mount: special device /dev/hda2 does not exist
This is very
wrong as the fdisk -l command earlier showed that it should exist.
You were right to stop there, but you are doing well for a newbie, don't loose heart!
Conclusion: Your linux partition is hosed. No big deal as it didn't work anyway.
I think we should go for a re-install of ubuntu.
I really would prefer it if you chose 6.06 over 6.10.
6.06 is remarkably stable and easy, 6.10 appears to have some "issues". I tried it & went back to 6.06.
We have managed to establish that your windows partition is /dev/hda1
and it is OK.
is your linux partition, but it is broken.
is your swap partition, which is fine.
I'd suggest you exit from this live CD (if it is 6.10) and reboot with 6.06
And I hope you got your 6.06 disk from somewhere reputable like this:
and not from some dubious file-sharing network thingy! (which may be (maliciously?) corrupted).
Edit: the file you need is kubuntu-6.06.1-desktop-i386.iso if you have a 386/486/pentium PC
If you go to the address above, they'll also give you the MD5sums for the ISO files, so you can check they have downloaded OK. There's an MD5sum calculator for windows too - google for it.
will calculate the md5sum and let you compare it to what it should be. Burn your disk at 4x so you do not get errors.
OK, so you are rebooting from a checked, burnt to CD iso.
Click the "Install" icon.
When it comes to partitioning:
Choose "Manual partitioning"
to be /dev/hda2
and to be formatted
(as ext3 if you get the choice)
to be /dev/hda5
(I think it is already formatted, but you can do it again, no harm here)
Make all the other boxes blank.
Make sure you are not formatting /dev/hda1
which is windows.
Tell it to install.
You should be set to go.
If not, well, you know where to come for help.