I am trying to install Ubuntu 7.10

Asked by susan.shrock on 2008-04-29

I cannot get past the partition part(page 4/7). I have even used the ubiguity instructions. I have also tried using the icon on the desk top during the live session. I have a new hard drive that never has been used. Can someone tell me if I am doing this right?

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Jesse (mrz1966) said : #1

The easiest method on a brand new hard disk is to use the "guided" option on that page. The basic setup you need is

-One partition for Ubuntu
-One partition for Swap (should be twice the size of the amount of memory you have)
-The rest partitioned how you wish, probably one big partition for file storage.

If you can give me some more information that would help.

-Are you seeing errors or do you just not know how to proceed?
-Does everything run well under the Live CD environment before install?

Let me know that and we'll see how to get you going.

susan.shrock (susan-shrock) said : #2

I do not get the optiion to partition the disk at all. I have read about the "guided option but that choice is not available using any methods.

susan.shrock (susan-shrock) said : #3

the screen that offers the "guided option" does not show up at all. this would be page 4 of 7 on the installation.

Jesse (mrz1966) said : #4

Sorry, I just had a chance to sit down and look at this again.

So the disk is being recognized on when you run the live CD but isn't being recognized during the install? Is this an internal or external drive? What exactly happens when you get to that page? What is coming up there?

From the live CD try going to System>Administration>Partition Editor and see if the disk shows up that way.

peter b (b1pete) said : #5

hello susan.shrock,

in order to partition your new HD at install you'd have to select --> Manual option; that (a new screen appears) will show all HD's recognized by the installer and among them the new HD should appear/show up.

now, you'd have to select the buttons at the bottom of this screen to edit/delete/..... etc options and partition your new HD at your heart desire. pls remember, you can go back to previous screens and reedit but NOT AFTER THE NEW CONFIG COMMITTED/WRITTEN TO DISK. also a word of caution pls, if you have already another os installed on the other HD/s and would like them preserved probably a wise choice would be to install GRUB to the new ubuntu root partition INSTEAD of MBR which is the default. in order to do that pls pick Advanced option on following screens BEFORE NEW CONFIG COMMITTED TO DISK and enter the hd and partition where the / will be installed -->this ensures that the MBR will not be overwritten and the other os will still boot up. if any questions re the above pls post, I'll try to help you further.


peter b

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