Install Problems with Partition Window

L Paz lpaz1 at
Thu Dec 18 00:08:18 UTC 2008

Well, in order to try to install ubuntu 8.0.4, I downloaded the GParted Live iso, GParted Live It is my understanding that  this version of the GParted Live distro is using the 2.6.24 kernel. Whether that is the case or not I do not know.

At any rate, GParted saw my hard drive and my partitions. What seems really strange is that the ubuntu 8.04 distro will not.When I get to step 4 of 7 of the install, the Partiton window is blank.

For a little history on this, I was running ubuntu 7.10, but I thought in order to not be left out from the newer version's, I would try to upgrade. The upgrade took about 3 hours, and at the end, it gave me a dialog box, and I clicked on Restart.

When I restarted, my system did not boot, but instead gave me a BusyBox shell prompt and I was at a cursor that said initramfs. The BusyBox shell, gave me an ALERT warning that said:
ALERT! /dev/disk/bu-uuid/586255b2-73b6-483c-89aa-630e0727fe07 does not exist. Droopping to a Shell!

When I start up from GParted, I checked the Path of my hard drive, and it said this:
Path: /dev/hdc1
UUID: 586255b2-73b6-483c-89aa-630e0727fe07,

so it looks like GParted finds the drive and path, as well as the partition's ok, while the ubuntu 8.04 kernel, for some reason, does not.

So, I guess my question out of all this is, I would use the GParted Live CD to repartition or reformat my drive, but I'm still afraid the ubuntu 8.04 kernel still would not recognize it.
So, does anyone know how I can fix this?
Or is something I need to advance to paid support? I really don't want to pay for support if I do not have to, and right now, I really don't have the extra money to spare for it.

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