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Old 10-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Step 4: Create partitions page is blank on 9.10 install.


I'm trying to install 9.10. I used to have Windows 7 on my computer but I ended up removing it and now it's just unallocated space. When I try to install, it goes to Step 4 0f 7: Create Partition, but it doesn't give me anything. No disk partition. Nothing. It's just blank. When I try to go forward it doesn't let me because nothing is selected. Been stuck at this for about 2 days now. Any ideas?
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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What it is showing you is that you have 232.88 GB of unallocated space - so the next step is to allocate some!

Select "partition" from the menu bar and "create". Wiser heads than mine will probably agree to differ with my suggested partitioning strategy but start with a small partition - 1 GB or thereabouts for "/boot" about double your RAM size as "swap" and a fairly big chunk of the rest as "/" (root)

"/boot" and "/" should be formated as ext3 - "swap" will look after itself.

Have fun, John
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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What it is showing you is that you have 232.88 GB of unallocated space - so the next step is to allocate some!

Select "partition" from the menu bar and "create". Wiser heads than mine will probably agree to differ with my suggested partitioning strategy but start with a small partition - 1 GB or thereabouts for "/boot" about double your RAM size as "swap" and a fairly big chunk of the rest as "/" (root)

"/boot" and "/" should be formated as ext3 - "swap" will look after itself.

Have fun, John
Wouldn't it be ext4 since that's what 9.10 uses?
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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Ext3 will work - but yes, the newer ext4 is becoming the standard although I believe "grub" isn't entirely comfortable with ext4 yet, so I would be inclined to stay with ext3 for '/boot'
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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That did nothing. On install, the 'create partitions' screen is still blank.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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Damn Ubuntu.
click on where it says unallocated space then click the button on top that looks like a plus (+).
 
Old 10-30-2009, 06:02 PM   #7
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Adding partitions in Gparted is doing nothing.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 07:07 PM   #8
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As smeezekitty says, you will have to mark / highlight
the area, where you want to do some action.

So just mark 'unallocated space' , then you can create
a partition.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #9
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Yeah, I guess you need to right-click, select space and create a partition. You may also need to indicate how that partition will be used, I don't know, I'm confused to see you apparently have to use gparted. I have never seen gparted during any of my previous installs, as a rule it would be a completely different kind of interface...
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:39 PM   #10
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Eh, I gave up on it. Instead of attempting to install 9.10, I installed 9.04 since 9.04 install has no problems. I upgraded to 9.10 from there.
 
  


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