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  1. #21
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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    am i right that mz HDD hast GPT Format and not MBR?

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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    Yes, it has gpt table. You can see it clearly in the parted output.
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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    Does GPT actually have any advantage against MBR?

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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    I would say not much, but haven't looked into the details.

    It has more importance with windows, as mentioned. If you want UEFI, it has to be on gpt. Ubuntu can work on either combination but windows can't.

    But now that it's gpt, you can't convert to msdos without losing the data. So you would need to move the data, make a new blank msdos table, make the needed partitions, and then move the data back.

    One benefit of gpt is that all partitions are like primary, you don't need to think about primary/logical partitions any more, you simply create them. It has no limit of 4 primary partitions. But usually you don't need so many partitions on your system for this to be an issue. With good planning msdos tables are sufficient too.
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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    You have to use gpt if drive is over 2TB and it is suggested for SSDs. You do not have logical partitions as the new limit is 128 partitions which all are one type or essentially primary. And it has a backup partition table to help avoid some partition issues.

    GPT Advantages (older but still valid) srs5694 post #@:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1457901
    GPT or MBR
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625285
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    Thanks for your help, apreciate it!

    I have one more question? Do i need a Swap Partiton? What is it exactly for and how do i make one correctly?

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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    Yes, you need a swap partition because it is as same as Page file in Windows.

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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    In theory it can work without it, but it's usually better to have one. Although since you left only 6GB on the disk I don't see how you can make a swap partition too. You barely have space for the root partition.

    The swap is used if all the memory gets used up. When you create it manually, you select the size you want and in the Use As field select 'swap area'. The swap has no mount point, it is used automatically. If you use the auto methods to install it will create a swap according to the unallocated space it has available.
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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    Thanks you helping me alot! I installed already the AMD Graphicsdriver and the System runs super smooth now

    I tried to install a second Driver for my TV-Card and failed. Could you explan the following Guide for me? (iam super-ubuntu-noob)
    I even cant get started with the first command, how do i enter it in terminal? with the # ?


    Heres the Manufactures Manual for installing the Driver:

    Driver tested for Linux kernel 2.6.31 to 3.6.x
    Make sure you're „root“ user!

    1.
    Copy „tt_s2_4100_drv_lnx.tar“ into root directory - for example, flash drive:

    # cp /mnt/tt_s2_4100_drv_lnx.tar.bz2 /root

    2.
    Change into root directory, extract, build and install the driver (for example 64-bit
    Linux kernel 3.x).

    # tar xjvf tt_s2_4100_drv_lnx.tar.bz2
    # cd tt_s2_4100_drv_lnx
    # ./tt_install_lnx3x_x64.sh
    # make
    # make install
    # shutdown -r now

    Examples for other kernel versions:

    „tt_install_lnx3x_x86.sh“ : 32-bit (x86) Linux kernel version 3.x
    „tt_install_lnx26_x64.sh“ : 64-bit (x86_64) Linux kernel version 2.6.x
    „tt_install_lnx26_x86.sh“ : 32-bit (x86) Linux kernel version 2.6.x

    3.

    When all steps are sucessfully and there isn‘t any error, you could run:
    # dmesg | grep frontend

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    Re: Windows boots, but not Ubuntu

    No, the # means the command prompt but as root user. It also mentiones to make sure you are the root user. In ubuntu that means using sudo in front of every command but instead of typing it in front of every command you can first do:
    sudo -i

    Enter your user password when it asks you, and after that you will see the prompt change from username@ to root@. Any command you run will be run as root. So, start entering the commands one by one ignoring the #. To exit the root prompt you simply use 'exit'.
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