kubuntu installation problems -Heeeeelp!!!

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 09:37:55 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 5:47 AM, kubuntu <kubuntu at appjaws.plus.com> wrote:
> I sent this yesturday but not sure if it got through.
> Sorry if you already have it.
> Hi all,
> I have built a new computer and have windows7 running fine from an ssd. When
> I try and install kubuntu it fails, I have tried various way and each time
> it fails.
> The first problem is that it appears not to recognise that windows7 is
> installed on this computer.
> I have tried the manual option but it fails near the end by not writing the
> boot loader to sda, I even tried to say to install the boot loader to
> another disc but that failed.
> I then put a new disc in the computer - sde and set up /, /boot, swap
> partitions and changed the boot loader to sde but again it failed.
> Is their any other way to install kubuntu?
> Is the fact that windows is on a ssd a problem?
> Please help I love kubuntu and use it alot every day.
> Thank you
> Paul

Hey Paul, I'm typing to you on a computer which has Kubuntu on the
SSD, and Windows and my /home on the HD. So Kubuntu plays just fine
with SSDs, and with Windows. The tricky part is identifying which
partitions are where, so that grub properly sees everything. I'll have
to admit I hosed that up when I last did a clean install, so I took it
over to my son's house to watch while he did yet another clean
install. He said that was easier than messing with grub!

So I can offer you no step-by-step, but it is definitely possible to
do as you want.


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