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So I've just downloaded Ubuntu 8.04LTS Desktop from the Ubuntu site. I've made a 40GB partition of my 320GB so I can dual boot with Vista, But it won't install on my partition. It either comes up with an error message about a root file or something when I try a manual install and If I let it do it automatically it just wants to install onto my Vista partition. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
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Could you give a more specific error message?
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It says 'no root file is defined'.
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What kind of filesystem did you make the partition? You should just let ubuntu do the formatting and partitioning, it's pretty simple with the new partition manager.
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File? Not filesystem? Hmm...

Are you sure you set up an Ext3 partition as Root (/) when you set it up? And some swap space?
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Just used the partition manager while installing and it worked
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File? Not filesystem? Hmm...

Are you sure you set up an Ext3 partition as Root (/) when you set it up? And some swap space?
yea im guessing you forgot the "/" as root.
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