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Old 05-15-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
Dios10
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Ubuntu installation: 25% in 8 hours! Help please!


Hi, I hope that you can help me, because I really need this urgently.

I've downloaded the latest stable version of Ubuntu x86 .iso and burned it like a cd image on a cd and then I ran this on my formatted Laptop. BUT when I come to "Setting Up Primary Installation" it stayed 8 hours on 25%... this can't be the truth?

Please help me with my problem, and tell me what to do.
Appreciate your help
 
Old 05-15-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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Is there anyway of looking at the install in 'verbose mode'?
eg press alt+F2 or escape?

or try re-starting, it might of just caught up on something, or a piece of configuration was wrong.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem with an Ubuntu Install. Though I was using one of the pressed Cds

What i did and what worked for me was this. Keep using the same media and change cd drives in your computer, this is a valid option for me, I've got like 5 extra ones lying around. If you can do that, try that.

If that doesn't work, then redownload the iso and reburn, and when you burn the iso do it at a very low speed 4x or 8x and then retry your install.

If that doesn't work, tell us!
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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ok, because its a laptop, I missed that, try to download the network boot option for installing it. It will take significantly longer (unless you are on a T3) than a media install, but that should work pretty no matter what
 
  


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