Thufir hawat.thufir at
Mon Dec 29 02:49:43 UTC 2008

Rashkae <ubuntu <at>> writes:

> > 
> > sdb1         windows 2000 professional
> > sdb3         /
> > sdb4         /home
> > sda          extra stuff
> > 
> > 
> > does this seem reasonable?
> > 
> Looks good to me..
> Although, if I were going to put the time into repartitioning / copying
> hard drives, I would be sorely tempted at those really cheap > 200GB
> drives going on sale all over the place.

thanks for both replies.   I booted to the live cd and started running the GUI
installer but was a bit confused.  I tried a few different options, but kept
getting messages like this:

Language: English
 Keyboard layout: USA
 Name: piter
 Login name: piter
 Location: America/Vancouver
 Migration Assistant:
 Ubuntu 8.04.1 (8.04) (/dev/sda1):
 brigitte: Mozilla Firefox

If you continue, the changes listed below will be written to the disks.
Otherwise, you will be able to make further changes manually.

WARNING: This will destroy all data on any partitions you have removed as
well as on the partitions that are going to be formatted.

The partition tables of the following devices are changed:
 SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda)
 SCSI1 (0,1,0) (sdb)

The following partitions are going to be formatted:
 partition #5 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) as swap
 partition #5 of SCSI1 (0,1,0) (sdb) as swap

which concern me because I don't want to lose data on sda but don't want to back
up (lotsa cd burning) at the moment.

I tried the manual approach, selected which sdb partitions I wanted effected,
but keep getting that message that the partition table for sda has been changed.
 If so, I didn't intentionally change it :(


Thufir  (postponed installing)

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