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I am trying to install 10.10 from a Live CD over my 9.04 (it would not do the upgrade automatically due to apparently lack of disk space.) at the end ...
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- 01-30-2011 #1
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installing ubuntu 10.10 over 9.04 problems
at the end of the my best guess at the process (alas, Linux is pretty much a plug and pray operation for me.), on rebooting, I get the message:
"the disk drive for / is not ready yet or not yet present"
I must have messed up at the Allocate Drive SPace / Edit Partition step.
I have three existing partitions:
7Gb for OS previously 9.04
35GB for data (which I clearly don't want to mess with)
a a bit for Swap.
So, I have clicked on the 7GB partition /dev/sda1 and have another window, Edit Partition, which is asking me:
New partition size (I would just leave it at 7007)
Use As (I presume I can leave it as EXT4?)
Format the Partition (NO unchecked?)
Mount Point. ??
Now here is where I don't have a clue. The pull down options are:
/, /home, /boot, /tmp, /usr, /var, etc.
Not knowing any better I just picked "/"
Then the final bit here is (and this might be what is failing on reboot)
Device for boot loader installation:
and the choices are:
/dev/sda ( which seems to be the entire HDD)
/dev/sda1 (which should be just the OS partition = 7GB)
/dev/sda6 (which is the data partition - which I don't really want to touch I don't think)
what is the Boot Loader? or more important, where does it go?
I assumed it would go on the OS Partition so I initially speced: /dev/sda1 (the 7GB OS Partition)
but maybe that was wrong.
can anyone tell me what the correct parameters should be at this screen?
- 01-30-2011 #2
Back up your data first! If it were me, I would copy my data onto an external drive, then do a clean install, letting ubuntu use as much disk space as necessary. You may be having problems because 10.10 needs more than 7 GB of HD space to install. Once you have 10.10 installed, then create your data partition and copy your data bak to the HD. Of course, I'm inexperienced with CLI stuff, so what I do maybe the long way around.Registered Linux user #526930