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Old 04-29-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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I can't seem to effectively install Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Dimension 5150.


I did it as the tutorial on the Ubuntu website showed and I can get it to boot from a Live CD, but on my computer, different things are shown than in the tutorial when I attempt to actually install it. I am not prompted to enter my location or my keyboard layout, and my screen for the allocation of the hard drive is different. Please help me. I am not that tech-savvy and do not want to mess my computer up.

@ corps - The Live CD version gives me the option of actually installing it directly from the Live CD.

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Old 04-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Hello,

Are you trying to install ubuntu directly to the hard drive? The Live CD version is for running a live version of it - you need to download the actual distro, and not the live version.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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Hello,

Are you trying to install ubuntu directly to the hard drive? The Live CD version is for running a live version of it - you need to download the actual distro, and not the live version.

Cheers,

Josh
Ubuntu delivers in fact only three different CDs (6 if you take 32 and 64 bit into account) for installing a desktop system. The Live-CD, which can also be used to install the system, the Alternate-CD, which is more like a Debian install CD (and without live system), and the mini-ISO (I think that this one is even unofficial), which is like a Debian businesscard-CD. It contains only the installer and has to get the packages from a network mirror.
 
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Oh I didn't know that... I'm not used to that, I'm more old school
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Same here, I prefer to install from network.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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Network or direct install from the DVD. As far as the OP's problem though, have you made any success? Or are you still having problems?
 
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Was the tutorial for installing Ubuntu 10.10. There are sometimes small differences in the installation process for different versions. I doubt that is the problem though. When you run the Live/Install CD, you get an option to begin the installation or Try Ubuntu. When you select Try Ubuntu, do you get to a Desktop with an Install icon. What happens when you click it? You should get the Welcome screen which asks you to select your language. Are you selecting the Install to hardrive option? It might be best to try again and keep track of exactly what happens so you can post it here. The more information, the easier it will be to help you.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 05:56 AM   #8
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When I try to install Ubuntu desktop on my Dell computer I choose try Ubuntu Live and even with the harddisk instaal I get the same error :

first it gives me a lot of rows with message :
/init: line 7: can't open /dev/sr0: no medium found

then after a while :

(Initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error
Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squasfs

Ubuntu desktop 10.10 doesn't work either but Ubuntu desktop 9.04 can be installed.
 
  


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