Ubuntu Installation :: Installer Won't Continue Past Second Screen?
Jan 31, 2011
I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu Netbook edition (v10.10) on my (brand new, No other OS installed) Asus Eee PC 1215T. I've successfully booted from the flash drive and can "Try Ubuntu," and everything works when doing so, however when I try to install it, the installer freezes on the second screen, right after language selection. To be a little more specific, that's the screen with the checkmarks next to "has at least 2.5 GB available drive space," "is plugged in to a power source," and "is connected to the Internet."
After I hit the "Forward" button on this screen, I just get an infinite wait cursor. I can still freely check and uncheck the boxes, and click the "Quit" button, so it's not entirely frozen, but it just won't progress any further.
I had this *exact* same problem just over a week ago when I tried to install Ubuntu on my desktop, also using the flash drive method. I ended up using the Windows installer to get it installed on my desktop, but as the netbook doesn't have any OS installed, that's not an option this time.
when I install Ubuntu from disc, it goes all the way through the install process and everything works fine until the part where you make your account, password, etc. When I enter all the information, sometimes it will say 'copying files..' for a while and I'll wait. Before long, though, it will say 'Ready when you are..' but the button that says forward is still greyed out and I cant click it. Ive tried going back and then forward again and it still doesnt work. Ive tried the install twice on two different discs and it wont work. Whats going on?
I just tried to update from 10.10 to 11.04, as the computer was restarting, it asked me to login from a terminal screen, and never fully loaded. I logged on and it stayed in the terminal screen, I tried rebooting and still nothing...
Just curious if there is any sort of issues with Ubuntu and JBOD assignments. I had my 2 500GB hdd's as JBOD through my mobo BIOS/RAID Config and it didn't like it. It installed just fine and showed the hard drives separately. I really didn't think anything of it so I continued on.After the install completed successfully, and I rebooted the system, it came to a blank screen with a blinking cursor and wouldn't continue on. So I tried restarting a few times, no luck. Finally I was like "okay screw this, going to install with no RAID setup or JBOD setup." (had RAID issues last night. rabble rabble) Removed RAID configurations and BAM started right up..S. Semi-new to Linux/Ubuntu. Know the basics and what not, just not some of the more advanced stuff.Edit: Okay, so I restarted my computer and removed my USB drive (which I had installed Ubuntu from) and it didn't boot. So it was NOT an issue with JBOD. Guess I'll look for a resolution for that, though.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Dell computer of mine but I can't get it to boot past the loading screen. I'm using 10.04 live CD. At the loading screen (boot, memory test, etc..) I select to boot the live CD and after that, I get a black screen followed by no signal from my monitor. My monitor is a 42" LCD TV (I had plans to turn this PC into a HTPC using Ubuntu and Boxee). I know Linux will work on this box, because it has in the past. Now, before I used to have an ATI Radeon X 1300 PCI-E card and now I am using an ATI Radeon 2900GT, and since cannot boot.
Does anyone have any idea on how I can get this to work?
Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit deployed to USB stick using Universal USB Installer 126.96.36.199.Searching around seems the problem is the way Nvidia graphics card is handled. I found a recommendation to set 'nosetmode' option, but found no easy way to do this on the current USB boot menu.Currently tried pressing TAB on the boot menu option and adding '--nosetmode' to command line, but result is the same.Does anyone have any suggestion about what I should try next?
Unfortunately my experience in the Unix* based world up to this point has only been using web servers and administrating them, no GUI experience of any kind so I am completely unfamiliar with the setup and entire usage of Xorg or any other Window manager at this point. The issue I am having is with the screen resolutions I am being allowed to chose for my Dell Studio 1535 running Fedora Core 13 and the KDE 4 desktop GUI, thus my issue since I am not really familiar with how to run a Unix* based GUI in the first place.
The basic information, if there is more needed just advise what and what command gathers that info (or what conf/log I should look into in order to find it). Laptop is a Dell Studio 1535 Video is the Mobile Intel GMA X3100 ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics. LCD interface is the LVDS.
So far it seems to give me modes for 1024x768 and on down, nothing above this. I believe I am supposed to use the radeon driver being that is the type of card it is but every time I change the xorg.conf file to use this instead of vesa the system wont get past the loading screen anymore upon reboot and nor can I seem to find a way to bring up a command line so I can hit up the Xorg.0.log to see what is wrong or change the xorg.conf file back to the original driver it had listed.
I am going to assume this is a missing driver or something else it hangs on but without being able to get access back to the system and having to rebuild it again (re-install via live CD) I am basically out of luck at this time. Sorry for the rather poor post but I do hope to receive some basic directions on where to go from here with this issue
It has been a few days I'm struggling to install Kubuntu 10.10 on my computer. I started with the normal CD, burnt it and boot the computer. Halfway through the graphical installer, I got a black screen and system froze up. I tried several things (including running the installer with nomodest and single options) but didn't help.
