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hello, I'm just facing a weird problem, as at the very moment I for the first time am installing ubuntu (which I have been using quite a while now) myself. it is as follows:
I got a ubuntu install CD ready and booted from that (without erasing or formatting anything) in order to install breezy. now the partitioner says something like this (extract):
first disk (IDE1-master)
#2 primary ext3 hda2 /media/hda2 (and a bootable flag)
#3 primary fat32 hda3 /media/hda3 (/home on this one)
#4 primary swap hda4
now all the sizes add up correctly, but what I find weird is that hda1 isn't displayed at all or is that natrual? I can only believe it is tiny and serves some "higher" purpose (maybe MBR or something??)
but that's not the problem - it's just weird and a question I would very much appreciate an answer to.
main prob ist this: I told the installer (which claims inability of installing over a linux) to format hda2, which automatically led to formatting the swap about which I don't really care anyway (should I? another serious question).
it all looked fine and i entered "finish partitioning and write changes to disk" and it responded something about a missing or not-set-up root file system. well thanks for telling me. If I try again, NOTHING happens. If I try "go back" and select next step (install the base) it (i.e., the installer) starts the partitioner anew. HELP! what can I do? I wouldn't know where to use fdisk from to completely re-format (which might not even help because I still don't know anything about hda1)
well, enough talking, just one more thing: I haven't got a live CD.