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I'm running a new system with 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8, I've created a 75GB partition on the SSD for the windows and installed it. On the HDD, I've created an NTFS partition, that taked all the place.

I've created a bootable USB and started installing ubuntu 13.04. When he asked me where to install I chose 'Something else' and reached the partitioning screen. I choose the free space from sda1 (SSD) and created a partition as 'Primary', ext4, Mounting point '/' and 22000 MB. With the rest of the space I've created the same type of partition but chose '/home' instead.

After that I double clicked the NTFS from sdb1 and chose 16000MB as swap area.

Then I chose 'Install now'.

This is running for almost 45min and didn't stop. I have i7-4770K, a really good CPU. Should it take so much time? I'm starting to get worry. I don't want to restart the computer.

Any help will be appreciated, Thanks

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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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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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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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