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I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 on an HP Compaq dc5000 uT with Windows XP Pro. service pack 3. Downloaded the ISO file and burned a CD with Infra Recorder.
The demonstration version works ok as far as I can tell, this is my first try at using any form of Linux. If I can get Ubuntu to work I plan to get rid of Windows completely.
I'm stuck at step 4 of the install process, all options in the partition window are dimmed, nothing is clickable. Can someone point me in the right direction please? Thanks
I downloaded and installed MD5SUM, but never could get it to work. I added it to my send to options, but when I send a file to it, it flashes quickly and that's all.
The CD was burned as an image at 10X, the burner verified and closed it.
Step 4 is Prepare disc space, that whole window is dimmed.
brianL: No I have not resized the partitions in XP.
Gagan Brahmi: I don't know how many partitions there are on the hard drive, I don't know how to check that.
ralph linux: I googled partition magic, I don't want to pay for a program to resize partitions which I will dump as soon as I get Ubuntu to install.
It is my understanding that the ISO installer will set the partitions automatically if chose "use the entire disc". That option is just not open right now, the entire window is dimmed.
I have a feeling that there is an error on the CD, I'm working on getting MD5Sum installed properly. Found an error I had made and I'm going to uninstall MD5SUM, download winMD5Sum, and put in my send to menu as winMD5Sum -p. That was two errors, I didn't use the win version, and didn't put the space minus p on it when I put it in the send to menu.
I found an easy to get to the "send to" menu. Click start > run > sendto > OK. Then you can add or remove folders in the send to munu.
If all else fails, I'll see my son this weekend and he has a known good disc which I can borrow. Thanks to all of you who have tried to help.