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  1.    16 Jun 2016 #1
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    Help! I have too many partitions and I dont know which ones I need


    I have only one HDD in my laptop, and it has far too many partitions. There are a few I recognise, such as C: and two more wich were made when I dual booted Chrome OS. Now I am trying to triple boot Linux Ubuntu as well, but when faced with the option of which partition to use, there were 31 partitions! I cancelled it, and returned to windows to see what these partitons were, but I am absolutely lost!

    I would like to know which ones I can delete because otherwise I cannot install Linux, so if anyone could help me out here I would be extremely greatfull!

    Here is a screenshot of my partitons with all their details:

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    Edit: I deleted most of the partitions which seemed useless to me (I don't think I should have done that... but YOLO
    ) Here is a screenshot of the partitions from windows disk management now:

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  2.    16 Jun 2016 #2
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    Post a screen shot from windows disk management: (Win+X->Disk Management) include the graphical portion of partition layout then we'll go from there.
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  3.    16 Jun 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Post a screen shot from windows disk management: (Win+X->Disk Management) include the graphical portion of partition layout then we'll go from there.
    Done. I edited the original to include the new screenshot
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  4.    16 Jun 2016 #4
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    Before we go on. Your D drive shows it's RAW, meaning you cannot access this drive. Do you have any data on this drive ?
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  5.    16 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Before we go on. Your D drive shows it's RAW, meaning you cannot access this drive. Do you have any data on this drive ?
    Yes. I think so. I believe this is the drive with Chrome OS's data. The other partition manager says it is ext3 tho....
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  6.    16 Jun 2016 #6
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    Did you install UBUNTU on this disk ? from the first screen shot ext2/ext3 are linux system files
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  7.    16 Jun 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Did you install UBUNTU on this disk ? from the first screen shot ext2/ext3 are linux system files
    I tried to, but the installation failed. I think it was due to too many partitions.
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  8.    16 Jun 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by abrahammurciano View Post
    I tried to, but the installation failed. I think it was due to too many partitions.
    Has nothing to do with many partitions since you use GPT disk style. There's a special instruction to install UBUNTU on a GPT disk. You'd need to go to UBUNTU forum for the instruction.
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  9.    16 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Has nothing to do with many partitions since you use GPT disk style. There's a special instruction to install UBUNTU on a GPT disk. You'd need to go to UBUNTU forum for the instruction.
    One more thing... If I re-install windows from a CD, will all the partitons be joined with the C: drive?
    If not, what do I have to do to end up with only the bare minimum required nuber of partitions.

    p.s. I am willing to get rid of chrome OS to acheive this and then re-install it again later
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  10.    16 Jun 2016 #10
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    From the first screen shot. What partition manager did you use ? was it EaseUS ? If so, don't use it. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard instead.

    You don't need to re-install Windows
    download and install: Macrium Free Direct Download X64 to create a backup image of your current disk
    then use the link below:
    Solved HDD Partition issues - Windows 10 Forums
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