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Old 06-24-2006, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question Problems installing Ubuntu


I am not only new to Linux, but completely RAW. I want to make a dual boot setup with Ubuntu on a second drive. I have a CD labeled "Bootable Installation CD". It boots fine but I am unable to install. What am I missing?
 
Old 06-24-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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Inane title - you'll get no help unless you sensible.
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It boots fine but I am unable to install
Ditto.
What happens ??. You said it boots, so don't respond "nothing".
 
Old 06-24-2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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more details always help.
What happened exactly?
What are hardware specs?
Where did you get this cd and how old is it?
and of course descriptive titles
 
Old 06-25-2006, 01:19 AM   #4
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O.K., so the title is now meaningful.
Now, how about some (relevant) data as we requested.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 05:18 PM   #5
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Problem installing Ubuntu

Being a novice I just discovered one idiocrasy about Linux- it doesn't seem to like SCSI drives. By hanging an IDE drive I was able to boot the Ubuntu but it failed to load- hung on the language choice. However, using the same drive I was able to load Linux XP 2006 without a problem. Should I suspect the CD or is it me?
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
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Linux does support SCSI drives aswell as IDE drives and SATA drives. It is better to use a more recent distribution of Linux as you will often get better results with less grief this way.

Which version of the Ubuntu CD are you using?
Are you certain that your drives are SCSI?
If you are certain that theyre SCSI, what is the make and model of the SCSI controller?
How many SCSI drives do you have and how are they partitioned?
 
Old 06-26-2006, 11:29 PM   #7
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Problems installing Ubuntu

I was attempting to use v6.06. I have 2 SCSI drives- I wanted to install on an old Quantum Fireball drive. I want to build a dual boot Windows/Linux box.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 11:35 PM   #8
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Be careful, original Ubuntu CD pack ships with an Installation CD and a Live CD.

Why dont you try the Live CD first and see if that takes you all the way through to a successful X-Windows Desktop appearing.

The Live CD does not actually install Linux to your hard disk, but Ive always found it is a good way to get a general idea if things are going to work.

After using the Live CD, then try the Install CD.

If you have trouble, you will need to provide more information about the nature of the problem.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 02:16 PM   #9
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Problems installing Ubuntu

Thanx for your help and insight. I'm backing out of my previous attempt and am going to try an install on another box- but I certainly will follow your advice. Thanks again!
 
  


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