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Old 11-17-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
Alan Lakin
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Install problems


Well, I decided to give Kubuntu-5.10 a go but ran into a few problems. I am installing on an AMD Athlon64 3000 and selected the amd64 iso and default kernel. The base install appears to work. I then reboot and 72% into the install it froze. The keyboard ceased to work so I had to resort to pulling the plug

Upon rebooting to see what was happening I got a message to say that not all of the packages had been installed correctly and I could try reselecting the packages or sorting it out manually. Unfortunately, after presenting me with a login prompt and allowing me to login in the system froze again - so no hope of doing any repairs

Any suggestions what the problem might be? I am typing this from my regular Slackware install that behaves beautifully so I think we can discount faulty hardware. I like to keep an open mind and was looking forward to giving a debian based distro a whirl, but if Kubuntu is going to give me trouble installing I might move on to another debian based distro.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 09:49 AM   #2
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The original Debian distro behaves beautifully, too...
I have never been able to install any (K) Ubuntu of any
sort whereas Debian never failed to install...
 
Old 11-18-2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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It is possible that your power supply might be going. That is often one of the first signs... difficulty during install, which is very power intensive. Also, check that your heat sink is properly affixed. Often a loose heat sink can have the same effect.

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Old 11-18-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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Originally posted by samael26
The original Debian distro behaves beautifully, too...
I have never been able to install any (K) Ubuntu of any
sort whereas Debian never failed to install...
Samael, you are probably right I have an old Pentium box that I installed Potato on many years ago. I seldom use it however. I found it very heavy going. I remember installing lilypond and found apt-get a nightmare. It would only install the bits I wanted if I agreed to have it unistall about 7 programs that it wanted to uninstall. I was hoping that one of the easy new style debian options might ease me back in. Then again I have much more knowledge and experience than I did then so maybe diving in with the original Debian is what I should do

That said, I love my Slackware - but you know what it is like - you just have to keep trying these things
 
Old 11-21-2005, 06:21 AM   #5
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Just to say Samael that I took your advice and installed Debian Sarge - no install problems at all. Unfortunately I am a little busy at the moment and do not have the time to configure everything and get into the Debian way. However, it is there for when I am ready
 
  


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