ubuntu installation on free continuous space....
> Hi all and thanks for your help.
> I' ve tested ubuntu on my notebook for a few from live cd and now i want to install it.
> i've burned the cd with iso image.
> on the notebook there are two hided partition (config EISA), a windows vista partition c:, and a d: partition.
> i've reduced th c: partition in order to create space for ubuntu (about 59 GB of not allocated space...too small??) but when i try to install ubuntu in the page where select the positon on HDD to install, i have only two choices:
> -use entire disk
> there isn't the the possibility to select
> "use the most continuous fre space..." or something like this...
59 GB of space is *plenty*. Even after years of adding extra packages,
my install still only needs 4 GB. However, you will have to choose
"manual" to specify the space where you will be install Ubuntu. This is
where it gets tricky.
A hard drive can only have 4 primary partitions, and you already have 3.
You need 2 more partitions for a linux Install (one for swap space, one
for the install.)
You will have to create a new extended partition. Within that extended
partition, you then need to create a new 1GB swap partition, and a new
EXT3 partition (which will automatically be chosen as "/", or root, of
your Linux install)
(Note: I'm not too familiar with how it works, but you might need a
larger swap partition if you want to use suspend to disk with your
notebook. At least 2X the size of your RAM can't hurt)
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