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Solved: Problems installing Ubuntu

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  1. jcdf

    jcdf Thread Starter

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    After hearing so much about it, I recently sent off for and received the Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Desktop Edition operating system.
    I have a laptop Compaq series pp2140. 1.3GHz Athlon processor, 512Mb Ram, 30Gb Toshiba hard drive. Windows XP professional. I want to install the Ubuntu system along side windows XP.
    Before hand I defragment the hard drive in Windows XP and made sure there was plenty of spare room on my hard drive. The laptops 30Gb hard drive is partitioned into two parts.
    C: part which is holds the window xp operating system is 20Gb in total and has 11.8Gb free space.
    D: part is 8.4Gb in size all of which is free space.
    I booted my laptop with the Ubuntu CD in the tray and the Ubuntu operating system loaded and started correctly.
    To install the system I followed the advise on the following site:
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Installing-Ubuntu-7-10-68645.shtml
    I double clicked the install icon on the desktop. Proceeded through the first 3 steps without problem.
    On the fourth step there are three choices on how to partition the hard disk.
    1. Guided – use entire disk.
    2. Guided – use largest continuous free space.
    3. Manual.
    When I select the second choice as is recommended by the above guide I get the following error message:
    Is my hard disk too small to install Ubuntu? Any other advise on this would be helpful as well.
     
  2. jcdf

    jcdf Thread Starter

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    It does not matter I have found out how to do it.
     
  3. arochester

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    Other people might have the same problem. How about sharing the solution?
     
  4. jcdf

    jcdf Thread Starter

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    Here is a little manual I put together for myself, should I need to install Ubuntu on my laptop later on and have forgetten how to.
    If anybody needs more details just say so.
     
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