Ubuntu installation

Asked by aznmhc on 2008-02-18

I have just recently reformatted my pc and reinstalled the pre-installed version of vista home premium. I have 2 partitions, one for vista and one 40 gbs dedicated to Ubuntu. The second partition is in ntfs format. When I insert the live cd and restart my pc, i am given the option to install Ubuntu on the desktop. So i press install, followed the steps but when i get to the partition manager i don't know what to do. do i just select the second partition for ubuntu and what's this swap space and other stuff? the second problem is that when i do the GRUB won't install and gives an error like hd0 failed. this is a fatal error. I am actually new to dual booting and i would love help on this matter.

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2008-02-19
peter b (b1pete) said : #1

see this screencast - it'll get you there

http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Installing_Ubuntu_with_Windows_Dual-Boot

good luck!

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