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Old 02-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #16
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Hi,
It booted and asked about tryout or install. I pressed tryout and ubuntu trial version was uploaded. I saw several icons which include DashHome, Install Ubuntu,home folder, firefox web browser, lireoffice writer, libreofficecalc, libreofficeimpress, ubuntu software centre, ubuntu one, amazon, ubuntuone music,system setting, help, workspace switcher, system, 408 gb volume, recovery, vendor_nametools, trash. But i cant see the terminal . I tried to search for terminal and shell through help but it didnt work.

Kindly guide me.

Zulfi.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #17
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Try out
 
Old 02-15-2013, 04:48 AM   #18
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Hi,
Sorry,I cant figure out. I have checked the lab pc in which we have to right click and a pop up menu comes up which has a terminal option. But this is not working here. Kindly guide me.

Zulfi.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #19
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Hi,
I found the terminal but
Code:
fdisk -l
is not giving me anything.

Kindly guide me what should i do next?

Zulfi.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #20
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I found the terminal but
Code:
fdisk -l
is not giving me anything.

Kindly guide me what should i do next?

Zulfi.
You have to run as root or using "sudo"

Quote:
sudo fdisk -l
 
Old 02-16-2013, 03:47 AM   #21
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Hi,
I got following when i executed
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
output:
Quote:
sk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f916d90

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 2047 992+ 42 SFS
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 2048 409599 203776 42 SFS
/dev/sda3 409600 797302783 398446592 42 SFS
/dev/sda4 797302784 1465147119 333922168 42 SFS
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
What does it mean that "Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary."

Zulfi.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 05:09 AM   #22
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That means that you have a newer disk with 4KB physiacal blocksize. The OS is using a logical blocksize of 512B. Since the first partition starts at logical sector 63 it is not aligned with the physical sectors, which will result in decreased performance.
Anyways, as already stated in your other thread, you will not be able to install Linux on that harddisk with converting it back to the MBR partition scheme (you are currently using Windows' dynamic partitions). This can only be done with removing any partition on that disk and recreating it with using MBR partitioning, then reinstalling Windows and after that you can install Ubuntu.
Your only other possibilities are to use a VM or an external storage device to install Linux.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #23
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If you still want to do Wubi install, since that is the easiest.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

I suppose you can boot into windows and you have CD drive as D:

Insert your Ubuntu CD in the drive.
Then open the command prompt and type -
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D:\wubi.exe --force-wubi
This will launch a window with an option to Install inside Windows
 
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If you still want to do Wubi install, since that is the easiest.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

I suppose you can boot into windows and you have CD drive as D:

Insert your Ubuntu CD in the drive.
Then open the command prompt and type -
Code:
D:\wubi.exe --force-wubi
This will launch a window with an option to Install inside Windows
Wubi (or better its bootloader Grub4DOS) is not able to handle dynamic partitions, so a Wubi install is not an option here.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #25
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Okay i would try the external disk option. Maybe i would buy it in one or two days. But then do i have to create any partition on external disk? or just i have to boot from the cd and run the install option from the ubuntu trial version but then how would it know how to install on the external disk?

Zulfi.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 07:19 AM   #26
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The installer will automatically create the needed partitions, but you have to point it manually to the external device.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #27
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Hi,

I did not check the verify disc after burning earlier while preparing the cd. However, i reworked the cd by checking the verify option. This time it started the installation process. However in step 5 it asked me about choosing the partition on which i have to install ubuntu and showed me
following partitions:
992.5 kb sda1 (unknown)
199.0 MB sda2 (ntfs)
380.0 gb sda3 (ntfs)
318.5 sda4 (unknown)

I selected sda4 but then it said that i have not specified the root. This time i select the sda4 again but pressed the drop
down arow and then ext2 filesystem and selected it as root (/). I dont remember some key presses in between them, then it said
that i have not specifed the swap area.

Kindly guide me how to specify root, swap area and home using the sda4 partition area.

Earlier i performed (sudo df --all). Results are shown below:
Code:
   
cks   Used Available Use% Mounted on
/cow             3030204  42720   2987484   2% /
proc                   0      0         0    - /proc
sysfs                  0      0         0    - /sys
udev             3020088      4   3020084   1% /dev
devpts                 0      0         0    - /dev/pts
tmpfs            1212084    892   1211192   1% /run
/dev/sr0          781312 781312         0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop0        733312 733312         0 100% /rofs
none                   0      0         0    - /sys/fs/fuse/connections
none                   0      0         0    - /sys/kernel/debug
none                   0      0         0    - /sys/kernel/security
tmpfs            3030204     12   3030192   1% /tmp
none                5120      4      5116   1% /run/lock
none             3030204     76   3030128   1% /run/shm
none              102400     40    102360   1% /run/user
gvfsd-fuse             0      0         0    - /run/user/ubuntu/gvfs
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

I dont know if i am going in the right direction or not but it said that swap area is recommeneded and if not specified it would install ubuntu
without swap area.

Kindly guide me about creation of root, swap area and home directory.

Zulfi.
 
  


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