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Thread: Gparted doesn't open and installation trouble

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    Gparted doesn't open and installation trouble

    I was trying to install ubuntu 12.04 from a bootable USB, but the installation hanged at "Preparing to Install." I searched the forum for this problem and came across a thread that suggested it could be due to a problem with the partitions.
    However, when I try to open gparted, it hangs, with the bar by "scanning for devices" endlessly going back and forth. I couldn't understand what my problem might be for this or the "preparing to install" freezing. Here is what I get when I try to open gparted from terminal:
    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo /usr/sbin/gparted
    ======================
    libparted : 2.3
    ======================
    
    ** (gpartedbin:21600): WARNING **: Could not connect: Connection refused
    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Gparted doesn't open and installation trouble

    try

    gksudo gparted

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    Re: Gparted doesn't open and installation trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrrys View Post
    try

    gksudo gparted
    It doesn't say anything about connection being refused this time but I still get the same response from gparted: "scanning all devices" and no progress beyond that.

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    Re: Gparted doesn't open and installation trouble

    Can you mount the drive at least?
    sudo fdisk -l (that's an "L" by the way)
    (mentally select the right partition, example sda1)
    sudo mkdir /media/host
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/host
    (replace sda1 with your drive, also assuming windows ntfs partition, else use vfat or ext2/4)

    when done, to unmount:
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    Last edited by Starcruiser322; October 18th, 2012 at 06:05 AM.

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