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Old 08-14-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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Looonnng dual-install with Edgy??

I'm trying to install Kubuntu from a Shippit-supplied CD of v6.10 [Edgy.] The drive is 80Gb and has been defragged. I'm making a dual-install to share the HD with Windows XP, so the installer is resizing the Windows partition. This will give Kubuntu about 15Gb. The install procedure gets to Step 5 of 6 and either hangs, or is taking an unfeasibly long time to complete what should be quite a simple task.

Has anyone else had problems with Shippit CD's - Are the disks known to be faulty? Or is this just a faaaarrr longer process than might be expected, given the small space the installer needs to create?

Any advice would be welcome - I'm eager to explore the wonders of Linux, and I'm getting more than a little tired of watching that 'View Master' wheel go round.


Old 08-15-2007, 03:32 AM   #2
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Any error messages? It wouldn't complain about no root partition being available? That was a known bug in 6.10. It was solved in Feisty (7.04).


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