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Old 07-25-2013, 06:34 AM   #16
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Hi,
I tried. Unetbootin created all the folders like boot .disk, casper and so on. But then it told me 3 options. I choose to erase and reinstall on ubuntu 9.10 partition. After that it told me some thing about root in Install type like "no root partition ...." After that it showed me the installation bar but there was no progress for 20 minutes so i decided to re boot. Now i am getting following message in Install wireless windows:

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UBI partman crashed (title) UBI partman crashed with code 10. Further information may be found in /var/log/syslog. Do you want to try running this step again before continuing.If you do not your installation may fail entirely or may be broken.
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I tried again after reboot and preparing the usb using unetbootin.However this time i choose continue t i got following message.

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UBI time zone failed with exit code 1....
Kindly guide me.I am stuck.

Zulfi.

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:00 AM   #17
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Install type like "no root partition ...."
If you don't select a root partition nothing is going to work. In the Allocate Drive Space window, you click on the partition you want to use in the main window to highlight it, you then click the Change tab below that window and get an Edit Partition window. At the bottom of that window you will see Mount point. You click the down arrow to the right and select the "/" root symbol.

You don't need an internet connection to install, you can configure your wireless after the installation and then do updates.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #18
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Hi,
I am getting following error just after the install window:

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/usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available: 49: /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available: cannot create /var/lib/update-notifier/updates-available:No spac left on device
run-parts: /etc/update-motd.d/90-updates-available exited with return code 2
There are 3 or four lines of such slightly different messages.Kindly guide me what to do.

Zulfi.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #19
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Hi,
At the end it sows me ubuntu prompt:
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ubuntu@ubuntu:$
Before this it says:
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Welcome to ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64)

Kindly guide me.

Zulfi.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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/updates-available:No spac left on device
That's a problem. Apparently no space left so boot the flash and select Try Ubuntu and let it boot to the Desktop, open a terminal and enter the command: df -h which should show output similar to below, indicating space available on your partitions:

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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 39G 31G 6.0G 84% /
/dev/sda7 20G 5.9G 13G 33% /mnt/slack
/dev/sda5 19G 9.0G 9.1G 50% /mnt/ubuntu
/dev/sda2 40G 26G 15G 65% /mnt/win_7
 
Old 07-26-2013, 03:39 AM   #21
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Hi,
I have tried "Try Ubuntu without installing" and "install Ubuntu" but after the opening screen of ubuntu in which it changes colors of circles it shows me back the Unetbootin window but in a reduced size and "Press [Tab] to edit options" text.

and the cursor blinks after few lines from the "press [Tab]...". So i am not able to enter os, i am not able to open any terminal and i am not able to execute any command.

Kindly guide me.

Zulfi.

Last edited by zak100; 07-26-2013 at 03:40 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 09:04 AM   #22
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Yesterday you were able to start the install process and now you can't get to the Ubuntu Desktop. Did you make any changes? I've used unetbootin numerous times and have never seen what you describe so can't help with that. How old is this computer? Did you check the hardware compatibility list and minimum requirements for Ubuntu?
 
Old 07-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #23
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Hi,
I did not make any changes. Just i made a wrong decision to provide password for wireless network on my first attempt of installation(last time with ubuntu 9.0 i did not do it). It was written "zaki Ahmed" ( i dont know that person). I dont know how it connected with his network through wifi.

Somehow when i came out of ubuntu installation, it complained about graphic card:

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The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen graphics card and input device setting could not be detected. You will need to
configure these yourself
My laptop might be 6 months older. I got it from USA (i5) branded. However the company does not provide support for ubuntu or linux based softwares.
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Did you check the hardware compatibility list and minimum requirements for Ubuntu?
I did not check. Its the latest computer. I dont believe it would be short of memory or h/d. Winowds 7 was running fine on it. I was able to connect to internet through windows 7. Kindly tell me what should i be checking??


Its hanging up after i selected the install or the try option. The ubuntui 9.0 is still running. I am seeing all the colours. I just have executed the install process several times. This might have caused loss of temporary space. It might me due to some virus attack? During unetbootin, i once selected a space of 4MB. After that it hanged up on the opening screen and i was not even able to go to install menu. After that i tried with 1 MB space. Then it showed me the install menu but hanged up complaining about lack of space. However i was able to work with shell. Now it hanged up and not allowing me to even use the shell.

I dont want to waste your time. You have provided me great help. Thanks for your cooperation. However I would continue my efforts by sending these problems on the forum.

Somebody plz help me in this installation. My problem has not yet solved.

Zulfi.

Last edited by zak100; 07-26-2013 at 02:57 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #24
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A password for your wireless and a password for a user are totally unrelated. Not sure where the wireless fits in if you can't even install.
You indicate you are trying to install a 64-bit version of Ubuntu. Have you verified your hardware is 64-bit capabel? If it is a very new computer it should be.

I'm not sure what you are referring to when you say you selected 'a space of 4MB' or '1MB'. For what? The Ubuntu base installation will take about 5GB. You should have a minimum of 1GB of memory available which if the computer is new should not be a problem.

