Installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
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Ubuntu 10.04, also known as the Lucid Lynx, arrived on April 29th, 2010 and is the twelfth release of the Ubuntu OS. We've created the following tutorial to teach Linux newcomers how to install the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
operating system on their personal
computer. Therefore, it is addressed to people who have just heard about Ubuntu, those who have never installed Ubuntu before and want to test it, but don't know how.
The tutorial will make things very simple for you, but if you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the installation and you need help, do not hesitate to use our commenting system at the end of the article! Requirements:
You will need the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop
ISO image that corresponds to your hardware architecture (i386 or amd64), and that can be downloaded from here
. When the download is over, burn the ISO image with your favorite CD/DVD burning application (Nero, CDBurnerXP, Roxio) on a blank CD at 8x speed.
Reinsert or leave the CD in your CD/DVD-ROM device and reboot the computer in order to boot from the CD. Hit the F8, F11 or F12 key (depending on your BIOS) to select the CD/DVD-ROM as the boot device.
Wait for the CD to load...
You will see the wallpaper and the installation wizard. Select your language and click the "Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS" button to continue... Where are you?
The second screen will feature a map of the Earth. Upon the selection of your current location, the time for the final system will adjust accordingly. You can also select your current location from the drop-down list situated at the bottom of the window. Click the "Forward" button after you have selected your desired location... Test your keyboard
On the third screen, you will be able to choose a desired keyboard layout. But the default automatic selection should work for most of you. Click the "Forward" button when you have finished with the keyboard configuration... Hard disk partitioning
You have four options here:
1. If you have another operating system (e.g. Windows XP) and you want a dual boot system, select the first option: "Install them side by side, choosing between them at each startup." Editor's Note: This option will ONLY appear if you have another operating system installed, such as Microsoft Windows. Remember that, after the installation, the Windows boot loader will be overwritten by the Ubuntu boot loader!
2. If you want to delete your existing operating system, or the hard drive is already empty and you want to let the installer automatically partition the hard drive for you, select the second option, "Use the entire disk." Editor's Note: This option is recommended for most users who do not have another operating system installed or who want to erase an existing one, for example Windows OS.
3. The third choice is "Use the largest continuous free space" and it will install Ubuntu 9.10 in the unpartitioned space on the selected hard drive.
4. The fourth choice is "Specify partitions manually" and it is recommended ONLY for advanced users, to create special partitions or format the hard drive with other filesystems than the default one. But it can also be used to create a /home partition, which is very useful in case you reinstall the whole system. Here's how you do a manual partitioning with /home:
- Select the "Specify partitions manually (advanced) and click the "Forward" button;
- Make sure that the selected hard drive is the right one. /dev/sda is the first physical hard drive. /dev/sdb is the second hard drive in your machine. So, make sure that you know which is the one you want to format! Otherwise, you will lose ALL YOUR DATA on that hard drive;
- Let's say that the selected drive is empty (no other operating system or important data on it), but it has some partitions on it. Select each one of those partitions and click the "Delete" button. After a few seconds, it will say "free space." Do this with the other partitions from the selected hard drive, until they're all deleted and you have a single "free space" line;
- With the "free space" line selected, click on the "Add" button. In the new window, type 2000 in the "New partition size in megabytes" field and select the "swap area" option from the "Use as:" drop down list. Click the OK button and, in a few seconds, you'll notice a "swap" line with the specified size;
- With the "free space" line selected, click on the "Add" button. In the new window, select the "Primary" option, type a value between 10,000 and 50,000 in the "New partition size in megabytes" field and select / as the "Mount point." Click the OK button and, in a few seconds, you'll notice an "ext4 /" line with the specified size;
- With the "free space" line selected, click on the "Add" button. In the new window, select the "Primary" option, type a value between 30,000 and 50,000 (or whatever space you have left on the drive) in the "New partition size in megabytes" field and select /home as the "Mount point." Click the OK button and, in a few seconds, you'll notice an "ext4 /home" line with the specified size.
This is how your partition table should look like. If so, click the "Forward" button to continue with the installation... WARNING: Be aware that all the data on the selected hard drive or partition will be ERASED and IRRECOVERABLE.
Click the "Forward" button to continue with the installation... Who are you?
