[ubuntu-in] question about Partition-Swap VISTA-LINUX
akrinar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 02:42:16 GMT 2010
I use 200 GB and 2 GB Ram.
WinRe: 1.5 Gb
C: Vista 52 Gb
D: Linux 24
E: swap 2.4
F: data 107 GB
now i using Vista & Linux together without any problem but i want reinstall
my Vista again & i think my harddisk partition is not good and I do not know
the right type of partition in that situation.
You can have only two primary partitions and the rest need to be under
a logical partition.
I think we can have 4 Primary partitions.
*I'm sure that my current partition is not good. see it again. i use the
Fdisk -l in terminal: *
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 192 1536000 27 Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 192 6948 54272000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 6949 9987 24410767+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 9988 24321 115137855 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9988 10352 2931831 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 10353 24321 112204800 7 HPFS/NTFS
But my Vista partiton showing:
My Current partition:
1. WinRe(EISA Configuration) Primary
2. c: Vista Primary
3. d: /Linux primary
4. e: Swap primary
5. f: data Logical driver
On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Mehdi,
> Your mail is a bit confusing but here goes
> am not deleting anything from your original mail but am putting my
> replies inline.
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Mehdi <akrinar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear friends
> > Already i install The Linux-Ubuntu 9.10 on my Laptop. It working now but
> > showing the error on the Linux which( the Hard disk fails because of bad
> > sector and it showing that replace your hard-disk) I disable the
> > notification and i worked on it without any problem.
> > but i want install everything from first.
> meaning you want to install Ubuntu Linux afresh , all over again.
> > Note: I install the Linux on the Vista
> Did you install Linux from within Windows using WUBI ??
> > My Current partition:
> > 1. WinRe(EISA Configuration) Primary
> > 2. c: Vista Primary
> > 3. d: /Linux primary
> > 4. e: Swap primary
> > 5. f: data Logical driver
> from this i am again assuming that Ubuntu has been installed from
> within - please confirm that is so
> > I use the recovery Cd to install the vista and automatically it install
> > WinRe and Drive C:Vista after that we can add the any partition, I can
> > remove the WinRe partition and i must have it in future which whenevery i
> > want recovery my Vista i need it.
> Ok no problem with that.
> > But may i ask you that:
> > 1) Is it necessary to have the Swap partition?
> > 2) What is the best type of partition in that situation?
> Now my queries to help you out better.
> How Much HD Space do you have ??
> How much is used by Win Recovery and Wistaa
> How much is used in F: Data
> B. Swap - depends on how much RAM you have. other can say how useful
> SWAP i think putting aside a reasonable about is good. The norm is 2
> times what your RAM is (so if your RAM is 1 GB your SWAp should be 2
> GB) this can be lowered if you are not doing intensive app usage.
> C. Using WUBI is nice and easy to setup but in the long run does not
> make for a happy experience so have you considered dual booting Ubuntu
> with Linux
> As yo already have Wince RE and Wistaa installed you can ver easily
> install Ubuntu and make it truly dual boot.
> If you do this
> suggest the following partitions
> Already Existing :
> 1. Wince Re(EISA Configuration) Primary
> 2. c: Vista Primary
> You can have only two primary partitions and the rest need to be under
> a logical partition.
> I have no idea what your HD looks like, or what size it is so cannot
> suggest anything deinite
> however if you can make a largish primary partion you can make the
> following partions _ using gparted from th live ubuntu CD just before
> starting the actual installation
> Extended Partition
> data Filesystem NTFS
> /boot - 100 MB
> SWAP - twice RAM
> / or /root - 4 GB for a very basic install and 8 gig for a more full
> fledged one and 12 15GIG for an install where you will never want
> /home - as much (as big) as you can make it.
> What this basic partition does is stores all your user data in /home
> and keeps it from the vagaries of your Operating System located in
> /root. /boot controls your boot up and is good to keep seperate since
> it allows for better management.
> My partition table which is dual booted looks like this
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda1 21G 15G 5.6G 73% /media/IBM_PRELOAD -
> WInce Expee OS which came on the machine - i have deleted the recovery
> as its not needed
> /dev/sda2 20G 109M 20G 1% /media/SharedT6N - a
> shared drived to store wince expee data
> /dev/sda7 22G 12G 8.9G 56% / where linux Ubuntu
> Operating System is Located
> /dev/sda5 99M 37M 58M 39% /boot -
> /dev/sda9 165G 86G 71G 55% /home - my data sections
> SWAP 6 G i have 3 G of RAM
> hope this helps
> PS - wince expee , wistaa, wince RE are not trademarks and not
> registered to any one and may be used instead of the more commonly
> used names from the great company that is called M$ or some such. If
> you use a pirated version i suggest not telling anyone about it. After
> all you would then be a criminal ;-) and hence better to hide.
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