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webmanoffesto
November 17th, 2018, 05:35 AM
I'm installing Ubuntu 16, 32bit on an old computer. How do I create the EFI / ESP partition?
I'm working of a USB Live Disk.
I can create the partions
I have:
/dev/sda
freespace, this should be EFI, 750MB
/dev/sda2, ext4, /, 76799MB
/dev/sda3, ext4, /Home, 250GB
swap, 2GB

In the Installation the partitioning tool doesn't seem to allow me to create the EFI partition. How do I do that?

ajgreeny
November 17th, 2018, 01:02 PM
You say it is an old computer and you are using a 32 bit system in which case an EFI partition will not be or is very unlikely to be needed.

The EFI partition is required only if using GPT partitioning and having UEFI firmware instead of the older MBR/BIOS.

If for some reason you still wish to create a partition that you can use in future as EFI you can do so using gparted from a live system; make the partition approx 100MB, fat32.

See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI for more info along with lots of tips at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295

webmanoffesto
November 17th, 2018, 03:07 PM
Oh, that should have been obvious to me. Is there an alternative partion I need? Do I need a biosgrub partition?

oldfred
November 17th, 2018, 04:37 PM
You can use the newer gpt partitioning with BIOS boot, but then need the bios_grub (1MB unformated with bios_grub flag).
If you are using the old MBR(msdos) partitioning, no extra partitions are required.

If using Windows, you have to use MBR for BIOS boot.
And if newer system you have to use gpt partitioning for UEFI boot.
So if using Windows that often defines partitioning.

Back in 2010 I converted one drive to gpt for BIOS boot. I had XP on a different drive with MBR partitioning. So I know gpt works with many older BIOS. But that was a 64 bit install. System was part 2006 (cpu & drives) and part 2010 vintage(motherboard & video card).

What is your definition of older computer?
We have seen some that say a 3 year old UEFI system is older and others with a 10 year old or older system.
Most systems will work with 64 bit install, even if older and originally had Windows 32 bit.

webmanoffesto
November 17th, 2018, 06:25 PM
I guess I'm confused about the first partition, biosgrub?
That is set for 600 MB
In the Lubuntu Installer I can select that, click "edit", If I select "Format" then I can select the file system type, ext4, linuxswap, etc
and "Mount Point" such as /boot.


Error:
The installer failed to create partition on disk 'ATA WDC WD2500AVVS-6'.
================================================== ========================================
Create a new partition (2.06 GiB, linuxswap) on ‘/dev/sda’
================================================== ========================================
================================================== ========================================
Job: Create new partition on device ‘/dev/sda’
================================================== ========================================
Failed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’. Failed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’.


This seemed promising
https://thumb.ibb.co/daMM9f/Lubutu-Installation-n03-v01.jpg (https://ibb.co/daMM9f)

What's the correct "install boot loader on" should I set it to "Boot Partition (/boot). That would make sense. But still "next" is greyed out.

