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hello all, while i was trying to install ubuntu 8.04,the installation stopped at 53% while copying files.Ubuntu are working fine when booting from cd but im unable to install them. ...
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    [SOLVED] Installation hangs at 53%


    hello all,
    while i was trying to install ubuntu 8.04,the installation stopped at 53% while copying files.Ubuntu are working fine when booting from cd but im unable to install them. I tried to install on both the entire C and D drives and i've tried manually, but no success so far.
    Anyone got an idea what the problem is?

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    Probably some kind of hardware issue. You could try installing from the "alternate desktop CD". It's a text only installer, and will not work as a liveCD.

    Check for it right under the green Start Download button.
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    Are you planing to dual boot? How much disk space have you allocated for Ubuntu?
    Boot up from Ubuntu CD, open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    * its small L in fdisk -l.

    Post output here. Post your machine's specs too. Which Graphics Card do you have?
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    hello, thanks for your replies. I'm downloading the alternate cd.

    here is the result of sudo fdisk -l:
    Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xcb54cb54

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 4463 35849016 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 4464 4865 3229065 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 4661 4865 1646631 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 4464 4660 1582339+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xff43ff43

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 1216 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 1217 1338 979965 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb3 1339 14593 106470787+ 83 Linux

    ------------------------------
    I'm planning to use the entire D disk (no dual-boot).I have allocated 10 gb for the system files,1 gb swap and i have a remaining 109 gb free.
    1 gb RAM,x86 processor and nVidia gforce TI.

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    I know you said that the LiveCD ran fine, but perhaps there is still some problem with the disc. Did you run a disc check on it?
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    i just ran the disc defect test and i got this error (multiple times)
    Buffer I/O error on Device sr1. the only thing i did was to burn the iso image to the disc using Nero.

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    First of all, boot up from Ubuntu CD again and open GParted Partition Manager. Delete all partitions of both Harddisks and create new.

    1. /dev/sda1, ext3, 10-15GB is enough but you can assign as much space as you like
    2. /dev/sda2, SWAP, 1GB is more than enough.

    Start Installation again. As uou are downloading Alternate Installation CD, install Ubuntu through that only. Select Manual Partitioning in Partition Section and assign / mount point to ext3 partition. Installer will detect SWAP partition itself.

    Do let us know how it goes. Good Luck !
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4nm7 View Post
    hello all,
    while i was trying to install ubuntu 8.04,the installation stopped at 53% while copying files.Ubuntu are working fine when booting from cd but im unable to install them. I tried to install on both the entire C and D drives and i've tried manually, but no success so far.
    Anyone got an idea what the problem is?
    happen to me too in the same way, i try ubuntu 8.04 in live session and it works, but when i want to install it to harddrive, it gives error message about cd/dvd corrupt,

    try another CD/ DVD

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    Casper i did what you recommend and when ubuntu downloads i'm going to try them on a new fresh cd.

    for your information i used the guidelines from this video: Installing Ubuntu Part 1

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    this time with alternate cd ubuntu installation worked just fine.
    thanks guys for the help

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