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Old 11-05-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
darknus823
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Ubuntu Install FREEZES


I've tried to install Ubuntu Linux many times on my computer and every time it freezes during installation. I've tried the following versions:
  1. Ubuntu 6.10 x64 Desktop
  2. Ubuntu 6.10 x32 Desktop
  3. Kubuntu 6.10 x64 Desktop
  4. Ubuntu 6.06 x64 Desktop
  5. Ubuntu 6.10 x64 Alternate
None of them have worked for me.

Here are my system specs:
AMD Anthlon 64 3700+
1150 MB of RAM
1 160 GB Hard Drive
1 250 GB Hard Drive (Completely Blank)
Nvidia Geforce 6200 Graphics Card

I tried installing it on both Hard Drives

PLEASE HELP ME!
 
Old 11-05-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Pass on the kernel flags noapic nolapic while booting to see if they help. They used to help my system when I used mandrake, long... long ago.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:21 PM   #3
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Pass on the kernel flags noapic nolapic while booting to see if they help. They used to help my system when I used mandrake, long... long ago.
Can you be more specific with your instructions? I'm not sure on how to disable noapic nolapic during installation.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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Sure When you're booting the Edgy (6.10) desktop cd, you'll get this:

This is the Ubuntu Live CD.
Press F1 for help or advanced options.

For the default live system, press Enter.

boot:

Type /casper/vmlinuz noapic nolapic and hit enter.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 06:53 PM   #5
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Exactly how does it lock up? On what part?

I took me about 2 hours just to get my partition table right because qtparted kept locking and crashing but I finally got it.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 08:45 PM   #6
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Exactly how does it lock up? On what part?

I took me about 2 hours just to get my partition table right because qtparted kept locking and crashing but I finally got it.
It usually freezes at 1% of the installation. I really a newbie at linux so just ran the installation from the disk. Is there something I should do before installation?

Also, the noapic nolapic thing didn't work.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 10:32 PM   #7
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It usually freezes at 1% of the installation. I really a newbie at linux so just ran the installation from the disk. Is there something I should do before installation?

Also, the noapic nolapic thing didn't work.
Its been awhile since the last time I installed ubuntu. What part of the install is 1%? Is that before or after the disks are partitioned? Perhaps a screen shot before it locks up?
 
Old 11-06-2006, 02:00 PM   #8
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Its been awhile since the last time I installed ubuntu. What part of the install is 1%? Is that before or after the disks are partitioned? Perhaps a screen shot before it locks up?
The installer displays "Creating ext3 file system for / in partition #1 of IDE1 maste..."
 
Old 11-07-2006, 12:04 PM   #9
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Maybe you have an incompatible combination of RAM. If you have windows installed, then does it work fine?

I had some problems with RAM when I was installing Ubuntu, I had 640 MB installed and I think it was not stable, so I removed the additional 128 and the installation ran flawlessly.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 01:04 PM   #10
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Maybe you have an incompatible combination of RAM. If you have windows installed, then does it work fine?

I had some problems with RAM when I was installing Ubuntu, I had 640 MB installed and I think it was not stable, so I removed the additional 128 and the installation ran flawlessly.
I tried to install it with each of the RAM cards removed but it still freezes.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 01:32 PM   #11
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If it freezes on creating partitions then I would suggest running some live CD and partitioning the drive from that OS.
Or even do it on some other machine with a live cd.

If it still freezes when trying to create partition then I suggest You change that drive
 
  


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