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#1 RAFAEL (OLD FRIEND)

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:31 AM

Hello everyone. I'm new here, so i hope that i've posted on right section.
Anyway, I have a very weak laptop who has (had) windows XP and Linux (magic box).
The Laptop specs are: 20 Gb HD, 1 or 1/2 RAM. Notice that the laptop has not optical drive reader, only USB(o.O)
So, i wanted the computer formated to Ubuntu (both partitions).
The problem is that i was using XP, and i deleted Linux partition for when the PC started i could install Ubuntu through XP and only stay with Ubuntu OS.

But when i ran the little machine, it gave me an error:
GRUB Loading Stage 1.5

GRUB Loading, Please wait...
ERROR 22

The error of the deletion partition.
I have not CD support.
Any help please?
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:13 PM

If you have another computer and a usb flash drive you could create a boot-able ubuntu usb drive and install that from the usb drive. Take a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

Basically what that says in a nut shell is use the usb boot creator program that ubuntu supplies on their website to create a bootable usb ubuntu drive. :)

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#3 RAFAEL (OLD FRIEND)

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

Hum thanks for welcoming :D

i donwnloaded Ubuntu ISO 11.04 (about 700 mb) and i putted it on a pen but i didnt manage to get it working. When the pc started the error appeared and nothing more. that was my first attempt. I think i should follow the instructions more precisly and try again :)

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:41 PM

Yes be sure to follow the directions completely. :)
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

Thanks it works and it's solved ;)

But i have one more problem. I never used Linux so i think i've did something wrong with partitions.
I've set the / mount point to ocupate most of the disk (i though that i could copy stuff to the desktop or home folder, but no, thats why is there a mount point called "home" i guess.)
I have not set up var mount point with enough space. How can i resize the partitions without losing data?
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

raf, this should help
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:13 PM

I have checked Gparted before that's why i seeked help :P but i think that something missed. Thanks i will check it.


EDIT
I only have 1 HD and its in use i cant resize it :\

here's a pic
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/gpartedb.png/

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:50 AM

You'll have to boot gparted from a LiveCD:

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

From looking at the gparted screenshot, it appears that the SDA8 partition is the one you are wanting to shrink to create some unallocated space. The problem is that it's xfs, and according to this link I found, it can't be resized with gparted.


OOPS - the link didn't work, let me try and c/p the information -----



Shrinking an XFS partition
Is it possible to shrink an xfs partition?
I tried using gparted but it won't shrink.....
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Re: Shrinking an XFS partition
Nope, sorry. XFS was designed for speed, and one of the things that is needed to keep that speed is to prevent resizing.

You could backup the drive to another one, delete the XFS partition, and recreate it with the new size. That currently would be the only option.
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