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I belive theres a setting in UBUNTU.
    
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I deleted the partition so i ahve 30 gigs of unnallocated space to use for linux. I dont know how many partitions to make this into, because linux requires a root, boot, and swap partition. Should i split the unnalocated space in between these 3 needed partitions. Please help me!!!
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post #23 of 101
Pop the Ubuntu CD in, let it format for you. If you create the Partitions manually, you have to have 2 or 3 partitions for swap and such. If you let Ubuntu do it, it "merges" them.
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post #24 of 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt
I deleted the partition so i ahve 30 gigs of unnallocated space to use for linux. I dont know how many partitions to make this into, because linux requires a root, boot, and swap partition. Should i split the unnalocated space in between these 3 needed partitions. Please help me!!!
Don't format that free space yet, wait and do it during the install. It can put /, /boot, swap, /home, etc all in that one partiton. The only mount point your specify during the install is / Ubuntu will take care of the rest.

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post #25 of 101
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I left the unnallocated space as it is, but unbuntu doesnt recognize it in the install. Ir recognizes the hd itself, not the sperate partition though.
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post #26 of 101
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I left the unnallocated space as it is, but unbuntu doesnt recognize it in the install. Ir recognizes the hd itself, not the sperate partition though.
That pic shows you don't have any partitions.
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post #27 of 101
Your going to have to resize it, then you should be set.
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post #28 of 101
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I ment unnallocated space, pook. And hobo, i cant re-size it, its not a partition.
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post #29 of 101
My HDD has that too ; you can't do anything with it. Its just there.

And you have to make a partition. Resize current -> make new one with what you take away.
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post #30 of 101
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In the program should i press "make another partition" or "Install another operating system". I though linux had to have some knid of special format.
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