you are very confussing some times
While not a lot of people say that straight out, I do get misunderstood quite often in life. What can you do?
That said... I did already realize that the win7 installation isn't going to work. Yes, I originally, before I started this topic, popped it in just to see what would happen.
I DID burn the ubuntu as an image, not as a file. The problem so far with that part was I can't seem to get the computer to boot from the CD. The CD/DVD drive powers on, you can hear it trying, but that's it. Bios sees that it is there but it wont boot from it and I couldn't even see it from the flash drive version of ubuntu. So, there could be something wrong with it.
I WILL try to install ubuntu from the flash drive(probably in the morning). I was just holding off because of that hard drive error. I wasn't sure if I should try it with the hard drive error... or if maybe I should pop that hard drive into my own tower to run further scans on it. I don't want to spend a lot of time on a drive that's going to fail anyway... but at the same time, I guess it doesn't hurt anything.
Side note. I'm pretty ticked about the hard drive. It's the one that came in the N4030 we bought off ebay to replace my wife's old one. NO mention of it being refurbished and, well... just not happy about it. Again... what can you do?
Anyway... we'll see what happens.
I tried to keep that short and to the point. Let me know if I need to clarify anything.
Edit: I'm finding online instructions a little vague when it comes to installing ubuntu alongside windows. I will come back to this in the morning... but, here's what happened when I tried.
I had the choice to install it all by itself or "something else" where you can decide how to install it. Of course I chose "something else".
Then i'm in a window labeled "Installation Type"
There's a window with "Device, Type, Mount point, Format?, Size, Used"
/dev/sda and everything else is blank next to it.
/dev/sda1, ntfs, "mount point" is blank, 250057MB, "unknown" is listed under the used column.
"new partition table..." "add..." Change... delete revert
Those are buttons under that table. Can't click on "Add...", nothing happens. Clicking on "New Partition Table" tells me it will delete everything.
"device for boot loader installation"
With a couple options, the hard drive itself and the win7 installation "/dev/sda1 windows 7 (loader)
Buttons "quit" back and "install now"
I tried install now and got the message "no root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu"
Seems the /dev/sda1 ntfs, when highlighted I can click the "change" button which brings up other options.
I hope that isn't all confusing. It is to me. ha... I'd love to poke around with this some more right now but it's late and I'm going to bed.
Edited by millipede, 04 December 2012 - 12:24 AM.