Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Live CD Recognize Existing 9.10?

May 1, 2010

Is there a way to get the 10.04 Live CD to recognize my existing 9.10 installation and perform an upgrade without deleting all my files? I have been blocked out of Ubuntu 9.10 since December when I installed Windows 7 and it overwrote GRUB.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Get A Vista Box To Recognize Live CD Or Live USB

Sep 8, 2010

I've done a good few ubuntu installations for friends and colleagues and now my Dad wants in on the action. His PC is more than capable of running ubuntu 32 bit BUT I've hit a brick wall I've never come across before. I've burnt a CD image of the 10.04 iso from [URL] on my ubuntu box and for some reason, his PC just won't boot from it. If I select the option to manually select the boot source, all I see is the hardware monitor telling me things like CPU temperature. As for the Live USB - nothing whatsoever. Is it possible that I've managed to corrupt the iso file somehow?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Overwrite The Whole Disk - Recognize The Existing Partitions?

Jan 8, 2011

I have reinstalled XP and conseqently messed up Grub and lost Ubuntu. I am trying to do a fresh install but the installer insists on trying to overwrite the whole disk. I downloaded the alternate instal ISO as this has got over this problem in the past but this also wanted to overwrite the whole disk. It recognises the Sata Raid array as being nfts (this is my main data disk) but it doesn't recognise the existing partitions on my main disk:

18G windows
18G Old Ubuntu
113G nfts data disk

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Ubuntu Installation :: Maverick Installer Doesn't Recognize Existing Partition List?

Oct 13, 2010

I have been upgrading from 9.04 to 10.04. Now, I want to install 10.10 from the beginning without losing the data in my current partitions but when I run the Maverick installer it recognize my disk as a whole with no partitions. From another posts, I suspect that the problem is in the partition list because it seems to be a duplicate partition but don't know how to fix it. This is the fdisk output:

jgarcia@jgarcia-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sda
Disco /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 30401 cilindros, 488397168 sectores en total
Unidades = sectores de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes


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Installation :: Create A Live CD Install Of My Existing Ubuntu?

Oct 25, 2010

Is it possible to create a Live CD install of my existing Ubuntu installation? I mean, to create a Live installation CD of my system as it is now on my pc, with all the programs and utilities that I have installed, so that if the system crashes and is unbootable, I could be able to restore it to the state when I created the Live CD.

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Debian :: Create Own Live CD From An Existing Installation?

Jan 23, 2011

I have Lenny installed.Is it possible to create a Live CD/DVD with all settings from this installation to use it on the same Hardware?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Laptop Will Not Recognize Live Disk

May 25, 2010

I'm install it onto my laptop (its about 4 years old - a Sony Vaio VGN FS315E).

I have been given a live disk of the latest edition of ubuntu (10.4?) by someone at work, but my CD drive on my laptop seems to think the disk is blank. I know this is not the case as when the disk is inserted into a different laptop is it recognised as an ubuntu installation disk.

My aim to boot ubuntu from the disk to get a feel for what it's like before installing it fully on my laptop, and also to check that it would work on said laptop.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Live Does Not Recognize Internet Connection?

Dec 5, 2010

On trying to install Ubuntu 10.10, one PC was fine. I attempted to install it on a Lenovo Q150 using the Ubuntu Live CD, but it did not recognize a network connection. When the same PC is running Windows 7, the network connection is fine (it recognizes my NAS drive also).Has anyone else had this problem/found a solution? I'm sure that someone else has posted this, but a couple of hours' searching revealed nothing.

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CentOS 5 Hardware :: Put Drives On 9500S / Will It Recognize Existing RAID Array?

Sep 23, 2011

I have a home samba server with a 3ware Escalade 8506-8. I have 5 x 500 gig hard drives in a RAID 5 array. Recently, my 8506 died and I need to get a new one. However, I saw a 3ware Escalade 9500S-12 on ebay for about $20.00 dollars more than a replacement 8506-8.

My question is, if I put my drives on the 9500S, will it recognize my existing RAID array? Or will it want to build a new RAID array and format all of my data?Hope I have asked this question clearly, little short on sleep this week.

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Server :: Create New Partition In Existing Live NAS Storage Box?

