Topic: Befuddled about moving/copying/ primary/logical partitions
I am befuddled about what is the best way to straighten my disk out. What I have is a dual boot Windows XP/Ubuntu setup. However, because I messed up the first Ubuntu setup I had to do it over and when it was loaded, it gave me 2 sets of Ubuntu files. The new main file is in the logical area.
I have an unallocated section in the primary area but because of the multiple swaps I have 2 primary files that really should be combined and with Windows in the picture as well I can't put copy my main Ubuntu file into the primary area.
What I would like to do is combine the swap files and put them into the logical area, clear them out of the primary and then move my main Ubuntu into the primary area. I hope that makes sense.
I am trying to figure out how to copy the screen with the current setup so you can see what a mess I have. There are a couple of file I could delete but because of the location of the Ubuntu main file I can't delete them without getting rid of the main Ubuntu file first.
Disk /dev/sda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4491 36073926 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 10565 14921 34997602+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3 6548 8979 19535040 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 8980 10564 12731512+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 14456 14921 3743113+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 10892 10892 8001 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 10891 10891 8001 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8 13179 14196 8177053+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 14197 14197 8001 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda10 10893 12120 9863878+ 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
In addition to all the above I have unallocated 15.75 GIB in primary area and 2.50 GiB + 8.10 GiB + 1.98 GiB + 196.11 MiB in the logical area.
Sda2 is the logical area and is locked; sda10 is in the logical area and is locked and is file type / and is the latest iteration of UBUNTU.
Sda 6, 7, and 9 are expendable since they are from the earlier version of Ubuntu.
I am a little limited since I cannot write to CD's or DVD's on the system and do not have another hard disk.
Sorry to be so wordy but I thought if I put it all out there it would be more obvious what is wrong and what I need to change. Any assistance would be appreciated.