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Old 04-02-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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Failed Kubuntu install


I have a HP Z600 and I am trying to install Kubuntu either 16.04 LTS or 16.10. I am able to get it to boot on both versions of Kubuntu. However, when I go through the process of installing both versions it hangs on partitioning the drive. I have since gone into the partition manager and deleted everything on the drive. What can I do about this?
 
Old 04-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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it hangs on partitioning the drive.
this is a little vague; it could be ubuntu's fault though.
are you trying the automatic install (guided partitioning or whatever verbiage ubuntu uses) or are you trying to partition manually?
can you provide more info?

in the past i sometimes had success with partitioning first with e.g. gparted, then rbooting & starting the installer.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 05:32 PM   #3
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If you deleted everything on the drive, you should have an option to Erase disk and install Kubuntu. Since you don't have anything on the drive that would seem to be the logical step since it will create and format the necessary partitions.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 06:22 PM   #4
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I was trying to do a use entire disk with encrypted lvm. That kept failing and finally I was able to install it with just a norma use entire disk. I really wanted to encrypt though to keep my data secure. Is there a way to do it after the fact?
 
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i believe so (at least a home directory encryption should be possible), but i also believe it is much more difficult.
anyhow, https://help.ubuntu.com/ should have an article for encryption, maybe after reading it you can retry with newly gained knowledge?
 
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Full-disk encryption is a complicated job, but there is an option to encrypt /home during (K)ununtu installation: you missed it! It's at the point where you are asked to choose a password.

It can be done later:
http://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome
https://www.howtogeek.com/116032/how...alling-ubuntu/

LVM is, I think, best left to servers.
 
  


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