Trying to install xubuntu... error messages during partitioning
I've been using ubuntu on my laptop for a while, but it's a bit slow and I've decided to switch to xubuntu. I want to just completely overwrite the drive, but whenever I start then installation, the file manager opens and I get the error message:
"The ext3 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0)(sda)failed."
What does this mean and how do I fix it so that my hard drive is completely wiped and xubuntu is installed over it?