May 7, 2010

At present, In web server 97% space has been occupied in /usr/share/squirrelmail partition. Therefore, we need to increase the partition of our existing storage device (NAS Storage box) either by creating new partion or merged the same along with the existing partition. Local Partition Map on Mail Server.File System Name Mount Point Size (1K Blocks) Remarks

/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 / 15119928
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 /boot 98747
/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 /data 40580552


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Fedora :: BIOS Not Recognize Live USB

Oct 31, 2009

I have created a live fedora11 usb using live usb creator, but when I restart the computer the bios does not recognize the live usb and system stop (not shut down) when I choose boot from usb drive option.
BIOS: inside H20

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OpenSUSE Network :: Huawei E 1750 - Connect In Live Cd - Recognize The Device

Oct 16, 2010

i tried to connect whit this key on opensuse 11.3 but i can't the device is recognized i start to connect it and the system show me "activating" but the light never comes blue , it's always green and it's impossible go to internet i use kde..

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Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Live CD And Live Stick Not Working

Apr 28, 2011

Live CD: I dowloaded the ISO, burned it to CD, booted from this CD. It starts to load and I can see the purple background with the loading icons. Everything seems normal. But instead of ending up with the login screen, it ends up with a screen that says 'Please remove all bootup media and hit ENTER' or something like this. So I hit enter and then it shuts off my computer. That's it.

Live Stick: So I tried another option and created a stick with 'usb-creator.exe' that is on the CD. Then I start from that stick, but all I end up is a line of 'Syslinux bla bla copyright 20xx-2011'. That's it. Then it does nothing anymore. The cursor is blinking, but no prompt or whatsoever and keyboard input doesn't do anything.

Now something weird: When I insert Live CD and Live Stick at the same time and then boot my computer, then it boots into Ubuntu. Obviously it loads the first parts from CD and then the rest from stick. Because when I'm then in Ubuntu and try to format the stick, it says it can't do so, because there's system files from that stick in use.

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Server :: Add Existing Unix User To Existing LDAP?

Jun 23, 2010

I have an existing unix user that some how didnt make it into the copy over to our LDAP server. How do I add an existing unix user to an existing LDAP directory? Will ldapadd work? I was under the impression ldapadd required an ldif file to work properly.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Create An Installable Image From Existing Installation ?

Nov 17, 2010

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot(mainly setup git, heroku, rails etc), installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to another machine and want to avoid all the setup again. Is there a way I can create an installer out of my existing ubuntu installation/partition which I can reuse for other machines?

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Software :: Jolicloud Installation Seems To Have Wiped Out Existing Ubuntu Installation?

Dec 10, 2009

I have an old Dell Latitude D600 running Windows XP Pro. A couple of days ago, I installed Ubuntu on it using the Windows installer, so that I could choose between Ubuntu and XP at boot time. That's been working great.Today, I read about Jolicloud and decided to try it. I assumed (bad move!) that it would add itself to my list of choices at boot time, so that I could choose between Ubuntu, XP, and Jolicloud.Well, instead, I can now choose between Jolicloud and XP. Ubuntu has vanished from the boot menu.Is my Ubuntu installation gone? Or is simply a GRUB issue? Or an MBR issue? Is there any way for me to get back to my Ubuntu installation??? I had important work on there that I would like to recover!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Make Dvd From Existing Installation?

Oct 24, 2010

I would like to get my system installed with all the software I seem to need to use and get everything all running the way I want it to and then make a dvd which will include all the items in my install. I want to be able to help a friend put his computer on Ubuntu with the same items installed I have but he is not able to get on the internet with anything other than a slow dial up connection. He also has to take his computer to his parents house to allow it to go on line so I would like to make a live dvd for him to use to try my setup and also be able to use the dvd to install it on his own computer.

I am not so good at the command line yet so this might be beyond my newbie abilities right now, but I would like to know if it is possible to do this. I assume if he has a computer where drivers are needed by Ubuntu it might be necessary to go on line to make the system work anyway, but it is worth a try I think. Also I would like this dvd so I can install my existing system on my other machines without going through all that downloading again. As another side issue, how does Ubuntu find drivers for the different computers it installs on? Can I also find the drivers my friend might need and put them in a certain directory where Ubuntu could find them during the install?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Share HDD With Existing OS?