Hewlett Packard Pentium
1GB RAM?
CPU Intel Pentium 4 ... 2.66GHz



$ lshw
lubuntu
description: Low Profile Desktop Computer
product: HP d530 SFF(DJ751S)
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
serial: USU34808J7
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=low-profile cpus=1 uuid=2A872090-6920-D811-BBD8-9DDAD550000D
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 085Ch
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 0
serial: USU34808J7
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 1
version: 786B2 v1.11
date: 07/10/2003
size: 128KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: pci pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 5
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.2.9
slot: XU1 PROCESSOR
size: 2666MHz
capacity: 3200MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 533MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cpuid cid xtpr
configuration: id=0
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 6
slot: Internal L1 Cache
size: 8KiB
capacity: 20KiB
capabilities: burst internal write-back data
configuration: level=1
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 7
slot: Cache L2
size: 512KiB
capacity: 4MiB
capabilities: burst internal write-back data
configuration: level=2
*-memory:0
description: System Memory
physical id: 27
slot: System board or motherboard
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
product: M3 68L3223FTN-CB3
vendor: JEDEC ID:CE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
physical id: 0
serial: 62630F41
slot: DIMM1
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
product: NT256D64S88B1G-6K
vendor: JEDEC ID:7F 7F 7F 0B 00 00 00 00
physical id: 1
serial: 00000000
slot: DIMM2
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
*-bank:2
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
product: NT256D64S88B1G-6K
vendor: JEDEC ID:7F 7F 7F 0B 00 00 00 00
physical id: 2
serial: 00000000
slot: DIMM3
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
*-bank:3
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
product: NT256D64S88B1G-6K
vendor: JEDEC ID:7F 7F 7F 0B 00 00 00 00
physical id: 3
serial: 00000000
slot: DIMM4
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
*-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Flash Memory
physical id: 28
slot: System board or motherboard
capacity: 512KiB
*-bank UNCLAIMED
description: Chip FLASH Non-volatile
physical id: 0
slot: SYSTEM ROM
size: 512KiB
width: 4 bits
*-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 0
*-memory:3 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 2
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
resources: irq:0 memory:f8000000-fbffffff
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:fc400000-fc47ffff ioport:14e0(size=8) memory:c0000-dffff
*-generic UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:40100000-40100fff
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:1440(size=32)
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:19 ioport:1460(size=32)
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:1480(size=32)
*-usb:3
description: USB controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:23 memory:fc480000-fc4803ff
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: c2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
resources: memory:fc500000-fc7fffff
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5782 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:05:02.0
logical name: enp5s2
version: 03
serial: 00:0d:9d:da:d5:50
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.137 firmware=5782-v3.13 latency=64 link=no mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:20 memory:fc500000-fc50ffff
*-network:1
description: Wireless interface
product: RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
vendor: Ralink corp.
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:05:09.0
logical name: wlp5s9
version: 00
serial: 00:21:29:e0:4a:87
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt61pci driverversion=4.18.0-10-generic firmware=0.8 ip=192.168.1.167 latency=66 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:18 memory:fc510000-fc517fff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
resources: irq:0
*-ide:0
description: IDE interface
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide isa_compatibility_mode_controller__supports_both_c hannels_switched_to_pci_native_mode__supports_bus_ mastering bus_master
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:14c0(size=16) memory:40101000-401013ff
*-ide:1
description: IDE interface
product: 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide pci_native_mode_controller__supports_both_channels _switched_to_isa_compatibility_mode__supports_bus_ mastering bus_master
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:14f8(size=8) ioport:1810(size=4) ioport:1800(size=8) ioport:1814(size=4) ioport:14d0(size=16)
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:fc00(size=32)
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=0
resources: irq:17 ioport:1000(size=256) ioport:1400(size=64) memory:fc480400-fc4805ff memory:fc480600-fc4806ff
*-scsi:0
physical id: 3
logical name: scsi1
capabilities: emulated
*-cdrom
description: SCSI CD-ROM
product: CD-ROM SC-148C
vendor: SAMSUNG
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: B100
capabilities: removable audio
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-scsi:1
physical id: 4
logical name: scsi3
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD2500AVVS-6
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 3A01
serial: WD-WCAV19248855
size: 232GiB (250GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=0004d641
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 1.0
serial: 4245e25a-35f5-45aa-98ee-c1bcd1ab56ca
size: 600MiB
capacity: 600MiB
capabilities: primary bootable boot journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink 64bit extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2018-11-16 15:32:05 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/tmp/calamares-root-vyxumbyh/boot modified=2018-11-17 11:57:01 mounted=2018-11-17 11:57:01 state=clean
*-volume:1
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
version: 1.0
serial: b8ec170e-50c1-4322-ba0d-229ec3d21b2a
size: 1012MiB
capacity: 1012MiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink 64bit extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2018-11-16 15:31:57 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/tmp/Calamares-GnmmFw modified=2018-11-17 12:04:50 mounted=2018-11-17 12:04:50 state=clean
*-volume:2
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0,3
logical name: /dev/sda3
version: 1.0
serial: 2bdcfe58-be61-4119-ba8d-0fb375eab829
size: 231GiB
capacity: 231GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2018-11-16 22:50:10 filesystem=ext4 modified=2018-11-17 11:57:02 mounted=2018-11-17 11:57:02 state=clean
*-scsi:2
physical id: 6
bus info: usb@1:5
logical name: scsi4
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: Cruzer
vendor: SanDisk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 1.10
size: 29GiB (32GB)
capabilities: removable
configuration: ansiversion=2 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdb
size: 29GiB (32GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: signature=686a6515
*-volume:0
description: Windows FAT volume
vendor: SYSLINUX
physical id: 1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
logical name: /isodevice
version: FAT32
serial: 7f5d-e59c
size: 28GiB
capacity: 28GiB
capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized
configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=MULTISYSTEM mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,co depage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 2
logical name: /dev/sdb2
logical name: /media/lubuntu/Tom
version: 1.0
serial: eb47bc29-aa23-4b83-a52e-543930de014c
size: 1023MiB
capacity: 1023MiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2018-11-16 13:10:05 filesystem=ext4 label=Tom modified=2018-11-17 11:57:52 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime mounted=2018-11-17 11:57:52 state=mounted

