The Loopmounted Virtual Partition Manager allows users to upgrade their existing Wubi or Lubi installation to a standard Ubuntu system by transferring all data, settings, and applications from the original install to a dedicated partition. The advantages of upgrading using LVPM are better disk performance and reliability, and the ability to replace the original operating system with Ubuntu.
Add 2 new partitions
My hard disk had only 1 partition containing Windows XP.
- Boot to Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Live CD
- Go to System, Partition Editor
- Click the existing partition, and "Resize".
- Click "Apply".
- Note 1: the first time I tried this, I got ERROR: Extended record needed (1712>1024), not yet supported. Please try to free less space. So I slid my partition divider a little more to the right and tried again and it worked.
- Note 2: This took a few minutes when it worked.
- In the unallocated section, create a new partition. I made this my swap partition. It was 1065 MB, Primary Partition, Filesystem: linux-swap. It became sda2. Click "Add".
- Then I created my main Linux partition. Used the remaining size, filesystem: ext3, Primary Partition. This is sda3. Click "Add".
- Click "Apply".
Install and run LVPM
- Boot into the Wubi Ubuntu installation.
- Go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=198821, download, save, install, and run it.
- Select "Transfer" and then the new main linux partition (sda3)
- When I selected Ubuntu in the Grub boot loader, I got the following error mesage: Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition.
- To fix this, I hit "e" to edit the command, and changed
root (hd0,2). Then I hit "b" to boot.
hd0means the first hard disk, and
2means the 3rd partition.
- After booting into the new ext3 Ubuntu install, I edited the
/boot/grub/menu.lstfile to change
- All pau.
hi, thanks for the tip but i had a query. You said - After booting into the new ext3 Ubuntu install, I edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst file to change root ()/ubuntu/disks to root (hd0,2)
I tried to do that but it says i am not authorised to save this file. My username gaurav is the only username on ubuntu. what do i login with to be able to do this. Or how do i give myself the authorization to do so
gaurav, you should be able to use the
sudo command. for example,
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
Wow, thank you so much, I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work after the Lvpm, and this was the only one that worked, you are an Ubuntu hero!
Hi, I hadn't created a swap partition during the install as i have 3gb of memory. the performance is good but i need the hibernate function. so i guess i will need a swap-partition. I know i can create a linux-swap partition equal to my ram using parted magic but what after that. how do i mount it. and have it mounted everytime so that i can use the hibernate function. what do i enter in the terminal.
I had the exact same problem and I looked EVERYWHERE but couldn't find the solution. O well solutions were there but were too complex and poorly explained for beginners/windows users.
I installed Linux on a separate disk due to which I was getting Error 15 / 17. So I followed your approach and it all works.
So thank you very much for sharing this technique.
i used lvpm to transfer wubi ubuntu in a separate partition, but after reboot, the grub give me error 17, i try to edit grub and change with root(hd0,3) and ubuntu seems star but after stop immidiatly with uniform> shell....and i don't know what i can do !!! I try supergrub but nothing, somebody hekp me?
You are a lifesaver. Thanks for the tip!