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Don't Understand Ubuntu partitioner


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Josiah

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I partitioned my disc so i have:

/media/hda1 for windows and
/media/hda2 a blank fat32 partition i created for Ubuntu

in the middle of the Ubuntu instal (which this is my first time) i had to use their partitioner, because I want to use the hda2 partition for ubuntu i don't want to change the others but i don't know how to select the hda2 partition. i tried to change the hda2 to just "/" but that did nothing...so what do I have to do to select my hda two partition and continue the instal.

note: both partitions are marked with a smile face and hda1 has a powerbolt right befor the smile...i don't want to hurt windows 98...

thanks for any help in my efferts to get into linux
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Kemasa

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Most Linux distros don't run off a FAT32 filesystem. So, you might need to delete that partition and create a new partition for Ubuntu. Let the install process create it.

I would also suggest creating a /boot partition (not required, but can be nice). Also a swap partition of around 512k-1Mb. Depending on the size of your disk, I would create the root partition of around 4-6Gb and the rest for /home, instead of one large partition (I would do the same for Windoze too). If the disk is really large, I would break it up more.
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I exited the ubuntu install and decided it was too much for me i am now looking at Mepis
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