How to install Ubuntu on MIB byte boundaries ?

Albert Wagner albertwagner at
Mon Jul 11 19:52:59 UTC 2011

On 07/11/2011 11:40 AM, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> On 07/11/2011 11:06 AM, compdoc wrote:
>>> For some reason the install CD of Ubuntu 10.04 does not
>>> do that and cfdisk always complains and doesn't display
>>> partition information.
>> I guess partition byte boundaries wasn't an issue back when 10.04 
>> came out.
>> 11.04 and the current tools like gparted, etc. do automatically 
>> account for
>> the problem.
> Thanks for your help compdoc.
> Would this be feasible?
> Get an 11.04 or later install CD,
> begin the install including partitioning
> and abort the install as the screen with all the info you configured
> comes up just before the install starts?
> Then reconfigure the drive with a 10.04 LTS CD
> in the usual manner.  I intend to use 10.04 LTS until it's EOL.
> I have gparted but am unfamiliar with it's use
> but I've done a lot (too many) of Kubuntu installs.
> Make sense?
> Larry
gparted is exceptionally easy and safe to use.  Nothing happens when you justs places your action in a pending list, which is always 
visible.  Until you tell it to run the pending items, nothing happens.  
If you panic just quit.

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