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Old 12-15-2007, 04:34 AM   #1
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installation fails to install ubuntu


i tried many times,ubuntu and debrian and other os, even live cd and installation cd to, but every time i fail,system always stuck after 2 minutes,but i installed xp many time's, can some 1 help me

my system config is

Intel Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Motherboard & make: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
8IG1000MK
BIOS Type: Award
OS: Microsoft Windows XP

can some one tell me,can i install ubuntu 7.1 on this system,if not
then which one i can run on this system, totally newbe for linux

thanx

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Old 12-15-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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When you try to install or run the live disk, how far does the installation go?

What is shown on the screen at the time of the system hanging?

Ensure that you choose to see what is happening during the installation - somethig like 'show details' or 'verbose mode' etc.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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actually once i installed live cd,then i reboot,after rebooting i could not start window and either ubuntu,even my whole hard drive was f****d up and i had to reformated it and reinstall the windows again. after that i tried many time live cd, its always hanged in there,i flushed my bios to, but no solution, same problem again and again.

i want to hit my head on the wall's, please some one save me
 
Old 12-16-2007, 01:07 AM   #4
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Have you tried the ubuntu alternate install cd?
 
Old 12-16-2007, 04:47 AM   #5
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At reboot did your PC's BIOS report something like 'non-system disk' or did the boot go beyond the initial stage?

It could be that your boot loader (GRUB?) failed to install properly?

Have you tried installing again?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 01:45 AM   #6
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At reboot did your PC's BIOS report something like 'non-system disk' or did the boot go beyond the initial stage?

It could be that your boot loader (GRUB?) failed to install properly?

Have you tried installing again?
yes i tried to install again but after that it always stuck in at same spot. i "guess in configuring hard ware"& thats it, then i have to restart my computer again, i thought may be my dvd drive is bad, so i replaced new
sony dvd writer but same problem again.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 01:47 AM   #7
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At reboot did your PC's BIOS report something like 'non-system disk' or did the boot go beyond the initial stage?

It could be that your boot loader (GRUB?) failed to install properly?

Have you tried installing again?
oh ya i remember my bios report that like "non system disk"
 
Old 12-17-2007, 04:35 PM   #8
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It does sound as if your boot loader (GRUB) failed to install properly and caused some sort of failed Master Boot Record (MBR) error. Your PC simply could not read your hard disk drive as the initial instructions at the very start of the disk that explains how to start up (boot) were corrupted.

By installing windows you have overwritten the MBR with the Windows boot loader.

I would;

1. Check your Linux distro disk/download. Is there an error in the .iso? Download the file again?

2. Resinstall choosing to low level format your disk.

3. If you can't download the source again perhaps use another boot loader (LILO?) if available.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 02:17 AM   #9
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It does sound as if your boot loader (GRUB) failed to install properly and caused some sort of failed Master Boot Record (MBR) error. Your PC simply could not read your hard disk drive as the initial instructions at the very start of the disk that explains how to start up (boot) were corrupted.

By installing windows you have overwritten the MBR with the Windows boot loader.

I would;

1. Check your Linux distro disk/download. Is there an error in the .iso? Download the file again?

2. Resinstall choosing to low level format your disk.

3. If you can't download the source again perhaps use another boot loader (LILO?) if available.
thanx for the information, after that i downloaded kubuntu iso, then i tried to install kubuntu but at same point it freeze again. don't know why
i reasrted my computer again its up, i tried again kubunto again but same problem again.

this is my new hard drive, 200 gb, to make it fat32 i made 7 partation
is it a problem to install linux on fat13, i guess not because i tried its on my old hard drive. any suggestion plz.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 02:55 AM   #10
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after that i downloaded kubuntu iso, then i tried to install kubuntu but at same point it freeze again.
Are you saying you were unable to boot the installation CD, or are you saying you installed but it froze when you tried to boot from the hard drive?

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this is my new hard drive, 200 gb, to make it fat32 i made 7 partation
Unless you are planning on installing a very old version of MS Windows or FreeDos or something, you probably don't need to be worrying about FAT32. Some people do use a FAT32 partition to allow interchange between MS and Linux, but these days you probably don't even need to do that. If Kubuntu is like Ubuntu, it will format its partition as ext3 w/o giving you a choice. Ext3 can easily handle a 200 GB partition.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 03:16 AM   #11
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Are you saying you were unable to boot the installation CD, or are you saying you installed but it froze when you tried to boot from the hard drive?

Unless you are planning on installing a very old version of MS Windows or FreeDos or something, you probably don't need to be worrying about FAT32. Some people do use a FAT32 partition to allow interchange between MS and Linux, but these days you probably don't even need to do that. If Kubuntu is like Ubuntu, it will format its partition as ext3 w/o giving you a choice. Ext3 can easily handle a 200 GB partition.
Kubuntu is ubuntu but with KDE instead of gnome
 
Old 12-27-2007, 03:31 AM   #12
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i tried pc linux . but failed again,set up says error tty ..............

don't know what is tty. looks like my dream, run linux on my desktop will never be fullfill.

shame to me, i feel like a shit today.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 03:05 PM   #13
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What do you mean by "I flushed my BIOS"?
Did you tried to install Linux on completly formated hard disk?
Can you set GRUB to boot from root partition,or boot partition,did you create one?
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:02 PM   #14
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What do you mean by "I flushed my BIOS"?
Did you tried to install Linux on completly formated hard disk?
Can you set GRUB to boot from root partition,or boot partition,did you create one?
i am totally newbie to linux, don't know what is grub and how to use it.
now i have windows xp working, and want to install linux as a duel boot.had a 200 gb hard drive and 7 partation,now you tell me step by step
what should i do to install dual boot.

thanx
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:09 PM   #15
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Sounds like you have some piece of hardware that Linux doesn't like. Are you using the latest version (7.10) of Ubuntu/Kubuntu? If so, and if you can boot off the livecd, try opening a terminal and running lspci and post what it shows. Somebody may be able to see what piece of hardware is having trouble.
 
  


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