Partitioning Confuddles

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Feb 2, 2009

Partitioning Confuddles by nicman000 at 10:27 AM (708 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. nicman000
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    Newcomer nicman000 Advanced Member

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    This is sort of a continue on from my last thread, you don't need to read it to get this though.

    For reference, my partitions are organised like this:






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    Member Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

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    When installing your ubuntu you are replacing the windows bootloader (partially). It resides in part in the mbr which is where grub can install itself too (partially).

    Mounting your windows as /windows isn't a problem

    Your recovery partition shouldn't be harmed unless you have marked it for deletion or formatting, same as with your main windows partition.

    Btw if you install grub you might as well add a line to start your recovery partition while you're at it.

    Btw I'd go with ReiserFS, but that's me [​IMG]
     
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    Newcomer nicman000 Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the help.

    In case everything gets stuffed up I have backups if I ever want those recovery partitions back, I'd just format the hard drive and start again (Neglecting Vista).
    All the drivers for the laptop are available freely online from the TOSHIBA website so no problem there.

    Nic.
     
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    doesn't that still have problems with data corruption?

    and the author is in prison... so I doubt many bug-fixes are going to be released
     
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    The author isn't the only one allowed to work on it (though him being in jail won't be all to great for it no, but that's a while ago...) [​IMG], also you don't have to use the latest greatest Reiser (4??). I have been using it since I first started using linux, NEVER had a problem with it in roughly 6 years, that's including the journaling system.
     

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