I am trying to install 12.04 on a logical partition. I have done this many times in the past, but for some reason I am now having problems. I was wondering if anyone might have a suggestion.
I currently have Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on sda. Both work fine. I want to install a second Ubuntu on the same drive for testing and other purposes. The partition that I am trying to install over formerly had Linux Mint KDE, which also worked fine.
Now, however, the install seems to be going good until it hits the part in the progress bar where it says "Restoring previously installed packages..." and just sits there. The DVD stops and the hard drive light stops. This is my 3rd attempt. The first one stopped at the end with a message saying it could not mount the drive that the file system was installed on (sda8). The second and third try give the result I just mentioned. I tried to boot after each install and got just a black screen.
I was just wondering if the first failed attempt might be having an affect on the later attempts, like Ubuntu is trying to recover something?
I did not select the option to format the partition I am trying to install on. Would this help?
I could just format or delete this partition first too, I suppose.
I can't post fdisk -l because I am on the live disk and the Unity dock is not being displayed because I did not chose the "Try Ubuntu" option. I can post it after I reboot, it it will help. I am trying to put the file system on one logical partition, home on another, and swap on another.
I have also tested the disk at startup after the second failed attempt and Ubuntu said it was OK.