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    Question Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Well, i'm no computer genius, I need help.
    I want to merge all my partitions into 1 and then format, i will be installing ubuntu again, i just need to wipe everything out, i just don't know how to merge these partitions, i dont even know what they are for. I already deleted the 2 windows partitions i had (which are now allocated) but i have absolutely no idea what the others are, heres a picture. any help will be apreciated

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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Try deleting all your partitions and the space allocated to that partition will be shown as unallocated .
    Then you can start all over and create the partitions you need .
    Here is s helpful link for you .
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Highlight swap sda7 > delete
    Highlight swap sda5 > delete
    Highlight sda6 > delete
    Highlight sda3 extended > delete

    Now create
    swap = to 2 x your RAM
    ext4 Primary for / (root) 30GB is plenty
    ext4 Primary for /home (use all the remaining space)

    This assumes you have a backup of data?
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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Highlight swap sda7 > delete
    Highlight swap sda5 > delete
    Highlight sda6 > delete
    Highlight sda3 extended > delete

    Now create
    swap = to 2 x your RAM
    ext4 Primary for / (root) 30GB is plenty
    ext4 Primary for /home (use all the remaining space)

    This assumes you have a backup of data?
    i cant delete any more partitions... for the 3 partitions having the key icon on the left the delete option is not even available, and on the only one without the key i get this message "Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 5"
    and yes, i do have a complete backup, i dont mind having a completely blank drive

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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by pablomarusich View Post
    i cant delete any more partitions... for the 3 partitions having the key icon on the left the delete option is not even available, and on the only one without the key i get this message "Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 5"
    and yes, i do have a complete backup, i dont mind having a completely blank drive
    You cannot delete a partition that is mounted , means you have to be in live environment in order to play with your partitions .
    Plug in a live cd and launch gparted .

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    sudo gparted
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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by pablomarusich View Post
    i cant delete any more partitions... for the 3 partitions having the key icon on the left the delete option is not even available, and on the only one without the key i get this message "Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 5"
    and yes, i do have a complete backup, i dont mind having a completely blank drive
    You should be using a live cd of Ubuntu to do this or Parted Magic

    The partition setup I gave you is for going the custom route
    'Something else' http://www.su2root.ukfsn.org/files/U...ced_partit.png

    You could avoid all this by just running the installer and selecting 'Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu' - this will do it all for you.
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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    You could avoid all this by just running the installer and selecting 'Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu' - this will do it all for you.
    By doing this does it erase or gets rud of partitions? im trully new to this subject

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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by pablomarusich View Post
    By doing this does it erase or gets rud of partitions? im trully new to this subject
    It should yes.

    It will setup Ubuntu defaults.
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    Smile Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    It should yes.

    It will setup Ubuntu defaults.
    Thank you very much for your time

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    Re: Help formatting and merging partitions?

    Quote Originally Posted by pablomarusich View Post
    Thank you very much for your time
    No worries
    Come back if you need further help
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