I am trying to use dual-booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have Ubuntu on a USB with 8GB space, I have partitioned my hard-drive so that it has around 3gb space (as that is the maximum it will allow me to partition, even though I have a 1.7TB Hard Drive with over 1.5TB left), and it says No root file could be found? I do not know where to start, so I have not tried anything.


In this case, please shrink your hard disk on windows to create more space for ubuntu installation.

Login to windows and navigate to system management> disk management, then right click on the drive which has more space and shrink the drive. You can refer the below article for partioning a drive on windows: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/repartition-hard-disk#1TC=windows-7

Shut-down your system then boot to Ubuntu live. On the installation type select "something else".

Then create a ext4 partition in the free space you made in windows and set it to "/" and "format"

Then set the 100mb "UEFI" partition (if you have one) to boot but don't format it.

Click next and it should continue installation.

  • I can only partition to 3.44GB, when my HDD is 1.79TB – Connor Wright Dec 5 '14 at 19:18

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