View Full Version : [SOLVED] 19.04 partition confusion

April 28th, 2019, 11:34 AM
I am attempting to perform a clean install of 19.04 on an Ubuntu only system using a live usb stick. The existing version is 18.10.

gparted shows sda partitioned as follows:

sda1 ext4 /
sda2 ext4 /home
sda3 grub2 coreimg
There is around 10GiB unallocated as over provisioning

When I select "Erase 18.10 and reinstall" I get the following message:

The following partitions are going to be formatted:
Partition #4 of SCSI1 (sda) as ESP
Partition #5 of SCSI1 (sda) as ext4

I can understand that a new partition may be required for EFI (which I don't really want) but why is a fifth partition required? I want to leave the spare 10GiB unallocated and install 19.04 in sda1.

Any help would be appreciated.

Gigabyte B75M-D3H
Samsung 250GB 850 EVO

April 28th, 2019, 01:08 PM
Try "something else" and specify manually how you want to use your partitions.

The grub2 partition is used when you install in bios mode on a gpt drive. An esp will be used if you install in uefi mode. How you boot the install disk determines how you install.

April 28th, 2019, 01:19 PM
Thanks Impavidus. I'll give it a go.

April 29th, 2019, 11:26 AM
I was a bit worried about the dire warnings of not using EFI but the installation went perfectly. Thanks again and I will mark this as solved.