View Full Version : [ubuntu] ext 4 install of 9.04

April 24th, 2009, 02:10 AM
i am trying to do a fresh install of 9.04 using the ext4.
I am in the partition manager changing /dev/sda2 to ext 4 (I set that one to root. It is 146 gigs.) No what do I do with /dev/sda1. When I change it to ext 4, it asks me where I want to mount it? I do not know what to do...


April 24th, 2009, 02:13 AM
Don't use ext4 yet. It's still unstable and you might lose data.

On the other hand, just format your ubuntu partition as ext4, give it a use "/", which will be your root folder, and check the "format?" box.

April 24th, 2009, 02:18 AM
What is sda1? An existing partition? Is there another OS on this disk?

If you're doing a clean install, that is, no other OSs on the disk. You only need the root / partition and a swap partition approx 1.5x the amount of ram.
You can have a separate /home partition, (which is a really good idea), and seperate /temp /var etc if you like.
But usually, on a clean install, your / root partiton is sda1, then a swap, then /home as sda2, etc.