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    Post Re: Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot installation hangs by opening disk partitioner

    I never used RAID, but I'm not the first owner of this machine, so I ran Lubuntu from the Live CD, opened the terminal and used codes to check RAID status. I had to install mdadm and postfix packages to run what psusi suggests here in his post at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=889195

    So, this is what the terminal told:

    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo mdadm -D /dev/md0
    mdadm: cannot open /dev/md0: No such file or directory
    I opened /dev through GUI and didn't found any other md{number} file.

    I also typed what jack_hmr indicates in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1764162

    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ cat /proc/mdstat
    Personalities : 
    unused devices: <none>
    It seems that this machine doesn't have RAID enabled. Am I wrong?

    I also typed codes to see what's up with BIOS, using the orders that ciscosurfer describes in the BIOS INFORMATION section from his first post at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318789

    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo biosdecode
    # biosdecode 2.11
    SMBIOS 2.4 present.
        Structure Table Length: 1436 bytes
        Structure Table Address: 0x000DC010
        Number Of Structures: 42
        Maximum Structure Size: 134 bytes
    ACPI 2.0 present.
        OEM Identifier: LENOVO
        RSD Table 32-bit Address: 0x1F694F93
        XSD Table 64-bit Address: 0x000000001F694FE7
    BIOS32 Service Directory present.
        Revision: 0
        Calling Interface Address: 0x000FD610
    PNP BIOS 1.0 present.
        Event Notification: Not Supported
        Real Mode 16-bit Code Address: F000:B610
        Real Mode 16-bit Data Address: 0040:0000
        16-bit Protected Mode Code Address: 0x000FB62E
        16-bit Protected Mode Data Address: 0x00000400
    PCI Interrupt Routing 1.0 present.
        Router ID: 00:1f.0
        Exclusive IRQs: None
        Compatible Router: 8086:122e
        Slot Entry 1: ID 00:00, on-board
        Slot Entry 2: ID 00:07, on-board
        Slot Entry 3: ID 00:01, on-board
        Slot Entry 4: ID 01:00, slot number 6
        Slot Entry 5: ID 00:02, on-board
        Slot Entry 6: ID 00:1b, on-board
        Slot Entry 7: ID 00:1c, on-board
        Slot Entry 8: ID 02:00, slot number 7
        Slot Entry 9: ID 03:00, slot number 8
        Slot Entry 10: ID 00:1d, on-board
        Slot Entry 11: ID 05:01, on-board
        Slot Entry 12: ID 05:04, on-board
        Slot Entry 13: ID 05:06, on-board
        Slot Entry 14: ID 00:1f, on-board
    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo hwinfo --bios | less
    sudo: hwinfo: command not found
    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo dmidecode --type bios
    # dmidecode 2.11
    SMBIOS 2.4 present.
    
    Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
    BIOS Information
        Vendor: LENOVO
        Version: 61ET37WW
        Release Date: 06/04/07
        Address: 0xE6B70
        Runtime Size: 103568 bytes
        ROM Size: 1024 kB
        Characteristics:
            ISA is supported
            PCI is supported
            PC Card (PCMCIA) is supported
            PNP is supported
            APM is supported
            BIOS is upgradeable
            BIOS shadowing is allowed
            ESCD support is available
            Boot from CD is supported
            ACPI is supported
            USB legacy is supported
            AGP is supported
            BIOS boot specification is supported
    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo lshw
    PCI (sysfs)  
    lubuntu                   
        description: Notebook
        product: 07683FU ()
        vendor: LENOVO
        version: 3000 N100
        serial: L3F7346
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
        configuration: administrator_password=disabled boot=oem-specific chassis=notebook cpus=1 frontpanel_password=unknown keyboard_password=unknown power-on_password=disabled uuid=88746217-C34F-11DA-81F4-000FB0C91A10
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: CAPELL VALLEY(NAPA) CRB
           vendor: LENOVO
           physical id: 0
           version: Not Applicable
           serial: 41W1220Z1ZBUA6468WK
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: LENOVO
              physical id: 0
              version: 61ET37WW
              date: 06/04/07
              size: 101KiB
              capacity: 960KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot acpi usb agp biosbootspecification
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU        420  @ 1.60GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 6.14.8
              serial: 0000-06E8-0000-0000-0000-0000
              slot: U2E1
              size: 1600MHz
              capacity: 2048MHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 133MHz
              capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx constant_tsc up arch_perfmon bts aperfmperf pni monitor tm2 xtpr pdcm dtherm
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: L1 Cache
                 size: 32KiB
                 capacity: 32KiB
                 capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: L2 Cache
                 size: 1MiB
                 capacity: 2MiB
                 capabilities: burst external write-back
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 13
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 512MiB
              capacity: 3GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: M1
                 size: 512MiB
                 width: 32 bits
            *-bank:1
                 description: SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous [empty]
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: M2
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 03
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
              resources: irq:0
            *-display:0
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 memory:d0200000-d027ffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0300000-d033ffff
            *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
                 description: Display controller
                 product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: memory:d0280000-d02fffff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Audio device
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1b
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                 resources: irq:42 memory:d0340000-d0343fff
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:40 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:24000000-241fffff ioport:24200000(size=2097152)
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:41 ioport:4000(size=4096) memory:d0000000-d00fffff ioport:24400000(size=2097152)
               *-network
                    description: Network controller
                    product: BCM4311 802.11a/b/g
                    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                    version: 01
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
                    resources: irq:17 memory:d0000000-d0003fff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:1820(size=32)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:1840(size=32)
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:1860(size=32)
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:1880(size=32)
            *-usb:4
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.7
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 memory:d0544000-d05443ff
            *-pci:2
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: e2
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:d0100000-d01fffff ioport:20000000(size=67108864)
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
                    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:01.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 10
                    serial: 00:0f:b0:c9:1a:10
                    size: 10Mbit/s
                    capacity: 100Mbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
                    resources: irq:21 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d0100000-d01000ff
               *-pcmcia
                    description: CardBus bridge
                    product: CB1410 Cardbus Controller
                    vendor: ENE Technology Inc
                    physical id: 4
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:04.0
                    version: 01
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192
                    resources: irq:16 memory:28000000-28000fff ioport:2400(size=256) ioport:2800(size=256) memory:20000000-23ffffff memory:2c000000-2fffffff
               *-firewire
                    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                    product: R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
                    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                    physical id: 6
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:06.0
                    version: 00
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
                    resources: irq:22 memory:d0100800-d0100fff
               *-generic:0
                    description: SD Host controller
                    product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
                    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                    physical id: 6.1
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:06.1
                    version: 19
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=64
                    resources: irq:23 memory:d0100400-d01004ff
               *-generic:1
                    description: System peripheral
                    product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
                    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                    physical id: 6.2
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:06.2
                    version: 0a
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm cap_list
                    configuration: driver=r592 latency=0
                    resources: irq:23 memory:d0101000-d01010ff
               *-generic:2
                    description: System peripheral
                    product: xD-Picture Card Controller
                    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                    physical id: 6.3
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:06.3
                    version: 05
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm cap_list
                    configuration: driver=r852 latency=0
                    resources: irq:23 memory:d0101400-d01014ff
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode]
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:18b0(size=16)
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:18c0(size=32)
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 1
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: HTS541010G9SA00
                 vendor: Hitachi
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: MBZI
                 serial: MP2ZM4X0JXKS7R
                 size: 93GiB (100GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=cccdcccd
               *-volume:0
                    description: Windows NTFS volume
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    version: 3.1
                    serial: 3848e99d-e2ab-e54e-82cb-700325aad5fa
                    size: 44GiB
                    capacity: 44GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2011-11-04 07:13:20 filesystem=ntfs label=TONY DRIVE modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
               *-volume:1
                    description: Windows FAT volume
                    vendor: MSWIN4.1
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    version: FAT32
                    serial: 1b33-0a00
                    size: 5338MiB
                    capacity: 5341MiB
                    capabilities: primary boot fat initialized
                    configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=IBM_SERVICE
               *-volume:2
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 3
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                    logical name: /dev/sda3
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 7e0eb46f-84e3-4eb1-a58d-b5dd59e90ffe
                    size: 39GiB
                    capacity: 39GiB
                    capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2012-10-23 11:00:07 filesystem=ext4 modified=2012-10-23 11:00:34 state=clean
               *-volume:3
                    description: Linux swap volume
                    physical id: 4
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4
                    logical name: /dev/sda4
                    version: 1
                    serial: b951c53f-309e-46ce-9bc2-10c8650c9abf
                    size: 3999MiB
                    capacity: 3999MiB
                    capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
                    configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi1
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD reader
                 product: RW/DVD GCC-4244N
                 vendor: HL-DT-ST
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/cdrw
                 logical name: /dev/dvd
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 logical name: /cdrom
                 version: 1.00
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted status=ready
               *-medium
                    physical id: 0
                    logical name: /dev/cdrom
                    logical name: /cdrom
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime signature=0f759e24 state=mounted
                  *-volume UNCLAIMED
                       description: Hidden HPFS/NTFS partition
                       physical id: 1
                       capacity: 692MiB
                       capabilities: primary bootable hidden
      *-remoteaccess UNCLAIMED
           vendor: Intel
           physical id: 1
           capabilities: inbound
    The last one didn't give any output.

