ubuntu doesn't shut down .....Re: backing up/partitioning

renaaj at optonline.net renaaj at optonline.net
Sat Oct 29 15:53:59 UTC 2005

> > > > Or will it over-write my XP?
> > > > sorry for my lack of experiences in installing operating 
> systems.> > > hehe.  but will it NOT kill my c drive????
> I think you are making this altogether more complicated than it 
> really is  ;-)
> If your "C drive" is the first partition on the disc - that is , 
> in GNU/Linux-speak, /dev/hda1 ,
> and you have another partition which is free space, then the 
> Ubuntu installer will ask you if you want to use that partition. 
> It will also recognise your existing install on /dev/hda1 ("C 
> drive" ). The Ubuntu installer will then happily install Ubuntu on 
> the free space and put its bootloader on your MBR. In this process 
> it will tell you something like "found another installation on 
> /dev/hda1", and set up an entry for that option automatically.
> > > 

Great. i didn't know the installer was so helpful.  I just did it and it seemd to work smoothly until i tried to shut it down.  I shut down my laptop using ubuntu and the laptop screen seems to power down but the laptop says on...and then i push the power button on the laptop and it doesn't turn off.  i have to remove the battery to turn it off.  i am going to uninstall and re-install again to see what happens...but is this a known issue?

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