I'm trying to install Lubuntu on my laptop* from a USB, using the lubuntu-20.10-desktop-amd64.iso file downloaded from the (I believe) Chip website because the file at the Lubuntu website didn't load. When it comes to "Partitions", I get the choice to
- erase the disk [which I have already done using DBAN, so it's not necessary; besides, it took three attempts with DBAN, the third taking > 48 hours when it was eventually successful... so I'd rather not erase again when it's not necessary]
- Manual partitioning [no other options] Well, so I chose manual partitioning and would've liked to do it according to this page: http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lx-partition.html ... but I don't seem to be able to do that. First I need to set up a "new partition table" (choosing between MBR and GPT - one step before, Lubuntu recommended GPT, is that true also for this choice??)... ... and then a "New Volume Group" - see the attached picture for the dialog box. There I can enter a "Volume Group Name" and a "Physical Extent Size" of up to 999 MiB (no GiB!). 999 MiB seems not very big... and most of all, I can never click "OK" (it remains inactive).
What am I doing wrong? How can I proceed the installation? Thanks a lot in advance!!!!!
*My laptop has supposedly 500GB, the installation walk-through says 465,8 GiB. Dual-Core 4GB.
*** Sorry, I haven't found how to respond to your comments 1-3 specifically, so I'm editing my replies here. :-( ***
Thanks for your replies. I have now re-downloaded the Lubuntu image, this time: lubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso (from the lubuntu.me URL). I used the browser download because I'm using someone else's computer and would prefer not to install a bittorrent client there. Although I failed verifying the file (I'm using a Windows 10 computer, but apparently I need another program for verifying?...), I tentatively proceeded and started installing Lubuntu. Well, I then received an error message posted hereenter link description here ... but at least it seems I got around the manual partitioning issue.