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Old 04-29-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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newbie with kubuntu fiesty installer crash needs help

Hello, no answers coming to this query on kubuntuforums - so wondering if someone here could help.

I'm on a dell PC with 2 256kb discs that windows XP interprets as 1 C drive and a smaller D drive which has crashed on an attempted install of feisty kubuntu from live CD downloaded from the official website as an iso.

I had got to the end of the 6 part install package when it picked up an additional external hard drive that I have attached for data backup purposes. An error message showed up and it shut down.

Now when I go through the install system, it no longer gives me the guided and shrink partition, it only asks me which of the 2 discs attached do I want to 'use entire disk' or manual. I'm no longer given the option that I want of shrinking the windows partition down so I can run it as dual boot - which is essential to me.

As I entrusted that this install would be simple I haven't kept detailed notes of what's been happening, as I didn't expect a crash.

Detailed step 4 is:
Guided use entire disk
[]SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) - 250GB ATA SAMSUNG SP2504C
[]SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) - 250GB ATA SAMSUNG SP2504C

Thankfully, when I boot without the live CD, Windows XP appears to be running without any data loss; if that means anything.

Help please!
Old 05-02-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Have you tried installing Kubuntu w/ the external drive unplugged? If it works fine on the Live CD, it'll work fine once Kubuntu is installed. Another option is to install Kubuntu from the text-based (ncurses) interface (it might give you the resize option whereas the graphical installer isn't for some reason); I've done that w/ Ubuntu before and it went fine; I assume Kubuntu has one, as well. As a last resort, you could try installing Ubuntu and use APT to install the kubuntu-desktop package, effectively giving you everything in Kubuntu. It's a huge download... you could run it when you're not planning on using your computer for a while.

I don't know how different the Kubuntu installer is from the Ubuntu one. It might make a difference.
Old 05-02-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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As I entrusted that this install would be simple I haven't kept detailed notes of what's been happening, as I didn't expect a crash.
No one expects the Spanish Inqu.. er a crash while doing an install.
The main reason for this is because it is not a common occurance and small hitches are not considered crashes.
The 2 main reasons for this are because...


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