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I'm going to say this once, just once, because you seriously have apparently not read any of my posts.

You do not have to wipe Windows to dual boot!

I swear you don't listen.
-snip-
I understand this. You don't seem to understand that I lack the SPACE to move anything, being that my drives are short stroked physically off my RAID controller. So yes, I WOULD have to wipe windows to dual boot.

If you would have paid attention, I stated this before.

My partitions with Windows:
C:\\ 100GB - Windows and apps (75% full)
D:\\ 640GB - Game installations and Steam (80% full)
E:\\ 1.2TB - Downloads, and Virtual Hard Drives for VMBox (60% full)
F:\\ 2.0TB - RAID1 array for storage, will NEVER adjust this one.

Tell me where I could POSSIBLY find room at on there, considering all of those partitions are hard managed with my RAID controller. I would HAVE to wipe the entire 2TB RAID0 array (C:\\ - E:\\) in order to resize a partition.

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alright i will do my best to help out in mounting the share:

-snip-
Reading this now, thank you.
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Youtube NixiePixle
She is Cute and very helpful for learning linux!
She seems to prefer Ubuntu, not a bad thing.

Youtube has a lot of tutorials.

http://www.youtube.com/user/nixiepixel?blend=1&ob=4

What more could you ask for?
Red head
Geek
gamer
cute

I'm a little bit of a fanboy
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Thank you very much. That worked . I also understand now what all of those terms mean.

I can now go to "Places" > "Home", and I see a folder named "Share". If I open it, my Windows drive is there.
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My partitions with Windows:
C:\\ 100GB - Windows and apps (75% full)
D:\\ 640GB - Game installations and Steam (80% full)
E:\\ 1.2TB - Downloads, and Virtual Hard Drives for VMBox (60% full)
F:\\ 2.0TB - RAID1 array for storage, will NEVER adjust this one.
C:\\ Too small, wouldn't bother

D:\\ Can't spare 20 out of the 120G free? No? That seems like a really small thing to spare, you could even drop that down to 10-15G out of 120, seems kinda small.

E:\\ 1.2TB (1200GB rounded) Can't spare 20G out of the 480GB free? That seems like an even larger pie to eat from, no room I guess.

F:\\ Doesn't matter, won't adjust, that's fine

The math is sound, you shouldn't have given me the figures.

I call this an EPIC FAIL on your part.
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C:\\ Too small, wouldn't bother

D:\\ Can't spare 20 out of the 120G free? No? That seems like a really small thing to spare, you could even drop that down to 10-15G out of 120, seems kinda small.

E:\\ 1.2TB (1200GB rounded) Can't spare 20G out of the 480GB free? That seems like an even larger pie to eat from, no room I guess.

F:\\ Doesn't matter, won't adjust, that's fine

The math is sound, you shouldn't have given me the figures.

I call this an EPIC FAIL on your part.
Again, in order to resize those partitions, I would have to wipe them, and redo them with my RAID controller.
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Again, in order to resize those partitions, I would have to wipe them, and redo them with my RAID controller.
Wouldn't you just have to wipe one partition? I'd just wipe the games, move them across the other drives for temp. You'd get the benefit of having no fragments for your games when your done, a performance increase bonus.
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Wouldn't you just have to wipe one partition? I'd just wipe the games, move them across the other drives for temp. You'd get the benefit of having no fragments for your games when your done, a performance increase bonus.
They're not fragmented as is. I installed them in order, the first ones I installed were HDD heavy games (such as Crysis, and Fallout 3). Ones that would benefit from being on the outer part of the partition.

And for some odd reason, in order to change any partitions on my RAID controller, I have to wipe the entire array. Probably something not right with my SB600 chipset or something, I dunno.

I suppose I COULD go ahead and use some sort of in Windows tool to shrink my last partition with Windows. And give myself say 30GB of room at the end of it.

But then, I run into dual boot problems. Last dual boot I setup, didn't work right...which caused me to lose everything. And I'm not willing to take that risk again. I am a Linux noob, and willing to admit it. If I attempted to install Linux as a dual boot, I promise you, knowing MY LUCK, it would wipe everything.

EDIT:
Not to mention the fact, that I'd still not have Steam or XFire, which I use daily for chat. You say I can use Wine....I can't find it anywhere in Ubuntu. That means with a dual boot, I'd spend 99% of my time in Windows anyway, because that's where my most used programs will be at.
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Yeah I'm not going to give you RAID advice cause I don't run one, that's something I've been wrong on in the past.
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Yeah I'm not going to give you RAID advice cause I don't run one, that's something I've been wrong on in the past.
Like I said, I COULD hypothetically, use a Windows partition editor and give myself some free partition space at the very end of my RAID. But the problem then comes into installing the dual boot, which has wiped everything for me in the past. It's not worth the risk.

All I wanted to do, was play around in Linux a bit with a VM. And get the general feel behind it. I know this isn't the "best" way to use Linux, but its the only way that I am willing to do so, at this time. If I can manage to figure out how to get my essential programs to work in Linux with the VM, then great. I MIGHT eventually move to a dual boot with my next format. But until that time, I just want access to it in the VM, so I can tinker in it.

And don't tell me that the VM holds it back. Ubuntu is working just fine in the VM, and even able to play games, even 3D ones. Some of the more demanding ones skip around pretty badly, but that's because they're not accessing my hardware direct, which I already know.
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alright since those commands worked, we will need to do a few things, first thing we need to do is setup ubuntu to boot with the vboxvfs module, or adding it to fstab will fail.

open up terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/modules

once it is open, start a new line, and type in:

vboxvfs

save, but don't exit out yet. go to file, open, /etc/fstab, it will open in a new tab.

start a new line and add this:

<use the name of the shared folder here> /home/username/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

save and now you can exit gedit, with any luck, restarting now, the machine share folder should now automount to /home/username/share like it did when we manually mounted it.
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