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    Angry Not enough space (lie)

    Hello!

    I have an Acer Aspire ONE KAV60 model, and am wanting to install Ubuntu on it.

    When installing the system (after choosing the language), the installer shows that I do not have 4gb free for the installation, but I have more than 120gb.

    How can I solve this?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    If you already have 4 partitions on the disk, that is the maximum for msdos disks and the ubuntu installer can't create the partitions for ubuntu.

    You can check all the partitions, including hidden ones, in windows Disk Management.

    Post a screenshot if you need help figuring it out.
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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    instead of an automatic, you can choose a manual install

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...14&postcount=9

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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    Quote Originally Posted by darkod View Post
    If you already have 4 partitions on the disk, that is the maximum for msdos disks and the ubuntu installer can't create the partitions for ubuntu.

    You can check all the partitions, including hidden ones, in windows Disk Management.

    Post a screenshot if you need help figuring it out.
    You can see on this image, i have only two partitions.

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    Angry Re: Not enough space (lie)

    Until now, no solution

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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    Buy "free space" the installer is referring to unallocated space not belonging to any partition. You don't have any unallocated space since the whole hdd is used by those two partitions.

    It doesn't matter how much free space (unused) you have inside C: partition, you need to have unallocated space. You have to shrink the C: partition to make unallocated space. If this is XP it doesn't have a built in tool, you have to use a third party software or Gparted from live mode on the ubuntu cd.

    First only shrink C: and reboot few times. Only after XP is resized and it boot fine, start installing ubuntu. Make sure you have a full backup and know what to do if XP stops booting after the shrink, sometimes that can happen.
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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    So, if I format the local disk (Windows XP), the Ubuntu Installer should work, right?

    I can format my local disk by Ubuntu on the live preview?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    Do you want to delete XP and all data inside? If you delete it all will be lost.
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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    Yes, I know this!

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    Re: Not enough space (lie)

    In that case, it's even easier. With your ubuntu cd boot into live mode (Try Ubuntu), open terminal and execute:
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    sudo parted /dev/sda
    mklabel msdos
    quit
    That will write new blank msdos table on the /dev/sda disk. After that start the install and it should go fine.
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