oldfred
November 17th, 2018, 07:25 PM
You always install boot loaders to the drive like sda, not to a partition like sda1.
Computers boot from UEFI/BIOS.
With BIOS it jumps to the MBR or first sector of hard drive for more boot code. That is tiny so code in MBR loads additional boot code from other locations. Each operating system & its boot loader is different.
With UEFI, it looks for an ESP - efi system partition which is FAT32 with boot flag.

If using gpt and BIOS, you need a 1 or 2MB unformatted partition with bios_grub flag.
But if UEFI, the ESP is FAT32 and anywhere from 100 to 600MB.

Swap is also unformatted. So if you selected ext4 & swap it should give an error. Never seen that.
But you do not need swap partition with 18.04 as it uses swap file.

Are you installing Ubuntu or one of the lightweight flavors?
With only 1GB of RAM, a lightweight version will work, where full Ubuntu may not.
Light weight flavors
Lubuntu, xubuntu, Ubuntu mate, Budgie
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors

webmanoffesto
November 17th, 2018, 08:11 PM
The below seemed promising, but then I got
Installation Failed: Failed to unpack image /cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs
rsync failed with error code 11.



You always install boot loaders to the drive like sda, not to a partition like sda1.

Okay, I have it set to "Install boot loader on /dev/sda".

https://thumb.ibb.co/fuQy5L/Lubutu-Installation-n04-v01.jpg (https://ibb.co/fuQy5L)

https://thumb.ibb.co/fYCpC0/Lubutu-Installation-n05-v01.jpg (https://ibb.co/fYCpC0)

SDA1: 8MB, Partition Type: Primary, File System: unformatted, Flags: biod-grub
SDA2: 590MB, Primary, ext4, Mount Point: /, Flags: root
SDA3: 230GB, ext4, Mount Point /home, Flags: none
SDA4: 1012MB, Primary, Filesystem: linuxswap, MountPoint: greyed out, Flags: swap
Install Boot Loader on /dev/sda

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 18.10. I hope this is the 32bit version, that's what I intended to do. When I run
$ uname -srm
> Linux 4.18.0-10-generic i686

Regarding the boot partition. I can "edit" /dev/sda1. If I select to format it, in "edit exisiting partition" then in "File System" I select "unformatted" I can select "Flag: bios-grub"

