I am currently using Windows XP and I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows using live CD. But every time I started the installation, Ubiquity would freeze on 'install alongside' screen. I have 2 partitions C (in which Windows is installed) and D on my hard drive. When I formatted the D partition and tried to install Ubuntu, Ubiquity did not detect any of the partitions.

I just want to know that if I format both the partitions and then try to install Ubuntu, will Ubuntu get installed without any problem as encountered by Ubiquity stated above or how can I fix this problem?

  • Could you tell which Ubuntu version are you installing? It may help to try the latest (13.04) version. – papukaija Jun 28 '13 at 11:32
  • ubuntu 13.04 and in ubuntu 12.10 as well... – rtnk18 Jun 28 '13 at 18:56
  • When you say format both the partitions do you mean create the necessary partitions for Ubuntu only? – Lucio Jun 28 '13 at 23:09
  • no i meant deleting all the partitions and installing only ubuntu on hard drive..... – rtnk18 Jun 29 '13 at 12:18

Try booting Ubuntu from USB or CD. Then, just install it. Recommended 13.04, Raring Ringtail.

  • thats what i am having problem with...''ubiquity'' i installed linux mint 14 cinnamon and it installed perfectly. but i want ubuntu 13.04. is there a way i could use ubiquity in linux mint 14 to install ubuntu ? – rtnk18 Jun 29 '13 at 12:21
  • Ubiquity is already on the USB/CD installer. Just boot from USB/CD and you will get the Ubiquity installer working, and installing perfectly. – Mateus Felipe Jun 30 '13 at 22:04

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