Ubuntu 6.10 – borked installer

Here’s a little tip for anyone considering installing the latest Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft” – DON’T.

Actually, that’s a bit drastic. You just might not be able to do it in the first place.

You might run into a problem with the installer. Specifically, even when you select a “root” partition, the installer might doggedly insist that there is “no root file system (/).” No matter how much you insist that there REALLY IS a root file system, the installer doesn’t believe it. Inexcusable.

If you still really want to install Ubuntu 6.10, try installing from the alternate install CD. This one supposedly works.

See the following threads for more information:

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  1. Update: the problem seems to be that my “root” partition was previously formatted as reiserfs. I used SystemRescueCD to reformat the partition to ext3, and then the Ubuntu 6.10 installer worked just fine.

    So, either this is a serious bug or the Ubuntu installer has dropped support for reiserfs.

    Once I got past this serious problem, Ubuntu “Edgy Eft” is running well.

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