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Windows 10 . Partitions. Can I undo what has been done


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#1 JamesBForum

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:56 AM

Hi all, 

 

Not sure how to easy explain this one. 

Not sure how to load a screen capture here so here is a link to a short video I made showing 

 

The vids just a cloud server yandex. It should stream ok without the need to dowload. 

 

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:06 AM

If you are still running Windows 10 ok, awesome! Just delete the partitions you created and then extend the Windows 10 partition to fill the space that is left over.

 

I wrote a guide on dual booting Windows 7 or 10 with another OS here


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:08 AM

Hi thanks for reply. Not sure about extend. I see unallocated space listed. I was thinking of trying to load Linux back into that partition however not sure how to make bootable. Ill have a read of your link : ) 



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:10 AM

You can create another partition in unallocated space. My tutorial should handle almost everything you have a question about. :)


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:11 AM

If you already have unallocated space, you can skip step 2. Just sayin'. :)


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:20 AM

Hmmm, 

 

What I am not sure of is why when I put Linux on the partition before it did not come up as a bootable operating system. If I just put it back on the 

unallocated space just like I did last time will have same issue. Not sure what I did wrong 

 

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After extension of C: 

Extend


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:22 AM

Hmmm, 

 

What I am not sure of is why when I put Linux on the partition before it did not come up as a bootable operating system. If I just put it back on the 

unallocated space just like I did last time will have same issue. Not sure what I did wrong 

 

Picture of drives

You'll need to set aside about 10 GB of the allocated space for swap and the rest for the Linux OS. If you read the tutorial all the way through, it shows you how to make Linux appear as a choice on a boot menu. :)


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:24 AM

You should use the Minitool partition wizard to make the 7.88 GB partition a swap partition for Linux and the 183 GB partition an Ext4 partition (ext4 is to linux like ntfs is to windows). A regular NTFS partition will not work with Linux installed on it.


Edited by gigawert, 04 August 2015 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:27 AM

Ok. Ive read your post re: dual boot. I guess the question I have is can this be done using a USB . Rather than changing the size of Windows partitions 



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:30 AM

Yes the OS can be completely on a USB but it will not perform as well as on an HDD (but if you are not gaming you won't notice the difference). Doing this is called a Linux live USB. I'm not totally sure how to do this, so you'll have to search online.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:35 AM

E.G 

 

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

I did find this ?

 

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/guide/preparation

 

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

I wouldn't recommend shrinking your hard drive's main partition too much or Windows will not work anymore. I would do it on the USB. It has plenty of space for Linux.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:41 AM

That looks like it should work. 

 

I have to go now, and will be back around 10:30 am in my time zone. I will test out those instructions when I get home. :)


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:42 AM

I think I need Virtual Box to run it from USB, and Windows 10 does not support that yet Grrrrr


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