View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.04 install stuck before start of partitioner

August 14th, 2010, 01:28 AM

Trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a HP 6540b laptop - dual boot with Windows 7. I keep getting stuck on:

1. [GUI install] after step 3 of 7 where a KB layout (I've tried many other layout) is selected then going next and it hangs there trying to do something.

2. [Alternative install] stuck on 45% of scanning disks at "Starting up the partitioner"

Current partitions on 500GB drive is
1. 100MB - W7 system restore
2. 90GB - W7 partition
3. 90GB - Empty reserved for Ubuntu
4. ~300GB - NTFS volumn

I've tried desktop 32bit and 64bit install and also alternative 32 and 64. Also tried installing from CD & USB drive.

I guess it's something to do with the disk partition? Anyone come across this before?

I've installed 10.04 with similar dual boot partitions layout on an older HP 6710b without any issues.

August 14th, 2010, 09:04 AM

Deleted the last ~300GB partition. Booted off ubuntu 64bit again and this time went through. Re-created the 300GB partition in Ubuntu install without any issues.