More specifics on this Pentium


lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ uname -srm
Linux 4.18.0-10-generic i686
lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ uname -r
4.18.0-10-generic
lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 476M 0 476M 0% /dev
tmpfs 99M 1.1M 98M 2% /run
/dev/sdb1 29G 8.9G 20G 31% /isodevice
/dev/loop0 1.6G 1.6G 0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop1 1.6G 1.6G 0 100% /rofs
/cow 495M 70M 426M 14% /
tmpfs 495M 35M 461M 7% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 495M 0 495M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 495M 516K 495M 1% /tmp
tmpfs 99M 8.0K 99M 1% /run/user/999
/dev/sdb2 991M 1.3M 923M 1% /media/lubuntu/Tom
/dev/sda2 567M 555M 0 100% /tmp/calamares-root-zs7bnx3t
/dev/sda3 227G 61M 216G 1% /tmp/calamares-root-zs7bnx3t/home
tmpfs 495M 0 495M 0% /tmp/calamares-root-zs7bnx3t/run
lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ ls /boot
abi-4.18.0-10-generic memtest86+.elf
config-4.18.0-10-generic memtest86+_multiboot.bin
grub retpoline-4.18.0-10-generic
memtest86+.bin System.map-4.18.0-10-generic
lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ dpkg -l | grep linux
ii binutils-i686-linux-gnu 2.31.1-6ubuntu1 i386 GNU binary utilities, for i686-linux-gnu target
ii console-setup-linux 1.178ubuntu9 all Linux specific part of console-setup
ii libselinux1:i386 2.8-1build1 i386 SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii libv4l-0:i386 1.14.2-1 i386 Collection of video4linux support libraries
ii libv4lconvert0:i386 1.14.2-1 i386 Video4linux frame format conversion library
ii linux-base 4.5ubuntu1 all Linux image base package
ii linux-firmware 1.175 all Firmware for Linux kernel drivers
ii linux-generic 4.18.0.10.11 i386 Complete Generic Linux kernel and headers
ii linux-headers-4.18.0-10 4.18.0-10.11 all Header files related to Linux kernel version 4.18.0
ii linux-headers-4.18.0-10-generic 4.18.0-10.11 i386 Linux kernel headers for version 4.18.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-headers-generic 4.18.0.10.11 i386 Generic Linux kernel headers
ii linux-image-4.18.0-10-generic 4.18.0-10.11 i386 Linux kernel image for version 4.18.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-image-generic 4.18.0.10.11 i386 Generic Linux kernel image
ii linux-libc-dev:i386 4.18.0-10.11 i386 Linux Kernel Headers for development
ii linux-modules-4.18.0-10-generic 4.18.0-10.11 i386 Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.18.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-modules-extra-4.18.0-10-generic 4.18.0-10.11 i386 Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.18.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-sound-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu5 all base package for ALSA and OSS sound systems
ii pptp-linux 1.9.0+ds-2 i386 Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Client
ii syslinux 3:6.04~git20171011.af7e95c3+dfsg1-4ubuntu1 i386 collection of bootloaders (DOS FAT and NTFS bootloader)
ii syslinux-common 3:6.04~git20171011.af7e95c3+dfsg1-4ubuntu1 all collection of bootloaders (common)
ii syslinux-legacy 2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu9 i386 Bootloader for Linux/i386 using MS-DOS floppies
ii util-linux 2.32-0.1ubuntu2 i386 miscellaneous system utilities
lubuntu@lubuntu:~$

webmanoffesto
November 18th, 2018, 03:55 AM
Ubuntu Mate 18 pointed out that the root partition has to be at least 6GB. That makes sense. Trying that now.

New Error Messages

A) Partition(s) 4 on /dev/sda have been written, buit we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably because it/they are in use. As a result, the old partition(s) will remain in use. You should reboot now before making further changes.
- Is that because I'm running off a Flash drive?

and

B) The creation of a swap space in partition #4 of SCSI4 (0,0,0) (sda) failed.

oldfred
November 18th, 2018, 05:30 AM
I always create / at 25 to 30GB, but only use a small part of it. But that gives plenty of room for just about any standard programs. Games would perhaps take more space, but I do not believe they have to be in /.


fred@Bionic-Z170N:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev
tmpfs 1.6G 2.0M 1.6G 1% /run
/dev/sda4 25G 7.8G 16G 33% /

Dennis N
November 18th, 2018, 05:47 AM
Partition(s) 4 on /dev/sda have been written...
You may have pressed "Install", and then it's too late to make further changes, so your root partition was made 592 mB, and the installer fails since it can't fit you root files and folders in there. It's important to check details carefully before committing to Install. Best option now is to redo your partition setup.