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September 19th, 2009, 04:12 PM
I dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu on my laptop. I currently have Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit on it, which I'm going to replace with 64-bit Ubuntu 9.04. Can somebody help me with the partitioning? I want to erase the 32-bit version (installed on /dev/sda5) with the 64-bit version, without affecting anything else.

I've downloaded the 64-bit version, and currently have the partitioner screen open on my laptop right now- but I can't get to figure out how to do it.

UPDATE: I deleted the partition containing the 32-bit version, and selected it for the installation; but however when I click forward I'm getting the error:

No root file system is defined.

Please correct this from the partitioning menu.


September 20th, 2009, 04:58 AM

If you're still having issues, try following one of the guides on here:

Basically, you have to select one partition as / from the partitioning screen before you continue. That tells Ubuntu where to put all its files. You can change where you keep your /home or others, but that's more advanced. For the basics, just select a partition which doesn't contain ANY data you want to keep as the '/' or root partition.

And, as my safety-conscious side reminds us, back up important data and make a SuperGrub or AutoSuperGrub disk first (http://www.supergrubdisk.org/) just to be on the safe side.

64 bit DEFINITELY made a difference for me in boot times and overall speed - 32 bit 9.04 was slower loading than my Vista partition, but 9.04 64bit blows it out of the water!

September 21st, 2009, 12:34 PM
I got it running, thanks a bunch! :)