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I'm setting up a new system with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD.

I've started by installing Windows 8: I created a 75GB partition on the SSD for Windows and installed it.

On the HDD, I created an NTFS partition that took all the place.

I then created a bootable USB and started installing Ubuntu 13.04.

When the setup asked me where to install I chose "Something else" and went to the partitioning screen.

I chose the free space from sda1 (SSD) and created a new partition as "Primary", "ext4", with mount point "/" and 22000 MB in size. With the rest of the space I created another identical partition, differing from the first one only on the mount point, which in this case was "/home".

After that I double clicked the NTFS from sdb1 and created a new 16000MB partition to be used as swap area.

Then I chose "Install now".

Now the setup has been running for almost 45 min and it didn't stop yet. I have an Intel Core i7-4770K, which is a really good CPU. Should the setup take so much time?

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My install on a dual core atom 1.6 Ghz took about 45 min, so you should be much faster actually.. (got the 3570k on my gaming computer). Try to reinstall Ubuntu on the USB and try to install again, could be something wrong their. If it happens again report it as a bug. –  Alvar Jun 21 '13 at 16:12
    
I'm afraid to restart the computer so it won't mess up my SSD or HDD. Is it safe to restart? –  Elad92 Jun 21 '13 at 16:20
    
What does the screen say right now? Is the computer working hard? If nothing has changed and you are still on the partitioning screen then I think it's alright to force a shutdown. But I can't promise that everything will be fine. Eventually you will have to do it, if it's stuck. –  Alvar Jun 21 '13 at 16:23
    
Ok, I pressed the quit button, restarted the computer got back to same part in installation and somehow I've found out that all my 2TB HDD became a swap partition :) Deleted it, created a new 16GB swap partition that this time took about 5 seconds. I continued the installation and installed it. My only problem is that now when I boot it shows a message saying me graphic configuration isn't good and not showing anything on the screen so I practically can't really use it. I will work to solve it out now. Really thanks with your help! I appreciate it. –  Elad92 Jun 21 '13 at 18:15
    
@Alvar, can you please add your comment as an answer so I can accept it. Thanks. Now I have another problem, if you can help me it will be great: askubuntu.com/questions/311399/… –  Elad92 Jun 22 '13 at 11:36

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I think your partitioning adventure went wrong at the part were you tried to resize your NTFS-partition to make place for a swap-partition.

A good rule of thump is to avoid resizing of partitions, since this takes a long time and can cause problems and frustration.

  • If there is nothing important on a partition, just remove it and make a new one.
  • If you do have important stuff on the partition, make sure to make a backup before resizing. (Always backup before changing your partition table)
  • And now you have a backup there is no reason to not recreate your partition...
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If nothing has changed and you are still on the partitioning screen then I think it's alright to force a shutdown.
But I can't promise that everything will be fine. Eventually you will have to do it, if it's stuck.

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