creating a partion in win7 do i use fat32 or ntfs for ubuntu

Asked by David Oliphant

i want to install ubunto on my laptop. i am running win 7. it uses ntfs for the hard drive. what do i need for ubuntu?

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :

Ubuntu uses ext filesystem. The newest ext filesystem is ext4.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Here some general note on install Ubuntu and howto to get a good ubuntu iso cd image (.iso) to burn on a cd:

- Here the steps to install Ubuntu 10.04.1

- Here install Ubuntu video

Below there are some intructions to:
1) download the iso...
2) check the md5sum of the iso image, please don't forget to check
3) burn the iso image to a cd
4) install Ubuntu using the self made cd
5) trouble with installation
6) Get a good Ubuntu manual

The main ubuntu site is this: and the download location is this

Ubuntu prerequisites:

Ubuntu 10.04.1 release notes:

1) please download the 700 mb file simply press on download button
To avoid download errors download the desired ubuntu iso install cd image using the torrent protocol.

- if you are using Windows please install a torrent client i suggest you
and download the iso using a .torrent link from here:

2) PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK the md5sum of downloaded file to be sure it have no error
Only if the md5sum number match with this: go to the next steps.

3) burn the iso image onto a cd, to do it install and use burn the cd at lower speed you can do and activate the data verify

4) insert the self made install cd into your pc cdrom drive and reboot your pc. YOU MUST NOT SEE Windows starting and you can try Ubuntu from cdrom and then install it

5) If you have trouble with installation (the system freeze or you can't complete it) be sure to read the above suggestions, then:

Please boot entirely (you must not see windows starting) from Ubuntu live install cd and when the system start to boot from cd you will see two bottom screen icons (keyboard and man inside circle ) please press space (choose your desired language) then a screen textual center menu will appear to you with this items in it:

Try Ubuntu without installing
Install Ubuntu
Check disc for defects
Test memory
Boot from first hard disk

Please select "Check disc for defects" and press enter to test if your cd-driver can read in a good way the live install cd... or if the install cd have some defective file in it.
Then please also perform a Test memory to be sure your pc RAM memory have not any issue

If you get a blank screen at boot after install or booting from the Ubuntu install cd please read:

If you have trouble with intel8xxx graphic cards:

please try this:

6) Ubuntu Manual, it's very informative:
Click on the "download Button" to download the latest PDF version.

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