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Hi, my problem is that im trying to install Ubuntu (newest version) as dual-boot with Windows XP, installer freezes after it recognizes hdd's. I get when it boot to installer's ...
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    Distro's installer freezes


    Hi, my problem is that im trying to install Ubuntu (newest version) as dual-boot with Windows XP, installer freezes after it recognizes hdd's.
    I get when it boot to installer's livecd, something this:
    Code:
    Buffer I/O error, *something* *something numbers*
    Then when i waited couple of seconds, it booted to livecd.
    But in the partition section of installer, it freezes. The installer freezes!

    Then i downloaded openSuSe, just to check if the problem is in the distro. Well, after when i choosed "New Install" and i pressed "Next", it did something and then it freezed. -.-

    I made a chkdsk to all hdd's in my computer, but didn't work.

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    E: I now remembered that in the buffer i/o error, it mentioned some: "md-0"

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    Hi !!

    boot up through Ubuntu CD... on terminal type this command and post the output....

    $ sudo fdisk -l ..... < its small 'L'>


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    Code:
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          Disk /dev/sda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
       2.
          255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
       3.
          Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
       4.
           
       5.
             Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
       6.
          /dev/sda1   *           1       30515   245111706    7  HPFS/NTFS
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       8.
          Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
       9.
          255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
      10.
          Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
      11.
           
      12.
             Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
      13.
          /dev/hda1   *           1        9964    80035798+   7  HPFS/NTFS
      14.
           
      15.
          Disk /dev/hdb: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
      16.
          16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
      17.
          Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
      18.
           
      19.
          This doesn't look like a partition table
      20.
          Probably you selected the wrong device.
      21.
           
      22.
             Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
      23.
          /dev/hdb1   ?     1837440     3591402   883996688    7  HPFS/NTFS
      24.
          Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
      25.
          /dev/hdb2   ?     1270302     2673361   707141781+  6c  Unknown
      26.
          Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
      27.
          /dev/hdb3   ?      167316      167316           0    d  Unknown
      28.
          Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
      29.
          /dev/hdb4         2488483     2488529       23250+   0  Empty
      30.
          Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
      31.
           
      32.
          Partition table entries are not in disk order

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    Hi !!

    your third HardDisk 'hdb' is not partitioned correctly...... re-partition it.....


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