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#1 joe883

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:58 PM

Just received my CD from Ubuntu (about 4 weeks)...I'm trying to dual boot it with
a WXP mounted computer and all goes well until I get the dreaded
"No root file system is defined"................
Please correct this from the partioning menu.

When I hit the OK . the same message appears.
What do I do now? Don't forget I'm not all that
computer literate.

I might add that the only way I was able to get Ubuntu 9.04 on another
computer was to install version 7.10 and then updating to 8.04 and again
updating that to 8.10....THEN i upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04.
A long way around the horn....I believe I should be able to get to
9.04 wilth the CD just received...

Edited by joe883, 28 May 2009 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:11 PM

Are you using the guided partitioning option or are you doing it manually?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:18 PM

I'm using the guided partitioning and in fact
during the installation, that's when I get the
Root file system message......

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 03:27 PM

Hmmm... I don't remember much about the installer, but I believe there was a drop-down box. I think you have to select the backslash (\). As I've said, I don't remember, so I don't know for sure.

Edited by MadDawg, 28 May 2009 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the input....I bit the bullet again and installed
Ubuntu as the only OS on that computer...Never used
Windows much anyway....




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