If you are positive that there is a valid root file system on /dev/hdb2, then there is a way to bypass gparted's check. Before you run the installer type the following from a terminal:
sudo vi /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/validation.py
Find the lines that say:
if not root: result.add(MOUNTPOINT_NOROOT)
And change them to say:
if not root: pass
Save and exit the file and run the installer. Please thank the good Ubuntu users of this thread. They are the ones who discovered the solution.
Related Q&A from Andrew Kutz
This expert's insights will help you make a decision whether to use Ubuntu remote backup.continue reading
A user wonders how well Ubuntu will serve him/her in terms of stability, and gets release recommendations from an expert.continue reading
Learn about an emerging product that aims to decrease time spent fixing dependencies.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.