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Windows 7: I need to install another version of ubuntu

20 Feb 2013   #1
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
I need to install another version of ubuntu

This is a snapshot of my disk management

The 6.09gb partition contains the SWAP file for Ubuntu
The 17.07 partition contains Ubuntu itself
and the 121.9gb partition contains Windows 7

I need to install another version of ubuntu for a project
I want to delete the OEM partition since WIndows 7 only allows up 4 primary partitions
Is it safe to do that? first of all, how do you do that since if you right click on it, your only option is to click on help?




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20 Feb 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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21 Feb 2013   #3
TheJackster1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or instead of downloading adware you could use the one windows comes with. also the OEM might not be too safe to delete
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21 Feb 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m sorry Junior member, with 8 posts. Partition Wizard contains no adware.
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21 Feb 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I`m sorry Junior member, with 8 posts. Partition Wizard contains no adware.
Hum well I just sorta ignored that one AddRam as the poster probably has never used it. I ma just wondering where the OP is??
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21 Feb 2013   #6
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

The swap file for ubuntu in 6.09gb

Can I change that partition to a logical partition anyhow so I can create a new partition for another ubuntu installation?
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23 Feb 2013   #7
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would a virtual environment work for your second version of Ubuntu? You could set the virtual Ubuntu up inside of the host Ubuntu. That way you don't have to worry about messing with partition and you will have two instances of Ubuntu.
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23 Feb 2013   #8
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
The swap file for ubuntu in 6.09gb

Can I change that partition to a logical partition anyhow so I can create a new partition for another ubuntu installation?
Looks like, from your screenshot, you already have 4 partitions. If you FORCE the creation of a fifth, your partitions will then be converted into Dynamic Disks -- something that Linux can't recognize.

To get more partitions, you would have to do the following:
1) migrate the contents of an existing logical partition to an external drive
2) change the logical partition to an extended partition
3) recreate the logical partition INSIDE the extended partition -- leaving room for another partition
4) migrate the contents of the original logical partition to the new logical partition you just created

You can have any number of partitions inside the Extended partition.

Realize those, this is likely to hose up GRUB because the partition sequence has changed. So, you might have to regenerate the GRUB config file to be able to boot again.
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