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Old 02-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Redhat and Ubunto Duel Boot

My 200 GB HDD> if I connect it to windows 7 as a 2nd HDD and run EASEUS Partition master then it shows like below-
Disk 2 (MBR)

Partition File_System Capacity Used Unused Status Type

*: Other 8.00GB 8.00GB 0Bytes None Primary
*:/boot EXT3 101.98MB 15.78MB 86.19MB Active Primary
*:/ EXT3 5.00GB 2.64GB 2.36GB None Primary
*: EXT3 4.77GB 2.14GB 2.62GB None Logical
* Unallocated 168.44GB 0Bytes 168.44GB None Logical

here my structures from the hierarchy >>
*: "is swap I have assign it to 8GB"
*:/boot "is the boot partition for Linux while I boot my system from the 2nd Hard Drive...It shows Ubuntu in top then Ubuntu Recover then Memory Test and Red hat Enterprise at bottom"
*:/ "is RED HAT Linux Enter Prise for Trial
*: "is Ububntoo 11.10

now my question is-
1. How could Ubuntu run with out "/" Drive for itself?
2. How to resize my existing partition without re install?
Old 02-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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now my question is-
1. How could Ubuntu run with out "/" Drive for itself?
It cannot even install without a "/" root partition. Much there is nothing to run. It is like asking: How could Windows 7 run without the C:\ drive? --answer, no way.

However, if you have a liveCD for Ubuntu, well of course, you can run it, use it, and play with it by simply booting from your CD/DVD drive --it merely uses the RAM.

2. How to resize my existing partition without re install?
Use gParted, or Partition Manager in Ubuntu.

Hope it helps. Goodluck.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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Good way to have several distributions in one computer is with VirtualBox.



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