Installing Ubuntu, stuck on the 'prepare disk space' screen

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by manderss, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. manderss

    manderss New Member

    Hi there

    Please bare with me, as this is my first ever Linux installation. I using a nice guide 'The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)' and have tried to go through this forum looking for clues about the below topic.

    I'm trying to install a Ubuntu on a clean and new harddrive, not upgrading any existing installations of Linus or Windows.

    Unfortunate i cannot get past the section with 'preparing diskspace' as the Ubuntu installer cannot any 'harddrives'. Accounding to the 'error message' the installation seems to lack a 'Root File System' and it seems the 'help' i found on this forum and while using google makes me even more confused, but on the good side it introduced me to a number of functions in Ubuntu like Gparted, i have created some partitions of various kind, even tried to mount a few of these partitions.

    Can anyone please link to a installation guide, which include making the harddrives ready, or give me a hint how to make these harddrives ready?

    Michael Andersson
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Do other distributions recognize your hard drive?
  3. manderss

    manderss New Member

    Will try with either a Mandriva or a Fedora distribution or both before going further with Ubuntu.

    Michael Andersson

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