I'm going insane here so I have to ask. I have previously been running Openelec on my HTPC off a 16GB UB Flash Drive. I know want to use that flash drive for something else so I am trying to reformat it. When I insert the flash drive into my desktop (which is running Windows 7 for the time being, so I only have access to Ubuntu via a live CD) GParted scans endlessly.
I just installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 and updated and installed all my usual apps including gparted.
Running gparted from the menu and running from terminal with 'gksudo gparted' results in the same behavior with no output to the command line. All I get is the gparted program scanning all devices indefinitely.
I have let it run for over ten minutes with no change in behavior.
I have just copied my Ubuntu 64bit ISO into my USB Flash Drive and booted from there. It's my first time using a Linux distro, right now I'm using Windows 8 and writing this from the Try Ubuntu option. I'm just trying to install Ubuntu along with Windows 8, to keep both and select which one I want to start when I turn on my machine.
I've actually worked with ubuntu for quite a while already, but now I wanted to format the whole harddrive, make a few partitions for /, /home, linux-swap and another one for an optional windows drive later on.
Hi, I just bought a 500 gß HDD (Seagate 7200 spin, SATA), with the goal of loading my media on it, to be read both by Win 7 and Kubuntu. The drive would not format in Win 7, so I used Gparted in Kubuntu Live to try and format the drive. Originially formatted to NTFS, but upon rebooting windows, it said the drive was write protected.
After preparing my hard drive with GParted I was trying to see how to install Vista or Linux as an operating system. I really don't care if I have to erase my files. I just want my laptop back on an operating system.
Also I put the Windows installation CD in the drive. It said the partition does not have enough volume to run Windows Vista?