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hi im am currently trying to dual boot xp and ubuntu 6.10, with xp installed first. i am not very good with computers and need help. i have tried reading ...
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    hi

    im am currently trying to dual boot xp and ubuntu 6.10, with xp installed first.

    i am not very good with computers and need help.

    i have tried reading instructions but some of them prove to be very confusing.

    so far i hav attempted to install ubuntu, but on the 5 / 6 step i got stuck. it says that i need a root file system.

    i hav partition a swap, but i have difficulty with the other.

    i used partition magic 8.0, where i selected ex 3 but i cannot find an option to change the mount point to "/" (root file system).
    from what i have read i think this is what i have to do.

    can someone help me.

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    Hi jamie_white,

    Ubuntuhas one of the best partition manager, GParted. it in Menu. create Unpartitioned/Free space and select 'Free' space in Partition Section during installation. installer will create/format partitions for you.
    in case it stucks again, open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    post output here.






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    ubuntu 6.10

    well i have a live cd of ubuntu 6.10 (well i think its a live cd anyway)

    gpart does not even let me start a new partition for some reason.

    does anyone know why.

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    as suggested earlier, post the output of 'sudo fdisk -l' command.
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