use secondry partation d: , e: , f: ( sec partation ) not primary

Asked by mego11582 on 2007-09-28

how can i use secondry partation d: , e: , f: ( sec partation ) not primary

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2007-09-28
mego11582 (mino-wafer) said : #1

How can i use secondry partation d: , e: , f: ( sec partation ) not primary

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

Hello,

would you like to install ubuntu on secondary or logical partitions? if so, of course you can install it there; it'll be v advisable to save/backup your existing data prior to attempting an install.

if you have ubuntu already installed the other partitions should be already detected by ubuntu and displayed on your desktop with various permissions pending what they were formatted with.

please let us know what you'd like to achieve and will try to help

peter b

mego11582 (mino-wafer) said : #3

I have ubuntu already installed on my computer in a primary partition but i can't see d: , e: , f: partitions

Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #4

Names like c:, d: are windows names, other operating systems use different names for partitions. On ubuntu your partitions are called hda1 (first disk, first partition), hda2 (second partiton), hdb1 (second disk, first partition) etc..

You should have an icon on your desktop for every partition you have, these icons look like disks and have names as above.

To see what partitions you actually have, open a terminal (Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal) and type "sudo fdisk -l" (without quotes, -l like in list). If unsure, you can paste the output here, so someone will tell what it means.

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