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Thread: Installation Error Halts Process-"Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO"

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    Re: Installation Error Halts Process-"Cannot download the metalink and therefore the

    The main partition where the ubuntu system is installed is called root, and marked with /
    This is the same like C: in windows.
    Your personal files and settings are saved in your Home folder. That folder can be a folder in the / partition, but it can also be a partition on its own which is then marked as mount point /home. In that case it is independent from / and during reinstall you can keep it easily.
    Like you said yourself, when having second data partition in windows, you can format C: and reinstall at any time, you still keep your files from D:. This is the same.

    The swap partition is space temporarily used if the ram memory gets full. In windows you have a file called swap file, in linux you usually have a partition (although you can also have just a file).

    From your Disk Management screenshot, you need to think first whether you want to shrink C:. Right now it is 200GB but if you plan to have common ntfs partition for data, I guess it's better to shrink C: and make the common partition as large as possible.

    If you want to keep C: as 200GB that's still fine. The unallocated space is enough for installation of ubuntu.
    Darko.
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    Re: Installation Error Halts Process-"Cannot download the metalink and therefore the

    Hi just like to say that i had some problems downloading using wubi.....similar error...access denied....i think it was down to my firewall...zonealarm....unloaded zonealarm,and the installation went through no problems.

    So have you got a firewall?If so unload it and try again.

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    Question Re: Installation Error Halts Process-"Cannot download the metalink and therefore the

    Darko,

    Thanks for sharing. I have gone over your posts and tried to implement what we talked about. Since we talked I did shrink my C partition down with left a large Unallocated Partition. I booted up using the Ubuntu 10.04 64bit disk and had it take that unused space. I then went back into Disk Manager and thought I could shrink Ubuntu's Partition, but couldn't. I decided to delete Ubuntu's Partition and go back into Windows 7 and start over. I tried to reboot in and the system could reboot so I decided to restore Windows 7. I'm basically back to where I was, and still unclear on how I can achieve this.

    How can I implement the following dual boot system with the following partition setup?

    1. Windows 7 (with a little extra space for growth)
      65GB as suggested
    2. Ubuntu 10.04 (with a little extra space for growth)
      10GB as suggested
    3. Partition for my personal data storage
      As large as I can get
      *I'll keep all my data here in case I need to do another restore and so each OS can access this information*

    NOTE: I don't know what to do with these other two partitions (i.e., 1st @ 1.46GB or 3rd @ 8.93)

    I feel totally lost and stupid

    Bob
    Last edited by u2rcrazy; May 28th, 2010 at 07:42 AM. Reason: For got to clarify this info

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