I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my brand new Vaio SVZ laptop. I am using alternate installer, since the machine has a RAID0 SSD (fake raid?).
After activating ATA RAID, Partition Disks step show correct Windows 7 partitions, and some free space I have produced in Windows 7 partition tool for Linux, as follows:
Serial ATA RAID isw_cagi....Volume0 (stripe) - 512 GB Linux device-mapper (strip #1 primary 22.1 GB ntfs #2 primary 367.0 MB B ntfs #3 primary 355.2 GB ntfs logical 125.8 GB FREE SPACE #5 logical 8.6 GB
I then create
swap space, resulting in:
#1 primary 22.1 GB ntfs #2 primary 367.0 MB B ntfs #3 primary 355.2 GB ntfs #6 logical 499.9 MB F ext4 /boot #7 logical 121.0 GB F ext4 / #8 logical 4.2 GB F swap swap logical 325.2 MB FREE SPACE #5 logical 8.6 GB
After that, installer goes into "Installing the base system", "Configure the package manager", without problems. When it gets to "Select and install software", it reports "Installation step failed". Even though there is the option of skipping it, I am not sure this is a good idea.
BTW, I was intending on directing installation of GRUB boot loader on a separate partition, but don't want to proceed skipping the failed step.
Interesting thing is that after I abort, and come back again to re-try installation, the partition tool sees:
#1 primary 22.1 GB ntfs #2 primary 367.0 MB B ntfs #3 primary 355.2 GB ntfs #6 logical 499.9 MB F ext4 (Use as: do not use; no mounting point) #7 logical 121.0 GB F ext4 (Use as: do not use; no mounting point) #8 logical 4.2 GB F swap swap (Use as: swap area) logical 325.2 MB FREE SPACE #5 logical 8.6 GB
/ root partition are marked as "do not use"; only
swap partition remains as it was created.
Can somebody help me getting through the installation process?