[ubuntu-uk] Unity testing

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 8 11:15:24 UTC 2012

On 8 April 2012 11:43, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
>> >  snip >
>> >>
>> >> You are right, I am seeing that too.  The side by side option seems
>> >> not to be there.
>> >> Do Something Else takes one to the manual setup page.
>> >
>> > I would be quite happy to do a manual set up if I could be sure not to
>> > ruin everything else on the HD.
>> Open a terminal (in your normal booted system) and type
>> df
>> Copy and paste the results here.  In a terminal Ctrl+Shift+C copies to
>> the paste buffer.
> Did that, here is the result.
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda1            147921176  54147020  86260156  39% /
> none                   1018232       684   1017548   1% /dev
> none                   1024860       260   1024600   1% /dev/shm
> none                   1024860       100   1024760   1% /var/run
> none                   1024860         0   1024860   0% /var/lock
> none                   1024860         0   1024860   0% /lib/init/rw

Well at least that is nice and simple.  If you boot into the installer
and go into Something Else then you should see
    /dev/sda2 (it might be a different number)
where sda2 has type Swap and sda1 is ext3 or ext4.  It does not matter which.
sda1 should show a size of 140GB or thereabouts with 85GB used.  You
first need to shrink this to make room for 12.04.
First though make sure you have backed up everything important just in case.

Click on sda1 and click Change.  It will show the partition size as
140000 (MB) or thereabouts.  Reduce this by about 10000 to allow 10GB
for 12.04.  So if it were 140000 change it to 130000.  MOST
IMPORTANTLY leave Use As set to do not use, and do NOT select Format.
Click OK which will show a warning about writing it to disk and that
you will not be able to undo it.  Click Continue.

Go and have a cup of coffee while it shrinks the partition.

When it is finished you should a new entry marked as Free Space or
10000MB.  Select this one and click Add.
Set the Mount Point to /, leave the rest at default and click OK

It should now show the new partition as type ext4, mount point / and
Format ticked.
DOUBLE CHECK that the other partitions have nothing under Mount Point
and are NOT ticked for formatting.
Offer a quick prayer or sacrifice to any Deity you consider relevant
and click Install Now.

> Norman
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