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It booted and asked about tryout or install. I pressed tryout and ubuntu trial version was uploaded. I saw several icons which include DashHome, Install Ubuntu,home folder, firefox web browser, lireoffice writer, libreofficecalc, libreofficeimpress, ubuntu software centre, ubuntu one, amazon, ubuntuone music,system setting, help, workspace switcher, system, 408 gb volume, recovery, vendor_nametools, trash. But i cant see the terminal . I tried to search for terminal and shell through help but it didnt work.
That means that you have a newer disk with 4KB physiacal blocksize. The OS is using a logical blocksize of 512B. Since the first partition starts at logical sector 63 it is not aligned with the physical sectors, which will result in decreased performance.
Anyways, as already stated in your other thread, you will not be able to install Linux on that harddisk with converting it back to the MBR partition scheme (you are currently using Windows' dynamic partitions). This can only be done with removing any partition on that disk and recreating it with using MBR partitioning, then reinstalling Windows and after that you can install Ubuntu.
Your only other possibilities are to use a VM or an external storage device to install Linux.
Okay i would try the external disk option. Maybe i would buy it in one or two days. But then do i have to create any partition on external disk? or just i have to boot from the cd and run the install option from the ubuntu trial version but then how would it know how to install on the external disk?
I did not check the verify disc after burning earlier while preparing the cd. However, i reworked the cd by checking the verify option. This time it started the installation process. However in step 5 it asked me about choosing the partition on which i have to install ubuntu and showed me
992.5 kb sda1 (unknown)
199.0 MB sda2 (ntfs)
380.0 gb sda3 (ntfs)
318.5 sda4 (unknown)
I selected sda4 but then it said that i have not specified the root. This time i select the sda4 again but pressed the drop
down arow and then ext2 filesystem and selected it as root (/). I dont remember some key presses in between them, then it said
that i have not specifed the swap area.
Kindly guide me how to specify root, swap area and home using the sda4 partition area.
Earlier i performed (sudo df --all). Results are shown below: