I have just got a new laptop,
It is running Windows 7 Home Premium.
I have shrunk the windows partition to give me some empty space and now I want to install ubuntu.
So I thought I could just select the empty space and be away laughing, but when I hit it I get
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
From windows delete the empty partition (unallocated is probably the word they’d use for that so you are good to go).
Start the Ubuntu installation and when you get to the partitioner choose ‘install on empty space’ or use the manual partitioner to manually choose it (that way you can also set sizes for /, swap and, if need be, /home)
It will look like this:
Regarding the edit:
You MUST create a mountpoint for at least root.
See the / in this image:
From your situation: hit the line that says ‘free space’. Create the partitions you need (root /, swap, home, data partition(s) etc) and then hit forward.
Actually, the easiest way is to go back to start, meaning exent the windows partion to the whole disk. Than start to install ubuntu and choose in “Allocate drive space” the option 1 and everything else will be done automatically.
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