Then I downloaded the alternate CD and started to install in the text mode. I could get passed installing the kernel and programs but right after adding a user/password, the text installer crashed with a black screen and system froze!
Now, I already have Windows 7 64 bits on this computer and have done all kinds of memory/hardware tests on it and it works fine. The CPU, GPU and the case is well ventilated so nothing is overheating. I also run heavy loads on Windows (MATLAB, Chess engine tournaments) for hours and hours and never had a crash. So I guess the hardware is fine.
Here are the specs of the system if it can help:
CPU: i7 950 GPU: ATI HD5870 (model Gigabyte GV-R587UD-1GD) RAM: 12 GB DDR-1666 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) Optical drive: Liteon ihbs112 USB Mouse and Keyboard
Windows is installed on a SSD and I have 2x 2.0TB hard disks for data. Kubunto, however was being installed on a separate and dedicated 200GB hard disk. During installation process I format and partition this drive. I didn't disconnect/disable the other drives. In BIOS, all SATA controllers are set to run in AHCI mode.
My primary suspect is the graphics card. However, why it would ever crash even in the text mode? Although it works fine in Windows even with heavy gaming so graphics card is itself stable.
when I fired up the installer, after asking to test the media (which I skipped) and starting up the actual installer (anakonda, akonadi, whatever the name was, can't remember now and too lazy to look it up), it seemed to start up fine, except I couldn't get the wizard to show up. I did see the cursor, and occasionally I would get the "searching for storage devices" message (I restarted it a few times to see if I would get it working), but nothing. I also tried random key presses (namely F12,F1-F4), and after some time got a message saying that I had to enter the root password, so I presumably got to the root password screen blind...? (meaning that the installer apparently is ther, I just don't see it?)
After several restarts, though, I managed to get the wizard visible (just luck?), so I went ahead with it, but apparently I messed it up, when I rebooted I didn't get the screen visible again, after some random keypresses I got to the login prompt but I obviously hadn't created any accounts, so :/ I tried booting from the DVD to the rescue mode and manually adduser-ing from the console, but when I tried logging on, it would just come up with some kinda bluetooth-related error message and then hang on there with only the background image on the screen. I didn't try the basic video driver thingy yet because this didn't seem like a video driver issue (well, not entirely anyways), and I need my 3D acceleration, so...
Basically, I'd be glad if anyone knows what's up with the installer, and if it's not fixable as such, would installing with the basic video driver and then installing the proprietary drivers afterwards be all right? Sorry for the wall-of-text, though, it's just one of those days, it's bedtime and I get carried away...
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 recently using the installer (which was awesome, I've wanted to install Ubuntu again for awhile now but I didn't have any usable CDs and that wasn't available before or I was blind). I'm dual-booting with Vista 32 bit and it was working fine as far as I could tell for a week or two... but I noticed a few days ago, when I would try to boot into Ubuntu, once I selected 'Ubuntu' and then got to the screen where I'd normally ENTER on the 'linux-blahblahblah' thing, it's a command line. I can't get much out of it because half of the first word or so is too far to the left of the screen, I'm unable to read it.
I don't have the time to figure out what I'd search for for a fix for this. I'm only just now getting around to seeing if it would do it again today.
I have been using Ubuntu 9.10 for about two months now and it became my primary OS. I was in a hurry last night so I powered off laptop in a "bad way" - pressing the off button while the computer was running wipe. Today I tried to start Ubuntu but I can't get past the login screen which, also, looks like it switched to a "simple" theme - like in Windows xp when you turn off theme and GUI switches to "simple" theme. On this same screen there is a message saying something like "Configuration error! Power manager configuration isn't configured correctly." in the upper right corner. f I enter my username and pass it just resets to login screen again after a few seconds.
I am trying to get Kubuntu 10.04 to work. When I install it on this PC, it works up to the login screen. When I login, it acts as if it were logging in. But then it takes me back to the login screen. Ubuntu 10.04 works fine on this PC, but I prefer KDE. Could this be a problem with the graphics card?I can't even use the basic desktop effects in Ubuntu (gnome)
I'm running Ubuntu on my desktop. I have a dual-boot option between Ubuntu and Windows Vista. When I woke up this morning, my Ubuntu screen was frozen so I attempted to reboot...but I couldn't get past the boot screen. I can get into Windows just fine, but selecting Ubuntu just keeps cycling me through the initial boot screens over and overI am a still a beginner so please talk to me as though I were a child. Otherwise I'm sure I'll be confused.
I am trying to boot in to ubuntu 10.10 from a usb on my desktop but i can't seem to get past the purple screen with "ubuntu" and the flashing dots. The purple dots scroll for a bit but then all turn purple. I'm trying to do this on a hp compaq with a pentium 4 and from what i can tell nothing is wrong with it.
I created a live usb and I am trying to boot linux, but after it starts a large written ubuntu screen when starting appears i.e its boot screen but it do not start and continues as if it is still loading.