Dec 6, 2010

I've downloaded the ubunto latest install and everything went well but I didn't make enough space to share with my windows xp OS... Ubunto has become an OS option pre boot mode but needs more room to execute fully .everything on XP op is still fine

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Fedora Installation :: Install DVD Version Over Existing Installation?

Jul 14, 2011

What happens if I install the DVD version of Fedora 15 over an existing installation of Fedora 15-KDE? Will it cleanly add any software I don't already have, or will it change or disrupt my installation?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Use Existing Partitioning When Reinstalling?

Feb 22, 2010

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and I need to upgrade to the new Ubuntu, I order to get complete use of my hardware. Usually when I install a new version of Ubuntu, I have the opportunity to use my old partitioning, but now I can only use the entire disk or create a new partition table.

The laptop has other partitions that is a data and a Windows partition as I want to preserve.

How can I install the new Ubuntu on the old Ubuntu partition and preserve the data on other partitions?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing To Pre-existing Partition?

Jun 10, 2010

What I am trying to accomplish, is have 3 partitions on my hard drive. The first one being Windows 35GB. The second being 15GB Ubuntu. The remaining just being backups. I have set up partitions for this, but I have failed thus far in finding a way to install to the Ubuntu partition I have created. Should I have left that space unallocated? How would I make this work?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall 10.04 LTS Over Existing 10.04 System

Sep 30, 2010

I am starting to have lots of unusual problems show up on my Ubuntu 10.04 install, missing Icons for the Volume Slider, Email Icon, and a Error mounting Static on startup (because I plugged in my Smartdisk FDUSB-TM2 Mitsumi Model #: D353FUE) and it is trying to mount as SDC instead of as a USB Floppy Drive.....and it DOES NOT work as a USB Floppy Drive on 10.04.REF:[URL] I have my system set up as follows:


Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


If I boot from the LiveCD again, and Install again from the LiveCD, will all my installed software still be functional, or will I have to re-install, and repeat everything I have done to build my system to date since my system is on / and is a separate partition?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Pre-seeding Using Existing Partitons

Feb 1, 2011

I have multiple ubuntu systems under my care running an older version which need to be upgraded to 10.04 rather quickly and the easiest way I could figure out to do this was with an automated live CD.

The initial partitioning method I used was as follows:

So I'm trying to build this live cd with pre-seeding which will install ubuntu 10.04 to the appropriate partitions, but retain the home directories of my users. However I'm pretty sure that this is not possible according to some of the documentation I have read, but I'm not 100% on this so could someone please tell me once and for all if it is or is not.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installation Will Not Recognize Hard Drive?

Mar 3, 2010

I have 4 hard drives in my computer...2x 74gb raptorsand 2x 640gb caviar blacksi just wiped windows 7 from the first raptor to install linux... now when i try to install linux it tries combining the 2 raptors as a raid (which i don't have them set up for)i just want to install it on my 1st raptor.i disabled the dmraid and that took care of it trying to combine them as a raid, but then it won't recognize either of the raptors.so i try gparted to format them. and i succeed.but when i try to install again. it still doesn't recognize the raptors... and only my 640gb blacksso i disconnected the power from the blacks... but to no avail, now no hard drives show up when i'm trying to install ubuntu... i am stumped.sorry if that doesn't make much sense... ask questions and i will be glad to answer them, its very frustrating.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Booting From An Alternate (pre-existing) Partition?

Mar 27, 2010

I can't boot to Windows XP after recently installing Ubuntu (Ubuntu boots fine). The error that comes up (straight after selecting XP) is that it can't find "system32hall.dll".

Reason for the problem: Ubuntu is looking at the old, corrupted version of XP that I have. The 'real' version is on another partition, for reasons too lengthy to explain. Note: neither of these partitions were touched when installing Ubuntu - I placed Ubuntu in the pre-existing partitions I had setup when installing previous versions of Linux (last was Mandrake 8.)

Now, I can understand why it is looking at the old version, because it is on the first partition of the hard drive, "dev/sda1", the new version is on "dev/sda3" (nomenclature according to Ubuntu, obviously).

