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September 23rd, 2015, 05:44 PM
I recently installed Ubuntu iso into unetbootin. So, it brought me to demo version of Ubuntu, I don't have optical disk drive / any spare usb to install it. I've tried installing full version through demo version but it seems not to be working, can't find user I've created during installation (still running demo version and stuck at here since I've change primary OS boot to unetbootin and the keyboard doesn't seems to be working when I'm about to boot Window 7(still working as bootable OS but given option in dual boot as I mentioned at above)).
So, is there any alternative I can do to complete installation of Ubuntu? I just found out that I can choose partition to install (http://imgur.com/gCPU9Jm) but I don't continue on that since I think it'll ruin my windows/hard disk. Thank you.

September 23rd, 2015, 06:55 PM
mnamz; Hello;

1st thing is to insure the install medium is good.
Boot the liveUSB and as soon as the bios screen clears, depress and hold the shift key -> language screen, escape key to accept the default -> boot options screen -> choose " check disk for defects" .
Will take a bit of time to run the check, does it complete with no errors ?

If the check is good, next we want to look at the partitioning on the hard drive(s).
From the liveUSB in "try ubuntu" mode activate a terminal from the desktop ( ctl+alt+t) .
Post back the outputs - Between Code Tags - of terminal commands:

sudo fdisk -lu
sudo parted -l

code tag tutorial:

to show what we have to work with.

installing is no step

for a stepper

September 23rd, 2015, 07:10 PM
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6c326b8b

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 718847 358400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 718848 312575999 155928576 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000ac204

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 2048 968386559 484192256 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 968388606 976771071 4191233 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 968388608 976771071 4191232 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Model: ATA WDC WD1600AAJS-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 368MB 367MB primary ntfs boot
2 368MB 160GB 160GB primary ntfs

Model: StoreJet Transcend (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 496GB 496GB primary ext4 boot
2 496GB 500GB 4292MB extended
5 496GB 500GB 4292MB logical linux-swap(v1)

Is there any way I can re-install ubuntu through demo version itself? I can't use CD method since my optical disc drive isn't working, and I don't have spare USB stick.

September 23rd, 2015, 07:44 PM
mnamz; Well;

For clarification;
1) ubuntu is installed onto the the 2nd hard drive (sdb) ; Windows is installed onto that 1st hard drive (sda). Good.
2) To boot ubuntu OR Windows set in bios to boot the 2nd hard drive as the 1st boot priority ( with the USB drive disconnected )
To boot up only Windows; set the bios boot priority to the 1st hard drive.

What results when resetting the boot priorities and attempting to boot ?

And, Yes, if you want or it is required, one can simply (RE-)install ubuntu . In the install live(USB) is the option " erase disk and install ubuntu" make sure it is the second hard drive choosen in the installer and the install wizard will comply. Will (RE-)install .
BUT let's not go there yet. let's instead find the nature of the booting problem and repair .

just my 2 pounds worth

September 24th, 2015, 03:24 PM
Alright, I removed the 2nd drive and now I have reinstall ubuntu using my micro SD card, I stick in onto card reader, using EasyBCD plop. I use them to boot my usb, entering demo version and do clean install. Now it is working. Thanks for your help anyway :)

September 24th, 2015, 09:08 PM
mnamz; Great !

Pleased you are up and running.

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