I'm running a dual-boot with Win7 64-bit and ubuntu 9.10 64-bit. I installed Win7 quite a while ago and ubuntu was installed this last weekend. It's been running happily and until now I have been very impressed, in fact I've only booted win7 once after installing ubuntu and that was just to make sure it was still working after resizing the partition.
I'm now running ubuntu from my installation cd in "run ubuntu without making any changes". Because when I turn-on my computer it simply will not go past the "motherboard-screen", if you know what I mean. It's a HP so I had some kind of "pc doctor" or something in the motherboard-screen. I was able to run that and it passed everything; cpu, ram, HD... So it seem like the hard drive is fine. Any thing that can make my computer working or allow me to back-up my files.
I got a usb with ubuntu 10.04 on it. Was messing around with this ubuntu last nite and really borked up my system. :S so decided on a fresh install (since ubuntu doesn't really have a system restore as far as i know)I originally installed Ubuntu on this machine with usb(EEE pc 1001p) but when i'm trying to do it now, after i click "DEFAULT" from the menu and goes to loading screen, it loads forever... i waited for about an hour and still loading (not frozen since the loading bar is still moving)
I have a dell inspiron mini which came with unbuntu 8.04 LTS mini standard edition pre-insatlled and a recovery disk. However i would like a more accessible OS and have been trying to install windows xp but i can not get past EULA screen. I have tried this with different (new) copies and checked if the buttons involved are working properly they are. i have also tried to make a boot disk for ubuntu following Internet guides but apparently this version does not support that option.
i'm running ubuntu maverick on a dell laptop and it was working flawlessly until the audio started stuttering so I looked up a possible cure for it. I came accross a post that said uninstalling pulseaudio would cure the problem - so i did through software centre. When I was uninstalling it there was configuration files to uninstall as well. When I shut down the laptop and tried to restart it, it goes to login screen with my name but when I click on login it goes back to the same screen. This is the first time this has happened and im not sure what I can do.
I made a little change this morning on my karmic laptop, and now after it boots up and I enter my username/psswd, it remains perpetually stuck on the loading page that usually shows only for a couple of seconds. I never actually get to my desktop.
This morning, I thought I would try adding another panel to my Desktop, but I thought that if I added it with the position 'top', it would automatically pop underneath my default top panel. So I would have two panels one under the other, like you often do in firefox. I also immediately set my new panel on 'auto-hide'. Right after, the new panel showed up ABOVE my default panel (like z-axis, covering my default panel) and my screen was absolutely frozen. All my desktop icons disappeared and mouse clicks and keyboard strokes would do nothing.
I was forced to hit ctrl+alt+f3 and do a reboot. Ever since, I have been stuck in this mode. Perhaps if I could access the config file for desktop panels (if there is one), then I could try and revert my changes.
I installed Ubuntu for the first time yesterday by running Wubi on Windows Vista Home Premium. For all of yesterday and up to lunchtime today Ubuntu was working fine. I followed the instructions on a forum post to remove Evolution Mail via the synaptic applications menu. I proceeded to log out of Ubuntu and reboot (I hoestly can't remember what for) Anyway, ever since I have not been able to log in to Ubuntu. I enter my username and password as normal and they are accepted, however moments the log in page displays again. This continues in an endless loop. The password is definitely correct because I get an authentication error if I enter anything else. I know I am not the only person experiencing this issue.
I installed a couple of updates that the update manager said were important the other night and now I can't get past the default key ring password screen. Only the mouse works (USB); the keyboard has no response.I know the password but I just can't get the keyboard to work.
My laptop recently died and I have invested in a new desktop. The specs are as follows code...
Anyhow, I had been running 10.10 on that laptop. Everything ran swimmingly (until the internal components died of course). I am currently running XP on the desktop and am looking to run 10.10 again as a dual boot. I already partitioned off 200gigs for Ubuntu upon set up of XP. I have tried using the USB LiveCD I used for my first install on the laptop, as well as a LiveCD CD I had created for the laptop. Neither one worked. The LiveCD came up with an error and the USB got to the point where there was the purple screen with white dots and it never got past that point.
I downloaded a brand new 10.10 disc earlier today and I got to the point where the white line blinks on the black screen. Unfortunately that is as far as the boot got. It has some initial writing at the top of the screen saying it was loading a process, and then it produced an error of a int file of some sort. I'll go back and try it again and get a better grasp on the error. Also, after the error message I was given the ability to type commands (it actually told me to type 'help' for a list of the commands available to me), but I had no clue what to do with them.
I just recently installed 11.04 fresh onto my computer. Everything's been working great and i've been enjoying the new interface immensely. However, today when i booted my pc up, after i entered my password and logged in, I'm stuck at the splash screen. I can move the mouse and i have the default 11.04 image up on the screen, but ive got no menus or taskbars and i know it hasn't logged in yet, because my wallpaper isnt up. I've restarted a number of times and this keeps happening.
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