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    No root system is defined

    Thank you for answers to my previous post. I decided to download a free app from Paragon and successfully partitioned my HD, keeping Windows and intending to load Ubuntu 12.10 from bought disc onto the new partition.

    When I click 'Install now' I get this message:
    'No root system defined
    Correct from partitioning menu'

    Can someone please explain how to do this? I see no partitioning menu.

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    Re: No root system is defined

    Do you see something like an 'Advanced Install' option or something similar? That goes to partition tool.

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    Re: No root system is defined

    Quote Originally Posted by freedomAboveAll View Post
    Do you see something like an 'Advanced Install' option or something similar? That goes to partition tool.
    I don't think so but I will have to reboot Ubuntu to check.
    Ok, now in Ubuntu. I get:

    On 'Installation type' I click 'Something else'
    I highlight the new (empty) partition '/dev/sda2 NTFS'
    From 'Device for boot loader installation' I select '/dev/sda2'
    I click 'Change' and get a dialogue 'Edit partition'
    It has a menu which defaults to 'Do not use partition'
    Other options on this list start with 'Ext4 journaling file system'
    and an option to format.

    I don't know what I am doing with this. Is this where I should be?
    Last edited by sundit1; November 25th, 2012 at 07:48 PM.

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    Re: No root system is defined

    Quote Originally Posted by sundit1 View Post
    . . .
    On 'Installation type' I click 'Something else'
    I highlight the new (empty) partition '/dev/sda2 NTFS'
    From 'Device for boot loader installation' I select '/dev/sda2'
    I click 'Change' and get a dialogue 'Edit partitiion'"

    Use ext4
    Mount point is / (root)
    Choose a size (18-20GB)


    It has a menu which defaults to 'Do not use partition'
    Other options on this list start with 'Ext4 journaling file system'
    and an option to format.

    Create New partition making sure no more than 4 exist on hdd*

    I don't know what I am doing with this. Is this where I should be?
    *Since / will be on /dev/sda2, it appears this is not a concern.

    Now, create a /home partition using ext4 nd most if not all of the remaining space on the hdd

    Continue with Install
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    Re: No root system is defined

    You're encountering a problem because your formatted the new partition NTFS -- which is a Windows filesystem. You need to Format that partition as Ext4 -- an option the installer is offering you.
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    Re: No root system is defined

    Thank you folks, Ubuntu now installed and running.

    A strange thing, though -
    I partitioned as a last resort because although I originally wanted to install alongside WinXP, I was not given the option - until after I had partioned!
    This seems like some alternative logic. I feel there must be an error in the system

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