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Sat Mar 19 23:03:13 UTC 2005
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 21:57:10 +0100
From: Philippe Landau <lists at mailry.net>
Subject: help installing ubuntu (was: I forgot to mention one thing;
was Re: How do I install on a second harddisk
To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <423C9226.5010200 at mailry.net>
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>i am sorry about the obstacles you encounter.
>i hope you can view it as a game like mikado or so.
>can you please keep the subject of your emails
>so we can work on it in a consistent thread ?
>this is facilitated if you always use "reply" when
>writing a new email to the list about this.
I'm copying and pasting from the digest to the reply, better then
cutting 6 to 10 or more other messages.
> I can't boot from the CD (The computer tries it,
> and I do have the CD as the first device it checks to boot from)
> but it can't boot. I don't know why.
>which version of ubuntu did you download (file name please) ?
4.10 "warty warthog"
>do you try installing on a mac ? what model ?
no, I'd have to repartition my HDD on my mac When I tried to put on
yellow dog, it caused several disk errors (at least from MacOS point of
view, I finally had to do zero out the harddrive and reinstall MacOS).
I'm using an older computer: 166 Cyrix 6x86.
I want to say 64 MB ram (if I'm doing the math correct on the screen
before red hat's LILO starts up).
8x CD-ROM (no writing or rewriting capibility).
>kind regards philippe
I appreciate everyone's help.
> I have an 8GB hard drive with old version of redhat
> I have a brand new 160GB with 4 partitions. I'd like to eventually
> format what's now "hdb1" as a swap partition and instal ubuntu on
> "hdb2" "hd3" and "hdb4" (the 4 partition set up: swap, root, user...).
> Currently these are formatted as ext2, because the version of redhat
> I have couldn't format them as riser or ext3.
> Do I need to "fake" a few files (as in use touch to create a few zero
> byte files with specific names) so install can overwrite. Or can I
> use install to write to the slave disk at all?
> I've got 1 internet capible system presently, a Mac OS 10.3.8 with
> Netscape 7.x. I've not been able to get the CD written on my Mac I
> had to use one of the computer labs at school to get it written. I've
> sent off for the CD's from Ubuntu already but they haven't arrived
> yet. I've not been able to get the live CD burnt. Also, I remember
> from SuSe there's a command-line way of installing... type 1 command
> that brings up a whole list of what to include and not include, then
> quit that and do a make (make install) IIRC. Is there a similar way.
> I've scowered the CD and the website and haven't found it. I have a
> nagging feeling the slides that you told me about and I can't access
> are what I need to know.
> I hate remembering only half of this stuff. I've done this years
> ago, and this case remembering half is worse than remembering nothing,
> because I so easily misremember.
> Thanks In Advance,
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