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Old 09-01-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
cayennep
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Can't install ubuntu, won't recognize partition & auto option too small.


I've tried (too) many ways to do this and would really appreciate guidance thru the best route.

Installing ubuntu the 'auto' way, it used only 2.5 gigs and then couldn't do anything - update, install eclipse.

Using gparted to partition didn't work (can't remember what happened) and read to use windoze partitioning for dual boot. Also read it doesn't work - the right-click options are available somewhat randomly. Tried paragon (tool) to make a 20G partition but ubuntu says 'no root system defined' and won't install.

I currently have a partition and can't figure out how to undo it, so the best path would be to get ubuntu to install here.

any help GREATLY appreciated, this is day 3 & reformat windoze 2 so pretty frustrating.

thx
 
Old 09-01-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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How many hard drives do you have?
How many partitions on each hard drive?
What operating systems are on the partitions?
If you can't remember error messages, write them down as you proceed, it could make solving the problem a lot easier.
If you have a windows OS installed, resize (shrink) the partition if you need room to install.

read to use windoze partitioning for dual boot. Also read it doesn't work - the right-click options are available somewhat randomly.Right click options for what?

You could load the Ubuntu CD and open a terminal window and post the output of the command: sudo fdisk -l (lower case Letter L).

Specifics on your hardware would be helpful.
 
  


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