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    Installation Type Option

    On a new Asus X54C WIN7 laptop I am trying to install 12.10 desktop 64 bit. In the documentation ( http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest ) step 4 'Allocate drive space' (installation type box) the first option is 'Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7'. The actual installation type box that the installer presents me has 4 options: 1) 'Erase disk and install Ubuntu', 2) 'Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation ...', 3) 'Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation;, and 4) 'Something else'. What have I done wrong that makes me miss the 'Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7' option??

    GParted shows:
    Partition File System Label Size Used Unused Flags

    /dev/sda1 fat32 RECOVERY 25.00 GiB 12.07 GiB 12.93 GiB hidden, lba
    /dev/sda2 ntfs System 100.00 MiB 33.59 MiB 66.41 MiB boot, diag
    /dev/sda3 ntfs OS 119.24 GiB 38.79 GiB 80.45 GiB
    /dev/sda4 ntfs DATA 153.76 GiB 3.00 GiB 150.76 GiB
    I wish I could format the data above!

    My goal is to install 12.10 in in the sda4 partition.

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    Re: Installation Type Option

    By creating sda4 from windows it made it ntfs and linux doesn't install on ntfs. If that partition is empty, and you want all that space for ubuntu, open in windows Disk Management and delete it.

    Then start the ubuntu install and it will offer the "along side option" because there will be only 3 partitions + the unallocated space it will use.

    If you want to install manually, you can, and you will need to created the partition you want into that unallocated space during the install.
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    Re: Installation Type Option

    Quote Originally Posted by n4lbl View Post
    On a new Asus X54C WIN7 laptop I am trying to install 12.10 desktop 64 bit. In the documentation ( http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest ) step 4 'Allocate drive space' (installation type box) the first option is 'Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7'. The actual installation type box that the installer presents me has 4 options: 1) 'Erase disk and install Ubuntu', 2) 'Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation ...', 3) 'Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation;, and 4) 'Something else'. What have I done wrong that makes me miss the 'Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7' option??

    GParted shows:
    Partition File System Label Size Used Unused Flags

    /dev/sda1 fat32 RECOVERY 25.00 GiB 12.07 GiB 12.93 GiB hidden, lba
    /dev/sda2 ntfs System 100.00 MiB 33.59 MiB 66.41 MiB boot, diag
    /dev/sda3 ntfs OS 119.24 GiB 38.79 GiB 80.45 GiB
    /dev/sda4 ntfs DATA 153.76 GiB 3.00 GiB 150.76 GiB
    I wish I could format the data above!

    My goal is to install 12.10 in in the sda4 partition.
    Seems as if you already have 4 partitions. If these are primary partitons and you are on a BIOS instead of EFI system, you can install unless you change one of the primary partitions into a logical. A BIOS system can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions, so at the moment you have no partition left to install on. Thats why you won't get certain options in the installation dialogue.

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    Re: Installation Type Option

    Many thanks. All is working now. I chose the Windows partition delete option to avoid the multiple boots for error correction as Windows discovers it's world has changed.

    I'd like to mark this 'solved' but don't know how.

    Again,,, many thanks.

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    Re: Installation Type Option

    Glad you got it going!
    I'd like to mark this 'solved' but don't know how.
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    Re: Installation Type Option

    Again,,, thanks.

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