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My Ubuntu installation onto my laptop crashes when installing the base system, at around 6%. The log it says I have to check doesn't exist! Any ideas or is this ...
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    Ubuntu Install problems


    My Ubuntu installation onto my laptop crashes when installing the base system, at around 6%. The log it says I have to check doesn't exist! Any ideas or is this too vague?

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    What is the name of the log?
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    Did you check the integrity of the ISO when you downloaded it?

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    yeah, MD5 was fine as far as I could tell. I will download it again just to check tho. can't remember what the log was! bootstrap sometying I think.

    I'm not very good at this I was just looking for a fast, light, flexible distro for my laptop...

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    I notice you have Suse 10.0 in your info. Any reason you don't want to stick with it? It has a pretty good boot time and laptop support is great (acpi and backgrounding of network).

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    i feel like such a fool - just downloaded ubuntu again and install worked first time... sorry for being such a loser!

    I'm sticking with suse for my desktop - i love it - i'm really impressed! But I was looking for something lighter for an old-ish laptop I have that doesn't get used for much. So I thought why not try another distro, with another GUI and see what happens - you can never learn too much!

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    I am also having trouble installing linux. I installed it fine on my old vaio machine but when tryinr to installing on my AMD 64 machine it always stops at about 86% on copying files. I have a sata DVD burning, and I thought that was the problem sho I put in a ide cdrom drive and still no success. I also tried installing from a flash drive.

    Any ideas?

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    are you using the intel distro of ubuntu or did you get the 64bit version?

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    Ubuntu Installation Problem.

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    I ‘ve a celeron 1.2Ghz 128MB RAM 30GB PC with Windows Xp. I tried top install ubuntu 6.0 with the free installation CD (live CD). After asking for the option to boot, I choose 1st option of install. Then i see some programming being done & there is some checking also with every answer as OK. thereafter a brown screen appears & i see a dialouge box. On it i see, ubuntu logo & “windows manager” as text only. Then, nothing happens & only the brown screen remains. If i try to eject the cd, it is not possible & i can hear the cd being used. Ultimately I ‘ve to restart the PC forcefully.

    Plz guide me how to solve this prob. Thanx in Advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_cadelhi
    If i try to eject the cd, it is not possible & i can hear the cd being used. Ultimately I ‘ve to restart the PC forcefully.
    i didn't get it. did you install Ubuntu or not ? are you booting from Ubuntu CD after installation ?




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