Ubuntu :: 9.1 Unable To Install On Second Hard Drive

Jan 2, 2010

Am trying to install Ubuntu 9.1 on hard drive 2 rather than hard drive 1(7 year old XP machine with 74 GB drive 1) Hard drive 2 is a Firewire-connected External Western Digital.)

with only a 41 MB partition avaialble for Linux).

Allocations are:

After install finsishes the boot process fails with:

Restored the MBR from a Windows CD, and thinking the boot loader needed to be in the MBR area of sdb, installed again with "Install Boot Loader" specified as sdb. Same results.

Restored the MBR and installed again with "Install Boot Loader" specified as hd0. Same results.

Restored the MBR and installed again with /boot allocated on sda2 (the 41 MB partition on the first hard drive). "Install Boot Loader" specified as hd0.

Booted successfully, but when installing updates, there was insufficeient space in the boot partition and could not restart.

Ubuntu 9.1 uses GRUB2 for the first time, so thinking "perhaps there's a glitch", installed Ubuntu 8.04 with the first set of specs described above - except "ext3" instead of "ext4". Got "Error 21" from GRUB which is the same as "no such disk".

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(assume original size)
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D: of size 210GB
E: of size 210GB
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I dont know which one to select.i did checkout each one but after clicking for example replace existing linux system(s) what i get to see is only 2 hard drives/files on the left table.

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We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

liveuser is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

I want to install Fedora 14 on my 5GB unallocated partition.

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