[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu: install

Gregory Kirby gregory at 1sthome.co.uk
Fri May 11 01:19:46 BST 2007

> >
> > Tried to install Ubunutu to a spare 80gb Seagate drive.
> >
> > Gave up. First off couldn't see anything. Then sussed to select a
> basic
> > screen def and then we got going. However the drive wasn't spotted
> so I
> > couldn't get past the drive partition option.
> Hi Gregory,
> This is interesting. What version of Ubuntu did you try? Were you
> using the live CD installer? If so, raising a bug and including the
> details of your Seagate drive would help ensure it was detected in
> future. Looking in the System menu, Administration sub-menu and
> clicking the Disks item should open a utility that will show what hard
> disks Ubuntu has identified.
> Some more details about exactly what you did, and in what order, might
> help us to help you out.

Used the latest version but the problem was the drive. I now have ubuntu
installed as a dual boot on my original maxtor drive. 

Enjoying the novelty of it but to be honest the frustration in trying to
sync my phone via usb and 2nd option bluetooth is starting to get to me.
In XP it is pretty straightforward, I just plug in and wander off whilst
activesync does the job. Unplug it and whizz off to earn a crust.

I have read and tried to emulate so many workarounds that I am surprised
my machine is still working.

Evolution and bluetooth just don't seem to want to co-operate with my
Qtek 9100. Ho hum.....


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