On this screen, you must do exactly what the title says. Fill in the fields with your real name, the name you want to use to log in on your Ubuntu OS (also known as the "username," which will be required to log in to the system), the password and the name of the computer (automatically generated, but can be overwritten).
Also at this step, there's an option called "Log in automatically." If you check the box on this option, you will automatically be logged in to the Ubuntu desktop. Click the "Forward" button to continue... Are you really ready for Ubuntu?
This is the final step of the installation. Here, you can select to install the boot loader on another partition or hard drive than the default one, but it is only recommended for advanced users. If someone is installing to a USB memory stick, as if it was a USB hard drive, then they should know that the installer will mess with their computer's hard disk drive MBR.
Therefore, click the "Advanced" button and select the correct drive (the USB stick in this case)...
Click the "Install" button to start the installation process...
The Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system will be installed...
After approximately 10 to 18 minutes (depending on your computer's specs), a pop-up window will appear, notifying you that the installation is complete, and you'll need to restart the computer in order to use the newly installed Ubuntu operating system. Click the "Restart Now" button...
The CD will be ejected; remove it and press the "Enter" key to reboot. The computer will be restarted and, in a few seconds, you will see the Ubuntu boot splash...
At the login screen, click on your username and input your password. Click the "Log In" button or hit Enter...
Have fun using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS!
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|Comment #1 by: Marius on 08 May 2010, 16:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
sems the text based insterl [alternate] dosent install so easy on my system i mean im using ubuntu from vers 7.10 then 8 and 9 now wana switch to 10 i men isnt the first time i install it but the ubuntu 10 needs beter pc or what? i mean on mi system ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 works so easy and clean 100% withont bugs etc and sems it dosent freze at all but in ubuntu 10.04 it frezes everitime i open the menu or right click or anithing? is it something wrong with my pc or the instaler?
|Comment #1.1 by: p3yn on 12 Sep 2010, 03:21 GMT|
You shoul check the "consistency" of the ISO check the MD5. It's the fingerprint of your iso... google it. Same thing happened to me. The ISO file was wrong and i has to download it again. Right now i have buntu, opensuse and sabayon (best distro for multimedia) and "just-in-case Windows 7" all together in a 500 gigs laptop HDD. And just to mention it, have an extra partition called "Storage" you know, for store all my stuff. You can isntall as many Os you want, just make an extendend partitions, ans put inside of it as many as you want (well just 256 ) logical partitions, and.. voila! you have it..
Cheers and good luck
|Comment #2 by: Kevin Size on 08 May 2010, 23:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Good tutorial for a newbe to use. Simle and to the point with plenty of pics. The install you have pictured is the standard for most Ubuntu and Kubuntu installs. Alot of people have the most problems with the disk partitioning area of the install. Your explaination was good. I have done thousands of installs of all types of OS's and Ubuntu seems to be the easiest and it even finds most hardware very easily. If a person wanted to use some of the programs that run on windows pc's, download wine and use that; works pretty good. running Photoshop on my Kubuntu with wine.
|Comment #4 by: forksdude on 12 May 2010, 01:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hello, i am newbie to Linux, I installed Ubuntu Server edition in my laptop, it was directly going to command prompt.How i need to install kernel, and GCC in my laptop, and how i can able to go to the desktop. Looking forward for replies!!
|Comment #4.1 by: dom on 28 Dec 2010, 06:25 GMT|
dude, server is only text
|Comment #5 by: Boxx on 13 May 2010, 00:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've used Ubuntu since V7. V10 is a piece of buggy crap. It's ugly too.
Do I like it .... NO !
Newbees - stick to Linux Mint 8 !
|Comment #6 by: bob on 14 May 2010, 03:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
can you virtualy mount the iso and install it then erase the win os
|Comment #6.1 by: Lanteran on 14 May 2010, 12:59 GMT|
I don't believe that windows supports mounting ISOs like that... or at all... you'd probably have good luck putting it on a flash drive though.
|Comment #7 by: siva on 20 May 2010, 03:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
when i m going to install 10.04 at first step itself(language selection) key board and mouse are not working.
i posted this problem in ubuntu forums also but i did not get any solution...
my system configuration
Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz
512 Mb RAM
80 GB Hard disk
ATI Technologies Inc RC410[Radeon Xpress 200]
please help to solve this problem.....
