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Old 06-14-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy Ubuntu installer extremely slow...


I'm trying to install Dapper on a Dell 2350 with 256mb ram and a 1.9ghz processor. The installation CD loads to the desktop fine, but the Install program can't even load to Step 2. The CD drive is working, but everything is running excruciatingly slow.

I've tried re-burning the disk and have checked the hash of the ISO. Everything with that is fine.

My computer has been loading the map for step 2 for about two hours now. Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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If you are installing from the live cd, try the alternate install disc.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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If you are installing from the live cd, try the alternate install disc.
Yep. The live installer is slow for me too. THe alternate cd works just fine and I did an install inarround 20min.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 08:47 PM   #4
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I downloaded the ISO provided by the Ubuntu homepage. Is there an alternate ISO that I can download? I did not see any alternates on the downloads page. Or do I have to order the CD by mail?

Thanks for all help so far.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 09:02 PM   #5
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http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/releases/6...rnate-i386.iso
 
Old 06-16-2006, 09:42 PM   #6
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I agree with the previous posters. Some of my PCs did the install perfectly with the desktop 6.06 iso. Try the alternate 6.06 iso it is a text based install like the 5.10 installation CD.
I read that you checked your md5 check sum file. Good luck man:-) I love 6.06. Ubuntu is my other favourite distro:-)
 
Old 06-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help. I'm downloading now.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
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Ok, I got it to install, everything is partitioned correctly. Great.

I booted it for the first time (expecting GRUB or Lilo) and got a "Could not detect operating system" message. I used my trusty boot floppy and set the Windows partition as active (that's what I'm going use most frequently). Then, I ran fdisk /mbr. I didn't know if the MBR was corrupt and wanted to be safe. Then, it booted right to Windows. No bootloader at all. But Windows worked. Which is good.

So then I followed these instructions to dual-boot using the Windows bootloader. Everything went well with that, and I get the Windows bootloader menu. Windows boots fine, but when I go to boot Ubuntu, I get nothing but a black screen with a white blinking cursor in the upper left.

Anything I can do? Can I install GRUB or something? I'm using NTFS, though, for Windows, and I don't want to jack anything up. I also cannot format my Windows partition.

Thank you for your help this far!
 
  


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