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I am having major Linux troubles.  I've so far downloaded and ported the iso image of OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and I think Red Hat onto three different discs.  I've only tried to install Ubuntu so far, but my problem is this;  When I try to go a petition my HDD, it fails.  No reason why, it just does.  So now I have an extremely annoying popup about Windows not being Genuine, and since I didn't buy XP, and it came with my computer, I can't fix the little bastard.

Though I'm probably gonna get yelled at by one of you (dunno), I only have one HDD.  My friend said I should get an external HDD, but he never specified what connection it should use to attach to my computer.  I'm thinking USB, but I have no idea.  So I am currently stuck with WinXP, so I would really love some help with this.

~Warbirds

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Can you take a screen shot of gparted failing and post it here please. Also, only a poor (as in not good) pirate install WGA ;)

I can't take a screen shot because I have to restart my computer in order to get back to Windows.  And I have no digital camera so I'm out of luck there.

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I assume your using the Live CD installer. If you press the print screen button the screen shot program will appear, save the image (not as a bitmap) and upload it to a image host like imageshack.us. This is of course asuming you can use your internet connection out of the box with the Ubuntu live CD.

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ok, I'm confused now :P

Please clarify exactly which CD image you wrote to disk and are using.

Also, you must defragment your windows partition so all data on it are at the beginning of the partition.

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ok, I'm confused now :P

Please clarify exactly which CD image you wrote to disk and are using.

Also, you must defragment your windows partition so all data on it are at the beginning of the partition.

You haven't had to defragment before using ntfsresize (which is what GParted uses) since version 1.9.0 which was released in 2004.

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Are you tring to use Ubuntu to reside a ntfs partition? This is fails here, I think its a problem with the ntfs-3g drivers included with Ubuntu, they also only allow Read only acccsess to ntfs.

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Are you tring to use Ubuntu to reside a ntfs partition? This is fails here, I think its a problem with the ntfs-3g drivers included with Ubuntu, they also only allow Read only acccsess to ntfs.

No, dispit the default Ubuntu kernel only supporting read only from ntfs file systems, gparted accesses the disk directly bypassing the necessity of ntfs support from the kernel.

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have you tried downloading the alternate install cd?  ubuntu was pretty tricky in my experience with installing it on a newer machine.  it was especially difficult on my friends SATA drive for some reason.  using the alternate disc worked. 

also check out www.ubuntuforums.org I found this so far http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=3...uring+partition that might help a bit..

are you trying to install it onto a fresh harddrive? or onto an exsisting winxp partition. 

some more info would be nice, like which version of ubuntu, what cd image of the version it is, what type of system its being installed on..

these also might help a bit:

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/07/20/1654251

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=4...rtition+failure

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=4...rtition+failure

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=4...rtition+failure

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