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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:

And change them to say:

if not root:

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.

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