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No, when you use the live disk to install again just delete the partitions your created for linux making new ones and it will format it for you

Hold up and I'll post instructions
Alright, well I'll give it a go..

Boy, all I wanted to do was just install linux for fun, this is going way to far
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Alright, well I'll give it a go..

Boy, all I wanted to do was just install linux for fun, this is going way to far
ya the first time I use Linux I wipe my windows installment
your not the only person that had there first time Linux uses go bad
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ya the first time I use Linux I wipe my windows installment
your not the only person that had there first time Linux uses go bad
Same here sucked

Instructions on my other post, voodoo knows more than me on this I'm sure so please put any other options for him if you can
Edited by HotDamn! - 12/24/10 at 12:49am
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I used to watch category 5 tv
when I just started using linux, it taught me a lot about Linux
you may want to check it out op
I don't know if it any still, I have not watched it in a long time
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im scurred

i dont know what to do lmao. i wrote down all your instructions about the partitions but i have no idea where to start..


Also guys, i posted earlier about how I installed it on a perfectly clean HDD and it still wouldn't boot from even that hard drive..

alright i figured this much out so far.. the 2 green partitions is my split 320gb hdd, one side has windows and the other has my programs / steam.. the orange one is the original ubuntu partition i made, and the blue one is im guessing the amount of space im using to be on linux right now..?
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im scurred

i dont know what to do lmao. i wrote down all your instructions about the partitions but i have no idea where to start..


Also guys, i posted earlier about how I installed it on a perfectly clean HDD and it still wouldn't boot from even that hard drive..

set
/dec/sda5
to mount at /
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/24/10 at 1:01am
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it may be the extend partition that messing grub up


only thing I see that you can do fix it
is to get rig rig the extend partition
and reinstall Ubuntu using primary partitions
removing an extended partition without reformating the disk can cause allignments issues.... Trust me on this one. e-e My stepdad and mom work for NetApp and their customer's ALWAYS do this crap.... then 3-6 months later i bites them in the ass and they come whining back. Hey, we told your company do this but you ignored us...Now you want US to fix YOUR problem? e-e idiots.


sorry about my rant. But always try to avoid extended partitions if you can.
 
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I think it was just the way you had it partitioned.

Don't delete any partitions that say NTFS. delete the Linux ones which will be the EXT4 that you have and also the swap that you have. I didn't see your /boot on that HDD so if you want just post another screeny of your other HDD and I'll see whats on it.
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post #59 of 69
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I didn't see you /boot on that HDD so if you want just post another screeny of your other HDD and I'll see whats on it.
if you set your main Ubuntu partition to mount at /
it will put /boot in it
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removing an extended partition without reformating the disk can cause allignments issues.... Trust me on this one. e-e My stepdad and mom work for NetApp and their customer's ALWAYS do this crap.... then 3-6 months later i bites them in the ass and they come whining back. Hey, we told your company do this but you ignored us...Now you want US to fix YOUR problem? e-e idiots.


sorry about my rant. But always try to avoid extended partitions if you can.
So i should just leave the 15gb space taken up rather than getting screwed over later?
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