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January 15th, 2009, 09:44 AM
Hi, I am a complete newby to Linux, I have tried various different ones but am having a problem with installing Ubuntu 11.1 on my Vaio Laptop. It runs OK from the disk its the hard drive installation that's the problem. When I get the screen to prepare partitions which I have to do manually because for the time being I need to dual boot into Windows XP, the 'Use As' gives me various options such as 'Ext3 journaling file system' etc which do I choose? The other problem is the 'Mount point', again there are several choices such as '/', '/boot' etc. Again, which one do I choose?

Any help would be appreciated.


Brian :guitar:

Bucky Ball
January 15th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Okay, you need:


... as a basic setup. Make them all ext3 except the swap partition, which needs to be set as 'swap' and will deal with itself.



On the last link, go to the section heading: Start of the partitioning stage of the install

Naturally, avoid going anywhere near your ntfs partitions if you want to keep them.

January 15th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the info Bucky Ball. The two links are very useful although I haven't had a good butchers at them yet. Am in the process of installing now so will see what happens.

Cheers blue

Brian ):P

January 16th, 2009, 10:59 AM
I decided to download and install Ubuntu 8.04 which I installed and I must say I am very impressed with it. For me it is the best of the bunch (so far).

Cheers me dears

Brian :guitar:

Bucky Ball
January 16th, 2009, 05:05 PM
No problems. Enjoy!