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Old 07-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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UF.org down | installation disaster 12.04 please anyone


Last night I was installing 12.04 on my friends laptop and at the very end of the installation my Internet disconnected and the installation seemed to freeze for an hours! So I shut it down. I came to the library today where the Internet is strong. I opened the Ubuntu desktop from the USB. Clicked install. Choose language | Los Angeles... And then black screen with text I don't remember. Ugh!

OK restart. Now I don't have the picture. This is grub? Is it GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.9 There's no U.I.

I have 4 options:

Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-23-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-23-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, console 115200)

If I try and boot from 1st option I get blinking line at top left.
If I boot 2nd option I get Recovery Menu (filesystem state: read-only)

resume Resume normal boot
clean Try to make free space
dpkg Repair broken packages
failsafe Run in failsafe graphic mode
fsck Check all file systems
grub Update grub bootloader
network Enable networking
root Drop to root shell prompt
system-summary System summary

<Ok >

*obviously this is where I'm stuck. I already tried 1, 2, 3, and 5, and now trying 4, and 6. I figure I need to use a command under root. Please advice anyone??
 
Old 07-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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you do not need internet for installation.
first install the basic setup and then update them
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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The black screen with text you don't remember, did it by any chance say "Kernel Panic"? Could you try again and see?

This could be a hardware problem and not related to Internet connectivity at all. Have you tried option 3, "Memtest86+", from the first menu?
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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The black screen with text you don't remember, did it by any chance say "Kernel Panic"? Could you try again and see?

This could be a hardware problem and not related to Internet connectivity at all. Have you tried option 3, "Memtest86+", from the first menu?
I'm trying that now. I was thinking I had problems with network because I was connected at start of install and then I had "options update with network" ticked. The OS was booting fine from USB I so not think it is hardware issue it over ran my windows xp OS. I then started an install today, but half way through it have me the "panic screen" yes it is very possible that is what it said. I should have paid closer attention but I really want expecting this trouble.

I'm running memtest86+ (3rd option) now. I'm really not sure what option to try next. I'm contemplating downloading 10.04 LTS on my android. I have a flash drive device my SD card fits into maybe install older OS.

This pc is IntelŪ PentiumŪ M processor 1.60GHz 1.60 GHz, 504 MB of RAM 74 GB hdd HP Pavilion dv4000 laptop 2002
 
Old 07-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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It says ***pass complete no errors press esc to exit,***
 
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It seems your memory chips are working fine.

Unless you need to preserve files on the hard drive, simply try the installer again. If you get the black screen with an error message, write it down or take a picture with your phone.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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I think I found the problem!

I went back into BIOS and USB was gone! So I had to go into "boot order (esc)" and USB was there. Went into advanced changed boot order back to USB. Now desktop is back up =() Now retrying install. Thanks for the advice. Hope this makes it this time =ll
 
Old 07-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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It says "The creation of swap space in partition #5 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed."

In advanced partitioning tool: I see

/dev/sda
/dev/sda1 ext4_______unticked box 79498 MB used 3835 MB
/dev/sda5 swap______unticked box 525 MB used 0 MB

"New Partition Table.... "

Device for boot loafer installation:
/dev/sda ATA ST9808210A (80.0 GB)

Ok... Sigh.. Anyone? What's happening? Thanks
 
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512mb is the bare minimum ram requirement according to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements

For old computers, give Xubuntu or Lubuntu a try (or consider going outside the 'buntu family).

Don't use 10.04; it is obsolete and unsupported.
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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512mb is the bare minimum ram requirement according to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements

For old computers, give Xubuntu or Lubuntu a try (or consider going outside the 'buntu family).

Don't use 10.04; it is obsolete and unsupported.
well that would seem like the problem and soluterion :/ thx
 
Old 07-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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you do not need internet for installation.
first install the basic setup and then update them
I actually just tried this and it worked fine. Problem solved.
 
  


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