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Old 06-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #16
Yves Parmentier
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Loading Ubuntu from Grub


Since the disks that were created are disk files, I could not open the root disk in Windows, I now booted Linux from my Live CD, but could not open the root disk
The error message says that "there is no application installed for this file type".The file type in the linux browser is "Program"
 
Old 06-10-2009, 06:27 PM   #17
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I must say I am rather confused by the approach you took? You installed Ubuntu from within windows, is that correct? I think it'll be a lot more convenient if you simply boot off the livecd to install.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #18
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Loading Ubuntu from Grub

Well, the Ubuntu Live CD (version 9.04) offers this possibility, i.e. installing Ubuntu from within Windows (to choose from the menu).
When you follow the installation steps, you are also offered the possibility to dedicate as much space of your hard disk to Ubuntu as you want
If you want to install from the Live CD after a boot with this CD, you are not offered this possibility and it is assumed that all of your hard disk is dedicated tu Ubuntu (in my case 160 GB), which I do not want.
Dedicating only 8 GB of hard disk (creation of virtual disks), with the install from within Windows , took more than 2 hours!!
Imagine the time it would take for 160 GB.
I think I am going to uninstall Ubuntu, create a Live CD with Suse, and retry an install.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:19 PM   #19
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I think there is some confusion there. If I am not mistaken, you did not install Ubuntu from within windows, you installed it inside windows.
And unless the intaller has been reworked, it does offer an option to resize your NTFS filesystem so that free space is created to install Ubuntu. You may have to select "manual" partitioning rather than automatic, though. And no, installing it natively rather than inside windows does not take many hours. On a quad core system, it takes me less than 10 minutes, on a dual core maybe 15.
Anyway, nothing wrong with trying Suse instead, you just won't fare any better.
 
  


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