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Old 01-09-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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problem with installing ubuntu 7.04...

i am a windows user and new for linux...
i install latest version of ubuntu in june 2007......but i found prob. with opening i format the partition of linux.....
now i want to install linux on my computer with windows.....
i made a empty partition of 39 GB for linux...

problem is---when i am trying to install linux it says --PCI: failed to allocate memory #.....
loading please wait.....

when some loading has been done it says---bin/sh:can't access.tty;job control turned of

type help for inbuilt commands.........

Whats the problem..???
Old 01-10-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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It could be because a piece of hardware in the machine and Ubuntu don't cooperate well. Just a guess, but that's where I would start.

When you start the Ubuntu desktop/live-cd, and enter the boot menu, select the option to modify the commands before booting (or something close to that - anyway, the option which shows you the kernel line, where you can add, remove and modify the options). Then add this to the list:
acpi=off irqpoll
Hit Enter and try to continue. If it works, you're going to have to add the same thing to the kernel line of the installed Ubuntu, at the first boot after the setup is done. If it doesn't help, you can also try these instead (one at a time):
acpi=force irqpoll
nacpitimer irqpoll
As it seems, the error message you gave may be caused by a lot of things, and this is just guessing..
Old 01-10-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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this was a text based installation or a graphical installation
if you are using a graphical installation then follow the following steps:

keyboard layout etc....when you come to partioning...
select manual

there divide the 39GB partition into a 2GB swap(set this as the filesystem) and the 37GB as the root(/) partition
then it will ask for the common questions like root password etc...the be patient till it installs may take some may also appear to hang at places but don't be impatient it will times in my OLD P3 128MB RAM system i had to wait for 3hours...then it completed...GOOD LUCK!
Old 01-12-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
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Thumbs up thanks...

thanks buddy ........i have installed ubuntu......
Old 01-12-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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another happy ending to the (unnecessary) Fear of LINUX installation.....:-)


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