I just installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 and updated and installed all my usual apps including gparted.
Running gparted from the menu and running from terminal with 'gksudo gparted' results in the same behavior with no output to the command line. All I get is the gparted program scanning all devices indefinitely.
I have let it run for over ten minutes with no change in behavior.
I've actually worked with ubuntu for quite a while already, but now I wanted to format the whole harddrive, make a few partitions for /, /home, linux-swap and another one for an optional windows drive later on.
Hi, I just bought a 500 gß HDD (Seagate 7200 spin, SATA), with the goal of loading my media on it, to be read both by Win 7 and Kubuntu. The drive would not format in Win 7, so I used Gparted in Kubuntu Live to try and format the drive. Originially formatted to NTFS, but upon rebooting windows, it said the drive was write protected.
After preparing my hard drive with GParted I was trying to see how to install Vista or Linux as an operating system. I really don't care if I have to erase my files. I just want my laptop back on an operating system.
Also I put the Windows installation CD in the drive. It said the partition does not have enough volume to run Windows Vista?
I tried instaling Ubuntu onto my flash drive by booting onto a live CD of 9.10 and using the create a bootable USB disk option. Ubuntu was bootable from my drive, but I didn't like it. I reinstalled the U3 system and chose the format option. It went through, but the drive never renamed.
I'm not quite sure how to partition my dual-boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
I've gotten the part of the hard drive I want allocated to Ubuntu, but don't know how to partition my Ubuntu install.
I can't find any threads to help.
So I've attached a screenshot of my gparted screen.