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Old 05-07-2017, 06:53 AM   #1
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Installing Lubuntu


Hi i am trying to install Lubuntu on laptop which previously had ubuntu and windows xp. I tried installing but i don't have all partitions. How do i use all partitions just for Lubuntu?
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:16 AM   #2
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The image you posted shows two drives, one 4GB and the other 8GB. 4GB is too small, 8GB is minimal size. Seems like pretty small drives for a computer which had xp and Ubuntu on it. Do you have other drives that are not showing? Not sure what you mean by "don't have all partitions". If you want more partitions, you can simply create them during the install. You might post some information on your hardware which could be helpful.

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Old 05-07-2017, 07:26 AM   #3
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The image you posted shows two drives, one 4GB and the other 8GB. 4GB is too small, 8GB is minimal size. Seems like pretty small drives for a computer which had xp and Ubuntu on it. Do you have other drives that are not showing? Not sure what you mean by "don't have all partitions". If you want more partitions, you can simply create them during the install. You might post some information on your hardware which could be helpful.
Originally i had windows xp with two drives C: and D: total size was around 15GB. Then i installed ubuntu. I want to remove all Operaton systems and combine the drives into one and install Linux there. Do i need to change to Ext4 and choose different mount on both drives?

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Old 05-07-2017, 09:47 AM   #4
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I suggest as follows. All data will be lost! Delete all partitions. Create new primary partitions:

1. disk 8GB: 1 primary partition formated to ex4.
2. disk 4GB: two primary partitions (one for swap and one for home).

You have two separate hard disk drives. Next set mount point of the 8GB disk as "/" for system (click twice on the 8GB disk). Set 'Swap' and 'home' in 4GB disk.
 
Old 05-07-2017, 09:57 AM   #5
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I suggest as follows. All data will be lost! Delete all partitions. Create new primary partitions:

1. disk 8GB: 1 primary partition formated to ex4.
2. disk 4GB: two primary partitions (one for swap and one for home).

You have two separate hard disk drives. Next set mount point of the 8GB disk as "/" for system (click twice on the 8GB disk). Set 'Swap' and 'home' in 4GB disk.
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:34 AM   #6
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Yes.
 
Old 05-07-2017, 12:53 PM   #7
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I think this laptop has 2 SSDs. It didn't work. When it was complete linux didn't load there was just blinking line. I think it didn't recognized it because swap and home were in the first ssd and the linux was in the second. How do i combined them?
 
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You have two physical drives referred to as sda and sdb. sda is the smaller (4GB) while sdb is the 8GB. You installed the system to sdb and that is where the boot files are so try setting that drive to first boot priority in the BIOS and see if that works.

Without knowing which installation type option you selected and whether you accepted the default for bootloader installation, we're just guessing.
 
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Thank you it worked. In / i have 4GB free space and in /home i have 3GB. All in one place. Isn't it weird that laptop has 2 sdds that make up 13GB?
 
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Hi.

Most installers let you do something like this, as you may run out of home space: https://askubuntu.com/questions/2198...isks-using-lvm

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