Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu 9.10 install issue

My first post. I'm a Ubuntu desktop user for a few years. I've been running ver. 8.04 successfully but wanted to try 9.10 and downloaded the ISO and ran a successful test running from the CD on the same computer as 8.04. During install I was given an option to install a proprietary driver which I did and everything ran as it was supposed to from the CD. I then proceeded to install ver 9.10 on the entire reformatted hard drive. This time I was not offered the option for the proprietary driver but the install seemed to be successful up to the point of rebooting and removing the ISO CD. It did reboot to the opening screen but then cleared the screen with an error message that there was a missing file. Now when I try to reboot I get a menu from grub listing generic and mem tests or a command line.

What concerns me is that the CD offered the missing driver but the hard drive install didn't. What is it in 9.10 that is missing or incompatible that wasn't in 8.04??????? The computer is now useless.

Old 11-17-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: 2,625 m of paranoia above sea level
Distribution: Arch Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Void Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Win10
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I suggest to use the alternate CD instead of the desktop CD. While using the desktop cd is attractive ](in the same sense that the dark side of the force is) the alternate CD will in the majority of cases result in a working system while the desktop CD may not as you have already surmised. As well, it is possible to run it in in rescue mode, thus you may not need to reinstall but simply to run the rescue mode and install the proprietary driver for your video card.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ubuntu 8.10 desktop amd64 install issue from windows poorsaxon Linux - Newbie 3 01-17-2009 08:52 PM
Two bootloaders: Install issue with ubuntu JohnLocke Linux - Newbie 5 10-08-2008 01:55 AM
Ubuntu Install Issue - Please Help!! sarasr Ubuntu 2 05-24-2008 01:57 AM
Ubuntu 7.04 SATA Drive Install Issue Adler Linux - Laptop and Netbook 6 05-23-2007 08:33 PM
Install issue with Ubuntu 6.06 when manually setting partitions hamster Ubuntu 9 10-22-2006 05:21 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration