PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] To create partation



SEECo
October 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Hi want to create a partation and want to put my all important files in and then install ubuntu 9.10 in the default partation

celticbhoy
October 11th, 2010, 03:25 PM
So, what is your question?

Rubi1200
October 11th, 2010, 03:33 PM
If you need more information, you need to be more specific please.

Here are some links that may help:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

Hope this helps.

PapaNerd
October 11th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Hi want to create a partation and want to put my all important files in and then install ubuntu 9.10 in the default partation

Suggest you copy your important files to a separate disk drive or burn them to a CD or DVD first. Then, when reinstalling, create a separate partition that you can use to backup the files in your /home directory tree.

SEECo
October 11th, 2010, 03:47 PM
I wanted to put all of my important files in the other partation i want to create and then install ubuntu 9.04 in the default the ext4. Did you understanded .......

23dornot23d
October 11th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Show a screenshot of your existing partitions ...... use gparted just to have a look
and post the screenshot.

If you have a separate /home partition it makes it easier.

But its also possible to resize the existing partition and create a new one in the space
leaving your original safe ...... but as someone previously said ..... the best way to keep
your DATA safe is to back it up to another Drive .....

I use USB drives for backups ..... because they are reasonably cheap and easy to plug in and remove.

More information showing how your existing layout looks will help ......

bodhi.zazen
October 11th, 2010, 04:46 PM
I wanted to put all of my important files in the other partation i want to create and then install ubuntu 9.04 in the default the ext4. Did you understanded .......

We understand what you want to end with (basically a data partition).

We do not know where you are starting from. How many partitions do you have now ? Are you resizing a partition ? If so, is it a windows partition or linux partition ?

In general, boot a live CD and use gparted.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm

Be sure you understand Lniux partitioning terminology

HowTo: Partitioning Basics - Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=282018&highlight=partitioning)

Then install Ubuntu into the target partition.

Note: In general, you need at least a / (root) partition and a swap partition.

SEECo
October 12th, 2010, 08:21 PM
You are still not under standing here is a screenshot..... and make sure that you do not get fooled with the lower panel it is ubuntu 10.04 not vista

fatality_uk
October 12th, 2010, 08:29 PM
I think I get it. Are you saying that you want to create a new partiton, but it doesn't give you the New option because that is greyed out?

celticbhoy
October 12th, 2010, 09:19 PM
seeco if you want to re-partition the drive your ubuntu install is on then you will need to boot from a live disk first, and run gparted from there

bodhi.zazen
October 12th, 2010, 09:32 PM
You are still not under standing here is a screenshot..... and make sure that you do not get fooled with the lower panel it is ubuntu 10.04 not vista

It appears from the screen shot the partition is mounted. You can not resize a partition while it is mounted.

Boot a live CD and run gparted from there. If you are already on a live CD, unmount the partition.

SEECo
October 13th, 2010, 02:00 PM
After unmounting what should i do....

bodhi.zazen
October 13th, 2010, 04:06 PM
After unmounting what should i do....

What is you plan ? How many partitions do you want ?

You then need to make space. You can do this either by deleting or making existing partitions smaller.

Often you need to do it in steps. Make a partition smaller -> apply changes -> make a new partition -> apply changes.

I would caution you, making changes without understanding the basics of partitions can result in data loss.

See if the following links help :

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=282018&highlight=partitioning

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/documentation.php

You need to read the documentation and have a plan of action.