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8.10 fresh install.. help

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#1 phpforfun

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

ok guys, this is how I have my computer setup.

2 HDD in it, each 250gb, one is windows, one is linux, it was ubuntu 7.04, but I upgraded to 8.10 via updates manager...

warning, do not update with the updates manager, it messes things up, do a fresh install!

I did a fresh install on my laptop of 8.10 and its perfect, (for the most part, what doesnt work is not because of the OS). So... when I installed 8.04 it was easy, it simply asked me if I wanted to partition, if yes, how much should belong to ubuntu, but when I installed 8.10 on my laptop, it wasnt like that, it wanted to override the ENTIRE HDD, and to partition, I would need to install windows after.

well I want to do a fresh install on my desktop asap, but how do I do that without messing up my windows partition? :confused:

Thanks
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:30 PM

It should ask you if you want the installer to "automatically" partition or if you want to "base" your partition from a template. Did you accidentally click "automatic" ?
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:13 PM

I did manual, but it warns me it will wipe everything out.. its not at all like 7.04
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:51 PM

I am pretty sure you could partition only a sector of your HD and the partitioner won't wipe out the whole disk.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:26 AM

I've never seen any Linux OS wipe ALL partitions out. Are you sure it doesn't mean it will wipe all selected/linux partitions out?

/off to download Ubuntu 8 and see :)
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:11 PM

I've never seen any Linux OS wipe ALL partitions out. Are you sure it doesn't mean it will wipe all selected/linux partitions out?

/off to download Ubuntu 8 and see :)

ill redownload it as well sir !!
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 06:48 AM

Interesting. I've never seen a Linux partition want to erase all partitions. Do you know if Ubuntu uses "Disk Druid" ?
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:33 PM

I made a copy of 8.04 and it said it was a bad cd, so ill reburn and try later
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:02 AM

Did you resolve this issue? Isn't there a new release out now? Why not just "manually" partition your hds?
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