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Old 08-09-2010, 02:26 AM   #1
magicrat
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Nothing but mouse cursor after clicking 'install' in Ubuntu .....


Hi all,

I finally decided to ditch Windows. Went to the bookstore and bought two Ubuntu magazines. Both came with 10.04 installation dics. One has multiple flavors (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, myth, netbook, etc.); the other has Kubuntu only.

Disconnected my C: drive (just in case!) and made my old D: drive the primary. Scanned it for problems and found none.

I tried standard Ubuntu and also Kubuntu; also tried both discs, but I had the same problem every time: I select my username, timezone, partition (whole drive), etc., and finally click 'install', but then nothing happens! All I get is a working mouse cursor and the background image -- no progress bar and no progress at all. I waited a long time; nothing changed.

What now?
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:34 AM   #2
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I have not installed the new Ubuntu but on Debian you can see a terminal output by using "ctrl+atl+F4". You may need to try a few "F" key variations if "F4" isn't the one for Ubuntu to show what is happening and why the install is waiting.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #3
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I tried it again today. I did absolutely nothing different. This time it worked.
 
  


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