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Old 02-03-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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Installing Ubuntu, Help w/ Partition


Edit: Problem solved, thanks anyways guys.

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Old 02-03-2008, 09:52 PM   #2
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What are you using your different partitions for? What's the fat16 for? Where's Vista? Are you using your last partition (sda3)? Help us help you
 
Old 02-03-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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I didn't even know I had any partitions! I'm so lost please help me out.

EDIT: ok I think that the one on the bottom is my main hard drive cuz it looks like it has 300 gigs. So I want to install onto that hard drive, but I want to partition off the part that Vista is already occupying.

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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Open a console and issue this command: cat /etc/fstab. Fstab lists devices (in this case, hard drives and partition numbers), their mount points, and the filesystem type. That should give a better of what is installed where.

I suspect the partition /dev/sda3 will be the place to install Ubuntu. It it turns out to be so, you would be better off using windows tools to resize /dev/sda3 to create free space at the end of /dev/sda3. Then boot the Ubuntu cd, and use Ubuntu to select the free space and create your swap partition, and your Linux partition to install Ubuntu into.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #5
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
unionfs / unionfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0


^um???^

Also, what is/ how do I creat a swap partition or Linux partition? For that matter how do I even select the free space??

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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To edit partitions in xp, use Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Manager or Partition Magic (third-party).
 
  


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