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Old 06-12-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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cant install ubuntu


I got ubuntu from a pc mag dvd. I downloaded it and tested the media and it came up fine. I burnt a dvd iso copy. Now it says to burn the iso to cd but the file is 714mb which is larger than all my cd's so i used a dvd.

Durind sdtep 4 of 7 on the initial steps of install it seems to hang.

What can i do?
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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Have a look at "BurningIsoHowto" at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto or " Downloading and burning an ISO of Ubuntu" at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/iso


Make sure you are burning an ISO and NOT just copying the ISO.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:29 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jagguy
I got ubuntu from a pc mag dvd. I downloaded it and tested the media and it came up fine. I burnt a dvd iso copy. Now it says to burn the iso to cd but the file is 714mb which is larger than all my cd's so i used a dvd.

Durind sdtep 4 of 7 on the initial steps of install it seems to hang.

What can i do?
If you're actually getting to start the install...

One thing, Burn the iso at a slower rate(like around 2-4x), I don't know why this matters, but I used to always have trouble with my iso burns, before following this advice, since then, not a single problem.

When you say it gets to "Step 4 of 7".. are you installing from a Live CD?(ie, a CD you can surf the internet, start programs, look at menus, etc..). If so, some PC's have hardware that while it will work on the install, it will goof up the Live CDs installer. For this reason, Ubuntu released the "Alternate Install CD"... Its completely text based, but still quite easy to use...

You might want to give it a try. One other word of advice to save you headaches on down the road, even if your machine is 64bit capable, download the 32bit installers(x86). Otherwise, you'll spend a good portion of your day learning to make 32bit only apps, run on a 64bit machine.

http://osmirrors.cerias.purdue.edu/p...releases/7.04/

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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Ok I really dont want another link to read as i am confused so i came here.

Now the burn at a slower speed thing is good in theory but you cant burn a dvd at a slower speed with nero. I only get 48X (4)or fast speeds and that is IT!

I asked a cd/dvd forum about this and they say it is the dvd itself which i have verbatim. I had major problems with fedora at 2.7g download which again i couldnt burn the iso at a slow speed.

With ubuntu it can work but the disk partitions need to be created, as i it needs a place to put home which i have 1 HD with a windows partiton and 20g for linux.
Do I need to create partitions within the desired 20g to put linux as again the instructions are not speecific.


This is one big headache, I think i need to buy a copy as this downloading and burn speeds it just is to messy and unrealiable.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 09:06 AM   #5
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I would always install from ONE CD--then get everything else thru the package manager..

The link below will give you some tips on installing linux, partitions, etc.

By the way, don't set out to learn Linux and then say "I don't want to read links". That's like trying to learn to drive without the effort of opening the car doors....
 
Old 06-12-2007, 09:48 AM   #6
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Ok I really dont want another link to read as i am confused so i came here.
Then I'd just stop and continue using XP. Not being a smartass, but you're not going to get anywhere w/o reading links. Most in the Linux community aren't going to handhold you through anything.

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Now the burn at a slower speed thing is good in theory but you cant burn a dvd at a slower speed with nero. I only get 48X (4)or fast speeds and that is IT!
I know you "don't want to read anything".. but it would behoove you to read the link posted above by arochester. There are tips on how to burn an ISO, and it also links you to a free and open source burning utility. I'm pretty sure it allows you to adjust burn speeds:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

If it doesn't, I know Deepburner Free does

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4055

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I asked a cd/dvd forum about this and they say it is the dvd itself which i have verbatim. I had major problems with fedora at 2.7g download which again i couldnt burn the iso at a slow speed.
I've used Verbatim w/o issue.

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With ubuntu it can work but the disk partitions need to be created, as i it needs a place to put home which i have 1 HD with a windows partiton and 20g for linux.
Do I need to create partitions within the desired 20g to put linux as again the instructions are not speecific.
No, 20gigs is plenty for an Ubuntu install. Just during the install, assign Ubuntu to the 20gig partition, and it will do the rest.

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This is one big headache, I think i need to buy a copy as this downloading and burn speeds it just is to messy and unrealiable.
From what I can tell from your original post, buying a CD/DVD, isn't going to fix your problem(I can point you to several people who've had problems with the CD/DVD they bought from Ubuntu/ Canonical ). I don't think your issue is the burn(it might be though) I think you've got some hardware that is goofing up the Live CD install. This is gonna happen whether you burn it, or order it. Thats why I suggested the alternate install CD.

Learn to See Spot Run, my friend..

IGF

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Old 06-13-2007, 03:11 AM   #7
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>No, 20gigs is plenty for an Ubuntu install. Just during
>the install, assign Ubuntu to the 20gig partition, and it
>will do the rest.


Ok let me read what you said later but what interested me was this. This is the question as how do i assign the whole thing to the 20G without creating 3 partitons manually with gparted .

PS Deep burner had only 4X speed or max like nero but infrrecorder had 1X and 2X sppeds to burn .

Last edited by jagguy; 06-13-2007 at 05:45 AM.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 06:54 AM   #8
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>No, 20gigs is plenty for an Ubuntu install. Just during
>the install, assign Ubuntu to the 20gig partition, and it
>will do the rest.


Ok let me read what you said later but what interested me was this. This is the question as how do i assign the whole thing to the 20G without creating 3 partitons manually with gparted .

PS Deep burner had only 4X speed or max like nero but infrrecorder had 1X and 2X sppeds to burn .
First, I misunderstood your earlier post, I thought it said you had 2 drives, not 1 drive partitioned.. sorry...

Just run the installer, and choose the 20gig partition to install Linux, it will do the rest. It will create a small swap partition(a drive that size, probably in the 500mb-1gig range), and the rest will be used for the filesystem. There is no need to make a separate partition for /home unless you really want to.

IGF
 
Old 06-13-2007, 09:06 AM   #9
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nO I do have 2 drives and there was no option to just install on a 20g space so i manually created / 5g, /swap 1 and /home 13g.



I have installed ubuntu from the liveCD. It crashed after loading the 1st time after i installed the OS but has been ok since. Maybe initial hiccups .

NOw my internet connection fails to work but it works fine on winxp on other dual boot load.

How do i configure this as I thought it would obtain an ip automatically?
How do i get other software eg firewall,AV etc for this?
 
Old 06-13-2007, 12:49 PM   #10
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nO I do have 2 drives and there was no option to just install on a 20g space so i manually created / 5g, /swap 1 and /home 13g.
Yes there was.

Unless Ubuntu failed to detect your second drive(which I doubt, since you seem to have somewhat succesffully installed), there was definitely an option to choose a drive.

I guess I just don't understand why you made all those partitions. There should have been an option during the install process to "erase entire disk and install Ubuntu" or something to that effect, once you choose that one, you simply choose which drive you want, and the instaler does the rest(including setting the swap).

If you used the alternate install CD, it would have looked something like this...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...GunFreak/6.jpg

I can't find a shot of the GUI installer, but trust me, its there.

IGF
 
Old 06-14-2007, 02:52 AM   #11
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I did a dual boot and was confused as to what th other options did to my winxp.

I have wireless connection to my smc model no-wg14 router.

I have installed ubuntu 7.04 (dual boot)and i get no internet connection.
It works fine on winxp on other OS.

I thought i didnt need to configure internet on my FF?

I have internet broadband cable connection which is conncted to the router on the only other PC.
 
  


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