Preparing the Partition
- Download Ubuntu 12.04.iso here, Ubuntu mirrors
- Burning Ubuntu 12.04.iso to CD or make it LiveUSB
- Set boot device to installation media
- Press Enter
- Choose English
- Select Try Ubuntu without installing
- Press the Super key (Windows icon) on the keyboard, type gparted. Click the GParted Partition Editor app
- In the GParted image below there are 4 primary partitions. This partition arrangement is usually found in Windows 7.
- To create a new partition from the partition arrangement, we must delete one of the primary partitions (sda4) and make it extended and then later in the new extended it is divided into several logical partitions. Why should you create an extended partition because with the partition arrangement as above with 4 primary partitions, we can no longer create a new primary partition. Unless the partition arrangement is 3 primary partitions and an extended partition is available. In Windows XP, partition C: = primary partition and partition D:, E: etc. are logical partitions in the extended partition, so all you have to do is resize the logical partition that has enough free space, whether it’s D: or E:.
Right click on the sda4 partition, select Delete
- Right-click on the deleted partition (unallocated), select New.
In Create as select Extended Partition, click Add.
- The extended partition is already available, just divide it into logical partitions.
On a Linux installation, you need at least 2 partitions, namely swap and root (/). Swap is for virtual memory, while root is for storing all program files and data. In Windows, the root is the same as the C: partition.
Right click on unallocated, select New.
In New size enter 1024MB = 1GB
File system select linux-swap
- Next, the root partition, right-click unallocated, select New.
New size enter 10240MB = 10GB
File system select ext4
- The rest are re-partitioned for deleted NTFS.
Use all the remaining space
File system select ntfs
- The final arrangement of the partitions will be as shown below
- If you are sure of the partition arrangement, continue by executing all the commands earlier, click the Apply button.
If you feel something is wrong or lack of space, click the Undo button.
- A question will appear Are you sure want to apply the pending operations ? Click Apply.
- If successful, a message like the image below will appear.
- Partition preparation stage is complete
continued to Install Ubuntu 12.04 Part 2