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    Ubuntu 11.04 Won't install on the Desktop HDD

    Hello, first off let me just say that i am new to ubuntu and the forum system. I apologise in advance if i am in the wrong area. Okay to start off, i downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 to make a live usb. It booted correctly and everything seemed fine. I explored Ubuntu a little further and liked it very much. satisfied with Ubuntu i began to tried the installation process.The Ubuntu installer opened up and asked what language i would like i chose english, then the next screen popped up, Which was titled "Preparing to install ubuntu". followed by, for best results, please ensure that this computer:

    (xmark)Has at least 4.4 GB available drive space
    (check)Is plugged into a power source
    (check) is connected to the Internet

    I want to use the HDD that windows is installed on, it won't show up at all.

    I even went through System>administration>GParted Partition Editor. and the only thing that is there is the USB which is a 2gig. Why won't it let me install on the HDD?

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Won't install on the Desktop HDD

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    This is just guessing, since I do not have Windows myself:

    You could
    -delete everything unneeded in Windows, also in the trashcan
    -defragment the drive a couple of times
    -shrink the Windows partition from within Windows
    -boot a couple of times to confirm that everything works

    and try again. Now there should be open space for Ubuntu.
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    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Won't install on the Desktop HDD

    Gparted has a drop down box at the top where you would have to select your hard drive, probably hda or some such.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Won't install on the Desktop HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    This is just guessing, since I do not have Windows myself:

    You could
    -delete everything unneeded in Windows, also in the trashcan
    -defragment the drive a couple of times
    -shrink the Windows partition from within Windows
    -boot a couple of times to confirm that everything works

    and try again. Now there should be open space for Ubuntu.
    Did all of that and still nothing.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Won't install on the Desktop HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by punkybouy View Post
    Gparted has a drop down box at the top where you would have to select your hard drive, probably hda or some such.
    I have tried the drop down box, the only thing that shows up is the USB. Would this be giving me problems because it's a desktop and not a laptop?

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Won't install on the Desktop HDD

    If you download a 10.10 ISO (preferably from a torrent) and try the same, do you see any difference?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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