Installing Ubuntu.

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  1. Prime
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    I have ran into a problem.

    I have a 30GB partition for Ubuntu but when i select it in Step 4 of 7 when installing ubuntu this pops up:

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    How do i proceed?
     
  2. juggernaut911

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    unrecognized file system? try to format it in windows or something
     
  3. Prime
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    I did that when i first created the partition
     
  4. flashermac

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    If the filesystem on your partition is NTFS, you might have difficulties.

    Create the partition with the ubuntu installer, rather than windows, and you should be ok.

    DISCLAIMER: regardless of my advice, you are responsible for anything you do to your own stuff [​IMG]
     
  5. Prime
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    Okay, I'll try that later. I'm quite busy right now.
     
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    On the partitioning menu, create a partition with a mount point on /

    Simple like that..
     
  7. Mazor

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    Where does it say this? It is saying that no root file system is defined which means that it doesn't know where the fuck root is because it wasn't defined. I've never installed Ubuntu but generally when you install a distro you have to specify which partition you want to be the root partition.

    Try the install again and this time mount the partition as / (root). Also if you aren't sure of which filesystem to choose then just choose ext3.
     
  8. Prime
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    Thanks both of yous.

    I'll go try it right now.
     
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    I don't get/see the option to make a mount point on /
     
  10. Mazor

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    "No root filesystem is defined.

    Please correct this from the partitioning menu
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    The error message would suggest that you should find it in the partitioning menu.
     
  11. Prime
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    Where in the menu?!
     
  12. juggernaut911

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    it should say like, whole harddrive, resize disk, etc...

    at the bottom it should say manual. click it, it'll reload and show you your harddrives, find your 30GB one and delete all partitions on it, then, make a partition equal to the amount of RAM you have and under the partition types, select SWAP. than, with the reaminder space, make that all ext3 mounted at "/" and I think you flag as bootable if there is the option.

    PS: the swap size is up to you but it is basically backup RAM.
     
  13. laminaatplaat

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    are you using the live CD or that other special version?
     
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    Was the partition made from the install on the livecd or did you use a third party program to make a 30gig partition from something in windows or a different boot cd? Because when you install ubuntu you have the option to chose how much space to give to Ubuntu or XP/Vista etc.
     
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    I don't know what the Ubuntu team was thinking when they made the installer - how in the world are people supposed to know that without going out on another computer and researching. Once you're past that hurdle everything is fine and dandy... unless you have an unsupported wifi card.

    IIRC, avoid resizing from the installer - it takes forever to do it that way.
     
  16. Jiggah

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    Sounds like he is trying to install Wubi. The issue comes up, if for example, you have your main Windows OS not as the first actual drive the BIOS sees.

    My work around for it was to just use the Vista partitioner to resize my drive and then install Ubuntu on the actual drive and used EasyBCD to setup the Ubuntu partition on the MBR.
     
  17. juggernaut911

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    or you could just tell your BIOS to not detect the other harddrives
     
  18. Jiggah

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    That doesn't work. Wubi detects the drives differently from how Windows. You have to modify the config file that's created, but that was too much work for me. So, I just resized my drive and run it on a native partition.
     
  19. juggernaut911

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    unplug other harddrives
     
  20. Prime
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    Nope not using Wubi.