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Sadistic Tribble 10-29-2009 10:46 PM

Kubuntu 9.10 desktop installer crash
So I'm installing Kubuntu 9.10. I've used 9.04 on my desktop for a while and it's been a really great experience. I loaded the 9.10 live CD, clicked on the installer link, and the install went smoothly... until the progress bar got to about 80%. It tried to read something from the CD, then something from the "mirror" (a copy of the CD in RAM? I dunno, I'm a n00b), to no effect. A button labeled "skip" (I'm not sure exactly how many steps it was offering to skip) immediately appeared.

The bar stayed at 80% for several minutes, so I clicked "skip", at which point the installer crashed, and offered to submit a bug report, which I tried to do but clicking the link didn't appear to do anything.

This happened twice, once from loading the LiveCD and once by just selecting "install". I tried to boot into the install, but GRUB simply says "error 15", and refuses to display anything.

Is this because of a problem with the CD? That's the only thing I can think of, since Ubuntu/Kubuntu installers have been notoriously good in the past and my HDD is fine.

As a side note, I have WinXP on one partition and Linux (previously Kubuntu 9.04, now a bad install of 9.10) on the other. (And of course a swap partition)

lidex 10-30-2009 12:29 AM

Try these links:

Sadistic Tribble 10-30-2009 03:07 AM

Thanks, but... I just solved it. >.>

It appears the 80% hang wasn't actually a hang, it was just taking a ridiculous amount of time. It eventually progressed past 80% and installed perfectly.

DragonSlayer48DX 10-30-2009 03:51 AM

FWIW- When it is checking the mirror, it's logging onto the mirror from which the ISO was downloaded to verify the installation. And yes, that can take some time. ;)


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