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I was trying to install Ubuntu from a CD on a machine which already has Windows on it, choose the option of "Resize IDE1 master (hda) and use freed space" during the "Install the base system" step. After that I got the error:

Unable to install initrd-tools. An error was returned while trying to install the initrd-tools package into the target system. Check /target/var/log/bootstrap.log for details.

The problem is on one hand I cannot proceed with the complete installation and on other hand if I remove the CD, am not able to boot Windows as it says "No bootable device". Would highly appreciate for any recommendations.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:47

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Please provide the contents from /target/var/log/bootstrap.log when the installer fails. –  João Pinto Jan 16 '11 at 9:55
    
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