Problem in Installing Ubuntu!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • While installing Ubuntu I encountered following information on the screen:

    Allocate Drive Space

    Device Type Mount Point Format? Size Used
    /dev/sda1 Ntfs 104MB 35MB
    /dev/sda2 Ntfs 169505M 36529MB
    /dev/sda3 Ntfs 129487MB 73985MB
    /dev/sda5 Ntfs 20971MB 3221MB

    New Partition Task Add Change Delete Revert

    Boot Loader

    Device for boot loader installation:
    /dev/sda ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-7(320.1GB)
    /dev/sda1 Windows 7(loader)

    Question 1: Which one I must select?I selectet ?/dev/sda5? and ?/dev/sda ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-7(320.1GB)? option. And when I clicked on Install now button, an error window appeared with the following message:

    X No Root File System
    __ No Root File System is defined.Please correct this from the partitioning Menu.

    Question: Please help me from where I should correct this problem?
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:52 PM


All replies

  • As I'm installing it along with Windows 7,tell me how  to manually extract a 20 GB space from the Windows partition and then format it with some other file system I reckon ext3 or ext  4?

    If I'll choose other options they ask me to erase full HDD that I can't do as I have lot of data in my HDD.
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:54 PM
  • You can use the Diskpart command to shrink you current Windows volume to free up space so that you can load the other operating system.

    DiskPart Command-Line Options



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    • Proposed as answer by cschaar Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:48 AM
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:02 PM