Ubuntu Installation :: LiveCD Crashed On "Try", Install Freezes On Creating Ext4 Fs, 11.04 Sux0r?

May 5, 2011

I burned my liveCD very slowly and checked it for integrity. It works fine on, for example, my dell inspiron 1012 netbook.

I am able to create the partitions etc and am shooting for a win7 dual boot. Don't want wubi or the like.

I am unable to boot the liveCD or even install the OS as it hangs on clicking "Try" and the install hangs on "Creating ext4 fs on / "

Also the 11.04 CD seems to have a lot of issues based on my browsing the top few pages of the forum.

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Nov 1, 2010

I have tried 4 times now to install but it keeps freezing. I wiped my hdd with a tool from UBCD and im starting fresh with a full install of Ubuntu 10.10.I'm installing from a LiveCD. Should I format the hdd in some way before install?

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Possibly (under the USB option) with the option of launching from the flash drive itself, or installing onto a PC's hard drive.So, in essence, it would be a liveCD but custom made to reflect the way my Ubuntu looks and feels now? Is there any easy-to-use software available to perform such a task?

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My issue is that a standard LiveCD install gets me maybe 25% of the way to a finished system. I need to recompile the kernel for realtime support with my CPU, add some fidgety drivers for some specific hardware, and install a whole bunch of additional packages. I suppose I could create a makefile(s) to replicate all the manual steps of the buildout but that seems like a lot of unnecessary complexity IF I can just image that running system as it is.

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I am trying to do a fresh install on the HDD that had 9.10, a 80GB ext4 drive. All that shows up is my other HDD, a 160 GB ext3 drive. Why is this happening? "ls /dev/|grep sd" only returns sda and sda1. My 80GB drive has a few partitions, one for swap for instance.

Edit for clarification:
2 harddrives in 9.10:
80 GB HDD /dev/sda
1 ext4 partition that has ubuntu installed (/dev/sda1)
1 extended partition (/dev/sda2) for swap (/dev/sda5)
160 GB HDD /dev/sdb
1 ext3 partition /dev/sdb1

Only the 160GB HDD is detected when using the liveCD (as /dev/sda and /dev/sda1). I can mount it just fine, but my 80GB HDD is not detected. After ejecting, I can boot my 80GB HDD just fine...

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HD EIDE 40 GB (Master of the Primary channel)
BIOS AMI dated 13-05-2003
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I tried again just this morning using the same procedure. I'm once again stuck at the "Loading Operating System .." screen.

EDIT: After poking around a bit more, I remembered I was confronted by a GRUB menu when I booted into Windows 7 HDD. So, I selected Linux from the menu and all seems good. Does anyone know why this is? It's very odd, well at least to me. Why would GRUB be on the windows hard drive? Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Jan 14, 2010

I was wondering if it's somehow possible to install the Live USB to an ext4 partition, this because I have a 4gb filesize limit on fat32 and that means I cannot make the casper-rw any larger. And next to that I can decently manage permissions on that.

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I haven't used linux for a long time, after this break i wanted to install ubuntu and give it a shot but altough that i have a 10gb free space and another seperate 2gb free space for a possible linux setup, installer can't seem to recognize them.

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Oct 13, 2010

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Jul 2, 2010

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Feb 2, 2010

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Can I install my system backup into my machine after formating it into ext4 or when I create a backup using remastersys it must stay in the files system as it was when it was backed up? The issue is that right now the 9.10 responds from some reason a little bit slower than my 9.04 responded (to everything e.g. open/close windows etc...) and I read in the forum that ext4 makes 9.10 run faster.

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Tried three times, still nothing.

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NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
DMAR; Host address width 36
DMAR: DRHD base: 0x0000000000000000 flags: 0x1
IOMMU 0: ver 0:6 cap f00021a4f000e2c3 ecap f000ff54f000ff53
DMAR:RMRR base: 0x89dc9ff649ff77fd end: 0xf4ffdefe05fcfbffe
DMAR: No ATSR found
DRHD: handling fault status reg f0002198
Kernel panic - not syncing: DMAR hardware is malfunctioning

Pid: 1, comm: swapper Tainted: G W #1
Call Trace:
[<c0764636>] ? printk_0x14/0x16
[<c0764580>] panic+ox3e/0xe0
[<c05b4ce3>] __dmar_enable_qi+0xbc/0xd3
[<c05b52d1>] dmar_enable_qi+0xe9/0xf3
[<c09aaecc>] init_dmars+0x1c7/0x5fb
[<c08fb6b4>] ? pci_iommu_init+0x0/0x11
[<c09ab50e>] intel_iommu_init+0x20e/0x2b6
[<c098f6bc>] pci_iommu_init+0x8/0x11
[<c0401143>] do_one_initcall+0x51/0x13f
[<c0989372>] kernel_init+0x19c/0x1ed
[<c09891d6>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x1ed
[<c04041a7>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10

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