[xubuntu-users] Setting up a new install

flocculant at gmx.co.uk flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Wed Nov 25 22:12:48 UTC 2015

On 25/11/15 21:07, John R. Sowden wrote:
> I am attempting to set up a 14.04 lts xubuntu system on a 3 tb drive.  
> I am trying to use "something else" in the setup menu.  The process is 
> not going like the instructions, and if I get to the fifth partition 
> and have a problem and want to go back, I loose all my work and have 
> to start over at "something else". After 4 times, I'm here  :) .
> When I enter the first partition, 20 GB  ext4 on root, I get a 1 mb 
> area assigned with no explanation.  When I get to the 4th partition, 
> and want to make it the 'extended' partition, there is no option and 
> no explanation.  Clicking on logical does not help. I haven't seen 
> anything about encryption yet.  I want a fat32 partition in the 
> primary partitions for freedos.  I want an unassigned partition in the 
> primary because I don't know how I want to use it yet.  I want swap in 
> the extended area.  I also might use a virtual machine setup so I can 
> run dos and xubuntu at the same time (mainly for printing).
> guidance?  google is not my friend in this case, including going to 
> the ubuntu site.
> John
Actually - you don't say what size partitions - nor what Partition Table 

If partition is bigger than 2Tb then I believe MBR fails, you need to 
use GPT.

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