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January 23rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
I am trying to install Kubuntu Intrepid to my Compaq Presario laptop using the HDD install method of downloading the appropriate initrd and vmlinuz files from


The GRUB entry is:

title Install Kubuntu
root (hd0,2)
kernel /hdinst-vmlinuz vga=normal ramdisk_size=14972 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
initrd /hdinst-initrd

But after "Scanning disks" and starting the partitioner, I get an empty list of partitions (i.e. no partitions indicated). Upon pressing Ctrl+Alt+F4, I get the installer's messages:

main-menu: INFO: Menu item 'partman-base' selected
partman: No matching physical volumes found

I don't understand why this is happening. I have installed upto Intrepid Alpha 6 using this method without any problems. Now with Intrepid final I am not able to do this.

Can anyone help me with this problem please?

February 12th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Jamadagni, did you find a solution to this?

I too am having the same problem with a Xubuntu Intrepid hdd install.

Feb 12 09:30:31 partman: No matching physical volumes found
Feb 12 09:30:31 partman: Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...

But then it just sits there for ages.

February 13th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Did not find a solution in Intrepid, but Jaunty does not have this problem.

April 2nd, 2009, 06:08 AM
Well looks like Jaunty has this problem too. I am trying with Jaunty beta and don't get the partitioner.

I found bug 297492 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/297492) in Launchpad and added my comments to it.