So I've been going over this for a couple of days now on the Ubuntu site trying to figure out how to configure my HD in order to run alongside Win7.
Stock configuration has 4 partitions on a 500.1GB drive;
2 sections of 241 gb (1 of which is dedicated to win7 & files, the other to be dedicated to Ubuntu)
1 system recovery 16gb
and 1 boot (I think)
They read as follows from the installation table
/dev/sda1 NTFS 11991 of 16106
/dev/sda2 NTFS 35 of 104
/dev/sda3 NTFS 3223 of 241946
/dev/sda4 NTFS 86577 of 241948
I'm going to make a WILD guess here and say that sda4 is my Win7 partition as I have 86 gb used for stuff =)
Outside of that I don't really know where the 3.x gb came from on sda3 as it shows as a blank drive in windows and in explorer through Ubuntu. Theres a few things there but it's all trash and it is left over from install of visualC++ in windows.
When I try to configure the install, I can't figure out how to select the partition I want to use for linux (sda3) and as well when I try anything it gives me an error : "No root file system is defined."
I know it's not really awesome to post a question as a first post, but I'm just about at my wits end and I don't have anything to contribute yet =( I'm good with Windows, just not Linux yet, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
SO, sum of question(s): How should I configure my partition menu and where should I place my root system and how do I do it?
Thanks in advance guys/gals,
I've been poking around here and y'all seem like a real stand-up bunch.