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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    I don't think I'm installing with encryption the uses LVM(I have no idea what that is)
    I only have one hard drive so I don't think I'm using BIOS RAID or whatever.
    I have no idea if the drive was using raid before, but I think it was reformatted recently.

    I just got the installer from the proper website and just burned it on a CD.

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by uncoordinated View Post
    OK I'm just going to write what I did so if anything happens you guys canfigure out what I did incorrectly because I am fairly new to this.

    1. Created extended partition with all the unallocated space.

    2. Created Logical Partition with File System as "linux-swap" with 1 mb of free space preceding, a new size of 2.5Gb(I have 2 gb of ram) and a following free space of 474432Mb.

    3. Created Logical Partition with File System of ext4 with rest of unallocated space with 1mb of free space preceding.

    4. So I went throught the installer and it skipped the page where you chose install alongside windows or over it AGAIN anth it went to this page http://imgur.com/NEkzYzT. It is sooo frustrating I try and press the plus button or minus button or even the change button and it just crashes.

    I should have said it earlier, but it gives me these errors when I go into gparted, but I was able to just press cancel 3 times so I didn't worry about them. Now I have a feeling it must be related to my problems.

    Could not stat device /dev/mapper/ddf1: virtual drives with CRC 449B3D65, expected 887D7C20 on /dev/sda - No such file or directory.
    Could not stat device /dev/mapper/ddf1: physical drives with CRC 97FA6A4A, expected B97A44DD on /dev/sda - No such file or directory.
    Could not stat device /dev/mapper/ddf1: VD CFG with CRC 681D7C6F, expected 9D459FFD on /dev/sda - No such file or directory.
    I think you did what you should in those steps. There is some other problem.

    - Have you checked that the download was successful (with md5sum)?
    - Did you check the disk?

    An alternative might be to download and use the alternate installer.

    - Which version 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 or 13.10 are you trying to install?
    - And is it 32-bit (i686) or 64-bit amd64?

    If you are trying 13.10, you must remember that it is still in alpha testing stage, and will not be ready for normal use until October.

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    I don't think I'm installing with encryption the uses LVM(I have no idea what that is)
    I only have one hard drive so I don't think I'm using BIOS RAID or whatever.
    I have no idea if the drive was using raid before, but I think it was reformatted recently.

    I just got the installer from the proper website and just burned it on a CD.

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    Ops posted twice I don't know how to delete them

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    If you are not running RAID, you need to remove RAID meta-data from drive.

    Presence1960 on remove old raid setting from HD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1325650
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sdb
    Also check BIOS for raid settings
    More discussion:
    http://wwww.ubuntuforums.org/showthr...38#post9274738
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    So I ran the command in terminal and I get ERROR: ddf1:seeking device "/dev/sda" to 512104901378028, ERROR: writing metadata to /dev/sda, offset ##########(really long number) sectors, size 0 bytes returned 0, ERROR: erasing ondisk metadata on /dev/sda

    Im going to check BIOS now.

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    The BIOS says that the SATA operation is set on "RAID Autodetect / ATA" and the only other option is "RAID ON"

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    The command "apt-get purge dmraid" worked will follow up.

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    It worked! By deleting the metadata for RAID it finally was able to install properly!
    Thanks Guys.

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    Re: Trouble installing lubuntu alongside Windows XP

    uncoordinated; Hey Great !

    Great help is but a keyboard away !

    doing it together, gets done
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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