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Old 03-18-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Swap Partition Error when installing ubuntu


There is a Swap Partition Error when I am installing ubuntu... I have two options now...

(1) Seek help now... anyone knows how to fix that problem... (dont tell me to try gparted... it cannot recognize my HDD )

(2) Change to another distro...
I am looking at Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint and Mandiva now... Which one do you suggest?
 
Old 03-18-2010, 01:02 AM   #2
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please elaborate your question that what is the error and which step do you face this error?
 
Old 03-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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If your system has VISTA, then you have to change your system BIOS settings in order to install linux !
 
Old 03-18-2010, 02:39 AM   #4
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Can you explain what system is giving you issues? Is it a laptop or desktop? SATA drive? You may need to change BIOS settings for changing sata working to ide. But not necessary. I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on sata without changing this.
You also need to give more information on when you see this. Also tell what version of Ubuntu are you using.
There could be issues with already one swap present on the system. You can boot into Live cd using Ubuntu and check your drive for existing partitions.
And you seem to be having windows already on your drive. Have you partitioned your drive for free space for Linux. And make sure you have enough space as well.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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I was trying to use Ubuntu 9.10 to 100% replace my Window Vista system... The problem happens during installation after the summary is print.

I have tried to boot into live mode... but gparted cant even find my harddrive now... (I am sure the ubuntu installation wipe off my hdd because I cant boot from my HDD now...) I am screwed...
 
Old 03-18-2010, 03:47 PM   #6
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How to change the BIO setting to IDE from SATA... Using the setup screen again?
 
Old 03-18-2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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Sorry... i know nothing in Window (I know how to use it... just dont know how to do window setup and trick) and Linux... I am just a newbie in everything...

I have this exact problem
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=934340

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Old 03-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jccjoanne View Post
I was trying to use Ubuntu 9.10 to 100% replace my Window Vista system... The problem happens during installation after the summary is print.

I have tried to boot into live mode... but gparted cant even find my harddrive now... (I am sure the ubuntu installation wipe off my hdd because I cant boot from my HDD now...) I am screwed...
OK, take a deep breath. Exhale! Good.

Let's try to establish exactly what works before blindly changing BIOS options or slamming in a different distro to try.

Now. We can't see over your shoulder and we really need to get a better idea of what has happened, and what is happening. Turn the power off and let is sit for a few moments. Now, turn it on and go into the BIOS. Generally this is done by holding the Delete key down when you turn on the power. Does the drive show up on the BIOS? If it does, then we can rule out a hardware problem and start on a software problem. If it doesn't, then your drive has probably failed - it happens. Exit the BIOS.

When you say "I have tried to boot into live mode" does this mean that you have a command prompt? If so, what is the result of running this?
Code:
ls /dev/[sh]d*
In your original post, you said "There is a Swap Partition Error". What does that mean? What *exactly* did you see on the screen?

You also say "but gparted cant even find my harddrive now". What does that mean? What command did you use to get into gparted? Are there any errors listed?

Last edited by Quakeboy02; 03-18-2010 at 05:19 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #9
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I just open gparted in system -> administration... but it doesnt detect my HDD... If you go to the link in my previous post, you will see a lot of ppl have experience the same problem... But no one can really solve it :'(
 
Old 03-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #10
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Once again, what is the result of running this command?
Code:
ls /dev/[sh]d*
 
Old 03-18-2010, 10:27 PM   #11
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Result : ls: cannot access /dev[sh]d*: No such file or directory

anyway... problem resolved... I partition my drive manually...
(it's weird... it cannot detect my drive in gparted program... but it can detect my drive during installation...)
http://www.basicconfig.com/ubuntu_de...artition_guide
 
Old 03-18-2010, 10:32 PM   #12
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Glad you got it working.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 12:48 AM   #13
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Good to hear that. But I have not seen anything like this before. But glad you came up with solution yourself.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 04:33 AM   #14
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@ jccjoanne; Good news ! Now final step- Make this thread as SOLVED from thread tools , which just above the first post
 
  


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