I’m very much a novice when it comes to server stuff, so bear with me.
A few months ago I lucked out on a dedicated server, nabbing an i7 3700 with 16GB of RAM & 2x 1TB HDDs, and have added a 500GB SSD to it for a grand total of £29/month. Specs are fine, and it’s pretty snappy.
I use it mainly for hosting game servers when I want to faff about with my mates, and am wanting to see what I can do to the AzerothCore source code. Problem is, some of the game servers only run well on Windows, with WINE being unplayable. Conan Exiles’ dedicated server is one of them. But the reverse is true as well, with AzerothCore and the server software for 7 Days to Die running much faster on Linux.
So I need to dual-boot. I’ve Windows 10 installed on it already, and I’d rather not wipe the drive unless I absolutely have to. It’s a pain in the arse to get W10 all sorted out, optimized, and free of all the telemetry.
The only guide I could find on installing Ubuntu minimal was this oldie: https://nsrc.org/wrc/workshops/2007/PacNOG3/day1/linux/ubuntu-installation.pdf
Followed it well enough, up until the part where it says to delete all pre-existing partitions. I didn’t do that, as that would remove my Windows 10 install. Made two partitions, one for / and another for Swap. That works fine, but when I go to the next stage where Ubuntu is then installed to the partitions, it instantly throws a very unhelpful error stating that it failed to install:
Installation step failed: Installing the system
It’s not giving me much to go off of there.
If it’s of any use, here’s a screenshot of the existing partitions prior to trying to install Ubuntu: https://i.imgur.com/oAxlFb6.png
Any idea how to go about this?