Re: How to reinstall Ubuntu 11.04 after a failed upgrading to 11.10?
With live 11.04, look at Disk Utility or gparted. Make sure the old ubuntu partition has been deleted cleanly. (just for your own benefit.)
Go to desktop and Install. Don't leave the computer alone, stay with it. When it gets to the os page, choose to install side-by-side with windows. It will make its own partitions. It will install grub and give you the dual boot--you won't have to do anything. You know that if you're reinstalling (sorry).
It will overwrite the old os or it will install on the deleted partition, (free space) whichever is needed.
<<<I tried to reinstall ubuntu 11.04 over the upgraded 11.10, but the installation GUI stopped when I clicked continue button after it had confirmed free disk space, power source connection and network connection - I had not chance to reach the screen to allocate disk space.>>>
I don't understand what happened here. It sounds contradictory to me. It shouldn't continue until you'd chosen where to put it, but you had if you clicked 'continue'. If you only have Windows, choosing side-by-side is the easiest for new users but make sure the second partition is truly gone or it will install inside the Windows partition, side-by-side-- leaving the empty partition still empty--bad. According to the size of the windows partition, they may end up being pretty small partitions.
You should see only windows taking all the space in disk utility. If there is still an empty 2nd partition, choose that when installation asks where you want it installed.
If all this confuses you let me know, I'll try to explain it clearer. lol
Last edited by critin; October 26th, 2011 at 01:09 AM.
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