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Old 06-30-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Partitioning Turns Laptop Power Off Compaq Evo N610c


Hi. I have Ubuntu 8.04 installed on my Compaq Evo N610c. I wanted to shrink the partition size so I would have room for a multi-boot. So, I popped in the GParted Live CD, waited for it to finish scanning, and then told it to shrink my 26.75 GB partition (ext3) to a 8.0 GB partition. However, this seems to take a while, so when I walk off while I do this, when I come back the power is off. It seems the computer turns off for some reason during partitioning. What might be the cause of this?

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hi. I have Ubuntu 8.04 installed on my Compaq Evo N610c. I wanted to shrink the partition size so I would have room for a multi-boot. So, I popped in the GParted Live CD, waited for it to finish scanning, and then told it to shrink my 26.75 GB partition (ext3) to a 8.0 GB partition. However, this seems to take a while, so when I walk off while I do this, when I come back the power is off. It seems the computer turns off for some reason during partitioning. What might be the cause of this?
I have the N610c as well and I have used a couple versions of Ubuntu on it in the past.
Have you attempted partitioning more than once? Are you reproducing the problem?
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:18 PM   #3
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Check your power management settings in the BIOS. Also check to make sure performance is set instead of automatic mode or battery optimize mode. Third turn off SpeedStep.

Use Zalman ZM-NC2000 notebook cooler.

I found the information of your notebook computer at the following address.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...11382_div.HTML

If the above does not work may need to include noapic, noacpi, and/or acpi=off at the boot loader.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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Yes, I did try multiple times, and I saw that information myself, but excuse if I'm being a dolt, but I'm not quite sure what in that information may have helped me. Each time I got the same response.
 
  


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