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Old 09-13-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
jfallows
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Ubuntu 9.04 install


I am trying to install 9.04 from a disc created by ISO download. It seems to start but comes up with a command line prompt:

(initramfs) _

And just sits there doing nothing. The other disc I requested and received in the mail does the same thing.

I have Ubuntu 7.04 on the computer but it seems to have forgotten my user / password so I cant get into that. The CD says the install will overwrite everything on the HD - just what I wanted to do, but it seems the 9.04 distro is corrupt (?)

Is there anyone who can advise what this (initramfs) means and what do I need to do to get the 9.04 installed.
Thanks
Jon
 
Old 09-13-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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try downloading the ISO file from the web and installing it.
Good Luck
 
Old 09-13-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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first please ensure that your installation media is not corrupt by checksum.try adding a boot parameter "all_generic_ide" - while booting off the LiveCD..there are some solutions described in that thread.. hope that helps
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=587168&page=2

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mobin
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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I have seen issues with apic as well. add noapic option to kernel boot menu and see if the issue persists.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:39 AM   #5
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9.04 installation failure

Thanks to those people who answered and gave advice, Unfortunately I have tried all the suggestions, yet no success.
I wasted all afternoon with this. In my mind, the 9.04 iso is corrupt or not set up properly.
Very disappointed.
Jon
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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I do not think that iso in itself is corrupt at the source. It could be at your end. Try downloading another one from some other mirror and check its md5sum to be sure it is not corrupt.
If even that does not work then you can try another distribution to find out if its Ubuntu at fault or your hardware.
 
  


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