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    Unhappy How do I install on a partition?

    I created a partition to install Ubuntu on, but it doesn't show up in the installer. I created the partition in Disk Manager in Windows.

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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    I always use gparted to created different partitions before installing Ubuntu (and it has always worked). What format is this partition that you just created?

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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    Simple partition.
    Last edited by Vikezor; February 12th, 2012 at 02:22 PM.

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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    A Simple partition? That isn't a format type,

    first of all I would make sure to have everything backed up.
    I would then boot off of the Ubuntu CD/USB and run gparted.
    Go ahead and follow the directions and such off of this page http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Multiple_OS_Installation

    Don't forget to create a linux swap space.

    Depending on the Ubuntu version you are using, you may need to : sudo apt-get install gparted

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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikezor View Post
    I created a partition to install Ubuntu on, but it doesn't show up in the installer. I created the partition in Disk Manager in Windows.
    Windows only creates partitions that use Windows filesystems.

    Ubuntu is Linux, not Windows -- it needs a partition using a Linux filesystem.

    As mentioned, you will need to boot from an Ubuntu CD and use GParted to create the Linux filesystem partition.
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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikezor View Post
    I created a partition to install Ubuntu on, but it doesn't show up in the installer. I created the partition in Disk Manager in Windows.
    Run GParted from the live-CD installation disk. This will show Windows partitions as something like Partition = /dev/sda3, File System = ntfs, Size = 71.12 GB. You should be able to determine which is the partition that you created. What you need to do is to delete this (presumably empty) partition to make it "unallocated" space. Then, you can create root and swap partitions during your Ubuntu installation by using the manual partitioner (probably called the "Something Else" option). See: http://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/manual-partitioning/

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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    This thread should help you; posts 5,6 & 9 will be most helpful.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1910623

    Simple partitions are a MS proprietary scheme that Linux can't use.

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    Re: How do I install on a partition?

    1) Burn a Ubuntu install from an .iso or extract the files to a USB
    2) Create a partition for Ubuntu before installing Ubuntu using the previously mentioned CD or USB
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