Dual-Boot Linux

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  • Roman Fomin

    Hi. It's not clear what you want in your post (you just gave instructions on how to create a partition in GParted, I guess).

    If you want CloudReady to support installs on a separate partition — then state it clearly.

    I want facility to install CloudReady on a separate partition too (not on a separate hdd)!

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  • Joseph Honnoll

    *Updated First Post

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  • Mike Sciascia

    WOW!!!  Thanks for the quick turnaround on my question - I assume that I am not the first person to want to do this ( irony ).

    Just to be clear, among the many partitions that cloudready creates, there is one which is almost the entire capacity of the drive, although it shows that only a small portion of this is actually used - I would assume that this is partition which should be shrunk with GParted to accommodate the Ubuntu installation.

    Are there any special instructions for loading Ubuntu to this new area, so that the cloudready installation is not affected?

    What's up with all the small cloudready partitions - really curious?

    Thanks again!

    mike

     

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  • Joseph Honnoll

    Basically the big partition is CRs main of but I think just all the other ones are for security? Don't really know there ha.

    Basically you have to install CR first then Ubuntu

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  • Forrest Smith

    the stub partitions from 1-15 are to leave room for windows dualboot installs.

     

    The smaller ones above 16 are either extra for future OS-level changes (part of Chromium spec) or serving a functional purpose.

     

    You can steal as much storage as you want from partition 16 to use for Ubuntu, but note that CloudReady will stop booting and updating as expected if you *shift* the partition numbers on it. So, partitions 16-27 need to still be the same numbers and in the same order after your Ubuntu install. Ubuntu will need to either use partition 1-15 (they can expand, you just can't insert new partitions) or you'll need to create partitions 28+ for Ubuntu.

     

    good luck!

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  • David Spoelstra

    Forrest-

    With dualboot now gone now, how has this affected the partitioning for those of us that still dualboot Linux?

    Thanks!

    -David

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  • Forrest Smith

    No partition changes - all we've done is remove the ability to install CloudReady alongside existing Windows installs. Any setup you've worked out for Linux on your own should be unaffected

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  • Carson G

    I have cloudready v76 32bit, and I try to install ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire One ZG5, and it doesn't give me the option, "Install Ubuntu alongside them", even though it did before. Do I need cloudready on developer, beta, or stable, or is there something else that I'm missing? Please help me.

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  • Joe

    CR has changed since this post and no Dual Booting will work sorry

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  • Carson G

    But I have the latest, and last version of 32bit (v76) and I had v76 last time too. I accidentally broke cloudready messing around with partitions, this was last week. I installed cloudready as a standalone OS first, then booted ubuntu via USB. It said, "This computer currently has multiple operating systems on it, what would you like to do?" It gave me the dual boot option "Install Ubuntu alongside them", and I did that. Next time I booted the little laptop it came up with grub, both os's worked! But now it won't give me the option anymore, and the same version of cloudready, same version of ubuntu and it didn't work. Please help me.

     

                                                Note: It took a while for the dual boot option to come up the first time, I had to retry many times, but now I tried everything I did last time, and nothing. Is there one tiny detail I am missing?

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