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Partitions 1 might be the Backup though!
I don't think you should of formated the new partition as NTFS, Linux doesn't like that, (NTFS that is). I wold of left it unformated. The reason it said read-only is b/c its a NTFS partition, means you cannot write anything to it, You'd have to recompile kernel then to add support. Thats why I wouldn't of formated it.
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What should i make it then. I have a choice of Linux ext2, linux ext3, fat, fat32, linux swap, and ntfs. It does not let me not format it.
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when you choose a partiotion type(ext3 id go for) and have finished making all other changes you want it will go ahead and format using whatever you selected i think
    
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I highly doubt its the backup. It is my new partition becuas ethat opption dissaperead when i deleted it. Anyway, im trying ext3 because ntfs did not work.
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let us know how you get on
    
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If anything else you can unplug the backup and install then to make sure. Then you can go in and mount the backup afterwards.
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If anything else you can unplug the backup and install then to make sure. Then you can go in and mount the backup afterwards.
dats good advice it would be the sensible thing to do
    
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Wait? What backup? Im installing this on an external hd, LINUX is a partition of that HD. Anyways, it wont work. When i press resize it says "Unable to create enough room for installation" and when i try again it hangs and my sdystem turns off. Im jsut going to transfer all the important stuff from the external to the internal and choose the option "Erase everything on disk and use freed space" I am so stuck right now though.
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Wait? What backup? Im installing this on an external hd, LINUX is a partition of that HD. Anyways, it wont work. When i press resize it says "Unable to create enough room for installation" and when i try again it hangs and my sdystem turns off. Im jsut going to transfer all the important stuff from the external to the internal and choose the option "Erase everything on disk and use freed space" I am so stuck right now though.
Ahh I see, my mistake.

I've never installed Ubuntu, but isn't there an option to just delete that partition and then make a new one, or just set that mount point as / since its already formated at ext3.
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Nope, its being stupid.
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