View Full Version : [ubuntu] Jaunty won't let me partition...

June 3rd, 2009, 02:10 AM
I can't get Jaunty to partition...

I tried to install through windows, and when I did that, everytime I tried to let it install (after it said reboot) it just shut down my computer.

Then I am now trying to use the Live CD to get it to install, but when i get to the part when I usually get a guided install (Like I did on my gf's computer) it doesn't have it. Also the manual won't let me choose new partition...

I don't know what to do guys. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Oh, and it's my friend's computer, or I'd do a clean install and wipe everything :P)

June 3rd, 2009, 02:17 AM
When you go to manual, specify a smaller size for your XP partition. If you're using Vista, resize with Vista's tool. After you get free space you can create your Ubuntu's partitions,

June 3rd, 2009, 02:33 AM
I'm trying it now.

It's taking the partitioner a lot longer than I expected, and I wish there was a loading bar, but hey, it's Vista...I didn't expect much :P

Thanks again

June 3rd, 2009, 02:40 AM
if u are using vista u need to go in vista and u need to partition the disk in Vista and then u reload ur system and u should see it on ubuntu the free space.....

June 3rd, 2009, 02:54 AM
Thanks guys, it worked ^_^


June 3rd, 2009, 03:31 AM
hopefully you defragged Vista prior.

June 3rd, 2009, 04:16 AM
and, of course, no one asked about a good/current back-up...just in case...