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Old 04-04-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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Problem installing kubuntu (involves freed partitions space)


i am having problems installing kubuntu from my disk. after using kubuntu and ubuntu through vmware, i decided on kubuntu (cuz kde 4 looked nice...).

ok so heres my story:

*irrelevant story of how i came to try linux*

as a perfectly happy user of windows 7 i remember using linux for the first time and liking it. it was different from windows in good ways. i tried it my first time on a desktop my computer teacher game me so that i could play around with it and learn about linux. this was fun until i totaly screwed up the system trying to change the password in the wrong spot. (i eventually tried it again by reformatting, but stopped using it and through another story iv come to not even have that computer anymore.). so anyway, i basically have almost 0 linux experience. i never even installed a single program when i had it.

i do very much want to try it again. it looks cool, and different, which is why i want to dual boot it.

*END OF STORY(lol)*

so my problems start here, i have freed up space from my data drive(with windows on it). i freed up exactly 25 gb of free space (unless i did the math wrong, i did 1024 X 25, to get mb).kubuntu titles it as unusable space in the installer. i am unable to use this space, i have tried it wont let me.

i believe i shrank my data drive correctly...

these are the videos i watched to find out how to dual boot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7XHm3SXLkw&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_MsS...eature=related

however i havent gotten past the first ones steps yet

by the way. im convinced on using kubuntu so please dont try to convince me of otherwise. i've been searching for a distro i like so i have been looking at videos and tried ubuntu on my computer. i still prefer kubuntu. i might convert to a different distro when im more experienced with linux but not now.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 02:02 AM   #2
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When you say you have freed up 25GB of space-I assume you have resized the windows partition, and have now 25GB of unused space to install kubuntu to? Use gparted from the live disc to format the unused 25GB to a linux ext4 file system partition-then try to install again.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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When you say you have freed up 25GB of space-I assume you have resized the windows partition, and have now 25GB of unused space to install kubuntu to? Use gparted from the live disc to format the unused 25GB to a linux ext4 file system partition-then try to install again.

um how do i do this. can i do this while i am in windows? what is the live cd. is it the cd when i'm running linux off the cd?

thanks for responding so quickly.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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I think it would be helpful https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/install...ide/index.html
 
Old 04-05-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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sorry let me rephrase that. i did shrink my windows partition (i mean my data partition with windows on it). however i want to know what gparted is. i will note that when i googled it it said it was for gnome. i am installing kubuntu so will it make a difference?
 
  


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