Originally Posted by craigissexy
I've done all that stuff.. i know how to partition and i know what to choose in the bootloader, but i guess i'll just try and install it again and assume i'm doing something really dumb that fucks everything up.... thanks
I'm sure you didn't do anything dumb (and I didn't mean it like that btw), but sh*t happens lol
My point is: normal installation of Ubuntu (5.10 or 5.04) is very simple and easy and does not give me (or anybody) the chance to go wrong except
for the partitioning part and the screen resolution. I had problems with screen resolution with old hardware (monitor/Graphics Card), were the wrong resolution was chosen and X couldn't start (Ubuntu left me with the command prompt).
Since I'm sure you knew all that, it must be a problem with the installation program itself, like a hardware detection or something.
Another way that I could go wrong is everytime I choose the "expert
" installation, which gives alot of options. But you also get the chance to give a password for root. It always pisses me off everytime I install Ubuntu and don't get the chance to control root.
I installed and re-installed Ubuntu 3 times so far. I'm not saying Ubuntu isn't great here, because it is great
. It's just that I still don't see why they take away all the power of root from me
I know it's dangerous but most distros give you that power by default