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.