[svlug] Formatting to NTFS

Paul Zander paulz at ieee.org
Mon Oct 12 13:59:23 PDT 2009


One more, "one more thing".  Stop and think a bit about the partitions.  IMHO, there is much to be said about having separate partitions for OS, programs, and data.  For example, if you have your home directory on its own partition, and keep all of your data files there, you can completely reformat and re-install the Linux OS in its partition and all of your data will be ready and waiting.  (of course keep a back up anyway).

You can find some more details on the LinuxMafia website.  


--- On Mon, 10/12/09, Paul Zander <paulz at ieee.org> wrote:

From: Paul Zander <paulz at ieee.org>
Subject: RE:  [svlug] Formatting to NTFS
To: "Skip Evans" <skip at bigskypenguin.com>, 
Date: Monday, October 12, 2009, 1:31 PM


One more thing.  M$ operating systems do not understand that they are not the entire universe.  You will probably need to get Vista installed and working.  Then expect you will have to re-install Ubuntu (at least partially) so the MBR and bootloader can be configured to allow a selection.

You might also want to go to an Installfest where folks can give you real time assistance.  There is usually one on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

            "Skip Evans" <skip at bigskypenguin.com> wrote:

            	> I
got a new Dell Latitude E6500 which came with Vista on it. When I went
to install Ubuntu > there was not enough room left so I tried to resize
the partitions, but got them boofed up 

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