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Old 06-21-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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Stalled installation of Ubuntu 7 on top of Ubuntu 6


My installation is stalling at 82% with the window saying 'Configuring apt' and 'scanning the mirror'. When I cancel the installation (shut down Ubuntu and restart without the Umbuntu disc in the DVD drive)the dual boot process hangs before it gets to the boot selection screen, with an error message saying, 'GRUB loading, please wait.... Error 22. I tried installation again but the same happened. As part of the Ubuntu 7 installation process I deleted all partitions except Windows XP and set up 2 partitions, one for root (10GB) and one for swap(1GB)at the end of the HD. Any suggestions for how I might sort this out would be very welcome. Cheers. Bill
 
Old 06-21-2008, 09:24 AM   #2
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Did you try to install Ubuntu while you've been connected to the internet or not?In any case you just maybe have to wait a little longer.How long did you wait?It's important to have Linux on the logical and Windows on the primary partition when you want to dual boot.You should repair your MBR with your Windows CD using fixmbr in recovery console and then try to install Ubuntu again.Here's an excellent tool for fixing GRUB.

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Old 06-21-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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Many thanks, Alan. I have fixed the MBR as you suggested and Windows XP will boot. The GRUB error no longer appears. I will try reinstalling Ubuntu a little later and see what happens. If the GRUB error comes back I will have a look at the GRUB fixing software you suggested. Thanks again. Bill
 
Old 06-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #4
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That "Scanning the mirror" phase can take some time. How long were you waiting before you cancelled? It might just come down to being a bit patient.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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I will try reinstalling Ubuntu a little later and see what happens. If the GRUB error comes back I will have a look at the GRUB fixing software you suggested.
OK,but wait longer for the updater to finish.Also if you don't know how to create a partition for Ubuntu and swap space,post back.Ubuntu 8.04 will install GRUB by default on MBR so you will be able to boot into XP, just let the installer to finish,if it hangs then there is something wrong with the cd image.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 04:49 PM   #6
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Sorted - to some extent

During the first attempt to install Ubuntu 7 I waited about 20 minutes for the scanning the mirror to finish. During that time there was a lot of intermittent DVD drive activity but no change in the messages.

After fixing the MBR the installation went through without a hitch, except that Ubuntu failed to set up my internet connection and didn't quite get the printer configuration right - see my other posts.

I seem to remember having the same problems with the internet connection and the printer when I installed Ubuntu 6 a long time ago. I eventually managed to fix the internet connection, with lots of help from the Forum. I made a right good mess of the printer configuration, so much so that Ubuntu loaded and ran very, very, very slowly. So I abandoned Ubuntu. Now I'm trying again. I hope I have more success this time!!!
 
  


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