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Root partition specification
At this point, I have scrolled down the partition list in the previous screen and selected the partition where I want to install Ubuntu, and clicked "Change". Once again, I find this window to be short of information — in this case, it doesn't say what partition we have selected.
Yes, I know, I must have just selected it to get here, but would it really be that hard to be user friendly and add the partition name at the top? I can't tell you how many times I have done this and then had to move this window so that I could see the parition list under it and be sure that I had selected the correct one.
Oh, and another thing I had to watch out for — ubiquity has a nasty habit of popping this window up with the "Size" set to 1MB more than whatever the current size of the partition is. I don't know why it does this, but if I leave it like that, it will want to resize the partition — and if the disk is full, as mine is, that will fail. Ugh.
So I check this, and if it is too large, set it back to the correct (current) size.
You also have to select the filesystem type from the drop-down list in the "Use as" field, and specify the "Mount point" and whether you want to format it (although in many cases, it will be automatically formatted, regardless of what you specify here).