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Old 12-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #16
Richard Gielow
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I finally thru in the towel after #8 install, no I didn't shoot the disk full of holes, just took the system off line and parked it in a corner. Need to have more time to waste in the future and I will get back to the task. The last 2 installs was 1 to let Ubuntu so an automatic install on the 160Gb disk like was done initially, naturally obtaining the same result "Out of Disk." Then on the last install I used the partitioning software to change the primary partition from 158000Mb or something similar to 60Gb and continued the install 2 1/2 hours later system was hung and sitting there in a loop I imagine. Held the power button in until everything stopped and placed the tower gently in the corner where I couldn't kick it. Perhaps it was because I left the balance of the hard disk as unused or something else! Really don't understand the reference to Fdisk since at no time have I had a usable prompt from which to enter it. Even the Grub Rescue> that appears on my screen refuses to recognize any commands!

Here's to a better day and more time to waste!

Richard
 
Old 12-13-2011, 01:02 AM   #17
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My 2 cents - Try some other distro - preferably fedora 16 or Suse - at least they are predictable.
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:19 AM   #18
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My 2 cents - Try some other distro - preferably fedora 16 or Suse - at least they are predictable.
Well, most distros are! Any of the distros listed in my signature will run just fine on 98% of systems and will do automatic partitioning. They each have their own pros and cons, but are all Debian based and use apt-get, to my mind by far the best package management system out there. Ubuntu is, after all, just Debian with extra hype, extra flakyness, and a few extra tweaks .........
 
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:59 PM   #19
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Guess I'm in need of punishment. I'll download Debian and give it a try. More to come later, much later.

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