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Old 07-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #16
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Thank you grapefruitgirl.

Thank you Eric.

Eric, I did not extract, but I did run the dvd partially (up to the confusing partition resize part), and it seemed flawless up to that point. Guess I should run another, before I have problems, huh?!
 
Old 07-27-2010, 04:17 PM   #17
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Thank you, friends!
Grapefruitgirl is correct, and Erics tutorial solved that lil issue!

Now, Before I run this, I have one more bit that needs clarity.

My laptop is only a week old, so not very much is changed here. In my Disk Management, it shows 3 partitions, that were here by default from the start. In summary, it reads:

1. 1.46 GB - Active, Recovery Partition
2. 222.43 GB NTFS - Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
3. 8.99 GB - Primary Partition

It is obvious to me that #1 is for emergencies, and #2 is my windows partition. What is that mysterious #3? I cannot see it in My Computer. It seems un-accessible. I am operating windows under my Administrator User Account.

Is it safe to delete that #3 so I can have 9 more GB for my Kubuntu?
 
Old 07-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #18
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I think it's not safe to remove the partition #3 (but someting like 10GB, or less, is OK to Kubuntu, since you can mount the windows partition from it, and store things in that :P)

* in my last post, I've posted an wrong link. The correct: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...nstall/Kubuntu

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Old 07-28-2010, 01:43 AM   #19
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Hi Neal,

I've noticed that 'strange' partition also on installations, for some reason that's not clear to me it's created when Windoze is installed. Since you're harddisk is large enough I'd only work with the
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2. 222.43 GB NTFS - Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
partition. The first one is an emergency recovery partition to reinstall Windows to factory defaults when needed. I'm not sure if you also need a recovery CD/DVD (the systems asks you if you want to create one when you first install Windhoos).

So, basically, resize the biggest partition and use that free space for your Kubuntu installation.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:46 AM   #20
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Thanks fbobraga.

In the past I have had problems with creating 5 or more partitions on a disk, not that I know what Im talking about.
So, here I have 3 partitions, and must create 2 more (Kubuntu and Swap). Does anyone see a problem with me having 5 partitions?
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:47 AM   #21
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Hey Eric!
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:48 AM   #22
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Hi Neal,

If I'm correct you can create up to four primary partitions on one disk, since swap will be created in an extended partition I don't see any problem here.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:50 AM   #23
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Brother, Im shootin for a 100% successful install, on the FIRST attempt!!!
No more "weeks" of pulling our hairs out. Lucky you,seems you have no more to pull out...

;-D
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:52 AM   #24
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Brother, Im shootin for a 100% successful install, on the FIRST attempt!!!
No more "weeks" of pulling our hairs out. Lucky you,seems you have no more to pull out...

;-D
Hey buddy,

It's by choice that I don't have any more hairs to pull out. Once a week some private time with a razor takes care of that

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:58 AM   #25
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Oh the kids Eric, the kids! This is not the proper forum for this nonsense!!!

So Im writing the recovery disc now, just... in... case...

Any reason I should create a System Image?
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:03 AM   #26
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Hello,

Only for the obvious reason that you'll need it if you ever want to reinstall Windoze with its current configurations (if I'm not mistaking).

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #27
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Thumbs up!
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:22 AM   #28
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Ok these backup functions are going slow. Imma run out for some burnt bean juice, maybe it will be done when I return.

Then I will attack the partition-re-size task,
then finally,
run the Kubuntu 10.04 installation.

I hope to be dual-boot by noon-ish.

100% flawless re-size and install.
Please, Krishna!
Hare Krishna!
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:23 AM   #29
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Eric, if you still do the IM, maybe I will find you for chat later. Peace, bro!
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:38 AM   #30
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Good luck and enjoy your juice And yes I'm still using IM (although most of the time with a 'busy' status but don't let that bother you.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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