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I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine that already runs Windows 7.

Before installing, I shrank the Windows partition and added a new ext2 partition called /dev/sda4 using GParted.

When I rebooted with the installation media inserted and started the installation process, Ubuntu reported "This hard drive is empty. Do you wish to erase/format(?) it? Then, it gave me a number of options.

How do I proceed from this point and install to /dev/sda4?

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You should use the option something else. From there you can select the /dev/sda4 partition and assign (mount point) it to root (/).

Keep in mind that ext2 filesystem is considered as deprecated nowadays. Use ext4 instead.

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