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Old 12-24-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Xubuntu Partitioner lacks an option

The partitioner in Xubuntu 8.10 doesn't give the option to install to a partiton, but only gives the option to use the entire harddisk to install to.

I've read on tutorials and such, that you *should* get a slider, to choose how much free space to use to create a new partition, but the option simply isn't there, it isn't even greyed out, it just doesn't appear on the menu.

Can anyone help?

EDIT: I'm attempting to use it to dual boot with windows XP, windows XP installed first, and Xubuntu installed secondly.

Last edited by Nazurin; 12-24-2008 at 09:32 AM.
Old 12-24-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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My only recent experiences with Ubuntu have been release candidates, so maybe I'm a little more jaded than I ought to be - but I've found Ubuntu's live-cd partitioning to be extremely lacklustre. Every new partition you create gets auto-mounted, which causes GParted to freak out and not complete the task. I very much prefer to use the GParted livecd to do my partitioning, and then boot a distro's install media with no partitioning left to be done.


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