View Full Version : [ubuntu] trying to install ubuntu on acer aspire

January 8th, 2011, 03:48 AM
I have an acer aspire netbook with windows XP.I put ubuntu on a usb drive .Everything is fine.Tried Ubuntu and now want to install it.The problem is when I get to the page where you set the amount for the partition it says there is a small hidden partition(pqservice about 6 gig) so I have to use the advanced option to set a partition.This is the problem.I am nervous about losing xp and all my files.I want to be able to use either OS.How do I set the partition on the Acer to continue with the install?Thanks

JC Cheloven
January 8th, 2011, 03:54 AM
That small partition is surely a recovery area, to eventually get back the computer to the factory status. So you don't want to delete it.

Please, from your live session open a terminal, type
sudo fdisk -l select with the mouse the output, hit ctrl-shift-C to copy the selected text, and paste it back here.