|Comment #7.1 by: Marius Nestor on 20 May 2010, 09:05 GMT|
Are the keyboard and mouse wireless? Try to install with a classic or a different keyboard and mouse!
|Comment #8 by: Arpit on 21 May 2010, 02:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have installed ubuntu 10.04 twice on my system but facing same problem,
I am making my partitions mannually and have never faced this prob with any earlier version of UBUNTU
when the installation reaches 93% and installs grub it ays cannot install the bootloader toe the partition selected. please select anther partition I have selected all the partitions I have and alse completly erased my hard disk once and created fresh partitions but nothing is helping, finally it says U'll have to install bootloader mannually,
Anyone can please tell me how to install bootloader mannualy.
|Comment #8.1 by: izzy on 09 Nov 2010, 16:12 GMT|
I'm having the exact same issue using a 320GB Seagate "Free Agent Go" USB HDD. what gives? anyone?
|Comment #8.2 by: sam on 15 May 2012, 05:27 GMT|
pls delete all partition with windows xp cd or any windows cd and try it will work
|Comment #9 by: Hossein on 05 Jun 2010, 10:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I tried to install ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. It started reading cd/dvd and some HDD working but nothing happend after that and screen stayed black. no language selection menue appeared and nothing installed. I checked my DVD and everything was o.k. and all of the ubuntu installation file burnt on the DVD properly.
could anybody help me in this regard?
|Comment #9.1 by: Marius on 09 Jun 2010, 13:56 GMT|
Have u tried the alternate install cd? that one shod work perfectly fine
|Comment #9.2 by: Narayan on 17 Sep 2010, 03:09 GMT|
Same problem happens with my laptop Latitude D630 installing ubuntu 10.04.1. When i boot from the installation cd...and select the install ubuntu option, it goes blank and restarts my computer. i tried with the USB also and there was same problem. What may be the problem? Please suggest me....
Thanks in advance.
|Comment #10 by: none on 16 Jun 2010, 08:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
ubuntu is... behind
like wtf it doesn't no fakerad 0... lol
when i try to install ubuntu... kills my fakeraid 0, good thing that the problem is solved by a cold restart
|Comment #11 by: gaurav on 18 Jun 2010, 05:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
1> I want to try installing it on USB drive. What is the mimimum size of usb drive recommended for this kind of install
2> Somewhere on top its written, I'll have to install the boot loader on USB drive, in order to protect my current windows installation. Is my understanding correct?
|Comment #11.1 by: Marius Nestor on 18 Jun 2010, 10:02 GMT|
1. 1 GB if you are not planning to save any data on the USB driver, or 2-3 GB if you want to save your sessions.
2. Yes, just make sure that you select the USB stick at the last step, before hitting the Install button! Hit the Advanced button and choose the USB drive!
|Comment #11.2 by: gaurav on 20 Jun 2010, 04:21 GMT|
Thanks Marius for your reply
If I use the advance setting in last step
1> Will my windows boot & work without any problems when USB drive is not attached to the m/c
2> Will I be able to use Ubuntu USB drive on other m/c as well and that without harming installations on those m/c in anyways (fyi, I understand here that bios setting of those m/c should have boot from usb drive before boot from hard drive)
|Comment #11.3 by: Marius Nestor on 24 Jun 2010, 13:51 GMT|
1. As far as I know... yes. It should work without problems...
2. Yes, you can use the USB drive with the Ubuntu installation on any computer. And yes, the "boot from usb" option should be first!
|Comment #12 by: William W Haywood on 22 Jun 2010, 07:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
3. The third choice is "Use the largest continuous free space" and it will install Ubuntu 9.10 in the unpartitioned space on the selected hard drive. I want 10.04 lts, not 9.10! Do I have to install 9.10 and upgrade it? Is this what you are saying? You are really confusing the issue!
|Comment #13 by: mike on 24 Jun 2010, 03:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sorry, this is very limited. 80% of people have windows already installed on their machine- so what we want is exact pics of those options so we don't do something stupid- if there isn't anything on the disc (or you delete partitions), there is nothing to destroy and those instructions aren't crucial.
