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I would very much like to setup Ubuntu to try on my machine, but I don't totally want to ditch Suse just yet either (and I need my Windows partition as well for school programs like SPSS).

 

I'm not even sure what my current partitions look like because I don't know how to check. Is there a command to use to list the partition information? The commands fdisk and cfdisk aren't available.

 

I know this is probably a big project, but... help?

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fdisk -l (as root) will list the partitions on your box

 

heres what the results looks like on my SLED 10 box,

 

please paste your results here

 

cheers

 

anyweb

 

linux-7386:~ # fdisk -l

 

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

 

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

/dev/sda2 263 1568 10490445 83 Linux

/dev/sda3 * 1569 9729 65553232+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)

/dev/sda5 1569 2874 10490413+ 83 Linux

/dev/sda6 2875 4180 10490413+ 83 Linux

/dev/sda7 4181 9729 44572311 83 Linux

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Terrific! I didn't realize that you had to be logged in as superuser. Thanks for the tip.

 

Here's the info:

Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot	  Start		 End	  Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *		   1		1685	13534731	7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2			1686	   12161	84148470	f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5			1686		7055	43134493+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6			7056		7247	 1542208+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7			7248		9221	15856123+  83  Linux
/dev/sda8			9222	   12161	23615518+  83  Linux

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Nevermind!

 

I went ahead and just installed ubuntu over my previous Suse installation. Now I have the exact setup I wanted in the first place!

 

[*] NTFS Support

[*] Windows XP running via QEMU

[*] Easy Updates

[*] Multimedia buttons work

[*] Beryl + XGL Working Awesome

 

Ubuntu is awesome... really. I'm wondering how Edgy will be when that's released stable.

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