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- Join Date
- Mar 2011
am a beginner... please help with ubuntu 10.10
i decide to try ubuntu so i downloaded the bootable image file ubuntu 10.10 in iso format.. i burnt it to a disk but couldn't install it... actually i'm not sure how to install it.. i put the disk in the drive and restarted the system.. then it loaded the ubuntu files on booting and the setup began.. while setting up i came across an installation question with the following options..
1. install aside other operating system.
2. manually select the partition to install
3. (i don't remember)
i wanted to install it to another partition so i selected 2nd option. it then showed me the list of partitions. i selected the one where i wanted to install it(different from the one where i have my windows installed). and when i clicked on forward it gave an error message " unable to install. the root filesystem not defined. please select a root directory from the partitioning menu" (i don't remember the exact error message). so i quit the installation and i booted it up with windows. then i opened the disk contents and tried to install within windows.
there was an option for installing within other operating system(windows in my case). so i selected it and it asked me to select a drive and to assign a size to ubuntu on that drive. i selected according to my plan and installed it.
can anyone tell me how to install it from the boot screen.. i mean booting from the disk and then installing it..?
after the installation i wanted to set up my dial up connection. i searched on internet and found that i needed a package called 'wvdial' to install. i downloaded it and when i tried installing it through command line using 'sudo', i got an error saying "unable to locate the package wvdial but it is referred by another package which means that the package is obsolete or corrupted"
i also tried to install other packages but got the error message that "unable to locate the package"
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- Jul 2008
Good book for new Ubuntu Users and free is
Main page - Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference
Read it before installing Ubuntu and setting up dial up connection.I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.
- Join Date
- Nov 2010
When you create a partition for your Linux install you need to define a mount point in it of / so the installer knows where to install the system files. Click into the drive you want to install into and enter a /. As far as wvdial, open Synaptic Package Manager from Administrative menu and search for it that way. There may be a version change or new name for it.
Does this help?
Last edited by EdCompSci; 03-31-2011 at 11:33 PM. Reason: be more clear