[SOLVED] Alternate 10.04 64bit install hangs at 75% and asks for CD
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Alternate 10.04 64bit install hangs at 75% and asks for CD
Hi folks, I'm being driven nuts by this (not giving up though).
Had problems with hard drives yesterday, wouldn't recognise them after I'd installed Linux. Today I fixed that problem (another thread on here, in the hardware section) but now, every single time the install gets to 75%, it asks me to insert the CDROM and basically hangs.
Hitting enter doesn't try to fire up the CDROM, there's zero noise from it.
It did this once yesterday but all other tries worked fine.
Today it's failed the 7 different times I've tried, in exactly the same place, each time asking for the CD, even tried re-burning the CD, still failing at the same place.
It's just after doing something to APT, then storing something (not very helpful I know).
Can get a command prompt by CTRL-ALT_F2, but have no clue as to how to proceed when I get there.
Just a thought: The "mount point" that's being accessed is probably in a RAM file system, and it's possible that you've run out of dynamic memory. I.e., perhaps you need to add more RAM rather than a new CD. (Most 64-bit systems come with three or four GB of RAM, so my suggestion may be "off the mark," but you might want to run the memchk program to verify that your RAM is all working.)
Dear Linux users,
I have the same problem in the same point using the alternate CD 10.04- i386 in order to setup a virtual machine on Vbox with virtual HDD's using S/W Raid1.
Replacing CD/DVD's nothing changed.The problem bypassed using instead of real CD's the .iso equivalent as the source of the installation.
The installation completed successfully and the virtual machine works as expected.
Next trial will be on the real machine with "real" HDD's in Raid1 using alternate ubuntu10.04 CD.