Installing Ubuntu 10.04 with Win7 fails
I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.01 LTS along side Windows 7 x 64 Home Premium to select between them at boot. But despite everyting I have tried in regard to partition selections, the same 2 things keep happening:
1 - Ubuntu's installer never detects that WIndows is installed on the PC
2- it runs through the entire installation routine, I press restart, the disk ejects, several lines of text scroll on the black display which look like they are probably normal. Then a line starts repeating, scrolls down about 3/4 of the black screen, and the PC freezes. The repeating line has slight variations in the numbers presented, but essentially they are similar to this last line where it freezes:
[ 1020.620216] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 524560
I can hold my own when it comes to managing Windows. But Linux is completely new to me, so I am totally clueless here. Running the disc I made as a Live CD it runs perfectly fine on this PC. I just can't get it to actually install. I would 'prefer' NOT to have it installed on the C drive, which has about 41GB free, behind nearly 100GB of WIndows 7 stuff. I have half a terabyte of unallocated space on another drive I would like to install it to. But trying that did not work even after creating partitions in EXT format and a swap partition. So I tried the default choice to allow it to install beside Win7 and provide a boot choice just to see if it could work at all, and still keep getting the exact same result as above.
As I understand it, I need 3 partitions. A primary EXT for the boot partition. A Primary EXT for Linux to install to, and a Logical SWAP partition. But I am not having any luck trying to do that, using Easus Partition Mgr. to make them. I used "mount point" of /boot for the boot partition, and mount point "/" for the Ubuntu OS partition. But I admit I am guessing in that stage of the installation.
If I could find out what is happening at the end to cause that statement (presumably some kind of error message) then maybe I could get somewhere.