Installation problem, partitionar stuck at 52% .....(Using IDE HDD)

Yogesh soni india.yogi at
Fri Mar 10 09:31:06 UTC 2006

On 3/5/06, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:52:47PM +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> > On Sat, 4 Mar 2006 15:57:09 +0530
> > "Yogesh soni" <india.yogi at> wrote:
> > > Now problem is this that i'm not be able to install ubuntu 5.10 on my
> > > system.
> > > *My System specification is as follows,
> > > * Intel P-III 667 MHz.
> > > * RAM : 64 MB SDRAM
> >
> > 64MB RAM isn't enough for a default install of Ubuntu - the recommended
> > minimum is 128MB.
> This will be better in Dapper; the installer should function with as
> little as 32MB.
> > The fact that the problem surfaces so early in the install - with
> > partitioning - is odd though.
> What's happening is that the partitioner is starting up, crashing due to
> out-of-memory, and then failing to restart properly.
> --
> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]
> --

I finally got ubuntu 5.10 installed on my system. I thought problem was
arising because of my partition table.
My "patman" was stucking  at  52% , then i decide to go for the expert mode
installation. When it asks me to start partition manager i just skip this
and go to the virtual console by pressing Alt-F2 & menually partitioning my
disk with fdisk. Command that i used was as follows.
   fdisk /dev/hda ( & creating a linux partition and swap there)
   mke2fs -j /dev/hda7
   mkswap /dev/hda6
   sync; sync; sync
   swapon /dev/hda6
   mkdir /target
   mount /dev/hda7 /target

after all these command i again goto the vertual console one by pressing
skipping the partition step and starting  the base system installation.
After this all went smoothly and ubuntu got installed on my system with 64
Problem that i faced was that grub didn't configure correctly, but i managed
to get configured it manually.
My windows partition was not mounted automatically becuase the fire
/etc/fstab was completly emtpy, i also add some line into it to mount my
swap & windows partition.
After doing all this stuff i finally got ubuntu running on my system. I
found it  very pleasant,elegant and yet powerfull.

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