[maemo-users] N8xx ponderings

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Wed Mar 11 02:31:40 EET 2009
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 02:41:25PM -0700, lakestevensdental wrote:
> hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 01:15:58PM -0700, lakestevensdental wrote:
> >   
> >>     * W7 requires 4 partitions, leaving only 1 partition for a dual boot
> >>       to Ubuntu or other OS.  Ubuntu currently recommends an separate
> >>       partition for swap memory, but W7 isn't going to allow it.
> >>     
> >
> > Has the partitioning system changed?  I thought that we were limited to 
> > four primary partitions, leaving *no* partitions free for dual boot.  Or 
> > else one of them could be the extended partition, which can contain 
> > *lots* of secondary partitions.
> >   
> Possibly it's changed with 1T hds taking the market?   When I installed 
> Ubuntu after W7, there were 4 W7 partitions and one free for Ubuntu.  I 
> didn't really pay attention to whether the W7s were all primary 
> partitions or not.  I do know there were no additional primary 
> partitions left after installing Ubuntu, cutting a chunk out of the 
> largest W7 partition, at least according to the Ubuntu partitioner.
>   I figured with 4Gs of RAM, the need for a swap partition for Ubuntu 
> was minimized, at least for now. 
> I'm going to overwrite W7 in a couple days, which should free up a 
> couple partitions.

Before you remove w7, just to be clear, could you go superuser in
ubuntu and fdisk -l the relevant drive?  That would probably tell us 
just what is going on with the mysterious extra partition.

>  If I've got a spare partition, I suppose I could 
> then go back and tweak Ubuntu to add a swap partition.  Or reinstall it 
> from scratch.  Having only installed Ubuntu a couple weeks ago,  I 
> haven't done much with Ubuntu other than browse around a bit and check 
> if it works with all of the devices I've attached to check against W7 
> beta's poor ability to recognize drivers and stuff.  Ubuntu 8.1 did just 
> fine finding everything -- no BS M$ W& driver $ignature enforcement. 

-- hendrik

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