Migrating Wubi Installation: Creating "type 83 Linux" partition to move Wubi into.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 3, 2013
I've been an Ubuntu fan since 10.04 but I've never had to use Wubi (nor the forum, sorry if I leave anything out) to install Ubuntu before (Can't install from USB anymore); I'm now running 12.10.
I'm running two HDDs in my Gateway FX, and I assume that "sdb" is the drive I am migrating to ('/host' is mounted on sdb2).
When I followed the "Simplified" (meaning vague) instructions on migrating Wubi, I got an issue in the terminal saying "/dev/sdb1 is mounted - please unmount and try again," as well as "partition /dev/sdb1 must be type 83 - Linux." After 2 hours of relentless searching, all I've learned is that it MUST be a clean, "type 83 - Linux" partition.
My question that I submit to you: "How do I create a 'type 83 - Linux' partition and how big should it be?" In addition, what is a 'swap' drive and is it necessary for migrating the Wubi installation? I've got no shortage of RAM if that is a factor at all for the 'swap.'
Copying files to/from SD card with Linux partition and Windows PC
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 4, 2010
Hi, I have an SD card that I formatted using my Ubuntu machine to contain one raw Linux partition and one FAT32 partition. Does anyone know of a way to be able to copy files to/from the SD card and my Windows PC? Right now, when I plug the SD card into my Windows PC, the FAT32 partition doesn't appear. When I try to copy files from my Windows PC to the raw Linux partition on the SD ard, I get "bad magic number" errors on the device that I use the SD card with. Is there some utility I can use on my Windows PC to be able to correctly read this SD card? It would be very convenient to have that for travel, etc when I don't have easy access to the Ubuntu machine. Any suggestions would be appreciated - thank you!!
How To use Linux Swap Partition as windows Swap file
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 28, 2006
I came across this neat little trick while researching another issue, installed it and have been running it for about two weeks. That being said, I only use win XP for morrowind, so I can't say I've fully verified this programs functionality.
How to use linux swap partition as windows swap file:
1. Go to the website below, and download the swapfs zip file to a windows accessible folder:
2. Write down the location of your linux swap partition (for example, mine is the 4th partition on the first drive; /dev/hda4 or (hd0,4). hda=hd0, hdb=hd2, etc... If your drive is sdaX, check your bios settings to determine which drive it is.
(Do not include extended partitions, only primary and logical).
3. Extract the contents of the zip file to its own folder, and open up the file "swapfs.reg" for editing, changing the two lines that read "\\Device\\Harddisk0\\Partition1" to the location of your linux swap partition (in
Why does linux need a swap partition ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 18, 2011
Since starting out with linux I have always accepted that linux requires a swap partition and understood this to be used as a kind of ram space for use in operating the system.
Given that ram sizes are far larger now than when linux was initially concieved, can anyone give a brief view as to why a swap is required, or what its actual purpose is, if my assumption is lacking?
Would a Linux swap partition work as a FreeBSD swap partition?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 26, 2013
I understand that a single linux swap partition could work as a swap partition for multiple distros, but could I use the same partition as a FreeBSD swap partition?
Can I install linux without a swap partition?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 17, 2003
Ok, I got 2 partitions on my hard drive dedicated to my Mandrake 9.0. I wanted to upgrade to 9.1 and was curious if I could get rid of the swap partition so I could dedicate more space to my files.
I want access to my files but forgot Linux login password & partition is encrypted
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 22, 2013
I feel awful and embarrassed. I had done a fresh install of Linux on my computer that has had Windows 7. I kept the Windows 7 OS, and just created a Linux partition on the same hard drive. When the installation program asked me whether I wanted to encrypt the Linux partition, I said "Yes". was out of the country for many months and forgot what my Linux login password is. All that I remember is my login username. I don't really care if I can't log in to my Linux partition. What I care about is accessing my personal files, such as my pictures (JPG).
I've tried to think of what the password could be, but all attempted passwords are incorrect. What can I do now?
Some possibly important bits of info:
--I am the only user on the Linux partition.
--My login gives me admin access.
-- I don't mind if it takes days for my password to be successfully guessed. I can wait. I just want access to my files.
--I sometimes need to work on the computer, u
How do I format or partition with Linux
location: linux.com - date: March 23, 2010
I was given a computer that is set up with Linux. After playing with it for a few days I have decided that I want to reformat the HD and install a Windows OS. I tried popping in the windows DVD, and it wont read it. I changed my boot priority to CD drive in the bios settings, and it still wont read. I tried with my DBAN boot disk that I know has worked on other computers and I cant get this to work either.
I tried to ask the guy who gave us the machine how I can do this, but I have not gotten a response from him.
To my knowledge there is no windows partition.
If there is anyone out there who can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.
I am not looking to start a debate on Linux vs.Windows.
I am not trying to flame Linux, its just a preference thing.
I am not looking for advice on how to set up windows, this I can handle once I figure out how to format the disk, or make a partition that can be formatted to ntfs.
Thank you in advance.
How get uuid of a device/partition in linux programatically?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 13, 2011
I am very much new to Linux programming. My question is Is there any way to read UUID of a device or partition in linux programatically. Is there any c/c++ API for user-space applications. I found some commands "sudo vol_id --uuid /dev/sda1", "sudo blkid", "ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/". But all are commands which we need to run in terminal. But i need to achieve this from a c/c++ program. Can some one help me in this problem.(FYI: I need to read uuid of root filesystem ("/") where Linux has been installed.)
Thank you in advance.
[SOLVED] How to determine which Linux partition w/ Grub controls the MBR?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 23, 2008
If in addition to Ubuntu I have other linux distros installed in separate partitions on my HD, what is a good way to determine exactly which distro (partition) is controlling the MBR? I know I can figure it out by examining the menu.lst files for all the partitions, but is there some Grub command in the grub CLI that will just tell me what partition controls the MBR?
Thanks for any help.
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