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    Installation Partition Problems


    Hi,

    I'm a total novice when it comes to Linux, but a freind recommended I try Ubuntu. So I tried the CD liked it, and decided to install. I got to stage 5 of 6 of the installation whereby it creates a partition on my hard drive but then nothing happens. I tried twice and left it for a couple of hours but it just freezes. I presume I may need to partition my hard drive in xp first.... to be honest i have no idea what to do so any help much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawface
    Hi,

    I'm a total novice when it comes to Linux, but a freind recommended I try Ubuntu. So I tried the CD liked it, and decided to install. I got to stage 5 of 6 of the installation whereby it creates a partition on my hard drive but then nothing happens. I tried twice and left it for a couple of hours but it just freezes. I presume I may need to partition my hard drive in xp first.... to be honest i have no idea what to do so any help much appreciated.

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    you can try to partion your system using mandrivia or redhat first then install the ubuntu on any of the partion or use the direct installation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawface
    I'm a total novice when it comes to Linux, but a freind recommended I try Ubuntu. So I tried the CD liked it, and decided to install. I got to stage 5 of 6 of the installation whereby it creates a partition on my hard drive but then nothing happens. I tried twice and left it for a couple of hours but it just freezes. I presume I may need to partition my hard drive in xp first.... to be honest i have no idea what to do so any help much appreciated.
    boot up from Ubuntu CD. Press Alt+F2 and type 'gnome-terminal' in command box.
    execute this code in terminal.
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    it will prompt for Password, press 'Enter' key. post the output here.

    Quote Originally Posted by hajoabdul
    you can try to partion your system using mandrivia or redhat first then install the ubuntu on any of the partion or use the direct installation
    Ubuntu has GParted to manage partitions. no need to use Mandriva or RedHat.




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    Thanks for the help guys i'll give it a try, cheers.

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    Ok, i've executed the code (sudo fsik -l) and got the following message

    Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 3645 29278431 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 3646 7297 29334690 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 3646 6978 26772291 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6 6979 7297 2562336 b W95 FAT32

    So .... what do i do now?

    Cheers.

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    you have to create a free space for Ubuntu. 7-9GB is enough. either shrink Last partition 'E:' drive or backup all the data in E: drive and delete it. you can do this through Disk Management Tool of windows. leave new space as unpartitioned/free.
    boot up from Ubuntu CD and start installation. in Partition Section, select 'Unpartitioned/Free space for install'.




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