In particular, will it analyze the disc and show all the partitions, them ask which one we want to install Lynx on (like the old days- used HH)? Does it give you a choice of file systems, like EXT3? Will it overwrite an old GRUB 1 pointer on the boot sector? How much space is needed- does it always create a separate Swap partition or can this be done inside the Ubuntu partition?
What about AMD64 (which computer I have, but was disappointed at available software) vs. I386-32 - will I get much extra out of the AMD version?
|Comment #13.1 by: Marius Nestor on 24 Jun 2010, 14:08 GMT|
1. Yes, it will analyze the disk(s) and show you all the existing partitions, and you can choose where you want to install it. Here is a bit tricky if you have... for example... two 250 GB hard drives from Western Digital. You will not be able to know which one is first and which is second. But if they are both empty and can be erased... go ahead and install Ubuntu on the first one.
2. Yes, it gives you a choice on filesystem (EXT3, EXT4 (default), ReiserFS, XFS, JFS)... but only if you manually set your partitions for installation (see example in this tutorial).
3. Yes, it will overwrite everything on the selected disk. Including the GRUB bootloader. If you have for example an old Mandriva Linux with GRUB 1 and you install Ubuntu 10.04, it will replace the grub and possibly add your existing Mandriva installation (if you choose to keep). It's all about choices :)
4. Swap should always be on a separate partition!
5. I have an 64-bit computer, but Intel... not AMD... and it works just fine with Ubuntu for 64-bit. There isn't much difference from the 32-bit edition :)
|Comment #14 by: Drahcir on 01 Jul 2010, 03:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Cool. I just take 10~18minutes to install so ez.
|Comment #16 by: Renz1088 on 09 Jul 2010, 05:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hey. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 from the ubuntu website. I'm trying to install ubuntu virtually through virtualbox. However, for some reason after testing my keyboard ubuntu does not direct me to the screen which you have that says Prepare Disk Space and this computer has no operating system on it. Instead, I get a screen that says Prepare Partitions and all options are grey'ed out, which doesnt allow me to continue. The options are New Partition Table, Add, Change, Delete, Revert. Any help with this issue would be appreciated seeing that I am unable to continue with the installation of Ubuntu. Thank you in advance
|Comment #16.1 by: Marius Nestor on 11 Jul 2010, 11:06 GMT|
that's because the VirtualBox hard drive (just like a real hard drive when it's brand new from the store) needs a new partition table before your start to partition and format it :) So start by creating a new partition table and then add partitions on it, which will be formatted prior to the actual installation.
|Comment #17 by: anon on 10 Jul 2010, 19:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ubuntu is crappy.
It fails to install. After remove CD, I get I/O errors. I restart PC and all I get is a grub prompt.
|Comment #17.1 by: nana on 26 Jul 2010, 10:49 GMT|
better check your computer....
Ubuntu is the coolest...
let Ubuntu users know your real problem...
|Comment #19 by: Sam on 01 Aug 2010, 04:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have made 4 partitions and I have installed windows 2000 then Windows XP later installed Windows 7 and now finding it difficult installing Ubuntu 10.04
I am stuck at the place in Preparing Partitions :(
The dialog Box appears every time when I try moving further ahead
It says "No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partition menu."
This is how my page shows to me:
Device Type Mount point Format? Size Used
/dev/sda1 ntfs 15002 MB 2834 MB
/dev/sda5 ntfs 15002 MB 3325 MB
/dev/sda6 ntfs 15002 MB 8952 MB
/dev/sda7 14994 MB unknown
Now what shall I do to continue my installation ?????
Please help me out here.
|Comment #19.1 by: Marius Nestor on 01 Aug 2010, 15:32 GMT|
"/dev/sda7 14994 MB unknown" should be empty!
