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Old 07-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Ubuntu install freezes/kernel panic- its a long story....

Ok, here is the deal. Yesterday I decided to dual-boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. I successively instaled Ubuntu the first time using a flash drive. However, I found that I had made the partition for Ubuntu way to large. Having no idea what to do, I messed around with the partition sizes. Through a series of... mistakes, I deleted the two (the main space and swap space) linux partitions. When I restarted my computer I got the "partition not found" error. So from there, I burnt another ubuntu disk, (the flash drive I used had been reformatted for use on an Xbox) I am able to boot a live version of ubuntu on my computer. However, when I go to install Ubuntu, something goes wrong. After copying all the files, it goes into kernel panic about not syncing, and freezes.

I had looked up some advice on the web, and they said that it might be a memory error. However, Ubuntu 11.04 does not have the memtest86 or whatever, (at least that I could find) So I took out the smallest RAM stick (1 gig, leaving the laptop with 2 gigs of RAM) and it still freezes.

I want to fix this ASAP, so please help!

p.s. I included the story to see if I did something wrong with any of my steps that may have permanently done something bad to it.

p.p.s. I know it does not sound like it, but yes, I only installed Linux yesterday, therefore, still a newb.
Old 07-25-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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When you tried to reinstall, did you delete the linux partitions and recreate them (with slightly different sizes; + or - 1 MB)?
Old 07-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #3
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Yes, I did. I made the two new partitions of different sizes from what they originally were. I now have windows 7 reinstalled on my computer. And I wiped my hard drive before I did that. I am starting to think I need new RAM sticks, however, I had Ubuntu installed previously. And the not syncing error is not present.


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