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Old 01-25-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
ranadheergajje
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problem with ubuntu installation


I am new to linux i tried to install ubantu by completely formatting the windows installed partition but while installing i got error (like cannot install bootloader) then i installed windows Xp here i can find only one partition(earlier there used to be 5 partitions)how can i get those partitions again? wen i try to use through live ubantu i can see an more drive.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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What was the exact bootloader error you got? Where did you try to install the bootloader, master boot record? partition of Ubuntu?
What was on the other partitions you cannot see from windows? What filesystem? Were they windows or Linux? Did you reinstall xp to the same partition it had been on?

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wen i try to use through live ubantu i can see an more drive.
I don't know what that means, you will need to clarify. Can you see your old partitions in Ubuntu?
 
Old 01-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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thanks for ur response sir. .

I tried to install bootloader in a reserved space first later i tried to install it in every possible path like
the partition i am installing ubuntu
and also in harddisk
 
Old 01-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
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The default method is to install the bootloader of Ubuntu to the master boot record of the first drive, if you have more than one drive. Usually you will see device for bootloader installation on the Allocate Drive Space window. Select /dev/sda if you have only one drive. That should install the Ubuntu bootloader and it should detect the windows installation if it is still there.

To see which partitions you have, boot the Ubuntu CD, open a terminal and type this command and post the output: sudo fdisk -l(that is a Lower Case Letter L in the command).

You should post some information on the computer hardware. If it had xp on it then it might be old enough you would have problems running Ubuntu.
 
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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thanks for reply sir
my laptop(Dell inspiron) is I3 2nd gen with 4gb ram. .
 
Old 01-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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You forgot to post the drive/partition information:

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sudo fdisk -l
 
  


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