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    Hi guys, how are you today?

    I'm trying to do manual partitioning to install Lubuntu, but I'm not succeeding. I have Windows 7 installed on my machine, but the option to erase all data did not appear during installation and I need to do manual partitioning to be able to install Lubuntu, but I am having a lot of difficulties....

    I try to create new partitions, delete current partitions, edit them to new settings, but NOTHING works and I can never hit the "next" button to proceed with the installation. HELP ME, PLEASE :C

    Sorry for the spelling mistakes, I'm not fluent in English.


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    Re: Difficulties in manual partitioning, pls help me

    Do you want to keep Windows?
    Best not to keep Windows 7, as it is Obsolete.

    And best not to keep any NTFS partitions unless dual booting as NTFS needs chkdsk and defrag which cannot be done from Linux.
    At minimum keep a Windows repair/recovery disk if you have NTFS partitions.

    Best to shrink NTFS partitions with Windows tools although gparted can usually do it. Sometimes Windows then complains and users blame Linux, but those cases are also Windows issues.

    I prefer to partition in advance using gparted from live installer, but you should be able to do it during install.
    https://gparted.org/index.php

    Older instructions but still same process.
    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...-8-ubuntu.html

    Most systems are now after 2012 when Microsoft changed to requiring UEFI boot from gpt partitioned drives. Windows 7 could be UEFI/gpt, but most Windows 7 installs were the older BIOS using MBR partitioning with 4 primary partition limit.
    UEFI boot install & repair info - Regularly Updated :
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Difficulties in manual partitioning, pls help me

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Do you want to keep Windows?
    Best not to keep Windows 7, as it is Obsolete.

    And best not to keep any NTFS partitions unless dual booting as NTFS needs chkdsk and defrag which cannot be done from Linux.
    At minimum keep a Windows repair/recovery disk if you have NTFS partitions.

    Best to shrink NTFS partitions with Windows tools although gparted can usually do it. Sometimes Windows then complains and users blame Linux, but those cases are also Windows issues.

    I prefer to partition in advance using gparted from live installer, but you should be able to do it during install.
    https://gparted.org/index.php

    Older instructions but still same process.
    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...-8-ubuntu.html

    Most systems are now after 2012 when Microsoft changed to requiring UEFI boot from gpt partitioned drives. Windows 7 could be UEFI/gpt, but most Windows 7 installs were the older BIOS using MBR partitioning with 4 primary partition limit.
    Could you specify better what I should do? I'm sorry for the question, I'm a layman on this subject...

    and yes, i want to completely delete windows and just stick with lubuntu.

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    Re: Difficulties in manual partitioning, pls help me

    You haven't provided any release details, but the manual can be found at this link for the latest stable version (ie. 21.10) - https://manual.lubuntu.me/stable/

    Alas yeah it's in english.

    Lubuntu offers some support in non-english languages; eg. at their forum/discourse site you'll find some - https://discourse.lubuntu.me/ IRC etc found here - https://lubuntu.me/links/

    It's a small team, so responses may not be fast.

    Once partitions are deleted; a restart of the machine should have the "Erase disk" option, but I'm guessing to an extent as you didn't provide release details. In most cases it would have showed already.

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    Re: Difficulties in manual partitioning, pls help me

    Good.
    You want to do manual partitioning of your drive for a 100% Lubuntu system. No problem.
    You've already gotten to the partitioning part.
    Click on the "New partition table" bottom left.
    Make a new partition that's 20...30 GB in size. Tick "Format", select "Mount point" as /, tick as "boot".
    Make a second partition for "SWAP" (this is optional).
    Make a third partition using the rest of your disk space. Tick "Format", select "Mount point" as /home

    Select file system as ext4 for all partitions.

    That's it. Good Luck.
    Last edited by ml9104; December 4th, 2021 at 01:29 AM.

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