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Old 08-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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major ubuntu failling


ok so a couple months ago i was running xp on a crapy dell 8100 (1.8ghz p4 with 256ram) and it was running slow as hell. my friend and i decided to try to put ubuntu on it to see if it worked any better. Of course it did and i fell in love with it imeediatly, but i was fairly pissed off because i only partition 7gb for linux. because at the time i didnt know how to change partitions with linux i logged on to windows and opend up the partition manager, being relly tired i didnt feel like fooling around with to to muchi decided id do it another day and shut down the pc, the next day when i booted it i got a error 22 message and nothin would start so i brought it in to the shop and it turns out that windows made 50 particians cutting everything, so me and my friend formatted the drive in his pc and then i plugged it back into mine. heres where the problem starts literaly right before i slipped in the ubuntu disk the same friend calls and tells me that i have a bad disk, runs me over a new one, we put the disk in and it took the live cd a few minutes to start, when we where about to install it we realised that the Hdd wasent plugged in riht so we plugged it back in and booted it up. it took 3 hours to boot the live cd, and it woulnd load the installer. so i tried another hdd that my friend lent me and it still wont start up if any one has any ideas i would really appreciate them

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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This is pretty hard to follow...Please briefly describe what works now and what does not. For example, if you have a bad hard drive, you should still be able to boot from a bootable CD. If one does not work, try a different one. Make sure the CD boots in a different computer, so that you know if the problem is just on your machine.
Don't keep moving hard-drives around until you can get it booting from a CD.

Finally, when you say "disk", it can be ambiguous whether you mean hard-disk drive or a CD.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Have you tried the master / slave settings?

Have you tried the master / slave settings?

I had a similar situation happen. I had to set the HDD to Master, plug the topmost plug of the cable into it. and if your mother board has a second ATA port. use a second cable, switch the CD-ROM's setting to Master as well, and repeat step "A". Then make sure that your computers BIOS is set to boot from the cd first and then the HDD second.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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1. i put ubuntu on my pc, all goes good

2. open up a partician manager a day later to make ubuntu partician bigger, changed my mind before i did anything

3. turn on computer, got the error 22 message, later find out that theres a shit load of particians on my hdd

4. formatted the hdd then found out i had a bad linux disk, got a new one that worked on my friends computer

5. ubuntu booted great without the hdd, plugged the hdd back in and it didnt work (by the way i did try again with the hdd out and it worked just as slow)

7. tried another hdd, didnt work


i forgot to mention that i took out my ram to find out what kind it was, but when i boot up the pc it still says i have my full 256mb
 
Old 08-13-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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OK, here's what I am hearing:
1. You can boot from a CD
2. Linux is slow running from CD (that's normal)
3. With the harddrive installed, "it doesn't work".

Please explain exactly what does not work--do you mean you cannot access the hard drive??

Is it possible that you don't have the BIOS set to boot CD first? If so, I can imagine that the CD would not boot unless you removed the harddrive.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 02:06 AM   #6
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by it doesnt work i mean 3 hours for the cd to boot, and when you click install nothing happens for about another 45minutes, then each step in the installation takes about that long to load and nothing happens periode when you tell ubuntu to install on all the of the hdd, and yes bios boots the cd first
 
Old 08-14-2007, 02:49 AM   #7
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You have about the minimum of memory required for an installation from the liveCD and I think that that's the problem. Use the text based installer instead of the graphical one. I think that it's an option on the Feisty liveCD. For Dapper you need the alternate CD.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 03:31 AM   #8
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You have about the minimum of memory required for an installation from the liveCD and I think that that's the problem. Use the text based installer instead of the graphical one. I think that it's an option on the Feisty liveCD. For Dapper you need the alternate CD.
Thats what I would do.. I've used the Feisty Alternate Install CD, and in my opinion, it works way better than the live CD IMO.

Also, download Gparted Live CD, rather than using Windows partition manager(as you found, it can't see Ubuntu partitions anyways)...

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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