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Old 05-17-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy I Cant Install Ubuntu...I cant go through the Partition section....!


I dont know Nothing About Ubuntu Linux....I was trying to Install Ubuntu...but i cant go through the partition section....I finish the partition then i again come....I m tired...PLZ somebody Help me.....!I have 40GB hard...I have also Windows Xp...Can any one tell me how to make Partitons for Ubuntu Linux...!
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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Its hard to help with no idea what went wrong:

*error messages?
*What happened?
*What didn't happen?
*current disk setup? (Interface, size, filesystems)
 
Old 05-17-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by perfectbiker
I dont know Nothing About Ubuntu Linux....I was trying to Install Ubuntu...but i cant go through the partition section....I finish the partition then i again come....I m tired...PLZ somebody Help me.....!I have 40GB hard...I have also Windows Xp...Can any one tell me how to make Partitons for Ubuntu Linux...!
You have to be more specific---tell us exactly what you did and what errors you got.

First, to install Ubuntu (or anything) you have to have free space on the disk. I do not remember if Ubuntu has an option to resize a Windows partition.

Assuming that you do have free space, let Ubuntu set up the partitions automatically.

To resize your Windows partition to make room for Linux, there are various utilities available. The only one I am familiar with is Partition Magic.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Note i have two hard Disk one for Windows(40GB) and one I buy for Linux (20GB)...
Now i will tell u every thing...
First When it open the "Starting Up Partition",There r three options:-

1.Erase Entire Disk:IDE1 (slave)(hdb)
2.Erase Entire Disk and Use LVM:IDE1 (slave) (hbd)
3.Manuallly Edit Partition.

I choose the 3 one.


Then the Screen Looks like this...


Configure Software RAID (I dont touch it)
Configure Logical Volume Manager (I dont touch it)
Guide Partitioning
Help Partitioning
[/B]


IDE1 Slave (Hbd)
#1 Primary 2.1GB Fat32 /media/hbd1
#5 Logical 1.6GB Swap (now it is not Swap)
#6 Logical 1.6GB Fat32 /Media/hbd6
#7 Logical 1.6GB Fat32 /Media/hbd7
#8 Logical 1.6GB Fat32 /Media/hbd8
#9 Logical 2.1 ext3
#10 logical 2.1 Fat32 /Media/hbd10
#3 Primary 7.7GB ntfs /Media/hbd3


When i want to change my #5 to swap It Give Error...Like this

NO ROOT FILE SYSTEM
NO ROOT FILE SYSTEM IS DEFINED
PLEASE CORRECT THE PARTITION MENU
<GO BACK> <CONTINUE>

I always enter on Continue...
If i go to "BASIC INSTALLATION " next step to Partition it take me back to Partition section...!
NOW WHAT TO DO ?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #5
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The problem is just what it says, you haven't set any of your partitions to be the root (displayed as /) This will have to be the ext3 partition since as far as know root can't be a fat32. I don't remember exactly how to set it, but it seemed fairly obvious, I think it's an option like set mount point or something like that.

Also I'm curious why you have so many small fat32 partitions. If you don't have data on all of them I'd recommend switching one to a ext3 and setting it as a home partition.
 
  


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