View Full Version : having a problem installing ubuntu

August 11th, 2005, 10:02 PM
I have windows 2000 profesional and i used partition magic to make a new partition on my hard drive for ubuntu 10 gb, i donwloaded ubuntu and burnt the .iso to a cd but now my problem is how do i install it to the new partition i tried restarting my pc with the disk in my cd rom, does the new partition have to br primary, i have mine on logical?? well if anyone could help me on this id be very happy, this will be my first time ever installing *nix please help!! ps i made the new partition Linux ext3 just wanted to add that.

August 11th, 2005, 11:15 PM
i used partiton magic, and formated about 40 gigs for Fat 32, i think thats what you should do, also make sure your bios is setup to boot from your cdrom before your harddisk, it should bring up the ubuntu install

August 12th, 2005, 12:59 AM
i got ubuntu installed now the only problem is its not recongnizing my ati graphics card

August 12th, 2005, 01:23 AM
There's a howto on installing the ATI drivers over in the Hoary Tips and Tricks section of the forum.

If your card is a bit older (easy to install):

If your card is one of the new ones (I believe X600 or above model # wise), or you just want the newest drivers you can get (a little harder to install):

Also, if you want to get into a GUI, you can use the generic video driver. Boot into recovery mode from the grub prompt, and enter:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Scroll down to the Device section and replace the driver (which will be ati or radeon) with "vesa". Then type CTRL-X to exit (hit y to save your changes). Then type "reboot". You should have a GUI, albeit a bad one.