are Sought!
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 28, 2012
This looked like the most appropiate section being mobile since the inquiry here is about the not so likely replacement of the embedded and extremely limited Windows CE 6.0 or stripped to the core Windows 7 on a small Sylvania netbook having 512mb ram and a 2gb SSD.
The Joli OS in the Cloud will be one of the first alternates looked at since the IE is too limited to even log into social networks let alone more secure accounts due to not seeing any Java support. That offers two versions once that installs onto CE but runs the OS in the cloud and the full replacement installer which is likely to fail is the embedded CE is on rom chip.
The question here would be about any other lighter weight versions for any of the other smaller distros like ubuntu or Puppy, etc. that could be made to run along side CE or while booting live from a USB flash drive to run a distro live is also being looked at as well.
The netbook itself was a gift to someone who has never upgraded from XP let alon
32bit or 64bit installation? Other options? What would you do?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 26, 2008
I've never been able to get an Ubuntu installation to work on my computer (except for one which got stolen the week after I had it setup ) and I now have a brand new computer that I've built, but it seems I've made some poor decisions when I bought on a tight budget. I have a Pentium Dual Core E2200 @ 2.2Ghz and an Nvidia 8600GT with 1GB Ram and an rtl8187L chipset based wireless adapter. Now when I had Ubuntu 32-bit installed I was able to get my wireless working through ndiswrapper and I was able to find some workarounds for my 8600GT and some glitches it was causing from poor driver support, but performance was terrible. Compared to the multitasking I was able to achieve in Windows XP 32-bit Ubuntu couldn't even seem to start the race. I then decided to install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu, and the system does seem much snappier, but I cannot get any drivers working through ndiswrapper for my wireless, and I don't even know if my 8600GT will be supported fully yet.
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