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Old 09-01-2006, 02:31 AM   #1
Gentian
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Can't install Ubuntu


I really need some help. I'll try not to kill you with my inexperience.

I've been trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows XP, without success. These are my basic stats:

/dev/hda IDE1 master 19.07 GB (4.10 GB free)

/dev/hdb IDE1 slave 74.53 GB (22.55 GB free)

512 MB RAM

I'm using the x86 desktop CD.

When I attempt to partition either of the drives, I get this message: "failed to create enough space for installation".

I really must be missing something, since I'm sure I have enough space. Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 09-01-2006, 04:05 AM   #2
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You need the space as truly free - i.e. unallocated. That means not currently allocated to another partition.
I'm guessing your free space is within other (Windows) partitions. With the latest Ubuntu you get a "slider" to adjust the current partition so you can free up some space for the Ubuntu install.
Make sure you have the 6.06 CD.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 04:07 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

How are you trying to partition the drives? Try using the default option to install to /dev/hda. This will delete the data on that drive, and create the correct partitions for Ubuntu (/ and swap).

Are you trying to resize the existing partitions?

I hope this helps
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