Problems installing Kubuntu 6.06

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Jul 8 23:44:51 UTC 2006

On 09/07/06, Jose Reinaldo Rocha <jreinaldo at> wrote:
> I have 2 HDs, each one with many partitions. When I try to install the Kubuntu in one of the partitions of the 1st HD the "qtparted" give me an error: "Critical error during ped_disk_new". It recongnizes well the partitions of the 2nd HD.
> It's not a hardware problem because I don have problems with the Mandriva's partiotner.
> If I by pass this error, I can choose the partitions to install it. But when I try to install I get the error "No root file system", even if I have the "/"(root) file system partition and the "swap" partition.
> Does someone have a sugestion?
> J.Reinaldo

When you mention qtparted, I assume that you are referring to the
installer's built-in partitioning tool. While it _may_ be based upon
qtparted, it's not qtparted. Does it dpescifically say "qtparted"? So
far as I remember it does not.

At what point of the installation do you get the "no root filesystem"?
Is it right after the partitioning stage? If so, then for some reason
it doesn't realize that you've defined a / partition. If it's later,
then, well, WD has a nice 160 GB hard disk that I can personally

Is there any information that you need to save on that disk? You may
want to try to format it outside of the install disk, and see how that
goes. In any case, you _should_ have backed anything important up.

Which install disk are you using? The LiveCD or the Alternative? If
you can, download and try to install the other. I personally had
better luck with the Alternative install on a known-buggy machine. On
my good machine, they both worked.

Lastly, you might want to try to put / on the other HD. Just so you
know, it doesn't matter if you install to hda or hdb- I've installed
to both with equal success.

Good luck.

Dotan Cohen

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