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I everyone. Iam new on linuz and im trying to install ubuntu lastest version. I got and 80 g extern disk witch is partitionned like this: 10gig - ext3, 10gig ext3, 1 gig swap and the rest: NTFS.
I went into unbuntu in the partiton tool and all those partitions arent recognized(but they are on windows). Il tried to do a new partition of 80gig on ubunto but its saying "could not create partiton" or something like this.
This is a IDE 80 Gig Western Digitial connected to my computer in slave mode.
Use the Linux installer's partitioning tool, not partition magic.
If you just want Ubuntu, you should be able to boot the install CD, and select manual partitioning. I think there is also an option to just let Ubuntu take the whole disk. I do not recommend this, however. It leaves you no options for future expansion/changes
I tried to used the partitioning tool on ubuntu but it do not recognized any partition (sawp, ext3 or ntfs) on my disk. It is saying: Unallocated space....! So i tried to let ubuntu partition my disk and after maybe 1 minut, the partitionning tool crashes and popup the error message : "Could not complete the partitioning" or something like this.
My HDD is not broken and work perfectly on windows....
Strange...The Ubuntu tool should be able to partition anything. Did you try deleting all the partitions first?
In the limit, I suppose you might have to "wipe" the drive and start over, but first try starting the installer, selecting manual partitioning. Delete all the partitions and then create just what you need for Linux---leaving the rest as empty space. Once you get Linux working, you can always create you backup partition.
BUT--using the same drive for Linux and for backup is not a good idea. Backup harddrives should have nothing else on them.
Edit--PS: 10GB total is plenty for Linux--1GB swap + 9GB for /
Yes, i tried to delete all the partition and do a new one but ubuntu said "could not complete..." so i guess...my only option at this time is to reformated the drive on windows and then, try back to do my partitions on ubuntu?
EDIT -> I will be more precise now .... it is said something like this: A disklabel is a peice of data stored at a well known place on the disk that indicated where the partition begins. You need a disk label to crerate a partitionon the disk...
So i tired to do a msdos disklabel but it getting me in error.....i have these choices: msdos amiga bsd dvh gpt mac pc98 s390 sun loop
Note:I deleted all my partitions with windows at this time