Even though I have been a member for a long time, I am a newbie on the Ubuntu command line or the logic behind it. I am asking this forum because a lot of you are already above average or experts in analyzing issues and providing workarounds since you know the ins and outs of the Ubuntu or Linux operating system. I am in no way trying to get a Linux certification, I only want to install a working Ubuntu system in order for me to install the program that I need in the first place.
So as an overview: I have roughly 500GB SSD HDD on my Macbook Pro laptop. I used disk utility to shrink the Mac HD partition to 400GB. So now I have 100 GB to install my Ubuntu Server OS.
If it's a straightforward clean install of an Ubuntu Server, I have done that and made it work side by side with MacOS. What I want is to use an Ubuntu ISO image with preconfigured programs inside of it. There is an ISO image available for that, so I would like to know if what I am going to do below is the logical way of making this work?
- I used disk utility to shrink the Mac HD partition to from 500GB to 400GB. So now I have 100 GB to install my Ubuntu Server preconfigured ISO image.
- Download the Ubuntu ISO image with preconfigured programs and applications to a USB pen/thumb drive (minimum size of 2GB).
- Use Unetbootin and select that ISO image and make the USB pen/thumb drive bootable.
- Install reFind in order to have a boot manager to choose to boot in MacOS or Linux environment. Naturally, I will choose Linux or Debian environment.
- This will then go to the usual setup menu of Ubuntu, or will I be encountering a different set of menu options? What do I need to choose then?
- If the preconfigured ISO Ubuntu image was created with a 25Gb of HD space. What commands or what steps do I need to fulfill in order to expand the 25GB to occupy the whole 100GB that I partitioned in step 1?
I read the procedure on this link:
Does this mean when I use gparted, it will then detect the 75GB free space and would let me merge it with the 25GB space the pre-configured Ubuntu image is occupying?
Any help is gladly appreciated.