Moving Ubuntu from one drive to another

Ray Parrish crp at
Sun Mar 22 21:10:06 UTC 2009

George R. Hozendorf wrote:
> I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my Mac.  I'd set up a partition  
> for it, but when prompted it would only let me put it on the same  
> partition the Mac OS is on.  Now I can't find where it is to try to  
> move it to the 2nd partition.  How do I move it?  If I can't move it,  
> how do I get the installer to recognize the 2nd partition?
> Thanks,
> Hozey
Boot from the Live CD again, and then use the System, Administration, 
Partition Editor menu item, to access Gparted, with which you should be 
able to partition, and format the other drive. While you're doing that, 
you should also be able to see any second partition that may have been 
created on your Mac OS drive as well.

If you do not find a second partition on your Mac's drive, then could it 
be remotely possible that you somehow installed Ubuntu with Wubi? I do 
not know if that is even possible on a Mac, as Wubi is a Windows 
program, and I do not know if they will run at all on a Mac.

Wubi is the installer that will install Ubuntu within the Windows file 
system, as if it were just another Windows application. I'm not really 
even sure if it's on the normal Live CD, as I saw no options to use it 
when I installed Ubuntu on my machine.

Later, Ray Parrish

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