Kanotix + Partions = Hard problem
Posted 27 December 2004 - 09:56 PM
I am trying to install kanotix x-2004 on a 20 GB hard drive. Windows has a 19gb partition. I can not resize it. I am using Qtparted. i have try many times to create a new partition but i got no where. The Windows partition is active. If i can inactivate it can i resize it then. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:49 PM
anyway I reread your post and I'm not sure what you wnat to do. Do you want to shrink the fat32 down and make room for a linux or get rid of it all together.
Posted 27 December 2004 - 11:57 PM
Posted 28 December 2004 - 02:32 AM
Posted 28 December 2004 - 05:23 AM
2. Before you do anything, defrag the Windows partition. This will prevent any loss of data on the Windows drive. Windows has a habit of placing files near the end of the partition.
3. Defrag again to make sure. Look at the windows defrag utility to make sure that the chunks are all near the beginning of the partition.
4. Get PartitionMagic and resize the Windows partition, leaving empty space large enough for the install of Linux. Make sure that there is enough empty space for you needs.
5. Install Linux, telling it to use the empty space for the install.
If you don't want to shell out the cash for PartitionMagic, there is a Windows program that is free that can do this for you. I am not using windows right now (surprise), but will be happy to look it up for you.
Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:00 AM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 01:24 PM
Also, does anyone know of any official issues regarding ubuntu on HP notebooks? I've never been able to install ubuntu of kubuntu on my ze2000 series- it simply hangs after it boots the kernel for the setup. It's a shame, since ubuntu is such a nice system to come out of linux.
Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:03 AM
Also, providing a link to the install guide you mentioned would help.
In Ubuntu, you can try passing the noapic command to the kernel on install and see if this helps. So, at the splash screen install menu, pass the option noapic and see if this works.
I will also guess, depending on what exact model that you have (video card and all) that certain issues are at hand.
You may want to look at this linux forums thread.
Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:59 AM
This is the Kanotix guide: http://www.canadiancontent.net/tech/computing/installing-kanotix-linux I'd imagine this one is pretty popular because it's the only installation guide I have yet to find for Kanotix, nonetheless, somewhere along the line, doing what he is asking you to do stops making sense and clashes with what you are actually doing.
Sorry, your forums wouldn't let me use html and I can't figure out the URL utility so you'll just have to deal for now.
Posted 02 June 2006 - 04:39 PM
Make sure that PnP OS is set to off in the bios, as suggested. If this does not work, try the noapic command at the install splash screen.
The other issue is video. This system has an ATI RADEON XPRESS video card, which could be one of the problems. See the article here regarding the VGA setting during installation.
These are some of the issues with the hardware that you have to deal with.
At what point do the instructions on the Kanotix guide stop making sense? Is the guide specific for the version of Kanotix that you are trying to install?
Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:48 AM