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Old 06-18-2012, 01:40 PM   #16
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Normally I would say "In this case it seems to be a problem with your hardware.", but fdisk can see your partitions without problems, so this shouldn't be the case. I would just give it a try, or try a distro with a totally different installer, like Arch, Slackware, Vector, ... .
 
Old 06-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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Normally I would say "In this case it seems to be a problem with your hardware.", but fdisk can see your partitions without problems, so this shouldn't be the case. I would just give it a try, or try a distro with a totally different installer, like Arch, Slackware, Vector, ... .
Okay, i will try Slackware when i get home. hopefully i don't get the same error.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #18
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The installer for Slackware (and Slackware itself) is very different from Ubuntu, you will have to partition your disk manually. If you will get an error during that it will hopefully be more helpful than what Ubuntu writes.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #19
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The installer for Slackware (and Slackware itself) is very different from Ubuntu, you will have to partition your disk manually. If you will get an error during that it will hopefully be more helpful than what Ubuntu writes.
If that fail too, would it be possible to add a 2nd hard drive and install ubuntu/slackware, and use the grub to point to the first hard drive(which has windows 7) too. So when it boots, both OS show up?
 
Old 06-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #20
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If that fail too, would it be possible to add a 2nd hard drive and install ubuntu/slackware, and use the grub to point to the first hard drive(which has windows 7) too. So when it boots, both OS show up?
Yes, that's possible.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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This is weird. Please post your exact hardware specs. Also, I would give the alternate install CD a try, possibly it works with that.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/18/2012, 17:46:51
Machine name: MY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: AY601AA-ABA HPE-130f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/26/09 16:01:30 Ver: 5.05
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8184MB RAM
Page File: 2848MB used, 13517MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
 
Old 06-18-2012, 05:56 PM   #22
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Sorry, but this report is lacking the essential information we need, like disk controller and such. Post the output of
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lspci
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #23
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Sorry, but this report is lacking the essential information we need, like disk controller and such. Post the output of
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
00:11.0 RAID bus controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [Non-RAID5 mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 220] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
03:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23887/8 PCIe Broadcast Audio and Video Decoder with 3D Comb (rev 04)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
05:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)
 
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A machine with AMD 880 chipset, rather comon when it comes to AMD systems and nothing I would expect such difficulties with. Try it with the alternate CD or a distribution with a different installer, like explained above.
 
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A machine with AMD 880 chipset, rather comon when it comes to AMD systems and nothing I would expect such difficulties with. Try it with the alternate CD or a distribution with a different installer, like explained above.
Okay, i will try a different cd. i was reading all the other post with the same problem as mine, only 2 were sovled from 30. if the new cd fails i will try to buy a 2nd hard drive and boot from there when i need to. if that fails too, i will stick to linux on a vm. thank you for all the help
 
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Yup, i tried the alternate download and still nothing. i give up! thanks for the help. you can close this thread.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #27
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I just thought about one thing I remember sometimes caused problems with older Windows versions. Open the machine and check that the harddisk is connected to the first SATA-port on the motherboard and the CD/DVD-drive on the second (not the other way around).
 
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I just thought about one thing I remember sometimes caused problems with older Windows versions. Open the machine and check that the harddisk is connected to the first SATA-port on the motherboard and the CD/DVD-drive on the second (not the other way around).
My computer is only a year and a half old, And the sata ports are in the right place.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:48 AM   #29
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wow just getting linux running is stressful! im thinking of buying a 2nd hard drive for linux, but i've read it may give me the same error. i guess its my computer. its only a year old and it doesnt even have usb boot...
hey fishstick1907, have you seen this!?
anyway my laptop is much more than one year old and I can boot from usb, you might want to have a look at the boot sequence in your BIOS.
 
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hey fishstick1907, have you seen this!?
anyway my laptop is much more than one year old and I can boot from usb, you might want to have a look at the boot sequence in your BIOS.
i dont understand what there asking, unmount all the hard drives? i've tried that too, still the same error. Also, i have 3 partitions in use for windows 7 and i need 3 more for linux (you can have only have 4 partitions at a time in a hard drive). i will stick to using vms for now. thanks anyway.
 
  


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