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Old 11-04-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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what is wrong with ubuntu8.10?why i can not install it?


i have downloaded one of 64 bit version which is 699M, but after finish installing and i can not install any software, and it says

"Eva cannot be installed on your computer type (amd64). Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided to not support your computer type."

my cpu is : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz

and i thought my computer may be not support for a 64 bit version,so~

i download another one of 32 bit version which is said 699m, but after i downloaded it , it was 698.8M and i create a install CD,but it can not install, and i run "check CD for defects", it said "something missing"

so~ this is the problem i get and i really donot know how to deal with it!! please tell me! thanks in advance! !!!!!!

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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It just means that that cd is a bad burn. If you redownload and reburn it should be fine. If you use bit-torrent to download there is a better chance it'll go smoothly, as torrents have quite a bit of error checking built in. I also try to burn at a lower speed setting, I've just had fewer problems with bad burns that way.

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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Well, that CPU is 64 bit, so I would have used a 64 bit version. far as I know you can still install a 32 bit one if particular important software you want to use don't support 64 bit.

The error you got on the 32 bit version might just have been a download hickup. Try downloading it again.

Which distro is this anyway?

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
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There isn't any advantage to using a 64bit OS unless you have over 3 gigs of RAM. There are a few drawbacks. Some software isn't available for 64bit OS's, even on Linux. Some Linux distro's 64bit version isn't as polished, and has more bugs. At least in my experience so far.

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Old 11-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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It just means that that cd is a bad burn. If you redownload and reburn it should be fine. If you use bit-torrent to download there is a better chance it'll go smoothly, as torrents have quite a bit of error checking built in. I also try to burn at a lower speed setting, I've just had fewer problems with bad burns that way.

David
why it says it is 699M and it was 698.8 M actually ???? i have tried 5 times from different location, they are all 698.8M. i was trying get ubuntu 8.10!!! THANKS!
 
Old 11-04-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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Before you burn the disk, check the checksum of the iso. The file will have a .md5 extension. Download both the iso and checksum file to the same directory and run

md5sum -c ubuntu.version.md5

If everything is fine it will dusplay an OK.

- Cheers

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:11 PM   #7
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If you have another operating system currently installed on the computer, and an internet connection, you can do a net-installation with unetbootin:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-05-2008, 08:20 AM   #8
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Before you burn the disk, check the checksum of the iso. The file will have a .md5 extension. Download both the iso and checksum file to the same directory and run

md5sum -c ubuntu.version.md5

If everything is fine it will dusplay an OK.

- Cheers
oh thanks! i have done this! and it is not a full package! the number was not match! but why they are all wrong?? i have tried 6 times, i downloaded for 6 different locations,but they are all 698.8M,not 699M as it said! so ~ thanks! i hope i can get 8.10 sooner! the only thing i can do is to use 8.04 again!
 
Old 11-05-2008, 08:44 AM   #9
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"Eva cannot be installed on your computer type (amd64). Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided to not support your computer type."
I think this error message is telling you you downloaded the wrong package for EVA. It appears you are trying to install a 32 Bit version of Eva on a 64 Bit OS..

Download the right package or install it directly from the universe repository.
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/amd64/eva



If it say 699 MB and your download is 698.8MB then someone probably rounded off the decimal place. If you want to know if your downloaded .iso image is complete or not run a md5 checksum on your downloaded image. if it matches the information posted on the download site then your download is good.

That's one of the things I love about using K3B to burn .iso files. the first thing it does when you choose a file is automatically compute the md5 sum for the file so you can verify it is good before hitting BURN.

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:23 AM   #10
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Download the install CD via bittorrent. It has quite a bit of error correction built in, so you won't have those problems. Unless you have more than 3 Gigs of ram, I'd stick with the 32bit version of Ubuntu. Here are a few links to download those torrents. I use Ktorrent, but any bittorrent client will work fine.....

32bit.....
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.10/ubun...86.iso.torrent

64bit.....
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.10/ubun...64.iso.torrent
Good luck..

David
 
Old 11-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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i hope i can get 8.10 sooner! the only thing i can do is to use 8.04 again!
I suggest you wait awhile before downloading ubuntu 8.10. Let it mature awhile. Right now, anyone who downloads ubuntu 8.10 are in a way beta testers.

Ubuntu 8.10 may work out of the box for some users and not so well for others. The ones having problems with ubuntu 8.10 will probably submit bug reports for any hardware or software issues.

Try again in a few weeks and maybe a bug similar to yours will be fixed or a better iso image will be available.

- Good luck

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:32 AM   #12
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Download the install CD via bittorrent. It has quite a bit of error correction built in, so you won't have those problems. Unless you have more than 3 Gigs of ram, I'd stick with the 32bit version of Ubuntu. Here are a few links to download those torrents. I use Ktorrent, but any bittorrent client will work fine.....

32bit.....
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.10/ubun...86.iso.torrent

64bit.....
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.10/ubun...64.iso.torrent
Good luck..

David
thanks! but it still says 698.8M , so i think it is not a full package! right? did you use 8.10??? thanks!
 
Old 11-06-2008, 07:38 AM   #13
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I think this error message is telling you you downloaded the wrong package for EVA. It appears you are trying to install a 32 Bit version of Eva on a 64 Bit OS..

Download the right package or install it directly from the universe repository.
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/amd64/eva



If it say 699 MB and your download is 698.8MB then someone probably rounded off the decimal place. If you want to know if your downloaded .iso image is complete or not run a md5 checksum on your downloaded image. if it matches the information posted on the download site then your download is good.

That's one of the things I love about using K3B to burn .iso files. the first thing it does when you choose a file is automatically compute the md5 sum for the file so you can verify it is good before hitting BURN.
thanks!! do you where i can download a full 8.10.iso??
 
Old 11-06-2008, 07:40 AM   #14
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I suggest you wait awhile before downloading ubuntu 8.10. Let it mature awhile. Right now, anyone who downloads ubuntu 8.10 are in a way beta testers.

Ubuntu 8.10 may work out of the box for some users and not so well for others. The ones having problems with ubuntu 8.10 will probably submit bug reports for any hardware or software issues.

Try again in a few weeks and maybe a bug similar to yours will be fixed or a better iso image will be available.

- Good luck
oh thanks!
 
  


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