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#1 lacey16

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 11:14 AM

I had just finished editing my sources list with the instructions given to me by Hollowface.  I closed gedit and opened the terminal to update as instructed.  Just as I began imputing the text the PC crashed.  reboot produced a screen but no launcher or menus. Cut a very long story short i tried recovery mode  and edit to get terminal etc etc Nothing worked so I decided to install 14.04lts.   I selected the option to erase 16.04 and install in that partition.

 

The installation went ok but when I tried to boot up it stuck at an "intrams" screen. Then I tried to use the live disk but that also stuck just after the location and basic screens.  Just an aqua coloured screen but I did manage to get a terminal.  fdisk-l  hard disk errors or it may have been another command. Sorry I cant remember. At this point I thought the SSD had died so I tried to use Gparted . It showed the SSD drive as unallocated space, so I decided to use the live disk and click install.  This is the result. I tried to format the SSD but when I checked it appeared to be including the sata drive with windows on it.    I then tried to partition as I normally would thinking that at some point I would receive an error about lack of space because the ssd is only 120GB  I guess it could still be a problem with the SSD sorry no access to copy or take screenshot or print screen.

Help please to erase eveything off the SSd and install 14.04 lts   Just not 100% sure of how to do this without losing windows. Thanks

 

/dev/sda nothing totally blank

/dev/sda1 207GB ntfs windows 7 loader sata hdd

 

/dev/sda2 ext 4 / 85GB ssd drive|

freespace 27GB

/dev/sdb totally blank

/dev/sdb1 ext 4 538 mb

/dev/sdb5 swap 5.5GB

/dev/sdb7 ext 4 77GB Trusty Tahr (development branch) 14.04

/dev/sdb8 home 3GB

/dev/sdb6 ext 4 34GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 06:51 PM

If your Windows 7 still works I would start by downloading and creating the actual Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Install Media, and check the Hash.  As I understand it, that is not the LTS that I see there in your Partitions Info.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:09 PM

Do you have a full backup of windows 7, to an external HD...??

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 02:07 AM

Do you have a full backup of windows 7

Good idea. Then we can continue

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 04:34 AM

yes had everything backed up. After taking the time to study it a bit I understood what had happened. Sorted now thanks

 

Just one weird thing. I used exactly the same disk to install  Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my windows 10 PC  Downloaded the iso and verified it and have been running it for a few weeks now.  

 

PC win.10 & 14.04 lts

 

lsb_release -a

Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

Release: 14.04

 

Codename: trusty  

 

 

Using the same DVD disk I installed 14.04lts on my windows 7 pc.   I dont know why it appears to have loaded differently on this  PC

 

/dev/sdb7 ext 4 77GB Trusty Tahr (development branch) 14.04

 

I would not have chosen a "development" issue. I struggle enough with basic linux 

Thanks again

 

Anyway problems occurred resulting from a disk error so did a check disk in windows which repaired the error, wiped the disk and installed 16.04LTS


Edited by lacey16, 18 May 2016 - 04:37 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 04:56 AM

 

Anyway problems occurred resulting from a disk error so did a check disk in windows which repaired the error, wiped the disk and installed 16.04LTS

Ok problem solved.


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