Problem installing 16.04 LTS

John jsowden at
Sat Jul 30 03:25:14 UTC 2016

Got a new 2 TB drive that I put Mate on.  Haven't figured out the 
specific benefit of Mate, ergo I am going back to xubuntu. Problems:

1) I had a 512MB partition on the 2 TB drive and one more for Ubuntu 
Mate.  I tried to do a new install but I could not re-write sda1 (512 
MB).  No error messages, etc. Grrrrrrrr.  I went back to the try it out 
CD mode, and deleted the partitions sda1 and the rest, sda2.  Then, ...

2) I rebooted and started the install (again), I set up the partitions 
for 1, 2 and 3.  When I got to 4, I tried to set up an "extended 
partition" for all the others that I wanted.  No option for extended, no 
help, no error.

So here I am.  Using a Windows O/S laptop to ask for Ubuntu help (ironic).


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