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  1. #11
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    Re: Boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I normally suggest 10 to 25GB for / (root) and then have separate /home or data partition(s). You can from gparted try shrinking your current / partition to see if that helps. About 50% that I suggest that to find it works. Or you may have to have a separate small /boot near the beginning of the drive.

    If shrinking works, you can use gparted from liveCD and create a new partition for /home.
    To move /home uses rsync- Be sure to use parameters to preserve ownership & permissions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving

    or you can just create a partition for data and mount that into /home.

    Splitting home directory discussion and details:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1811198
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1901437
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=%2Fdata
    Link is on move home but see post by bodhi.zazen on data partition #6
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=325048

    With dual booting with Windows you should really have a shared NTFS data partition so you do not write into the Windows system partition. Use shared data NTFS for any data you may want in both systems and set Windows as read only from Ubuntu.

    Shared /data (NTFS)-see post #3 oldfred
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1772620
    Mount, hide & link windows partition
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1397508
    Mount NTFS partition:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1927504
    I tried resizing sda3 from 190 GB to 20 GB using gparted but it is not allowing me to do that. It starts the process but n error message pops up and doesn't allow the operation to continue. The error just says "unable to resize partition".

    I really have no idea what to do here.

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    Re: Boot problems

    If you have used 30GB how do you shrink to 20GB or dld you houseclean down to 15GB or move /home to a new partition?

    From line 650 in your BootInfo:
    /dev/sda3 ext4 188G 30G 149G 17% /mnt/boot-sav/sda3
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    If you have used 30GB how do you shrink to 20GB or dld you houseclean down to 15GB or move /home to a new partition?

    From line 650 in your BootInfo:
    I did a fresh install of ubuntu on that partition (sda 3) because it wasn't allowing me to re-size. It's still not letting me re-size the partition after the fresh install.
    Should I install again and re-size during the set-up?

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    Re: Boot problems

    Because you have the 4 primary partitions, I would reinstall, but create a 25GB / (root), /home for all but space for swap, and swap of 2GB or equal to RAM in GiB if you want to hibernate. You have to create an extended partition, so you can have many logical partitions.

    Install with separate /home from aysiu
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installseparatehome


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    Install Ubuntu 12.10 0 with screenshots
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Because you have the 4 primary partitions, I would reinstall, but create a 25GB / (root), /home for all but space for swap, and swap of 2GB or equal to RAM in GiB if you want to hibernate. You have to create an extended partition, so you can have many logical partitions.

    Install with separate /home from aysiu
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installseparatehome


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    Install Ubuntu 12.10 0 with screenshots
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/
    Sorry about the delay in replying to this, many things came up that required my attention, but I managed to solve it.

    What I did was I completely cleaned my hard drive by re-installing windows and then re-installing linux. This time I clicked "install windows side by side" and I created a shared 250 GB hard drive for each partition to see if it worked and up until now it has been working fine without a problem. If a problem does arise I can always come back to this thread again. I'm now experiencing other problems but they're unrelated to this (I think anyway) but I'll post aout them in another thread.

    Thanks for the replies, everyone! I owe you one.

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