Ubuntu :: Unable To Install On Brand New Computer

Jun 7, 2010

I did it the wubi.exe way this time and I installed ubuntu 10.04 64-bit on my brand new HP dual-core 64-bit with win7. I was super happy to see it install too, because I've definitely missed using ubuntu in the past few days while setting this computer up.

However upon reboot, I see the usual "choice" menu. I choose ubuntu... it then goes directly to grub menu. I click the generic (I also tried safemode too) and I then only get full screen of code with a blinking curser at the bottom. Nothing else happens so I eventually have tp hard shut down. I sure wish I could screenshot all of that code... it's way to much to type out though, sorry.

I already tried the i915.modeset=1 and the i915.modeset=0 after quiet splash tricks,because yes, I do have an Intel. It's a brand new computer though, I thought only older intel cards had thar problem?

I also tried a fresh install of 9.10, even 9.04 (with live cd's that I know work)... same thing. A screen full of code after clicking "Try without...."

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Jan 11, 2010

I just bought a new emachines et1331g-03w I can get the cd to boot and give me the choices. When I select run from cd it acts like it is getting ready to load and then the screen goes black and hangs.I have tried both 8.04.3 32-bit desktop and 9.10 32-bit desktop both give the same problem. Both cds work fine on other computers.

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Feb 14, 2011

I'm unable to format a new drive. I've tried commands, which complete without error, yet the drive is still listed as NTFS.

===========Ive tried the following
[root@server ~]# mke2fs -j -m1 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Filesystem label=
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Dec 4, 2010

Not sure if this is correct place to ask this but here go:I have the following setup today:

sda openSUSE 11.2
sdb openSUSE 11.4 ms3
sdc openSUSE 11.3 (production)

sdb is my test environment. sda is still around since its the only way I can power down my system. 11.3 and 11.4 hang on power down. (Another subject) I have the 11.4 ms4 dvd made and I want to install to sdb without carrying over any of the settings. In the past I've just formatted and installed but the settings for the user and root were saved. Want to do a total fresh install. Reason for not carrying over setting is problems with Akonadi not starting (tried all the trouble shooting tips), and Vbox freezing keyboard and mouse when installing XP.

openSUSE 11.3 (|KDE 4.5.3 Release 10|
Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|4GB DDR3|GeForce 8400GS

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Nov 19, 2010

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I tried to use the guide here: [URL]... I followed the steps, but when I got the the very end (after selecting and creating the MDs) I get an error message stating that there is no root file system defined. I went back and checked all the steps and I am sure I followed everything in the guide.

Here are some quirks (not sure if they are bugs or not) In step 5 of the disc partitioning, it says to select the bootable flag and set it to yes (I am assuming). I press enter over that options, the screen flashes really quickly to a progress bar, but then comes back to the options screen and it still says bootable flag is off. No matter how many times I do it is says "off".

Also, and here is the bigger problem I think. - So the guide says to select the free space in each drive and then select Automatically Partition the free space, which I do, and it comes back and looks formatted accordingly - has 975.6 GB ext4 / and 24.6 GB swap swap. No Problem there.

BUT - whenever I do the same thing to the second drive, the partitions on the first seem to disappear. Meaning, it doesn't say free space, and has two partitions listed, but the / and the swap (last items in each row) have moved to the second drive partitions. I am not sure if this is how it is supposed to be since the pictures in the linked guide to not show what it looks like after that. THis is driving me crazy and I have to have it set up in RAID 1 and unsure as to what it is I am missing.

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Apr 5, 2010

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Dec 4, 2009

I am a Linux newbie and did one successful install Ubuntu 9.1 32 bit on my old desktop. Encouraged by that success (and the ease of it), this week I built my own system, which will be my primary system. I am trying to install Ubuntu 9.1 (AMD 64 version) and after the partition selection screen (I chose to partition the entire disk), I immediately get a white blank screen. Then nothing happens. I also tried with Ubuntu 9.1 32 bit, XUbuntu 9.1 64, Ubuntu 9.04 all had the same results.

Not sure if the hardware specs are required, but here they are:
1) Motherboard: MSI KA 780 G
2) Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630
3) Memory: Corsair 2 x 2 GB, 800 MHz twinx 6400 c6
4) Harddrive: Hitachi sata 300, 1 TB

In desperation, I have started windows XP installation and that seems to progress fine at its leisurely pace. Its formatting the drive right now. During one of the attempts, it did install something*, since after that I see a new ubuntu partition after that. But when I boot from hard disk I get a black screen with cursor. I tried to search thru the forums and nobody seemed to have this exact problem, one guy got a white screen with cursor after a graphics card install, which is not the same. I dont want to go back to windows.

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Feb 19, 2011

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<role rolename="tomcat"/>
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Oct 25, 2010

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Sponsor requirement
Why not contact Redhat?

Perhaps I will but I do not think they will support this package since they do not distribute it.When trying to install iwlwifi-1.2.25: this is what I get when running make.

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grep: /lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5PAE/source/net/mac80211/kcompat-delayed_work.h: No such file or directory
grep: /lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5PAE/source/lib/hexdump.c: No such file or directory


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May 20, 2010

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Or can this be done some other way. For example, a more powerful card for the center monitor, and less powerful cards for the other two. Do those need to be the same brand, or could I use, for example, ATI and nVidia cards on the same desktop simultaneously?

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