Originally Posted by jccjoanne
I was trying to use Ubuntu 9.10 to 100% replace my Window Vista system... The problem happens during installation after the summary is print.
I have tried to boot into live mode... but gparted cant even find my harddrive now... (I am sure the ubuntu installation wipe off my hdd because I cant boot from my HDD now...) I am screwed...
OK, take a deep breath. Exhale! Good.
Let's try to establish exactly what works before blindly changing BIOS options or slamming in a different distro to try.
Now. We can't see over your shoulder and we really need to get a better idea of what has happened, and what is happening. Turn the power off and let is sit for a few moments. Now, turn it on and go into the BIOS. Generally this is done by holding the Delete key down when you turn on the power. Does the drive show up on the BIOS? If it does, then we can rule out a hardware problem and start on a software problem. If it doesn't, then your drive has probably failed - it happens. Exit the BIOS.
When you say "I have tried to boot into live mode" does this mean that you have a command prompt? If so, what is the result of running this?
In your original post, you said "There is a Swap Partition Error". What does that mean? What *exactly* did you see on the screen?
You also say "but gparted cant even find my harddrive now". What does that mean? What command did you use to get into gparted? Are there any errors listed?