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Thread: Hard Drive Partitioning Problem: Previous Encryption the Culprit?

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    Hard Drive Partitioning Problem: Previous Encryption the Culprit?

    I have a 120 GB hard drive which perviously had both Windows 7 & Ubuntu 11.04 installed on separate partitions. I tried to reformat the drive to start over, and any utility I try to use to do so reports the drive as only 112 GB. I am also not able to create a partition on the first 60 GB of the drive, but have no problems on the latter 60 GB. Some utilities report bad sectors on the drive, while others say the drive is healthy.

    I seem to remember on my previous Ubuntu install selecting the option to encrypt the home folder. Could this be the problem, and if so how can I correct it? I certainly appreciate any advice anyone may be able to provide.

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    Re: Hard Drive Partitioning Problem: Previous Encryption the Culprit?

    While I cant explain your partition problems. Which sound like a hardware problem. The home folder encryption is not the problem as it does nothing with partitions. It works only on files and folders of your home directory.

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