Im trying to dual boot ubuntu on my xp laptop. I partitioned the hdd and try to install ubuntu from the bootdisk, but it keeps hanging after selecting the partition. Ive tried formatting it with partition magic to ext3 and then trying to install and trying to format a blank partiton using the ubuntu installer, and actually making the partition from scratch in the installer.
However no matter what i do it just hangs with the little spinning cursor going round and round and nothing happening for hours. Its really annoying me, i cant figure out what im doing wrong.
Hmmm,... Now where did I read about this problem,...
You may have better luck with a different version. Which version of Ubuntu are you running? 8.04?
Try 7.10., or wait until 8.10 comes out next month.
Or you can try the Alternate CD. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/I386
Just check the box under [color=darkgreen]Start Download[/color]
ye im using 8.04
Ive checked on google an number of times and not found anything that suggests a problem with hardy heron, but still this problem persists
Just tried again this time by using the free space of a continous xp ntfs partition.
The partition manager displays a warning saying 'changes must be written to disk first' and that it may take a long time to format the partition etc etc.
After i click continue nothing happens im presented with the 'prepare disk space' window again, so i click 'forward' and then it hangs again.
maybe the cd you're installing from is corrupted. it happens surprisingly often, so try to downlaod and burn the .iso again (and this time check md5) and try installing again, before you start hacking...
I thought I read in the XP vs Vista thread how great this thing is?
Yeah, well this is a common problem with Ubuntu. I've seen it on the forums enough, but I don't know what causes it.
Nice Guy;4558477maybe the cd you're installing from is corrupted. it happens surprisingly often, so try to downlaod and burn the .iso again (and this time check md5) and try installing again, before you start hacking...
1. Did you run a Checksum program to ensure that the ISO downloaded without a problem. Matching the Checksum of your download to the one on the website.
2. Did you try the alternate CD? It may work better in the command line installer, instead of the Graphical one.
i did not run checksum but i did run the built in cd check within the ubuntu installer which determined that everything is okay.
Im downloading the alternate cd now to see if it makes any difference...i hope it does
Warborg;4558484I thought I read in the XP vs Vista thread how great this thing is?
if you're being sarcastic, let me remind you that the distribution is no more than 4 years old, and a vast majority of people that wrote the software included, weren't paid for their work and many companies don't support linux at all, yet software support is getting progressively better and better.
but if you're actually intersted in it, i say give it a try, it won't cost you nothing but a cd, and about 3 gb of hard drive space with the new windows installer.
Yeah, that's something that takes some getting used to.
Even though the Desktop, and applications have matured, the extra elements of the Distribution, such as the installer, may not have.
I think the Alternate CD uses the more mature Debian installer, so it should work.
That is another thing I like about Xandros, give that much of its code, and its coders worked on Corel Linux, it is more mature than you would think. The best installer ever.