Been figuring out how to replace my windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for three hours now, and I need help.
I have reached the point where I need to select a partition where to install ubuntu.
I have 4 partitions in my pc:
sda1 100mb. Allocated for the system. Prev made by Windows
I want to install ubuntu in sda3 partition to replace windows 8.
I don't want sda2 and sda4 partitions to be formatted as I have important files saved on those partitions.
What I did is I edited sda3 partition to be the ext4 "/". I was planning to make 4000mb of it to be "swap area" but I can't as the remaining 4000mb is marked with 'Unusable' after editing the sda3 partition.
What's going on here and what do I need to do to preserve sda2 and sda4 paritions, and format sda3 for Ubuntu and part of it as swap area?