[OT]Please Help!

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Tue Mar 31 19:02:17 UTC 2009

gparted is great for working with Windows partitions too.  I'm using a 
live DVD from the March 2007 Linux Magazine (Issue 76), which includes 
a minimal gparted distribution. I boot from that whenever I need to 
work on Windows partitions.


Doesn't look like the DVD .ISO is online, though...  Try:


Even further OT: I've been struggling with a laptop that just doesn't 
want WiFi and Bluetooth (and even ACPI) to work with various Linuces, 
so I've been creating, deleting and re-sizing partitions as I try to 
install different versions Linux.  I addition to the recovery 
partition and the Vista NTFS partition, I have partitions for /var, 
/home, /boot and / partitions for SUSE 11.0, Ubuntu Hardy, Puppy, 
Debian Lenny, and about to add Ubuntu Jaunty.  This drive is up to 
/dev/sda11 and counting.  Sadly, Windows Vista is the only OS that 
provides full functionality on this laptop (Toshiba Satellite P200D 
PSPBLC-01D08C).  Advice, suggestions and sympathies gratefully 


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On 31 Mar 2009 at 15:26 Joel Goguen <jtgoguen at gmail.com> wrote
about "Re: [OT]Please Help![...]"

>Is that with Windows Vista?  I know that XP allowed editing
>partitions, so long as Windows was installed on the primary master
>(yes, my last Windows XP install was back in the IDE-only days...) it
>would let me create and delete partitions to my heart's content.  I've
>avoided Windows Vista installs, all I know is that it's reportedly
>prettier and faster than an XP install.
>On 09-03-31 03:12 PM, Brent wrote:
>> Of course your can try, but past painful experience has taught me
>> that when Windows installs it wipes the drive. Note that during any
>> Windows install there is no partition option given as is the case
>> with a Linux install. It just blindly goes ahead and installs itself
>> regardless of who you want it to play with. Brent
>> Joel Goguen wrote:
>>> Hold up, a full reinstall may not be necessary. Try reinstalling
>>> GRUB as already suggested, a reinstall isn't needed if that
>>> succeeds and finds your Ubuntu installation.
>>> On 09-03-31 02:49 PM, Brent wrote:
>>>> Typically, Windows takes over the entire hard drive when it
>>>> installs so I believe you have lost your Ubuntu partition.
>>>> Reinstall Ubuntu but say good bye to any data you may have had on
>>>> that partition. Rinstallation will allow a new Linux partition and
>>>> reloads grub for your , now. dual boot system.
>>>> Brent
>>>> Jentry Jibben wrote:
>>>>> Quick question. i am not ture if this is the right channel to go
>>>>> through, but what ever.
>>>>> i have recently needed to reinstall windows on my computer. and
>>>>> previously i had dual booting both ubuntu and windows. now my
>>>>> loading screen is gone. and i cannot reach unbuntu!!!
>>>>> Is there a hot key that i press when the start up is loading???
>>>>> how do i get unbuntu back???
>Joel Goguen
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