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Nov 29, 2009

I booted from fedora 12 cd, My problem is the install does not recognize my ide disk.

lspci -> ide interface vt82c586a
fdisk -l /dev/sda1 swap -approx 2g
/dev/sda2 linux 20 g
/dev/sda3 linux 54 g
lshal -> pata_via

I tested the disk with seagate diag it reports no errors. I used Partion manager and created three partions & formatted them. Other distros see the disk , I am trying crunch bang it installed with no fuss. I have googled & looked in known issues pages.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Clean Re-install - Live Disk Not Recognized In GRUB?

Apr 18, 2011

I have an old HP PC with 2 drives: Primary (C = 20GB) and a slave (E = 60GB). I have Windows XP Pro OS (which I want to completely replace with Ubuntu). Ubuntu 10.10 is installed on E as a side-by-side (with XP on C). I am done testing Ubuntu and now want to completely replace the XP OS.Ubuntu is installed on E-drive as a partition. ISSUE: When I log on the PC goes directly to the GRUB menu but I get no option to boot from the Live Disk 10.10 during the boot-up.

HISTORY: I have tried (unsuccessfully) to remove Ubuntu from my E-drive by use of the uninstall function from Windows control panel. I have also tried to remove it using the manage/Disk Management process but the "Format" and "Delete" options are unavailable (grayed out) so cannot use that. I would like to do a complete clean up and fresh install of Ubuntu as my only OS.I have read and tried a number of internet articles / recommendations about opening BIOS and redirecting the start-up to the disk, but I do not get any option or any time during the boot to do that.

1) How can I get my HP PC to boot from (recognize) the Ubuntu Live Disk (CD)?

2) Would a complete removal and clean reinstallation be a better approach?

3) And how can I remove Ubuntu from the partition on E (as I want to dedicate the C-drive exclusively for Ubuntu)?

This is my first post so please be patient. I am unfamiliar with this part of the installation process.

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Jan 31, 2010

I was in the process of installing Fedora 12 when it came to the "Operating Systems List". Here it recognised only Windows and none of the other 4 Linux distros already installed. Looking at the option to "add" and then given the drop down list for each partition, can someone tell me what to enter in the LABEL box for these partitions, or how to find what to enter in these boxes to enable these distros to be booted?

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Sep 17, 2010

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I tried passing the "nodmraid" argument to the kernel during boot. Other research suggested that the auto=md switch should be appended to the mdadm.conf file. No results from either solution.

Anaconda does not see the /dev/md0 or /dev/md1 and consequently it only offers an installation option.

What I would prefer is to upgrade.

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Apr 23, 2011

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Tried installing Win XP which I have installed successfully on another computer. Got an error message: "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer" - presumed that was because of something I did with FastBuild Utility (2006). I've tried as many different options in this as I think could make a difference. Booted into DR-DOS and deleted partitions and created a FAT 32 partition. Booting into the live Ubuntu 10.04 CD again and used GParted to create an NTFS Primary Partition taking up all the hard drive. As above and deleting all partitions in GParted. Checking into BIOS and changing the SATA Operation from 'RAID On' to 'RAID Autodetect / ATA' (Now changed back again to the default 'RAID On.').

Loaded Defaults in BIOS - I've been running Ubuntu 10.04 x64 on it since it came out with these settings. At all points I have tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, Kubuntu 10.04 32 bit (and Win XP) with no success. In the Kubuntu install, when I get to the Disk Setup part of the installation process it offers me no information whatsoever. My hard drive has all partitions deleted because of my last action in GParted. May need to define a partition. What as? I'm still convinced that my playing in FastBuild Utility (2006) is probably the root cause of this, and so quite likely to be a good place to go to solve this. I think I've set everything as it was, but can't be 100% on that.

My Computer:
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1 = is the dvd disk any good to me?
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I dont have an internet connection to the pc so i cant use yum (which would make things so much easier) so can anyone tell me how how to install these packages thru terminal?

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My most recent attempt was to upgrade using the preinstall. Upon reboot, Grub still shows the old (v11) and I can boot that with no problem. If I choose the upgrade option, it fails!

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Hitachi HDT 72101 (1TB)
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device details: pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-1:0:1:0

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other items

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