I posted up a question before about how to install Ubuntu onto an external hard drive. Thanks to the members of yahoo answers I was able to get started but now I have another issue regarding the partition portion of Ubuntu.
Here’s my set up:
1 iMac intel core 2 duo 3.06ghz, 500gb of hard drive space, 2gb of ram, 6mb of L2 cache with half of the enternal hard drive given to vista ultimate.
My external hard drive:
Maxtor One Touch II 189.99 gb usb formated as macosx journaled not partitioned (yet)
I already have the Live CD and figured out how to run Ubuntu from the cd when I boot my mac (hold c when it boots up)
I get to the Ubuntu desktop and start the installer. I get to step 4 which is the partition part. I choose the manual option and the partition editor opens up asking how much I want to partition, type (Fat32, Fat16, ext3, etc), where I want to mount (??).
I set everything up used Fat32, used all of the hard drive space and left the mount empty since I did not know what that was or what to do with it. I got a message saying ROOT FILE System not defined. I had no idea what that meant until I found a forum that said I needed to set up a root directory or something like that
These were the sites that some what helped me understand how I’m supposed to partition my drive for Ubuntu
I know I have to set /, /swap, /home partitions
I have decided to go with this set up:
the thing is when the information of my external hard drive shows up, it does not give me any options to make a new partition.
I see something similar to this for my maxtor hard drive
free space 0MB
/dev/sda3 hfs+ 194437MB 194437MB
and some other stuff I forgot to write down.
Am I supposed to delete these partitions? How do I add the /,/swap,/home partitions? Is that even the proper code?
I’m an extreme noob with this OS and reason I want to learn and try this OS out. Macs tend to have some compatibility issues and vista is a little bitch sometimes. My school just switched to vista but the cit and computer major dept still use linux (red hat)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.