Posts Tagged ‘partition’

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 13 Goddard

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 13 Goddard

This is an installation guide for Fedora 13 users who want to dual boot Fedora 13 with Windows 7 (should work for any version of Windows) and Fedora 13. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. Step 0: Before with start with the...

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Shrink or Reduce Partition Size in Windows 7

Shrink or Reduce Partition Size in Windows 7

If your want to install a second OS on your computer and need to create space for it by shrinking the current windows partition, then you can do so from within Windows, with great ease. Before you try shrinking the partition, it is very important that you first defragment the drive you want to...

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Move /home to a New Partition (Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10)

Move /home to a New Partition (Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10)

Whether you are running out of your disk space or just were not aware of the advantages of having a separate /home partition, it is still possible to move your /home folder to a new partition. Steps involved are completely risk free IMHO, and simple. While I am carrying this out on a Ubuntu...

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Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home

Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home

How often people get into the argument whether to use Fedora or Ubuntu or OpenSuse or something else. While you can rely on feedback from experienced user, it is best to try them out for yourself. What could be better than dual booting two Linux OSs with a shared or common /home? The fun...

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Transfer Ubuntu Windows Dual Boot Installation to New Hard Drive

One might need to upgrade his/her system with a new hard drive. The physical installation of a hard drive is usually the easy part, transferring all the programs and data and setting to the new hard drive is where the things get tiring and repetitive if you do the entire thing manually.It gets even...

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Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 Lucid

Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 Lucid

While Ubuntu (10.10, 10.04, 9.10 etc) detects all windows partitions automatically on the boot, it doesn’t mount them automatically at the boot. You can have them automatically mounted at each boot by simply using ntfs-config. It is an easy to use GUI tool which adds the appropriate tags in /etc/fstab automatically and you don’t...

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Creating Windows 7 System Image Using Backup and Restore Tool

Creating Windows 7 System Image Using Backup and Restore Tool

Windows 7 boasts of a better system image creation and backup tool, and you must take advantage of it. Everybody should create a system image and back it up on an external drive. Ok so what’s system image and why should one create it? System image is the exact “clone” of your operating system...

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Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

I found it the hard way that the windows compatible external drive (NTFS formatted) is read only in Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.4 and higher can only read and not write to NTFS format volume. Among other messy ways to make NTFS volumes writable, easiest is to install MacFuse. As per the description...

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Best Partition Software for Windows and Linux (Free)

Best Partition Software for Windows and Linux (Free)

Gparted is easily the best partition software out there. Partition editing would have never been easier. It comes with all Linux distributions, and also comes as Live CD/USB option with which you can boot up to fire Gparted and create or modify your partitions. It has nice GUI and very easy to use interface,...

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Repair Crashed Hard Drive/File System Using fsck!

Well I just lost two posts due to an almost dead hard drive. This blog was running off an old Alienware laptop which had a really old 4200 rpm hard drive which was nearing its end, and then it did happen. The drive was so old that it started developing bad sectors, I tried...

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Free Tools for Harddrive Partition and Disk/Partition Cloning

Free Tools for Harddrive Partition and Disk/Partition Cloning

Get the free tools for managing partitions and cloning operating system.

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Free Web Storage – Sky Drive 25 GB Storage

Free Web Storage – Sky Drive 25 GB Storage

Uploading files to SkyDrive can be a hassle if you use Firefox or Chrome, because it would only allow you to upload on an individual file basis. However if you use IE, it would give you a convenient drag and drop option.

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How to mount the LVM type partition/volume on linux

How to mount the LVM type partition/volume on linux: Step 1: Install lvm2 if not already installed, e.g. sudo apt-get install lvm2, or yum install lvm2 (as root) Step 2: Check your devices and partitions: (as root run > fdisk -l) Step 3: Activate the lvm partitions by running

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