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Old 03-20-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
EzioAuditore
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Question Help installing Kubuntu 10.10 in dual-boot config.


Hello All,

Searched around here and googled too but couldn't find an answer to my question..

Here's the situation, i made a 40GB (F: ) partition for Kubuntu (by reducing other partition's size) and when i booted with the disk to install it, i'm totally stumped as how it manages partition. Being a newbie to linux, i decided not to mess w/ it myself and maybe corrupting the Windows install too and seek help of the knowledgeable people here..

So,basically I want to install Kubuntu alongside Windows 7 onto partition F:.

I'm not getting the slide method at partition to choose step, it says, before & After and in the 'after' block, sda8 doesn't appear. Why it's so?

I've attached some pics of my current disk setup and install-phase screens.. I don't want to mess my other partitions.

So, please guide me here guys and gals.

Please take the time to watch screens as this will explain my situation better than words.

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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According to the screenshots, the partition that you want to install to, F: in windows 40GB, is /dev/sda7.

At this screen: http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8410/snapshot1v.png

Pick specify partitions manually (advanced) and choose /dev/sda7, format as ext4 and mount as /

You could shrink this down a little and make a small swap space but you really don't need any unless you want to hibernate or you have a small amount of RAM.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:22 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the reply.. It seems fine now..
By the way, I've 3gb of physical memory. Will i still be needing a swap partition if i want to hibernate it?
 
Old 03-21-2011, 12:03 PM   #4
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If you want to hibernate, then you should have a swap space greater in size than the amount of RAM that you have.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq
 
Old 03-21-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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Not a big deal as I don't use it...

Thanks again for your help..
 
  


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