View Full Version : [ubuntu] Partition Installation Questions !

August 26th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Hey Everyone,

I'm new to Ubuntu, been rocking Windows for a while..but wanted to play around with it.

Basically I have a single HD laptop with Windows installed, and created a 5 gig partition so I could use Ubuntu:


It's the Fat32 partition in the picture. Anyways everytime I select it and try to go to the next step, I see this:


I click on the edit partition setting, but am confused about what the file system and mount point are....and which one I should be using.


If anyone could offer any help, I would GREATLY appreciate it! Thanks guys! =)


August 26th, 2008, 04:06 AM
Ubuntu uses ext as there filesystem, so when making the partition make it a ext3 partition. The recommended minimum space for ubuntu is 8 gig, so you would need to increase the partition size , but if you are able to I would personnaly recommend alittle more eg 15 gig.
You will also need to make a swap partition as well which is roughly 1.5 to x2 the amount of onboard ram you have.
/ 13 gig
swap 2 gig (1 gig ram)
When you are manually making the partitions make sure that you choose a mount point for the /root partition. So from the list choose / (root) When it comes to the swap partition choose "swap".

August 26th, 2008, 04:18 AM

I started installing ubuntu, and I almost made it to the end of the installation...then this happened:


Any ideas?

August 26th, 2008, 05:03 AM
What is your sda1 (fat 16) partition for? Looks like grub is trying to install to that partition.

August 26th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Dell's dumb diagnostic utilities, can't I put it all on SDA5?