Can't install Ubuntu

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  1. Youkai
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    Youkai Demon

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    Well

    thanks to some help here in the forum i got my laptop to work properly now

    BUT !!!! whenever i try to install Ubuntu while its on the "Installation des Grundsystems" (Installation of main System) [says copy data] the screen freeze and nothing happens ...

    any idea what could be the problem now ?

    would it help to do format c before installing ? i wanted to have windows still there if i would not like linux
     
  2. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    don't format C unless during install.

    maybe it is actually copying data...?
     
  3. Zamo

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    Are you using wubi to inistall it(from inside windows)? If so your drive may be too fragmented for it to install. Try defragging.
     
  4. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Are you installing from within windows? You should boot the live disc to install.
     
  5. Youkai
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    well i tried from within windows and after restartin its doing some stuff and get stuck

    than i tried to install from CD before anything was started .. well after some time it goes into the same screen again (background and mouse already there) and gets stuck

    and than i booted the linux from CD which worked and installed afterwards and still same after some percent it stucks


    already did the mem test and disc check everything says its ok
     
  6. Maz7006

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    Which version are you installing, and what do you mean by "(Installation of main System) [says copy data]" you mean after you have done a live session and its during the installation. I remember when i installed a while back ubuntu 7.10 it stayed there for some time but then it was fine. Just give it some time, like a whole night just in case. I'm sure it hasn't frozen its just working but really slowly. If problems persist then you've probably got your hands on a bad copy of the disc. Id advise you to download a fresh ISO and burn it to a CD and then try it. I hope this helps
     
  7. Youkai
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    Youkai Demon

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    well so you think if i just let it on the night it will be ok ?

    its while installing after the partitioning that at some point it just freeze ...
    before i can move mouse and such and than nothing ... after one hour still no percent up

    and well i just downloaded the iso one week ago and CD check that is included says everything is fine


    Well now it froze at changing partition size
     
  8. Zamo

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    I had the same problem and the cause was a fragmented hard drive due to windows. Like I said, try a defrag.
     
  9. Youkai
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    Youkai Demon

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    well i fragmented and did scandisc and everything now but still nothing

    but now when i start install in windows i get an error about that i have only 255 ram and that 256 is needed ??? how the hell can i have 255 ???

    well i had to take out one of the rams because it was completely busted but the other one seems to work fine ... and ram check didn't say anything before maybe i do it again ... would be bad if its broken now too.
     
  10. FAST6191

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    "256 ram" Graphics cards can take it and various other little things can mess around with it (suffice it to say it is not an error). More importantly 256 is not enough for graphics heavy like ubuntu and linux mint (I say 512 min for that sort of thing, especially graphical install).

    Find an XFCE version or better yet get a more low rent distro like puppy linux or damn small linux.
     
  11. Kokuyoku

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    Are you trying to install Ubuntu 8.10? Is it freezing at 5% during the partitioning process cause I'm having the same programs. I know my laptop is compatible (by the virtue of typing this up on a live boot version of Ubuntu)
     
  12. Youkai
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    Youkai Demon

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    yes 8.10 but it does not freeze at 5% it always differs.

    but well Fast says my lap can't handle it so well ...
     
  13. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Try backing up your entire hard disk, booting live and reformatting your partition with gParted. Then copy back (after reinstalling windows) and install ubuntu on a fresh partition.