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Old 12-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy I can't install ubuntu on my new hard drive

i had to replace my hard drive, so now i have a new blank hard drive that i set partitions and formatted but when i try to load ubuntu from cd i burned(which i checked and downloaded correctly) it stops at the check hlt. i tried ALL the option settings, and still no good. it either restarts or gets stuck at that point again. am i doing something wrong? i can install ONLY ubuntu as my os right? like i said there is nothing else on hard drive-blank. if someone could help, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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Does the CD boot to live CD mode?
Old 12-09-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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can't install

it loads to screen and asks language, then goes to a black screen that asks - load with no change to comp, or install. i pick install and tried all options, then just usually restarts or stops at 'checking hlt'. is there anything else i am supposed to load or do to the black,new hard drive b4 i install the ubuntu os? i havent done anything wlse to hard drive except partition to c and d drive and format.
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You did do the md5checksum? Did you burn the downloaded file as an iso image? How did you partition and what did you format it as. C and D partitions are a windows naming convention and will mean nothing in Ubuntu. There really wasn't any need to partition and format prior to attempting to install.
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Did you check to see if the BIOS recognizes the new drive?

Did you set the jumpers on the drive properly?

You might even want to try a CMOS dump to reset everything.

A Hard drive tends to be the one piece of hardware that isn't always PnP.

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Old 12-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #6
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There's been many posts on the Ubuntu forum to burn the .ISO on a DVD and not a CD.
I would download a fresh .ISO image from the Ubuntu site, and burn it to a DVD-R (at low speed).
Then I would erase my HD (the previous formatting)
And finally use Gpart (GUI) from the Ubuntu CD installation (well, your DVD installation) to partition the disk (os/swap/logical).

See if that helps?

NB: it's a desktop or notebook? Intel Chipset on some notebooks cause a black screen during installation of Koala 9.10.

@AlphaSigmanOne: if he can partition the drive, it's is recognized by the BIOS


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