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Ubuntu Linux installer problems

Ubuntu Linux expert Andrew Kutz explains how to fix the installer file of Ubuntu Linux.

Here is a screen shot of my problem in a Ubuntu installation. I give a pre-formatted ext3 drive as "/", but still it says at the bottom that there is no root "/". Why is that?

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.

This was first published in May 2007

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