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    Exclamation No Partitioning Options when installing from alternate CD

    Hello,,
    i have windows xp installed on my system. i am trying to installed ubuntu 8.10 from my hard disk. i dont want to lose data on windows partition. i have freed up / deleted 40 GB partition. i have downloaded image of alternate CD and followed the instruction provided at

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-ub...rom-drive.html

    when installing ubuntu, the installer does not ask me how to partition disk, instead it showed me a screen with options saying "help on partitioning", two blank line then "Undo Changes on Partitions" and "Finish Partitioning & write changes to disk"

    since all of the options does not seem to be right to me,, i ctrl+alt+del to abort setup.


    i searched net and found this..
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p3.htm

    but this is not what i got...
    i was not presented with screen shown in fig 19


    what have i done wrong
    how do i specify my partition options.. i dont want to delete my windows partitions.


    i have hp dv6000 and i have downloaded ubuntu-8.10-alternate-amd64.iso


    following are the lines i have specified in my menu.lst file


    title Install Ubuntu
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz vga=normal ramdisk_size=14972 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz

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    Re: No Partitioning Options when installing from alternate CD

    i have viewed the screen case from http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/MoS200..._Ubuntu_Part_2 but cant figure out the problem

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    Re: No Partitioning Options when installing from alternate CD

    seems like no one has got solution for this propblem

    haven't any body ever faced this problem??

    i cant find any answer on net as well

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    Re: No Partitioning Options when installing from alternate CD

    I have this exact same problem. I just finished downloading Intrepid today - the same iso as you are using. I've installed Ubuntu via the alternate install before and this is the first time I've come across this issue.

    I'm still searching for a solution.

    Just curious, is there a reason you are using the alternate install? The normal GUI install seems to be working fine for me. (except I need to use the alternate for RAID.)

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    Re: No Partitioning Options when installing from alternate CD

    my cd writer is not working properly,, i cant write cd so i find this alternate method of installing ubuntu but i think i have to stick with xp although i am sick of virus attacking windows

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    Re: No Partitioning Options when installing from alternate CD

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...Alternate%20CD
    You can also use Gparted Live CD and prepare the partitions ahead of time

    Dr. Fernando Duran Dollenz
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