Currently Ubuntu Server is telling me that when I'm making a new partition for Ubuntu Server on this NTFS 1TB HD that I currently have installed to the hardware, that the partition must be a minimum of 52% of the hard drive space or ~521GB. I'm almost positive that this will run into other data, as I have quite a bit of stuff on the hard drive currently.

Can I not make a Ubuntu server partition on that hard drive at like 100GB or something?

Why does it require so much?


First, you really should not use NTFS for your linux (root) partition, use ext4.

Second you can install a server in as few as 5 gb + additional space for data. with modern large hard drives, I suggest 20 gb for root.

I am not sure why the installer is making such a large root partition, I syggest advanced partitioning.

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