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Old 09-23-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Installing linux


hello, I tried to install linux but it crashed down...Then i downloaded the file again and burned it with the slowest rate. It didn-t found any errors by Checking Disk. But it changed to the Live-Testing at 87%...

cann someone plz help me...i had linux for some time but i tried windows...Now i can-t have Nothing Windows is too crappy to use )


PS> i needed to formate 7 times with windows and linux :/
 
Old 09-23-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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hello, I tried to install linux but it crashed down...Then i downloaded the file again and burned it with the slowest rate. It didn-t found any errors by Checking Disk. But it changed to the Live-Testing at 87%...

cann someone plz help me...i had linux for some time but i tried windows...Now i can-t have Nothing Windows is too crappy to use )


PS> i needed to formate 7 times with windows and linux :/
Can you please write and spell clearly? It will make it much easier for people to help you.

You say you tried to install linux...what version? What distro? You say it "crashed down"...what does that mean? And what do you mean by you had to format 7 times with windows and linux??

Some clarification, please, so we can try to help you.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #3
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I tried to install LINUX HARDY 8.0

When i install it while i test the LIVE CD(you know no changes apply and so) at 94% of the LOADING BAR it just close and the whole System freezes.

If i install directly from the CD, at 94% it just change to the LIVE CD TESTING(you know no change apply...)

so i cant install Linux. I tried it with 2 other CDs i downloaded but they had 7 defects. This CD which i use at the moment to install had 1 defect, but now it doesnt recognize no defects.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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Just some clarifications:

First, what you are trying to install is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a linux distrobution. A distrobution is to Linux what a collie is to a dog - it's one out of many kinds. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution. It doesn't hurt to know a bit about what you're about to install.

Second, for people not intimately familiar with the ubuntu install process, it's very hard to guess what is actually happening. If you want help, you should take very careful note of any error messages and what you did leeding up to the error.

Third, it sounds like you have already diagnosed the problem, that is faulty CDs. If your CD-writer or your CDs are not good enough, you can get Canonical - the company that sponsors Ubuntu - to mail you CDs free of charge. https://shipit.ubuntu.com/. If you don't want to wait, you can try installing from a USB stick. More information here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick.

Finally, for problems with installing Ubuntu, I would advise you to get help on www.ubuntuforums.org as there are more people with better knowledge of the process there.

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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If you already have windows installed and have an internet connection, you can install many different linux distributions (types or flavors of linux) using unetbootin:

http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html

You download and store it on windows and then click to open it like you would with any other windows installation wizard. It then begins a net-installation of the distribution you chose.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron is a fine choice.

If you are unable to install linux using unetbootin, you can install Ubuntu using wubi:

http://wubi-installer.org/

It installs linux within the windows partition.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
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I tried the Alternate CD now..absolutely NO SCRATCHES! And still at the point right after i verify my password. It just Fail. I think the Step is called ..System..


(Sorry i forget the name because im highly under stress)

PS: Linux worked already by me, 3 Days ago, but i deleted it for some personal Reasons.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 12:50 PM   #7
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While I appreciate Linux is a very personal choice... no, I jest, basically, a few questions:

1/ Have you got a bad burn? These are known to happen, and it might just be that you have a bad burn and the disk just can't function. To check, have a look at the Psychocats ubuntu install guide, which is very helpful to new users: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/iso you want to look at the 'checksum' section.

2/ You say it worked a few days ago - is this in livecd mode?

3/ How much RAM have you got? The livecd has issues with low ram boxes, and so this could be affecting your ability to load the livecd. (Though now notice you're trying the alternate cd)

Hope those pointers may assist,

Il
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #8
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While I appreciate Linux is a very personal choice... no, I jest, basically, a few questions:

1/ Have you got a bad burn? These are known to happen, and it might just be that you have a bad burn and the disk just can't function. To check, have a look at the Psychocats ubuntu install guide, which is very helpful to new users: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/iso you want to look at the 'checksum' section.

