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There will be a setting to create a partition when your installing Ubuntu. For the partition size I would say about 10GB if your just going to try it out and play around or 30GB or higher if your actually going to put stuff on it to use it as a real OS.
 

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I use partition magic, but Ubuntu has one built in.<br><br>
I suggest 5/15GB depending on how much you plan on using it/how big your HDD is/how much space you have left overall.
 

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I used partition magic and it said the partition failed and to try again, so i jsut restrted and when i turned the hd back on windows recognizes the hd but wont access it. It doesnt show up in my computer, and partition magic doesnt show any files on it when i press browse. It says i have 52gb used on it, which is right, but i cant access it? Partition magic says its active, ***? Please dont tell me i killed my hd, i dont even know how i could have.
 

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Create what you want for the rest of the HDD and leave the Ubuntu share as a raw partition and let Ubuntu partition it. If the whole HDD is formatted it will just see it as a full drive.<br><br>
To your question. Windows cannot reconize a Linux partition, it doesnt see the format it uses. If you can, transfer all your info to your main HDD if you have one and then completly reformat teh HDD as I suggested above.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Create what you want for the rest of the HDD and leave the Ubuntu share as a raw partition and let Ubuntu partition it. If the whole HDD is formatted it will just see it as a full drive.<br><br>
To your question. Windows cannot reconize a Linux partition, it doesnt see the format it uses. If you can, transfer all your info to your main HDD if you have one and then completly reformat teh HDD as I suggested above.<br><br>
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I didnt create the linux partition yet, it cant recongnize the hard drive itself.
 

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No more than 15 (Unless your hardcore like me and have your whole harddrive devoted to linux)
 

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I already got that question answered. I have a bigger problem now.
 

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Right now its set as the primary partition, should i convert it to logical partition? Im really scared i messed the hd up.<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/a/a7/a745685c_vbattach33047.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a7/525x525px-LL-a745685c_vbattach33047.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:328px;"></a>
 

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Just delete the partition and resize it. Start again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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You want it as a primary, extended partition. Like this:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.softpedia.com/screenshots/Partition-Magic_1.png" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I cant delete the partition, it has 52 gig of my stuff on it. t was working fine before, why cant it detect it now?
 

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Wait, what? I thought you didn't have any partitions, cept for the actual HDD, with Windows installed and were trying to make a partition for Linux. :***:<br />
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Anywho, whats the problem? :***:
 

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Were looking at HD number 2 here. The first one is internal, second is external and windows is not picking it up. I dont know why because a mass storage device is detected but it doesnt show in my computer and when i browse it through partition magic it shows nothing.
 

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Ouch. <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Do you have Norton Ghost? See if you can create a ghost image of it, so you can at least attempt to make a backup. Only thing I can think of. Don't think external HD's have MBR, but if they do, definatly try that...<img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />
 

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try control panel/admininstrative tools/computer management/disk management/ then see if it sees your hard drive if it does right click on it/change drive letter and paths/add and that should sort it i think
 
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</div>Wow! Thanks a lot man it worked perfect. I guess partition magic renamed my drive so that it didnt have a letter anymore. Once again, thanks a lot!
 

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*owned*<br />
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no problem glad i could help
 

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I need mount points in order to install, except i have no idea how to do this. I set my LINUX partition for "BOOT" and i have 2 more partitions. 1 is set to "SWAP" and the other one is left. It says to set it as a root file system. What is this and what do i type in there? I want to get this set up pronto.
 

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Ok, well i am still stuck. I have 3 partitions, 1 of them is my external hd, one of them is ON my external hd(Called LINUX(30gb)),and the other is my windows hd. It tellsme to set all three to something. Im so confused, why would i need to set my windows hd to cooperate with the linux instalation?
 
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