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Old 01-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation The selected partition already contains


whenever I try to boot kubuntu it starts up but gives me no login and says

" the selected partition (partition 3 of /var/lib/partman/devices/=dev=sda) already contains the following file system images

/ubuntu/disks/root.disk

Please uninstall before trying again"

I need help, I have no idea what this means and how to fix it.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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Sort of a messy there isnt it? Did you try to install more than once?
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Boot to the Live CD and take a look at the disk from there. Report back what you find.
 
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Boot to the Live CD and take a look at the disk from there. Report back what you find.
Can I load it onto a flash drive instead? I have no CDs
 
Old 01-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Sure. The important thing is to be able to get to a point where you can look at the file system and see what's up with it.
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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Sure. The important thing is to be able to get to a point where you can look at the file system and see what's up with it.
I don't know how, all i've done is i installed ubuntu, which didn't work, then I think I deleted it and installed kubuntu with the download from the site, and tried starting it but got the aforementioned error.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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Well, the error message seems to be telling you that something unexpected or that shouldn't be there is on the drive.

Tell me, were you doing a full install, which involves repartitioning and reformatting the harddrive, or were you trying to install Wubi? According to what I've been able to turn up in a web search, this sounds like it might be a Wubi error.

Can you try booting and then take a digital camera picture of what the failure screen looks like? Maybe that will give us a hint. Also, if the boot process give you a choice between Windows and Ubuntu, could you post a picture of the screen for making that choice?
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Well, the error message seems to be telling you that something unexpected or that shouldn't be there is on the drive.

Tell me, were you doing a full install, which involves repartitioning and reformatting the harddrive, or were you trying to install Wubi? According to what I've been able to turn up in a web search, this sounds like it might be a Wubi error.

Can you try booting and then take a digital camera picture of what the failure screen looks like? Maybe that will give us a hint. Also, if the boot process give you a choice between Windows and Ubuntu, could you post a picture of the screen for making that choice?
I just used the Wubi thing, but I had previously tryed installing with the ubuntu option, and i might have uninstalled it, but afterwards I tried installing with the kubuntu option and it installed it but i get the error message mentioned above, and I have no digital camera....and my phone has no camera...lol.

EDIT: i'm going to try deleting my folder for kubuntu and reinstall, i'll report what I find out.

EDIT!!!: SUCCESS! It turns out I hadn't deleted the Ubuntu files and my PC was pissed about it, I just deleted my ubuntu folder and reinstalled kubuntu. It worked! I am currently typing from the kubuntu web browser! I love myself for my idea, and I hate myself for not uninstalling before installing...
Thank you for your help.

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Old 01-31-2012, 09:15 PM   #9
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Glad you're running.
 
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Glad you're running.
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