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Acer partition question

  Date: Dec 06    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 319

Im installing Ubuntu on an Acer for a friend and she wants to leave the
recovery partition just in case she doesnt like Ubuntu.

There are three partitions on this brand new machine:
F: PQService 7993mb (959 free)
C: ACER 72473mb (49043 free)
D: DATA 72159mb (71780 free)

I start to wipe out the C partition but then started to wonder about D.
I know the OS goes on C but what the heck is D? Acer or Vista restore
points partition?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 06    

i think D is a blank partition for user data,
i dont think you should wipe C:,
i'd reinstall windows XP onto C if youve trashed it
then put in the ubuntu cd and make it dual boot
installing it into D if there's no data there.

I guess F is the windows recovery info,
and it will overwrite c:,
which is why they have D: for data.

or is MyDocuments mapped to D: ?

if so perhaps you should split D; into a smaller data partition for windows
(and this can be shared with ubuntu)
and a new partition for ubuntu,
then install it there..

but im not an expert..

I use ubuntu 99% of the time on my desktop machine
but have vista there incase something doesnt work in ubuntu
so i can see if it works in vista
which helps me decide if its a software or hardware problem!

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 06    

Just getting into the Acer bios was difficult so seeing that their
partition naming is skewed isnt unexpected

Im installing XP on C and left D and F for now.
I split C up for XP and Ubuntu.
If she likes Ubuntu - XP goes away

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 06    

I have an Acer desktop, and saw they have a partition on the harddrive set
aside for the image of the operating system.

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