[Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy i386 desktop alpha-3+ daily-build] Guided entire disk installation fails when installing onto existing Ubuntu system that should be over-written.
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Daily-builds 24 Jan 2008 through 29 Jan 2008 all fail installation from Live CD when using the Guided Entire Disk option. These installations were being made onto a hard drive that has an older version of Ubuntu installed on the partition #1 ext3, and the only other partition is the swap partition. During installation, the error message comes up: "Failed to create a file system. The ext3 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1(0,0,0)(sda) failed." When I tried installation again (without rebooting the CD), the same error occurred. Then I chose the manual partition method. I used the existing partitions, assigned mount point / to the ext3 partition, asked for formatting of that partition, and the system then installed.