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    Smile help with partitions & installing backtrack

    Its ok i have about 9 gb on my d drive (sda2) with my recovery on it. So i want to do is put backtrack on it .And with my c drive that as Ubuntu & Vista on i want to just give that all to Ubuntu.What would i do install backtrack on my d drive first then wipe out Vista with Gparted iso
    & would 9gb be ok to put backtrack on or not.

    problem im having with my partitions dont want to lose anything.

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6e8499e1

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 27154 218114473+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 29182 30401 9797632 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 27155 29181 16281877+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 28856 29159 2441848+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 29160 29181 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7 27155 28777 13036684+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 28778 28855 626503+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    thanks,

    Dont know why i have linux & linux swap 2 times i installed ubuntu from live iso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewickett View Post
    Its ok i have about 9 gb on my d drive with my recovery on it. So i want to do is put backtrack on it .And with my c drive that as Ubuntu & Vista on i want to just give that all to Ubuntu.What would i do install backtrack on my d drive first then wipe out Vista with Gparted iso
    & would 9gb be ok to put backtrack on or not.

    problem im having with my partitions dont want to lose anything.

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6e8499e1

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 27154 218114473+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 29182 30401 9797632 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 27155 29181 16281877+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 28856 29159 2441848+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 29160 29181 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7 27155 28777 13036684+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 28778 28855 626503+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    thanks,

    Dont know why i have linux & linux swap 2 times i installed ubuntu from live iso.
    I know why, you don't know what you are doing, and with such wondrous wording neither does anyone else.
    What are you trying to achieve ?
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    Simple. You installed linux twice. Yes, you did.

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    Default help

    I am trying to put Backtrack on sda2 witch is 9gb & have Ubuntu on sda1. Wipe out vista they are on dual-boot. & then to have them both on one bootloader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewickett View Post
    I am trying to put Backtrack on sda2 witch is 9gb & have Ubuntu on sda1. Wipe out vista they are on dual-boot. & then to have them both on one bootloader.
    Just wipe the disk and start over. If I understand exactly what you want to do (and Im pretty sure I dont) you will need to have a good understanding of how to create, backup and restore partitions.
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    a) Use GParted Live to free the space in sda1 and sda2
    b) Use GParted Live and wipe the entire drive (after backing up files)
    c) Buy another drive and start clean (hard drives are so cheap now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by redaudit View Post
    a) Use GParted Live to free the space in sda1 and sda2
    b) Use GParted Live and wipe the entire drive (after backing up files)
    c) Buy another drive and start clean (hard drives are so cheap now)
    its ok ive sorted it now i have gave ubuntu most of my partition and a bit to vista and put backtrack 4 pre on my 8gb usb

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