New install;Get "error 1, File name must be either an absolute pathname or a block list."

Asked by Joed on 2009-01-02

I have XP Pro installed, just installed Ubuntu 8.10 from instructions, not using WUBI as described in the "How to install Ubuntu:....

Install completed and then after reboot I had choice or XP or Ubuntu. I selected Ubuntu and then
got an error message "
Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathname or a blocklist.

Have not seen anyplace where it wanted a filename, and I have no idea what it's asking for... (yes I know what a file name is). So how do I proceed?

I would expect Ubuntu to start up instead of giving me this message.
I tried all the options... Normal, Safe ....etc with the identical results.

Thanks
joed

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2009-01-06
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2009-01-06
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Joed (joed5124) said : #1

OOPS. My mistake. I had installed Ubuntu in a Logical Partition instead of a Primary Partition.
Deleted it from the Logical and re-instlled in a Primary and it starts right up.
Have not yet been really far into it, so may have more questions, but this problem is solved

Thanks
Joed