Like the installer says... you need to define a root filesystem... so look in the tutorial and try to manually partition /dev/sda7
Click on it, click on the Add button to add a 2 GB swap partition and then click again on the remaining space to add a root (/) partition with what size is left on the drive.
|Comment #19.2 by: timir on 18 Aug 2010, 09:35 GMT|
hey sam i am facing the same problem,if u will get any solution regarding dat plz inform me on my id firstname.lastname@example.org.
my system config
os windows 7
|Comment #20 by: khairuddin on 01 Aug 2010, 09:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hey. What should i do if first image as above didn't appear. It just display Login :.... Password : (in command interface)... Currently, im using VM Ware to install Ubuntu in my mac osx....Help me.. Thanks for help. :)
|Comment #21 by: timir on 18 Aug 2010, 09:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
when i am trying to install ubuntu 10.4, ia m facing problem at the time of prepare disk sapce . the "install side by side "option not coming .
i have install on my system windows 7 and also i have 100 gb free space i have kept for linux.
plz help me...............
|Comment #22 by: Frank on 19 Aug 2010, 15:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi. I downloaded ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso file for my desk top that has an Intel 7i-920 and Intel Desktop Board DX58SO. My problem is the loading step never stop. The light on the CDROM is flashing.
Can any expert kindly give me a hand?
Thanks in advance.
|Comment #23 by: Vasu on 31 Aug 2010, 02:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is nice tutorial. My problem, though Obuntu gets installed as a second os(I have windows XP) the obuntu does not display. I have changed VGA Card but still problem persists. My computer is 2 gb ram Compaq Presario SR1030L. Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GGz
When the Primary video adapter is ONBARD installation is smooth. But when changed to PCI installation flashes an error"BusyBox v1.13.3(Ubuntu 126.96.36.199-1 ubuntu 11) built in shell(ash)
Enter help for a list of buit commands.
(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system.
I am a new one to linux. But I want this installed.
Help me sort it out. Vasudevan K, Tiruppur, India
|Comment #24 by: Joris on 31 Aug 2010, 14:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this is really helpful , it makes you wanna forget the complex installers from µsoft
|Comment #25 by: anil on 02 Sep 2010, 05:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am using windows xp2, i want to instal ubuntu but i dont want to loas any data from d,e,f drives. how to instal it. please help me.
|Comment #26 by: Raju on 15 Sep 2010, 09:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, I am using Ubuntu 9.04 i want to upgrade my OS to 10.04, I have 10.04 DVD, when i was trying to boot my system it opens OS directly, it does not boot. how to solve this problem. please help me
|Comment #28 by: kk on 24 Sep 2010, 18:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my mouse ponter is getting stucked after 2 to 3 mints in ubuntu 10.04 dont know my plz help me up
|Comment #29 by: Manojchandra on 25 Sep 2010, 12:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wonder if you could help me. I installed ubuntu using instructions above on my extra HD by manually partitioning it. now on restarting I am unable to access windows at all. When I click the highlighted option of win 7 at start I get message that there is no such disc.
|Comment #30 by: NortonShores on 27 Sep 2010, 15:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Intallations were easy. It would be great if there was a program to install windows drivers. If you have an internet connection, it is easy to install drivers and programs. But, if you do not have internet, it is a pain to install programs and drivers. I am sure this is not an issue for expert users. However, thanks for creating an alternative for Windows.
|Comment #32 by: ypk on 08 Nov 2010, 13:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this was very useful for a newbie like me install ubuntu 10.04 on my machine. everything went smoothly exactly as described above...!!! thanks....!!
|Comment #33 by: Falci on 08 Nov 2010, 18:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am a newbie to UBUNTU and I have installed V10.04 for desktop and I have a problem. After installation is done and computer restarts, instead of login screen, my monitor shuts down because it doesnt get any video signal. I've used the same Cd on another machine and it worked.
My configuration is:
Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.20Ghz
Western Digital Hdd, 1TB physical memory
|Comment #34 by: vjy on 11 Nov 2010, 08:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This help was usefull for installing ubuntu in my lapy.........................
|Comment #35 by: Jyoti on 26 Nov 2010, 13:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you very much for narrating easy procedure to install UBUNTU-10.04. I have installed Ubuntu-10.04 on my laptop along with Windows XP for dual boot. It is working. But while booting, my grub shows like this...
GNU GRUB version 1.98-1-Ubuntu 7
Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.32-25
Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.32-25 (recovery mode)
Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.32-21
Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.32-21 (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest 86 )
Memory test (memtest 86 ) serial console 115200
MS Windows XP professional (0n/dev/sda-1)
Now I am working with
Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.32-25
what all in Grub signify? will this cause any problem in future? How can I remove these?
another problem is I am not able to connect scanner (HP-2400) with Ubuntu.
|Comment #36 by: Gayan on 14 Dec 2010, 18:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have two new empty hard disks.
