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Old 05-26-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 9.0.4 Desktop Install


I was installing Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows XP and the install failed in the middle and I got an error message saying the media is defective (CD)

When I tried installing Ubuntu again the fresh install recognizes multiple operating system on the system (Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.0.4).

I tried Qtparted to delete the Ubuntu partition but of no avail (It does not recognize the drive)

How would I delete Ubuntu and make a fresh install or is there a work around fixing the failed install.

Any help is appreciated.

Windows XP works fine.


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Does Windows recognise the drive? If so, you could use the Windows Drive management tool to delete the partition and leave it as free space.
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Please clarify a few things:

Do you have a LiveCD version of Ubuntu?---If so, does it boot up correctly in "live" mode.

When you say "the fresh install recognizes Windows and Ubuntu" do you mean the installer recognizes them?

You can delete and create partitions from the Ubuntu "liveCD". But you can also simply try the installation again. If is keeps hanging in the same place, you may have a defective CD.
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Instead of using Qparted or Gparted, you can just continue the installation and at the disk partitioning Step delete the old partition and install Ubuntu on newly created one. But before that check the cd for any defects.


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