View Full Version : [kubuntu] Fresh install help

April 23rd, 2008, 05:32 PM
I have Ubuntu 7.10 and going to do a fresh install of Hardy Kubuntu 8.04, my laptop has a Vista and Ubutnu on the one partitioned disk.
The last time i did the whole manual install option was in the breezy badger days:)
Can someone give me a fairly step by step guide to installing over the existing ubuntu ( and the swap bit also ) without killing windows.


November 2nd, 2009, 02:48 AM
First take a look at /etc/fstab to see what partition is being used as swap, and which is /.

Also, if you can't tell from fstab which is swap (due to UUIDs being used), enter

sudo fdisk -l

The swap partition should have Id 82 "Linux swap / Solaris". And the Ubuntu partition should have Id 83 "Linux"

When you get to the partitioner, select manual partitioning. Set the swap partition to 'use as swap'. Set your ubuntu partition to 'mount on /', and choose format it. Leave the other partitions untouched (keep). That should do it.

November 2nd, 2009, 02:51 AM
remember to change / partition to ext4 ;)