I want to install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop on both disk. How can manually create partions ?.
|Comment #38 by: mdl on 28 Jan 2011, 21:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hey guys, having some problems installing ubuntu. i'm running xp and when i boot i get past the language screen and select install unbuntu and i'll get some lines of command and the last command says error_code 0x73/0x78. it just freezes there.
btw those last two 0's are zeroes. any help would be appreciated
|Comment #39 by: dskfksdfsd on 29 Jan 2011, 19:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thx a lot!!! this fixed my problem!
|Comment #40 by: sumeet on 23 Mar 2011, 19:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
if i don't want to format my full hard drive, only i need to delete C: data and wanna to install ubuntu on the place of windows?????????
|Comment #41 by: JOHNSUFFER on 08 Apr 2011, 03:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
IT WAS GREAT TKS A LOT ! GUYS !
I WAS ABLE TO RECONFIGURE EASILY MANUALY MY OLD LAP- TOP AND I WAS ABOUT TO THROW IT AWAY. WOW FANTASTIC HELP WITH ALL THE INTALLATION PICS PAGE BY PAGE SPECIALY THE HARD PART **THE MANUEL PARTITIONS**WOW TKS SOFTPEDIA I'M SOLD ON YOU GUYS
johnsuffer on ubuntu forum linux 10.04 LTS
|Comment #41.1 by: retter on 06 Jun 2011, 06:26 GMT|
I am using UBUNTU 11.04. I have wired LAN connection for internet. I put every addresses correctly in the edit connection>wired>IPv4 settings and left the SERVER DOMAINS part blank. Yet my internet is not connected. There is no fault in lan cable. The lights near the cable connection of laptop are blinking. What should I do now?????
|Comment #41.2 by: tingudo on 02 Sep 2011, 14:32 GMT|
I am making this comment only for those who wish to install ubuntu 10.04LTS with EMC2.
After I followed all of the above steps(in my case i had disconnected the windows hdd, i was running only external usb hddisk for ubuntu with a live CD to install ubuntu 10.04LTS with EMC2 ), i was not able to install grub2 entirely only on my usb hdd.....everytime i was facing a screen saying :
GNU GRUB version 1.98
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word,
TAB lists posssible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists
possible device or file completions.
So after this i went to http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/ and downloaded and burned Rescatux on a CD and run it with usb hdd (with ubuntu 10.04LTS on it) plugged in...
A very good screen greets you with menus including repairing grub and updating grub...
I simply followed them >>removed the Rescatux CD and restarted the system and it easily booted from the only external usb hdd into ubuntu and its working fine.....
|Comment #42 by: mehdi on 25 Oct 2011, 16:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks, This help me to install my new machine
|Comment #43 by: sekhar on 01 Nov 2011, 11:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have window 7 installed in my laptop. Now i am trying to install ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop version. I followed the steps mention above. But no option appears for " install them side by side" . Only 2. Options appear" erase and use entire disk " and " specify partition manually(advance)". What might be the problem. Please help me. What else i can do to go further for installation. Thank you
|Comment #43.1 by: Ravi on 01 Dec 2011, 07:43 GMT|
Choose 'specify partition manually(advance)'.
|Comment #46 by: disgusted of mole valley on 24 Feb 2012, 09:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is fine but if you are trying to get rid of Ubuntu 11 on the grounds that it is not fit for purpose, the "Forward" button remains greyed out in the "Who are you" screen. This is true whether you reformat or try to replace or whatever. It's like some "version fascist" has decided not to permit you to go back to the version that actually works.
The history of the Linux community - as soon as they get something that works they mess it all up again.
If anyone could suggest a work around to this I would be very grateful. The only thing I can think of now is to replace the hard drive with a virgin one, which is a bit daft on a brand new computer.
|Comment #47 by: dilip on 03 Mar 2012, 12:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just installed 10.04 from a CD on a Sony Vaio desktop. I choose the "use the entire disk" option. When it tries to restart after installation, it says "operating system not found". Please help!
|Comment #47.1 by: sam on 15 May 2012, 06:37 GMT|
delete all partition with widows xp and try installing
|Comment #48 by: sam on 15 May 2012, 06:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i want to install packages form dvd itself i have ubuntu 10.04lts dvd iso if anyone can help
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