Re: Help getting Win7 back on my drive
BAD idea. NTFS doesn't understand Linux filesystem permissions -- so, as you found out, this is likely to fail. You need /Home to be a Linux filesystem, probably Ext4, although others will do.
Originally Posted by morganpatrick
First is due to messing with Win7 partitions using Gparted. IF you're going to mess with those, you would do better doing it with the Win7 Disk Management utility. It's less flexible than GParted, but it won't corrupt the boot loader.
Somehow in the process this rendered Win7 unbootable, and /home started to become unwritable with recurring disk errors.
Presuming /home is an Ext4 partition, right? If so, just boot from CD or USB and run Gparted to do this.
Now I'm realizing I do still need Win7 on here. How to I resize my /home to make room for Win7 without corrupting the disk again?
Don't think primary vs. logical is a problem in this case.
One more thing: somehow /home ended up a logical partition, not a primary one. So I have sda1, ext4, mounted as /. then sda2 is extended, with one partition inside of it: sda5. I don't know if this matters, but if it does I need to know how to convert a logical partition to a primary one.
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