I have a Dell PC desktop with WinXP. I had 9 GB partitioned EXT4 (SDA7) with Ubuntu 13.04 running just fine. I upgraded to 13.10 AND attempted to increase the Ubuntu partition from 9 to 20GB during the install. Instead I ended up with a second partition of 10GB (SDA6) [also EXT4].
The 13.10 runs REALLY slow. So I reverted back to installing 12.04 LTS. Runs ok speedwise, but the display is something like 600x800 instead of 1380 x something, so I cannot access the entire page view to edit things.
Next I installed 13.04, but when I run it, I end up with only a gray screen with a cursor.
I realize I can dump the WinXP side of things and set up the PC as entirely Ubuntu, but I don't want to run away from this challenge. Is there some "Partitioning 101" basics that I have probably violated? Is this PC too limited in hardware to run 13.10 properly?
P.S. Current Dell PC details:
Dell Dimension 8300
Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM
WinXP Pro SP 3
During Ubuntu install, the "Something Else" option shows this:
/dev/sda1 NTFS; 60GB; 33GB Used; WinXP
/dev/sda6 EXT4; 10GB; 2.3GB used (for what?!)
/dev/sda7 EXT4; 9.4GB; 3.4GB; Ubuntu 13.04
/dev/sda5 SWAP; 534 MB; 0MB used.
Under my "Edit Partitions" window I get these choices:
sda6; Size 10041 -/+ MB
- do not use the partition;
- EXT4 Journaling File System
- EXT3 Journaling File System
- EXT2 File System
- JFS Journaling File System
- XFS Journaling File System
- FAT16 file system
- FAT32 file system
- swap area
- physical volume for encryption
Device for boot loader installation:
/dev/sda ATA ST3808110AS (80.0GB)
Note: I recognize the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems as Windows systems. I'm fairly ignorant of the Linux/Ubuntu systems.