Question: How do I point the config file to sda3? I have tried setting root to "hd0,3" and "hd3,1" with no luck. Original code is below:

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ntfs
set root=(hd0,1)


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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgraded To 10.04 And Existing Xp Partition Won't Load?

Apr 14, 2010

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10. I now have grub 1.98 and my problem is that when i select windows xp from grub it just goes to a black screen with a white flashing line. If i boot ubuntu it does the same thing for about five seconds then ubuntu loads right up. I hit e on windows xp in grub and this is what came up.

insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,2)'
search --no-floppy --fs--uuid --set 7a841c73841c33db
drivemap -s _hd0) ${root}
chainloader +1

I then hit c on windows xp and entered each line on its own and the only error was this. error unknown argument '--fs-uuid'

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partition On Existing Windows 7 Machine

May 20, 2010

I'm having a installation problem. I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop that is currently running Windows 7, and win7 is needed for use in projecting songs in our church services. The HD is a 500 gb already partitioned with the max. of 4 partitions. Win7 files are on the sda2 partition and my data files are on sda3. Sda1 and sda4 are smaller partitions, one is 3 gb's the other is 1 gb.

My question is, what is the best set up for me to install Ubuntu? I can't create an extended partition since I already have 4 partitions. I like my current partition set up as far as windows goes, but I would really like to get Ubuntu installed. I'm fairly new with Ubuntu, I like what I've seen so far. I had it installed with wubi in windows XP on a laptop that I just sold, and I've upgraded to the windows 7 laptop now, and I'm stuck!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installer Can't Install To Existing Ext4?

May 29, 2010

I haven't used linux for a long time, after this break i wanted to install ubuntu and give it a shot but altough that i have a 10gb free space and another seperate 2gb free space for a possible linux setup, installer can't seem to recognize them.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setting Up FakeRAID On An Existing System?

Aug 12, 2010

I have 2 750GB harddrives with multiple NTFS and ext3 partitions and have just added two empty 1.5TB drives (with WD Advanced Format Technology) to the computer. I have several external drives of various capacities for temporary data storage. My final objective is to have two mirrored RAID arrays that I can access with both Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista (which I still need for applications that aren't supported by WINE), and I'm trying to find out how to do this.

At the moment, the 1.5TB disks are mirrored in the BIOS settings, and I was able to add a blank NTFS partition to the array using GParted. However, I am now unable to mount any of my partitions (other than the Ubuntu one) and cannot use GParted to copy a partition to the RAID array (I get a generic resource in use message, but I have no other applications open and am opening GParted after a fresh boot).

My Ubuntu install is heavily customized, so I would prefer not to reinstall it if at all possible. If it matters, the OS was not installed as 10.04, but was updated incrementally over time, starting at Hardy Heron. I initially did an apt-get install of dmraid and kpartx after reading [URL]

For some reason, my 750GB drives are recognized as belonging to a broken RAID array even though they are not set up that way in BIOS.

HD configuration:

sda: (I cannot mount any of these partitions )
1: ext3 (Debian Installation)
2: ntfs (Vista Installation)
3: ntfs (Data)


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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing Over Existing LUKS+LVM Partitions

Sep 2, 2010

I installed on LUKS+LVM, and I want to preserve my /home without moving the data to any external media (I don't have any). My partition layout is as follows:

sda1: /boot
sda2: encrypted volume (sda2_crypt)
sda2_crypt: LVM volume group, with /, swap and /home.

Having many previous (sad) experiences with completely borked experiments and data loss, I've decided to try the trick in VirtualBox first. I've installed Debian (testing, netinst, Dec 2009) with encrypted LVM, and touch'd a file in my $HOME so that I'd know if the contents were preserved. Then proceeded to install Ubuntu 10.04.1 from the alternative CD. After the installer started and loaded some of the basic components (but before it entered the partitioner) I've switched to a shell and read a scroll of identification:


$ cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda2 sda2_crypt
[entered the passphrase]
$ lvm vgscan
$ lvm lvscan

* Another concern; after the installation, I've noticed that the contents of my $HOME were overwritten by Ubuntu's default skeleton (pictures, desktop, music, templates, and other crap). The control file I've touch'd after installing Debian wasn't there.

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