I'm working toward installing Lubuntu 11.04 limited disk space to a bare drive. I'm letting it do the partitioning, as I'm not at all familiar with partitioning in Linux. It's been on "creating ext4 file for / in partition 1 of SCSI (0.0.0) sda" for over an hour. Is that normal? The computer is an old HP Pavilion with a P4 1.6 GHz and 1GB of RAM. It's not all THAT slow, normally.
Could the installation be stuck on a bad sector or something? I let it check the disk for errors before installing, and it was fine. I did a low-level format with HDDGuru via Hirens Boot CD yesterday. I thought the HDD may be failing, as no PC was detecting it, either internally or externally. It's a 160GB IDE drive and it's indeed being detected since the format, and another disk test's results were fine as well as Lubuntu's test.
Should I let Lubuntu keep on going, or "x" out and try it again, or try something else? It's making a tiny bit of progress a tiny bit at a time, but it's still only about a third of the way through after more than an hour.
Edited by floridaze, 29 November 2011 - 03:19 PM.