2/ You say it worked a few days ago - is this in livecd mode?

3/ How much RAM have you got? The livecd has issues with low ram boxes, and so this could be affecting your ability to load the livecd. (Though now notice you're trying the alternate cd)

Hope those pointers may assist,

Il
1.no i burned with the lowest posibble rate

2. Live CD works(on the other 2 burned cds)

3. 1 GB
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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hello, I tried to install linux but it crashed down...Then i downloaded the file again and burned it with the slowest rate. It didn-t found any errors by Checking Disk. But it changed to the Live-Testing at 87%...

cann someone plz help me...i had linux for some time but i tried windows...Now i can-t have Nothing Windows is too crappy to use )


PS> i needed to formate 7 times with windows and linux :/
*******+++++++*******
HI ITS VERY EASY TO INSTALL FC-9
EASY TO FORMAT THE HHD
WITH OUT ANY PROBLUM
***
BUT WHY TO DOWNLOAD ITS FREELY AVALEBUL WITH MANY MONTHLY MAGAZINES
EG. - LINUX FOR YOU FROM INDIA (I DON'T KNOW WHERE DO YOU STAY)YOU CAN GET IT ON LINE ALSO.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 02:01 PM   #10
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How Much Is To Much !
Can Any Body Explain ?
 
Old 09-23-2008, 02:29 PM   #11
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How Much Is To Much !
Can Any Body Explain ?
No clue what you are talking about......
 
Old 09-23-2008, 07:13 PM   #12
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Since I doubt anyboyd can tell you what goes at that step without more information, I'd suggest you think in variation:

1) What is different between now and when it did work? You say, you've used Linux a short while ago? What has changed?

If you can't figure that out...

2) Just try varying one or more factors: You've been given several suggestions as to other installation media. Or you can just try another distrobution: From a beginner's view point the diffenrece between the major distros i smerely one of wallpapers and you can change that post-installation. Go check out OpenSuse, Fedora, MintLinux, PCLinux, Mandriva, etc....
 
Old 09-24-2008, 05:36 AM   #13
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2) Just try varying one or more factors: You've been given several suggestions as to other installation media. Or you can just try another distrobution: From a beginner's view point the diffenrece between the major distros i smerely one of wallpapers and you can change that post-installation. Go check out OpenSuse, Fedora, MintLinux, PCLinux, Mandriva, etc....
There is actually significantly more difference than that for new users. The packaging system will be very different, which may well be confusing given some people may tell you 'sudo apt-get install' 'urpmi' etc. etc. or go to 'aptitude package manager' 'adept' 'portage' etc.

It might be worth trying out something else, at present I have no idea at what step its failing: Ctrl+Alt+F1 should drop you to the TTY which the installer runs on (if I remember rightly) which may well give you more information.

Is the installer hanging or is it dead? Does it exit or does it stay there? Can you get us any more information than simply the small comment at the OP?

Also:

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1.no i burned with the lowest posibble rate
If the download is bad you can still have issues: have you checksummed the download and the burned disk?

Cheers,

Il
 
Old 09-24-2008, 06:08 AM   #14
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yes, no damage on the disc


no on the LIVE CD it just cancel the installation without any other signs, and it just switch back to the LIVE CD DESKTOP

if i directly install ubuntu at 94% it just cancl, no signs, no warning NOTHING! and it just turn on the LIVE CD DESKTOP


with the alternate CD it goes to System step and just Fail, the reason isnt recogniyed :S plz help

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Old 09-24-2008, 07:19 AM   #15
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Now i tried the alternate CD again and it overrun the barrier at 6% of "installing the Base System"!!! But suddenly my CD ROM wasn't recognized anymore! And for sure that was NO confidence! My CD rom wasnt working and on the screen was written, please insert the CD in to the CD ROM!

man...

PS: The CD wasnt recognized anymore at 70% of Installing the base System
 
  


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