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I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on my desktop. I first tried installing Xubuntu, but the problem I been having with this is that I don't know how to make a ...
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- 07-19-2007 #1
Need help with Installing Ubuntu
I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on my desktop. I first tried installing Xubuntu, but the problem I been having with this is that I don't know how to make a root partition and I can't seem to able to resize my hard drive. Then I read an article, in Maximum PC, about installing Ubuntu, but I ran in to the same problem of not being to make a root partition and not able to resize my hard drive. I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with about a 40 GB HD (38.2 GB actual HD size) and 1.25 GB of RAM. Windows take up about 11.0 GB and I have about 27.2 GB of free space. So can anybody please give me step-by-step instructions on how to put Ubuntu on another partition, and to add a swap partition and a root partition. Thanks for your help .
- 07-20-2007 #2
You dont have to do anything special to create root partition.
Boot up from Ubuntu CD and open GParted ( look for it in Menu ). Create two partitions.
First -- ext3 format , size - 6 - 10 GB
Second -- swap -- 512MB
Start Installation, select ext3 partition and assign it / mount point. installer will recognize SWAP itself.
- 07-20-2007 #3
- 07-20-2007 #4
I can't seem to be able to resize my 40 GB HD using GParted. Everytime I try to resize my HD I get an error message saying it can't resize my HD. Any solutions to my problem?
- 07-20-2007 #5
open Terminal and Execute this
sudo fdisk -l
* -l -- its small L.
- 07-20-2007 #6
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- 07-23-2007 #7
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What kind of Windows? If Vista; you HAVE to use the Vista partitioner, otherwise Vista won't let you run anything in that computer.
- 07-23-2007 #8
- 07-23-2007 #9Originally Posted by LinuxGuy03
8-10GB disk space is enough for Ubuntu.
As I have asked earlier, Could you post the output of fdisk -l command? We can't suggest you anything without checking exact Partition Structure of your Hard Disk.
- 07-23-2007 #10
255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 4998cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Here's the information you needed devils_casper. The information pertaining to /dev/sda1 is in Red and the information pertaining to /dev/sda2 is in Blue.