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k run gparted, i forgot df -h only works if the drive is mounted, if it shows up in gparted, go ahead and just blank the partition and leave it as raw.
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is the hard disk 100% working in windows

and is your live cd ok
at boot theres a "check the cd" like thing you can chose instead of booting into the "live ubuntu"


also try and see if gparted can see the drive as posted by transhour
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/26/11 at 3:37pm
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k run gparted, i forgot df -h only works if the drive is mounted, if it shows up in gparted, go ahead and just blank the partition and leave it as raw.
I can see the HDD in gparted!

Now going to try to blank the partition as you mentioned, lets see if I manage


EDIT: What do you mean by leave it as raw? I get a bunch of file systems I can choose. Should I choose unformatted or?

thanks
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Quote:
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I can see the HDD in gparted!

Now going to try to blank the partition as you mentioned, lets see if I manage
thats good to here

after that, if it goes well and if the drive is for Linux make a "8.5gb swap"
and the rest of it "ext4"


swap is not need but highly recommended and should be at least the same size as the amount of ram you have
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/26/11 at 3:42pm
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thats good to here

after that, if it goes well and if the drive is for Linux make a "8.5gb swap"
and the rest of it "ext4"


swap is not need but highly recommended and should be at least the same size as the amount of ram you have
Will do that. But. How to make partition raw? Is it to delete it and then make a new one or what?
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Originally Posted by Nikkopo View Post
Will do that. But. How to make partition raw? Is it to delete it and then make a new one or what?
give me a sec
I post sum pics of how to do that


here you go
hoe to make a new one

after that make a ext4 partition out of the rest of the space and hit apply





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post #27 of 42
just "delete" the partition, don't setup a new one on it.
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post #28 of 42
right click on the current partitiong. choose "delete" then hit apply, then exit out of gparted, sorry a bit distracted, was watching spartacus: gods of the arena finale.
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post #29 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by transhour View Post
just "delete" the partition, don't setup a new one on it.
why not

he wanted to install Linux on it right?
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post #30 of 42
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Thank you both for the help.

But you tell me different things.

Voodoo tells me do to setup a partition while transhour tells me to not set up a new partition.

Who should I listen to? lol
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