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reinstalling Ubuntu on a partition in existing dual-boot system?

I would like to know how (if?) I can re-install ubuntu (from a flash drive) onto a partition of my dual boot hard drive without destoying the other partitions (a winxp OS and a large partition with data on it, respectively.) [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Feb 11, 2015 - 8 answers

Recover lost space on a thumb drive?

Recently I used a 4GB thumb drive to help a friend fix some partition issues on his laptop using Dell's Utility Partition software. It worked. However, once I tried to remove the software from the thumb drive, it sealed the space used by the software and I cannot seem to make that space usable again. I have tried using Norton's Partition Magic, Windows 7's Disk Manager, gparted, and a few others I can't remember. Any ideas?
posted by 29 on Jun 13, 2010 - 5 answers

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 answers

How to partition 2 Hd for 2 Os

I am getting a new computer, and the infinite possibilities on how to partition two hard drives to put two operating systems is keeping me up at night. [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly on Jun 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Sliding Walls.

Can anyone point me to good examples of the use of sliding partitions in an modern residential space? [more inside]
posted by arha on May 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Mounting problems in Win 7

Windows 7: Is there any way to mount ext3/ext2 partitions in Windows 7? I would use Ext2 IFS but it's not compatible with the beta.
posted by Aanidaani on Jan 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Change drive letters on XP

I need to change nearly all the drive letters on XP, including the system partition. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Flash Drive FUBAR

My Flash drive has gone screwy. I think its partitions are gone. [more inside]
posted by spartacusroosevelt on Aug 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Help Me See What's In The "Hidden" Partition

My laptop comes with a "hidden" partition that is approximately 1.5GB in size that contains drivers, configuration settings, recovery utilities, etc. How can I see what's inside and browse that partition? I have tried assigning a drive letter using Partition Magic - but that returns error messages. I would like to take a peek for a couple of reasons, but the major purpose would be to grab the drivers and perform a clean install of XP, free of all the "crapware" that is all over the C: drive. Any ideas?
posted by Gerard Sorme on Jul 27, 2006 - 17 answers

All I want is my music back.

Partition Magic Tragic destroyed a partition on my hard drive, is there anyway to get the data off of it? [more inside]
posted by Mijo Bijo on Jan 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Dual boot - XP and Ubuntu

How can I set up my dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Sep 29, 2005 - 6 answers

help partitioning hard drive

I'm trying to install Red-Hat Linux on my computer but I'm having problems when I get to the step about partitioning the hard drive. [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Sep 10, 2005 - 9 answers

Separation of data and program files

Is it true that good practice dictates one ought to separate program files from data files (onto different partitions)? What are some good ways you accomplish this? What about the problem of WinXP putting the "Documents and Settings" folder (containing user desktops, outlook .pst file, etc.) in the same partition as the "Program Files" and "Windows" folders? [more inside]
posted by parma on Apr 15, 2005 - 13 answers

Advantages to partitioning Windows XP?

Are there any real advantages to running Windows XP on a partitioned hard drive, with a different partition each for Windows, programs, and files?
posted by tranquileye on Nov 15, 2004 - 6 answers

Free & easy partition manager for OS X?

Is there an easy (free) way to create partitions in Mac OS X without having to erase and create? I heard there is a way to do this via the command line, but my googling has not turned up a good result.
posted by thebwit on Nov 1, 2004 - 8 answers

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