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Old 03-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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I want to install linux...


Im trying to install linux(Ubuntu) on my PC but so far no luck at all. the installation just freezes for some mysterious reason. Not sure if it could be some hardware issue, in any case my pc is an Intel Core 2 Quad 6700 2.7 Mhz, DDR 4GB, 2 hard drives 500GB each. Any clue of what the problem is?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Im trying to install linux(Ubuntu) on my PC but so far no luck at all. the installation just freezes for some mysterious reason. Not sure if it could be some hardware issue, in any case my pc is an Intel Core 2 Quad 6700 2.7 Mhz, DDR 4GB, 2 hard drives 500GB each. Any clue of what the problem is?
Not without more information. What actually goes on and at what point does the freeze take place in the installation process? If you have set any parameters for the install, what were they? It's a bit like going to the doctor and saying, "I don't feel well" and expecting her to do something
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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Is it a Live CD version of Ubuntu?

Which Ubuntu release?--eg 8.04, 8.10

Can you boot up in Live CD mode, and then the issue occurs when actually installing to the hard drive?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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Did you try running the media check before attempting to install?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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Try a Knoppix LiveCD. It's not meant to be the first choice for a desktop system, but it has very good hardware support. This will help you to find out if there is really some problem with the hardware.

If it is a hardware problem, then you have to sort it out before proceeding with the Ubuntu install.
If hardware is OK and Knoppix runs fine, then it is rather some issue with one of the drivers. You will need to spot the point during installation where the problem occurs, and then provide that info here on the site for brain storming.

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Old 03-06-2009, 04:53 PM   #6
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As a last resort, use the Alternate Install CD...

I've had issues on my PC w/ Live CD's before, freezing up halfway through, when the same live CD would install everything perfectly on my laptop...

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Old 03-26-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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Im installing Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition (64 Bits)

I just boot from CD, pick a language and click on install. It loads the kernel, then a progress bar shows up and it freezes(the small orange bar stops moving), my CD stops running and thats it.

As an alternative I tried to run it directly from CD. Before it never worked but today it did(amazingly slow btw).

I guess if it ran from CD then its not my computer but the CD itself, sigh


should I use the option to install it inside my windows vista 64? Whats the difference as opposed to install it in a different partition?

Guys, what distribution would you highly recommend and where can I get it?

Last edited by charlitos; 03-26-2009 at 10:20 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 10:17 AM   #8
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I think it's the cd or the cd being 64bit
I have a AMD Athlon64 2.4GHz HP Pavillion a810n and I cut 2 CD's 'cuase the first one did the same thing-I checked the MD5SUM and it checked out-anyway just to be sure I cut another CD and the same thing-it won't load at all-the bar just keeps going across the screen-for reference I have installed both Archlinux 64bit and BlueWhite64-both worked.
I think the 64 bit ubuntu OS has issues.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 12:59 PM   #9
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Im installing Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition (64 Bits)

I just boot from CD, pick a language and click on install. It loads the kernel, then a progress bar shows up and it freezes(the small orange bar stops moving), my CD stops running and thats it.

As an alternative I tried to run it directly from CD. Before it never worked but today it did(amazingly slow btw).

I guess if it ran from CD then its not my computer but the CD itself, sigh


should I use the option to install it inside my windows vista 64? Whats the difference as opposed to install it in a different partition?

Guys, what distribution would you highly recommend and where can I get it?
I have a similar set up to you and it's probably vista64bit being a bitch as usual. So here's how I did it:
Download http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php and boot from the live cd. You can then make decisions about where you are going to install linux. Gpart will move your current partitions and make a space to install linux, (this takes quite a while!). For some reason this seems to work better than doing it direct from the cd. I didn't have the same problems as you but I have read about problems installing alongside vista64bit.

You should probably give yourself room on your second drive that doesn't contain vista, that way if it goes tits up your original installation will be ok. As a side note if something goes wrong and your original vista is borked load up the vista dvd and do a system repair, this will also repair the win bootloader, (so I have read).

If you then get to the install, choose manual. I used the following configuration, again read this somewhere:

/____________20GIG_____________ext3
/home________10GIG_____________ext3
/Data________10GIG_____________ext3
/Swap________2GIG

Hope this helps.

I have my Vista 64bit up and dual booting with ubuntu intrepid ibex and I must say it is much, much better than vista, in fact next week I will be dumping vista and going back to xp as my windows and ubuntu as my 64 bit.

Last edited by expaddy; 03-26-2009 at 01:04 PM. Reason: spacing
 
  


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