[ubuntu-uk] missing hard drive

norman silverstone norman at littletank.org
Thu May 2 15:41:30 UTC 2013

On 02/05/13 16:27, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> norman silverstone wrote:
>> The fog is beginning to clear. By the look of things Windows 7 is on
>> the 500GB drive and Xubuntu is on the 250GB drive. Why did this
>> happen? I always thought that when making a dual install the Ubuntu
>> OS went on to the same drive as Windows and this is what I want -
>> operating systems on one drive each in its own partition and the
>> other drive for storing data and so on. This is how it was before I
>> started the new install, Windows XP Pro and Xubuntu 12.04 on the 500
>> GB drive.
> This doesn't sound like such a crazy default, either way the installer
> does tell you what it intends to do with partitions and the like
> before it writes to them.
>> I realise that I have lost some data but most of it was backed up so
>> that can be recovered but, how do I reinstall Xubuntu 13.04 so that
>> it is on the 500GB drive and the two operating systems and their
>> application in separate partitions?
> You can re-run the installer and this time, at the partitioning stage,
> instruct it to do that. More technically involvedly, you could rejig
> the partitions on the 500G and copy the Linux partition over, then
> repair Grub. The latter would preserve the current state of the
> install.
Avi, you are correct in what you say about the partitioning at the 
install stage, however, on reflection, there was no partitioning choice 
offered. I think I chose the first offer which was to install alongside 
Windows 7. The installer did not do this and I am now wondering if this 
is a bug or have I missed something?


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