I am having a hard time figuring out how to partion my multi-boot machine.
I currently have a dual boot win7+ubuntu12.04 on my machine.
I wanted to increase my swap size to 16GB (which is the RAM I have)
and also create some new partitions to install the 13.04 series:
Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop
LUbuntu 13.04 Desktop
XUbuntu 13.04 Desktop
I lowered the size of my windows partition and also my Ubuntu 12.04 partition.
What I want basically is to have:
and 10GB Ubuntu partitions.
When I resized the old partitions I got multiple free space entries that essentially I want to add to swap (dev/sda5 swap).
and create two new 1024 MB partitions for my Ubuntu installations.
Specifically I currently have the following in my partition screen:
Device Type MountPoint Format? Size Used System
dev/sda1 ntfs 471453 62444 Windows 7 (loader)
free space 8912
dev/sda6 ext4 1024 7694 Ubuntu 12.04.02 LTS (12.04)
free space 8627
dev/sda5 swap 897 0
1. I tried increasing the old swap (sda5) but the + is grayed out and if I type in 16384 it doesnt change.
2. I tried creating a new etx4 partition but when I clicked "install now" , I got error saying 'No root drive selected'
Can someone advise on what I need to do step by step please..I can not seem to figure what I need do
1. How to have just one sda5/swap of 16GB that will be used by all the Ubuntu partitions?
2. How to select the root or partition to install my new ubuntu installations into to get past the no root message?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!