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  1. 15

    Kojak

    Hi There Linuxbsdos,
    Thanks for the info Disk partition software can be a life saver if you ever have a computer disaster. Fortunately, with a little bit of effort, you can save yourself from a computer nightmare. With disk partition software you can protect your important data and be able to recover from a computer crash and make a system recovery a breeze.
    Keep up the posts!

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  2. 14

    Matt

    My computer is only seeing about 62.5 gb of a 500 gb disc. I am connected via usb into a sata.

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    1. 14.1

      finid

      Is this a brand new disk?

      Reply
  3. 13

    Vlad

    Thanks a lot. After Windows and Mac OS, I am thinking to give Linux a shot. Looking forward to more similar posts!

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  4. 12

    cliff

    I want to thank you, too. Very helpful!

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  5. 11

    amir ashkenazi

    quite a good article, there is no where i could find a tutorial with detailed screenshots, good work.. i found it very usefull..
    by the way, why you used 300gb h.d ? can you give recommends for 1tb hd for patitioning?

    thanks again,
    amir ashkenazi
    http://www.amirwebdeveloper.com/blog

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  6. 10

    hamid

    thank you very much . this article is useful for me :)

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  7. 9

    melissa

    I am in the process of installing Ubuntu 11.04 on a netbook with a small 16gb ssd drive, and this page was incredibly helpful. Thank you for the time you spent providing so many details. /cheer

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  8. 8

    pharaon

    awesome article : very clear and helpful.
    thanks a lot.

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  9. 7

    jonny the apple

    excellent description
    good job!!!

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  10. 6

    sharma

    Very nice article. Detailed and easy to understand.

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  11. 5

    Prasad

    Very helpfull and very simple, thanks for your time.

    Reply
  12. 4

    carolinason

    yes on the kubuntu. matter of fact you can install it via what ever package manager you choose right inside ubuntu. after you install it… from the login screen pick your desktop environment of choice after you have clicked your name.

    i liked the article, especially the part about /boot being ext2. i don’t believe though it was stated why. ext4 not being necessary since it’s journaling function would not be useful in this application. also that /boot doesn’t play well with raid, encryption or unsupported filesystems.

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    1. 4.1

      finid

      ext4 or any other journaling file system is not necessary for /boot, but that does not mean it cannot be used. Some distros actually use ext4 on all partitions, /boot included.

      The overhead associated with using a journaling file system on /boot is noting to worry about.

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  15. 3

    tadatma

    Just wondering if I can install kubuntu side by side ubuntu and share “/home” and “swap”. I infact tried this out but the installer crashes!

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    1. 3.1

      test

      There are 8 different GNU/Linux distros installed on my HDD (8 separated partitions) and all of them sharing the same swap and /home partitions (different users ofc). No problems at all…

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