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    Re: Deleting Partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by darkod View Post
    Not exactly. The root, /home and swap are all different partitions, so you can't call it ONE partition. It's three.
    But yes, if you later install another linux version using these same partitions, it will not affect Vista in any way, or any other partition on the disk.
    You can create the partitions in advance with Gparted, but it's not needed since you can do it with the installer. In any case, you should have the 30GB unallocated space (not belonging to any partition) before you start. And not have reached the limit of 4 primary partitions.

    From ubuntu live mode, can you open terminal and post the output of this command:
    Code:
    sudo parted -l (that's small L)
    That will show us the existing disk layout.

    If you install the grub2 bootloader to the MBR (which I recommend) it will overwrite the windows bootloader, but it's easy to restore it back even if you don't have a vista dvd. Making ubuntu boot with the windows bootloader is more complicated especially if your vista is not working good right now because of low resources.


    Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 32.3kB 57.6MB 57.5MB primary fat16 diag
    2 57.7MB 10.8GB 10.7GB primary ntfs
    3 10.8GB 250GB 239GB primary ntfs boot


    Model: USB DISK 2.0 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 4010MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 4129kB 4010MB 4006MB primary fat32 boot, lba


    Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0
    has been opened read-only.
    Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognised disk label



    Vista is not working at all at the moment, but I still want to keep it. Sometime in the future I may be able use it.

    I am a little worried about overwriting to Vista bootloader.

    I will let the 'something else' create the partitions.

    If I wanted to delete Lubuntu for some reason, would this be straightforward and not affect Vista.

    I am trying to keep all my options open.

    Best wishes.

    A

    Ps. Thanks for advising

    PPS. If I wanted to post the GParted information. Is this the correct command.
    sudo gparted.

    I thought that I should check this before typing in case it wipes
    Last edited by anon_private; January 10th, 2013 at 01:28 PM.

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