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Old 01-19-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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Ubuntu only installed on the C-drive while i can not open the F-drive


Ok, so my problem is that i installed Ubuntu on my C-drive (I used to have 2 different windows-versions one on my C and one of my F-drive). So i figured i would keep Windows in my F-drive if i would only install it on my C-drive. But i can not open Windows anymore and now i want all the GB's that are on my previous F-drive on my Ubuntu-map. Since there is some 20 GB on the F-drive and i only have 8 GB from my previous C-drive. (I hope this made sense )

If someone can help me on this one, thanks a lot!
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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If you just want to be able to load windows you will need to edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst so that it has a section for your Windows on drive F.

can you post the output of
Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
I'm guessing that F is a separate drive, not a partition of drive C?
if it is, you will need to add something like this:
Code:
 
title           Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader (hd1,0)+1
EDIT:
Do you want to keep windows and save stuff to drive F from linux??
If so, writing to a NTFS file systems on linux is still not 100%
You would be better of splitting F to 10G/10G or similar and creating a fat32 file system that both linux and windows have no problems with.

EDIT2:
pixellany's post below may be of more help to start with

Last edited by deroB; 01-19-2007 at 08:58 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!!
First, Linux does not use the Windows drive letters**. We'll need to see where things are in Linux terms--more on this in minute.

What probably happened here is that you had your system set up to boot both Windows versions using the Windows boot loader. When you installed Linux, it put in the Linux bootloader. It usually detects the presence of Windows, but it might not in this case--maybe because the remaining Windows is not on the first partition.

It appears that Linux is running OK. Open a terminal and enter this command:
sudo fdisk -l
This will tell us where everything is installed. It will also show you the Linux way of referring to drives and partitions. The general form of this is /dev/hdXY, where X is the drive #(start with a), and Y is the partition number (start with 1). Thus, /dev/hda1 is the first partition on the first drive**.
If you have SATA or SCSI, then it will be /dev/sdXY

Post the fdisk output here, and we can show you how to set the bootloader to load Windows.


**Note also that Windows uses "drive" to mean partition. Thus, your "C Drive" and "F drive" are maybe both partitions on one Physical drive.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 10:50 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deroB
creating a fat32 file system that both linux and windows have no problems with.
Or an ext2 or ext3 filesystem, which you can directly access from Linux, but also from Windows either in read/write mode thanks to Ext2IFS or only in read mode with Explore2fs.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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Thank you for the reply's.
I would like to completely delete windows and send the free space to my ubuntu drive if this was not jet clear. I still don't fully understand the provided information but i will ask someone that knows .
 
Old 01-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Zeruzo
Thank you for the reply's.
I would like to completely delete windows and send the free space to my ubuntu drive if this was not jet clear. I still don't fully understand the provided information but i will ask someone that knows .
Huh??? The people that know are right here. What is the question??

Please note that people here often throw out all kinds of stuff--no knowing what your level is. Stop us--ask us to explain each word that doe not make sense to you (That is how we learned.)
 
Old 01-21-2007, 06:14 AM   #7
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Right .

So what is a terminal?
Cause thats basically my biggest problem.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 06:48 AM   #8
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It is a command line interface.
It looks like MS-DOS for example.

Here's what it could look like:
http://www.linux.org.mt/files/term1.jpg

If you are in Ubuntu, just click on "Applications" in the top-left corner of your screen, go to Accessories->Terminal.

Here's a beginner's guide for it:
http://www.linux.org.mt/node/49
 
Old 01-21-2007, 07:25 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeruzo
Right .

So what is a terminal?
Cause thats basically my biggest problem.
No offense, but you may not be quite ready to blast windows yet.

In my personal experience, I blasted Windows with my first install, several years ago.., and was insanely frustrated after about a week, and ended up re-installing Windows. Being a fairly competent Windows user, it frustrated me to no end not even being able to figure out how to install the codecs to play an mp3 or how to play a DVD.

After this, I picked up a second hard drive, and used it for Linux Installs while keeping Windows undisturbed on another drive. I tried a LONG list of distros, some I kept as long as a month before deciding I didn't like them, others I kept as little as a few days.

It took me several years of off and on trying before finally getting a distro to work almost 100%(Fedora Core 5). The only thing I couldn't get to work, was my TV card. Other than that, I loved FC5. I had it about 2mo, with no intention of changing, when Ubuntu 6.06 came out, and I started reading how much everyone liked it. I decided to give it a try, and the rest is history. My PC and my Laptop are now Ubuntu 6.10 only, and I couldn't be happier.

Good luck... and by the way, First rule of LQ, ALWAYS listen to pixellany.

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 01-21-2007 at 07:27 AM.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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Good luck... and by the way, First rule of LQ, ALWAYS listen to pixellany.
Gosh, I don't know what to say.....I wonder if I should point out all the mistakes I have made since joining here??..
 
Old 01-24-2007, 07:57 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyGunFreak
No offense, but you may not be quite ready to blast windows yet.
I have ubuntu for more then a week now and i am far from being frustrated. The only difficulty i have experienced so far is the mentioned one. For the rest it is a quite good and easy to understand tool.
 
  


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