Install Gutsy on Entire HD

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Nov 5 15:33:46 UTC 2007


On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 18:51 +0000, Anthony Gardner wrote:
> I've installed ubuntu on a brand new 120GB Fujitsu MHV2120A HD and
> although the install went without a hitch, booting the machine takes
> an age, there's no resume image (just a black screen) and no grub
> menu.
> 
> Does anyone have any pointers as to how to install something on an
> entire disk?

Yes, you seem to have done it correctly.

> 
> The partitions I created were /, swap and /home. / and /home were
> created as logical and both had beginning selected.
> 
Again, this should be just fine. You can read up on it if you want at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DiskSpace

> Looking at the hardware deviced, for this drive, it's marked SATA
> Controller but it's actaully an IDE. Could that me a problem?
> 
This is fine too. I don´t know the technical details, but it started a
with Ubuntu version 6.10, I think. 
> 

> File system output .....
> 
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda7             16271176   2135108  13309528  14% /
> varrun                  517772        92    517680   1% /var/run
> varlock                 517772         0    517772   0% /var/lock
> udev                    517772        92    517680   1% /dev
> devshm                  517772         0    517772   0% /dev/shm
> lrm                     517772     34696    483076
> 7% /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile
> /dev/sda6             96124844    200596  91041296   1% /home
> 
> CIA
> 
> -Ants
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Disclaimer: Technically, I'm always wrong!!
> 
> 
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If you want a grub menu, you can hit the ESCape key when booting,
normally there is a message as such right after the system tests. You
have about 3 seconds. This should let you see the hidden menu and select
from it.

Good luck, 

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Charlie Kravetz
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