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Old 02-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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wanting to dual boot


I have a pc with a fresh load of windows xp and i want to install unbuntu 7.04, but when i try the install linux doesnt load the disk partitioner but rather it wants to format the entire hd..
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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Select Custom layout when given the choice on where and what drives to install Ubuntu, and then you can choose not to format an existing partition. Don't let Ubuntu auto select for you
 
Old 02-13-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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when i try that it says no root file system defined... it wont install
 
Old 02-13-2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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You got to define one then,wright?Just choose ext3 or raiserfs and you'll be fine.Also,choose "/" when asked what to put on created partition,and also choose dev/hda or dev/sda when asked where to install Grub(just let it be on MBR).
 
Old 02-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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that did the trick.. thank you!
 
Old 02-14-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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well.. it wont install, i get some fatal error about the grub
 
  


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