    Code:
    lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ gksudo lshw-gtk
    GParted has been always run from a dedicated Live CD to the program.

    I also used Memtest86+ v 4.20 once from the standard Lubuntu Installer Live CD and again from the Lubuntu Alternate Installer Live CD. The test displays thousands of errors that keep on growing and growing in number as long I leave the test on. I searched info about this and found different and confusing things, some of them saying that they aren't actually that number of errors and that Memtest86+ displays them because of some reason I actually couldn't understand.

    Here is a screenshot



    and a short video displaying how fast the errors appear, like a continuous stream. It seems the test doesn't get any further from 59%

    What's wrong with these over ten million listed errors? D:

    Here is also a photo of my screen when it arrives at the Ubuntu installation point where always remains hanged. Just plain screen, no symbols or text. It looks like a zoomed close-up of a Smurf. D:



    Here is also a video of the hanged computer and the weird key reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred
    If you ever turned RAID on in BIOS. But never run this if you have or want to keep RAID:

    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda

    There are many BIOS settings that can cuase issues. I have kept a few. Most will not apply but you can review list.
    So, after knowing the info above, should I run that at Lubuntu's Live CD session terminal? Is it possible to run terminal codes from the Alternate Installer Live CD, which hasn't the Try Ubuntu without installing option? Would the change have effect if I run the command from the Lubuntu Live Session, and after switch CD to the Alternate Installer one, so that I am able to install and avoid RAM lack freezing?

    I'm honestly kind of lost with the list and links you posted, oldfred. I can't figure out what of those options could do something for my clog on installing.

    Thanks for your help, squakie and oldfred. I think I answered to all your questions and requirements. I'm looking forward to being able to finally install the OS and start working with it. This is taking way more time to set than expected! xD
    Last edited by tonycabo; October 26th, 2012 at 03:23 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot installation hangs by opening disk partitioner

    I'm afraid I can't really help you much. If the disk was previously used in a different environment from the current laptop, it's possible someone may have tried raid with it, but I don't know how to tell. I just know I had a heck of time straightening mine back out of it.

    I'm going to back away and let the knowledgeable people help you.

    Best of luck.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot installation hangs by opening disk partitioner

    If you are not running RAID, running the command to remove RAID meta-data will not hurt anything. But I am not optimistic, if that is the issue.

    But failing memtest is an issue.

    How much memory do you have. Is it more than one SIMM? Can you run with one just to see if that is ok, then switch. If too little memory the only choice may be to buy new memory.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Things go better

    @squakie: Ok! Thanks for trying to help, thou!

