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By jimmy-jam ·
Ok gang here's the situation. I bought a laptop with Windows XP on it. I used a soft partitioning tool, can't think of the name of it off the top of my pointy head but if some feels it is relevant I will check when I get home, to carve up the hard drive into 2 partitions. It is a 50/50 split. The drive is a 40 gig drive.

I tried to load Ubuntu on the second partition, the installer recognizes the partition but somewhere in the middle of formatting the partition the install fails. I remember way back when I first installed RH 5.2 you couldn't install past a certain cylinder is that still the case? I'd like to make this a dual boot system. I know the info I gave here is kinda vague. If you have more pointed questions I would be happy to answer them.

Thanks

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I would test the hardware first

by jdclyde In reply to Linux install question

run a live CD to make sure there isn't something going on there.

After that, I don't know, but I am sure someone will pop in with an answer. (consider this a "bump") B-)

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Didn't think of that

by jimmy-jam In reply to I would test the hardware ...

there is an option at install to try it before you install it. That would be a good test

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Step by Step, Installing a Dual-Boot with Windows and Ubuntu

Click on here:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

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