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Old 12-08-2010, 11:07 AM   #16
mkohler
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sudo fdisk -l gives no output,
sudo parted -l warning unable to open /dev/sr1 read-write (read-only file system) Error: /dev/sr1: unrecognised disk label

What does this mean? I am running from the CD I burned.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 05:44 PM   #17
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Try "sudo su" without quotes, then hit the enter key. The prompt should change. Then try the commands separately.
sudo fdisk -l usually works, don't know what the problem is. The error about "unable to open /dev/sr1 read-write (read-only file system)" I believe means it is looking at the CD which is why it says read-only filesystem.

If this doesn't work, use the Puppy CD to get the output. You will not need to prefix the commands with "sudo".
The fdisk command should show output similar to below:

Quote:
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x1549f232

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 14 5164 41375407+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 * 37342 38914 12620800 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 5165 26004 167397300 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5165 7674 20161543+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 7675 7911 1903671 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 7912 10460 20474811 83 Linux
Not sure what the problem is?
 
Old 12-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #18
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Hello, do one thing, right click on my computer->manage->disk management, you will see all the partitions of your HDD, right click on partition on which you want to install ubuntu, then click on delete partition, your partition will be deleted after then insert your ubuntu cd in cd rom & restart it, make sure from BIOS setting that you are booting from CD Rom or not, if its boot from CD - Rom, install ubuntu on that partition which you had deleted.
 
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:03 AM   #19
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ok still no luck with this. If I was to want to install Ubuntu over Windows and delete windows would this be possible as I cant get any options to even do this? This would be my last resort as I still have windows on my laptop for anything I need.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #20
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No worried, but you can have one option for install ubuntu that is using by virtual machine, please search on google that 'download oracle virtual box', download & install it on e: drive, then after install ubuntu, it doesn't effect your current XP's settings, try to install ubuntu on virtual box.
 
  


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