    @oldfred: It seems my RAM card works with DIMM, not SIMM. Here is the info I could gather from my RAM. According to the Lenovo 3000 N100 and N200 Hatdware Maintenance Manual my RAM card is named 512-MB DDR2-667 SDRAM SO-DIMM (PC2-5300) card × 1



    Windows System Properties:



    Windows System Information:





    Question: Why does System Properties say I've got 504 Mb RAM if there are 512 Mb in my card?

    Also, when I ran Lubuntu form the Live CD saw something strange: a file named lost+found in my empty partition that I couldn't open:





    I tried a combination of NikTh's suggestions preparing a Live USB with Lubuntu 12.04 Alternate Installer. I couldn't use UNetbootin from Windows XP. It alwasy hanged at the beginning. But I could create the Live USB using UNetbootin through a live session from the Lubuntu Live CD. I installed it successfully! ;D

    But!

    After going further very happily from my usual stuck point things didn't happened as expected. When the disk partitioner successfully opened instinct told me to remake the partitions from that tool, so I deleted the ext4 and swap partitions I already had and made new ones with the same size, putting the 4 Gb swap area right after the Windows partition, and after the 40 Gb ext4 partition. At the ext4 partition creating menu I had trouble with the Enable boot flag option. Some tutorials told to turn it on and some to leave it off. I left that off. Also, unlike at the screenshots of tutorials I read, my Windows partition hadn't the B for Bootable at the partition's table.

    After some processes I was prompted to select installation features and chose LXDE Desktop. I also set GRUB to main. I restarted and saw the GRUB menu with everything listed, but the new OS was named Ubuntu, not Lubuntu. When I selected it I also didn't get the Lubuntu logo and it's GUI as I had it in my LiveCD sessions. The general Ubuntu logo appeared instead of the Lubuntu one, and no GUI loaded. Just a terminal in full screen.

    As that looked somehow as just a core installation was done, I did

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
    to get my actual Ubuntu installation to the Lubuntu settings. And the computer is now doing that process.

    What happened? Why didn't I get the Lubuntu distro installed from the Lubuntu Alernate Installer, but a general Ubuntu installation?

    I don't undestand what's going on. D:
    Last edited by tonycabo; October 26th, 2012 at 11:27 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot installation hangs by opening disk partitioner

    Unless you used the Ubuntu alternative not the Lubuntu alternative, I do not know. I only installed Lubuntu once and that was the standard version not alternative.

    Boot flag should always be on a NTFS primary partition if using Windows. Grub does not use boot flag for Ubuntu or chain loading Windows, Windows has to have boot flag to directly boot, install, or repair the NTFS primary Windows boot partition. A few BIOS need a boot flag, so we always suggest one anyway.

    New partitions in Linux get the lost & found folder. It is somewhat like the chkdsk folder in Windows, that chkdsk creates if it has to copy files with issues.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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  6. #16
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot installation hangs by opening disk partitioner

    Ok.

    Then, should I leave things as they are and upgrade to Lubuntu 12.10 from this point or reinstall Ubuntu ensuring that I mark the NTFS partition as bootable?

    Is it possible to mount a LiveUSB with Lubuntu 12.10 despite it isn't listed among the UNetbootin options?

    Ubuntu is still downloading and installing the lubuntu-desktop packages. Hope it ends well. D:

    Thanks.
    Last edited by tonycabo; October 26th, 2012 at 08:08 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot installation hangs by opening disk partitioner

    All right!

    Done!



    It wasn't a CD or USB matter. Just the version of Lubuntu. I mounted Lubuntu 12.10 .iso on a USB key and I got stuck at the same point as with the CD.

    I mounted Lubuntu 12.04 .iso on a CD and could successfully install it without any issue.

    So, in conclusion, Ubuntu 12.10 Installer doesn't run in my machine for some reason, but 12.04 does work.

    Is this something I've got to notify somewhere?

    The only weird thing I saw is that task manager tells I've got 486 Mb RAM instead of the 512 Mb I should have. Is that normal?



    I want to thank the community for your support. I learned a lot in this first community support experience, figuring out how to apply all your hints and suggestions.

    Rock!

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