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Old 08-23-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question Can't install Ubuntu! Need Help!


Having sick problems trying to install Ubuntu.
When I'm at the installation menu and try to enter the installation process nothing happens. When I press enter nothing really happens. Hope someone can help =(
 
Old 08-23-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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Can you boot into the live screen ie "try ubuntu without any change to your computer".

you can also use the "Check CD for defects" option to see if the ubuntu CD is ok.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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Can you boot into the live screen ie "try ubuntu without any change to your computer".

you can also use the "Check CD for defects" option to see if the ubuntu CD is ok.
That doesn't even work >.< Nothing works really. I can move up and down on the menu but I can't press enter I found out that the only option that I could choose was to boot up from the hard drive :O

The menu also lets me change the kernel link... maybe the link is broken, the problem is that I don't know any default links to the kernel
 
Old 08-24-2009, 12:47 AM   #4
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I think it would help if:

A) We know which version of Ubuntu it is (and maybe where you downloaded it from)
B) What sort of machine you're using, and how old/new it is.
C) And, have you checked the MD5SUM checksum of both the downloaded .ISO file, AND of the burned disc (assuming you burned it)?

Sasha
 
Old 08-24-2009, 01:23 AM   #5
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Its probably a faulty CD.... I would want you to do the md5check as Sasha pointed out.....
 
Old 08-25-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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I think it would help if:

A) We know which version of Ubuntu it is (and maybe where you downloaded it from)
B) What sort of machine you're using, and how old/new it is.
C) And, have you checked the MD5SUM checksum of both the downloaded .ISO file, AND of the burned disc (assuming you burned it)?

Sasha

A) I downloaded the latest stable version of Ubuntu:9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.
I downloaded it from ftp://ftp.uninett.no/linux/ubuntu-is...ktop-amd64.iso the nearest ftp server around... the link was provided by ubuntu.com

B) It's brand new actually:

Code:
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q9550  @ 2.83GHz
stepping	: 10
cpu MHz		: 2003.000
cache size	: 6144 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 4
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 4
apicid		: 0
initial apicid	: 0
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 lahf_lm
bogomips	: 5666.54
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor	: 1
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q9550  @ 2.83GHz
stepping	: 10
cpu MHz		: 2003.000
cache size	: 6144 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 4
core id		: 1
cpu cores	: 4
apicid		: 1
initial apicid	: 1
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 lahf_lm
bogomips	: 5666.55
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor	: 2
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q9550  @ 2.83GHz
stepping	: 10
cpu MHz		: 2003.000
cache size	: 6144 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 4
core id		: 2
cpu cores	: 4
apicid		: 2
initial apicid	: 2
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 lahf_lm
bogomips	: 5666.63
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor	: 3
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q9550  @ 2.83GHz
stepping	: 10
cpu MHz		: 2833.000
cache size	: 6144 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 4
core id		: 3
cpu cores	: 4
apicid		: 3
initial apicid	: 3
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 lahf_lm
bogomips	: 5652.97
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

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Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eecbeaea_part7
                       20G  4.5G   15G  24% /
udev                  3.0G  220K  3.0G   1% /dev
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eecbeaea_part5
                       69M   33M   33M  50% /boot
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eecbeaea_part8
                      666G  9.2G  623G   2% /home
/dev/sr0              697M  697M     0 100% /media/Ubuntu 9.04 amd64
C) No, I haven't checked the sum neither from the ISO nor the DVD... How exactly can I check the md5 sum of a dvd?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-25-2009, 01:12 PM   #7
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OK, for the downloaded image, there should be, on the website where you got it, a link or text area where you can see the MD5SUM of the .ISO image, so locate that first and have it handy on your screen.

To read the MD5SUM of the downloaded image as it sits on your (linux) machine, do:

shell# md5sum ubuntu-filename.iso

from within the same folder as the ISO is sitting (substitute correct filename).

After it's been burned to a DVD or CD, check the burn by the following:

shell# rawread /dev/cdrom | md5sum

Adjust /dev/cdrom to suit your own device. (Note: I haven't done it with a DVD, only CDs but I presume it works the same.)

Now, compare the results of your md5sum commands, to the md5sum on the website. They should match exactly.

NOTE: you may need sudo, or root privilege, for one of the above commands.

Sasha

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