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Old 12-05-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy I/O error during Ubuntu 10.10 install


Hello All,

I was installing Ubuntu 10.10 on my PC last night. i chose the option that said "Erase and use the entire disk". everything went fine but an error came on the screen saying that there might be an error at the cd or may be my hard drive needs to be replaced. I am stuck, what do i do now? i have no OS on my PC now only DOS. i am posting this from my workplace

P.S: i have a win98 cd and 2 Ubuntu 10.10 cds (because Ubuntu cds only work twice then they dont work, they halt and you have to write a new cd). i was thinking i can install winXP and then install Ubuntu in XP using the windows installer and then delete XP and have Ubuntu only

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Old 12-06-2010, 02:36 AM   #2
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Try reinstall Ubuntu with USB stick if BIOS supported.

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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i have already tried that. doesn't work for me
 
Old 12-06-2010, 06:27 AM   #4
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I had this issue, I believe the installer is looking in the wrong place, check what is mounted and adjust accordingly.

I'm afraid I can't remember exactly what I did to fix it
 
Old 12-06-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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i am going to install winXP now because XP runs completely fine on my HDD and because i have found a program which could repair bad sectors. once i have done that, i will retry Ubuntu. hope it works for me

otherwise i will install Ubuntu using windows installer and then remove XP. will that effect Ubuntu?

i have another question also, i am new to Linux. if i need to make two partitions in Linux (one 20gb and one 60gb) then how will i do it? make 20gb \home which contains Ubuntu and 60gb \data for media and others? is that right?

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:24 AM   #6
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You can't "repair" bad sectors.... thats a lie
 
Old 12-07-2010, 12:07 AM   #7
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i guess i will go with Dual OS then. that seems to be the last option
 
  


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