I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my primary computer, replacing Ubuntu 11.10. I used the fresh install method, wiping all data off of the HDD and starting from scratch using a flash drive for the 12.04 installation.
Upon first boot at the Ubuntu loading screen, a message appears indicating Ubuntu is mounting a separate partition. It gives me the option to wait, or cancel and mount manually later.
I have never made a separate partition, but for some reason I had a 1 GB sized partition laying around on my system after installation.
I don't know why or how it is there, because like I said I JUST installed 12.04. The partition is a logical, 1012 MB sized unknown file system.
So, my question is, I would like to know if I can merge it back into my primary partition. Because the partition slows boot up time, and is pretty useless to me. I would also like to know what exactly happened, and how I can prevent it in the future.