How much memory do you actually have?
How big is your hard drive?
If you can still boot your old Ubuntu version, do that and open a terminal and post the output of:

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sudo fdisk -l
Lower case Letter L in the command) as well as:
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df -h
The error about 'No space left on device' would be referring to the hard dirve.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 05:21 AM   #25
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Hi,
First of all i want to thank you for consistently giving me so much time. Same is true with other people helping in this forum despite their hectic schedule. God bless you people.

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A password for your wireless and a password for a user are totally unrelated. Not sure where the wireless fits in if you can't even install.
My friend this is basically related to the first attempt of installation.

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You indicate you are trying to install a 64-bit version of Ubuntu. Have you verified your hardware is 64-bit capabel? If it is a very new computer it should be.
They told me this is i5. I dont know how to verify on Ubuntu 9.0.
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I'm not sure what you are referring to when you say you selected 'a space of 4MB' or '1MB'.
This is related to unetbootin. It asks about a temporary space.

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How much memory do you actually have?
How big is your hard drive?
I dont know how to find it on ubuntu.
sudo fdisk -l


Code:
zulfiqar@zulfiqar-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for zulfiqar: 

Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f916d90

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           1         992+  42  SFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2   *           1          26      203776   42  SFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3              26       49630   398446592   42  SFS
/dev/sda4           49630       91202   333922168   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 999 MB, 999555072 bytes
31 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1922 * 512 = 984064 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   ?      404858      998775   570754815+  72  Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(357, 116, 40) logical=(404857, 12, 11)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(357, 32, 45) logical=(998774, 30, 51)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb2   ?       87768     1095067   968014120   65  Novell Netware 386
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(288, 115, 43) logical=(87767, 21, 47)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(367, 114, 50) logical=(1095066, 14, 42)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb3   ?      972884     1980182   968014096   79  Unknown
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(366, 32, 33) logical=(972883, 5, 30)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(1980181, 28, 39)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb4   ?     1501395     1501424       27749+   d  Unknown
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(372, 97, 50) logical=(1501394, 30, 25)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(0, 10, 0) logical=(1501423, 26, 33)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order
zulfiqar@zulfiqar-laptop:~$

output of sudo fdisk -L
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zulfiqar@zulfiqar-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -L
fdisk: invalid option -- 'L'

Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK     Change partition table
       fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK  List partition table(s)
       fdisk -s PARTITION           Give partition size(s) in blocks
       fdisk -v                     Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
zulfiqar@zulfiqar-laptop:~$


output of df -h
Code:
zulfiqar@zulfiqar-laptop:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda4             314G  2.1G  296G   1% /
udev                  1.4G  208K  1.4G   1% /dev
none                  1.4G  1.3M  1.4G   1% /dev/shm
none                  1.4G   80K  1.4G   1% /var/run
none                  1.4G     0  1.4G   0% /var/lock
none                  1.4G     0  1.4G   0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sdb              950M  4.0K  950M   1% /media/ZULFI_USB
zulfiqar@zulfiqar-laptop:~$
Plz guide me.
If you tell me the commands i would tell you the total hard disk space.
Zulfi.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 08:48 AM   #26
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To verify that your hardware is 64 bit capable from Ubuntu, see the link below:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-h...64-bit-or-not/

To find memory, open a terminal and type: free, or cat /proc/meminfo.
Your fdisk output shows you have a 750GB hard drive. You have four partitions and sda4 is a Linux partition. Your 1GB flash drive looks like a mess, not sure why you have three partitions on it?



I've read that SFS type partitions can cause problems but have no knowledge of it. You have three SFS partitions and one Linux which would be the one on which you have Ubuntu 9?? installed, correct. These are all primary partitions so there is no where to install a new system unless you resize (shrink) one of the other partitions.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #27
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Hi,
Thanks for your response.
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You have three SFS partitions and one Linux which would be the one on which you have Ubuntu 9?? installed, correct.
Should i format my entire disk? But how initially it gave me the option of reinstalling ubuntu on ubuntu 9.0?
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Your 1GB flash drive looks like a mess, not sure why you have three partitions on it?
I have not created these partitions nor i know about them. I have formatted it several times but i am not able to get rid of it. However i am not using this for running unetbootin for ubuntu installation. This is the usb which i use at work and there is a danger of virus on this usb. That's why i always format it just after connecting it to my computer.
Kindly guide me what should i do?

Zulfi.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #28
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Should i format my entire disk?
Probably not. I don't know what is on the first three partitions, the SFS partitions. Is your old Ubuntu on sda4? I would expect so as that is the only Linux partition you have. You do know that if you format the first three partitions you will lose all the data on them.

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But how initially it gave me the option of reinstalling ubuntu on ubuntu 9.0?
I don't know what you mean by that? What is the "it" which gave you an option? Just because you are able to boot a CD or flash drive and get an option to install doesn't mean it will be successful.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 01:22 AM   #29
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Hi,
The partitions contain my old Windows data which not important. But i dont know if i format harddisk and then again due to some unseen reasons i may not be able to install ubuntu 12.04. This would be a great problem because i would lose Ubuntu 9.0. I was earlier given an option to use external disk by some people on this forum. If i use external disk and install ubuntu 12.04 on this external disk then every thing would be fine. Later on once the installation completes successfully i can format this fixed disk (currently containing Ubuntu 9.0 ad windows 7.0 data)and install windows 7.0 on it. How about this option? Will i be able to use grub at that time to boot from my OS of choice?
Kindly guide me about this option.

Zulfi.
 
  


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