- Ubuntu - 18.10
- Boot Mode - Legacy
The bootable USB was created using
rufus. I freed up 200 GB for the installation. When I select 'something else' the freed space shows up as unusable.
What to do ?
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You can use GParted if you do not like the terminal, it's the GUI option, where you can see all your partitions and do what you need in a graphical way. It is in the Ubuntu application store
You can format the partition from the terminal. Entering as super user, in tmp folder, mkfs is used to format partitions, it will show formatting options
See partition table:
With the command fdisk -l we can see how the partitions are distributed.
We can use the fdisk command and it will list all the disks.
We can also use fdisk / dev / xvd to enter a specific disk.
Remember, the discs are the ones that do not have a number.
Types of Partitions:
There are two types of partition tables:
The traditional one that allows 4 primary partitions and many logical ones (the logical partitions serve as containers for more partitions).
gpt that allows to have many more partitions.
We execute fdisk / dev / xvd to enter the disk.
sudo fdisk / dev / sdX Where "X" is the drive letter (like sda or sdb depending on the drive).
n => Create new Partition (Then create what you need)
t => Specify type (NTFS is 07 , you can take a look at the list with L)
w => Write the changes to disk and exit
Change partition type We execute fdisk / dev / xvd to enter the disk. We select the partition number. We select t We choose the partition type number.
Save the changes
w we keep the changes we make, if we leave without saving the configuration we do, it will not be written to the disk.
Then I have to mount the partition: mount
I have found a way. I tried to install the ubuntu in my Sony Vaio's laptop. But for some reason I was unable to use the unallocated space which I had created for ubuntu installation using disk management in windows 10. The free space was unusable. I erased windows 10 and installed ubuntu. But I was unable to partition my 500GB hard disk in ubuntu. My total 500GB was taken just for the ubuntu software and I was unable to partition it to create drives even though I used software's in ubuntu. Finally after 2 days.
The solution: You can install dual boot.
After installing windows. Now install ubuntu. You can find the unallocated free space. And it's usable now. Even the option install Ubuntu alongside windows also appear now.
You can create your partitions in windows if you want.