Installed Linux, wrong drive?

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  1. cnople

    cnople Registered Member

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    I took the leap and installed Linux (LinuxliteOS) today, and all seems well except for one odd thing. During installation I made it dual boot but the drive it wanted to install to was my external drive, not C:, and there was no way to change it. So now I have Linuxlite installed, but on my external drive the speed of which I guess will be limited to USB 2. Is this ok, how would I go about getting it onto C:?
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    sorry please read about linux basics linux dont work on c or d drive

    they have ext file system by default mostly

    you maybe install it via Windows installer thats why its in windows

    please read above sticky links you get lot of your questions ans
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Ho cnople,

    As mack_guy911 mentions, Linux installation cannot co-exist in the same partition (commonly called C:\) as Windows.

    Linux, and other OSes, need to be in a completely separate partition regardless of whether external or internal. This requires you to create the separate partition for Linux prior to installation.

    One option is to use a partition manager to decrease the size of your Windows partition (on C:\) to make room to create space for a new Linux partition on the same hard drive. A Linux program to do that is called GParted which you could download (if it is not included in your Linux installation) to your Linux installation and execute from there. A full GParted Tutorial is here

    -- Tom
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING - BACKUP - ALL YOUR DATA!

    Mrk
     
  5. cnople

    cnople Registered Member

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    I see that now, thanks guys.
     
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    Then make a backup of the backup.

    Then a backup of the backup of the back up.
     
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