I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a 200-GB hard-disk (with 4-GB ram installed). When I let the installation do partitioning for me, it created the following partitions.
Ubuntu auto-partitioning on 200GB hard disk with 4GB ram:
The images shows the following partitions,
- Filesystem – 196 GB Ext4 (
- Extended Partition – 4.2 GB (
/dev/sda2) (highlighted in the image)
- Swap – 4.2 GB (
I canceled and restarted the installation to check how those partitions look like. At one step in the installation you can see the current partitions, and I didn't find the extended partition (highlighted in the image), which means it's not in use. Then why Ubuntu Installation created this partition?