Trying to install 32bit x86 xubuntu on sdb. sda has grub, W2000 and Fedora-3. Install CD live session works like a charm (this is why I chose xubuntu based on previous experience with it on usb stick live session an frustration with another distro), but my install fails.
Install CD hangs if I chose "Install" option in opening screen. If I doubleclick on install CD in live session it gets to the point of asking me to unmount or not sda. Regardless of my answer it hangs anyway.
I tried it with sdb partitioned and no ext filesystem created and with ext3 filesystem created, at least 6Gb.
I would like to install xubuntu on sdb1 (6Gb of ext3) and use my existing grub on sda to chose to boot to xubuntu on sdb1. But I have no problem to install grub on sdb MBR and chose BIOS boot to sda grub or sdb grub. The main thing is that I'd like to leave sda alone.
Would a brute force approach of pulling the wire off from sda hard drive and use the xubuntu install CD? Is there a more elegant solution?
Janos P.S. I browsed related answers without solving my problem.