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I've been unsuccessfuly partitioning for a while, so what partitions do I need? I'm running a rather old device, with these specs as follows: 3.7 GB ram, Intel Core 13-3220 CPU, Intel Ivybridge Desktop graphics card, GNOME 3.28.2, 64 bits, and a 500.1 GB hard drive (500,107 MB). I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, and I would be very grateful if someone could tell me the size, primary/logical, mount point and what it's used as. I am a complete beginner, so I don't know anything, so it would help tremendously if I could get some direction. Thanks!

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    For such a small HDD, just let the Ubuntu installer do the partitioning for you. Partitioning requires some advanced knowledge of hard disk structure and Ubuntu workings. – heynnema Apr 12 at 23:31
  • That's what I tried at first, I just went with regular install, but upon boot, it would say Error 1962: No OS found, even though it would prompt to erase ubuntu off of the hard drive upon subsequent installations, so I have to partition differently to get it to boot. – user944300 Apr 13 at 0:14
  • If you boot the Ubuntu Live DVD/USB, are you able to use "Try Ubuntu"? Start comments to me with @heynnema or I'll probably miss them. – heynnema Apr 13 at 0:23
  • Did you create your HDD with a MBR or GPT partition table? – heynnema Apr 13 at 0:35
  • Just curious... how do you know that you've got GNOME 3.28.2? – heynnema Apr 13 at 0:35

I usually create a primary partition with the Ubuntu installation. Mount point is / . I don't like to skimp on the size of the disk so at a minimum I would give it 40G in space, and more if you want to do a lot of stuff on it. . . Also a swap partition of size of 1G would do, but it wouldn't hurt to give it more (try 4G). . .

It sounds to me that your Grub bootloader did not get initialized and loaded properly. . . You can do this from a live disk. Take a look at this answer in how to do it Here