new install

Tom . bwsglas at
Sat Feb 27 14:02:53 UTC 2010

On 27 February 2010 05:54, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
> On Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:17 PM, Lloyd Miller wrote:
> > Ok, i looked at the cd, i tried the os (ubuntu 9.10) and I decided to
> > put it on the harddrive and completely do awqay with windows.  I started
> > to follow the prompts to do just that.  The thing got to the place right
> > after the format, (it formatted, hard drive now says no os installed,
> > now it wont install, come up with error# 5 right after it formats, that
> > leaves me with nada
> > any thoughts?
> >
> Grub reporting error 5 stands for partition table is corrupt.
> Reinstall?

If you are definatly sure that you want to do away with Windows then
it would be best to completly delete all of the existing partitions
and recreate them as you want.

The Ubuntu GUI tool is simple to use.

I don't know if people still have seperate partitions for /usr,
/user/local and /var but as a minimum I would have seperate partitions
for swap and /home.

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