Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have downloaded the desktop version (Ubuntu 12.10 - i386) but i am having problems installing it on my laptop. I have created a 40GB partition for the installation, but I am not able to get beyond "Select partition for installation". ISO image is on a dvd.

I can see the partitions but if i select the 40GB partition, it still get partitioned again!. so the 40GB partition gets 'Formatted'.

I also have windows 7 ultimate installed.

share|improve this question
Can you boot to the installer? Do you use the simple or advanced partitioning? –  Addison Montgomery Jan 12 '13 at 20:00
Did you actually burn the ISO to a CD? Or how did you start the install process? Please edit your question to provide those informations. –  guntbert Jan 12 '13 at 20:14
What do you mean when you say that you can't get through "Select partition for installation"? What happens at that step? It doesn't show any partitions, is the next step disabled, ...? –  sierrasdetandil Jan 12 '13 at 20:29
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/6328/how-do-i-install-ubuntu –  Eliah Kagan Jan 12 '13 at 20:48
@sierrasdetandil, sorry, I edited a part of the base for your comment. –  guntbert Jan 12 '13 at 21:12
show 1 more comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.