can't install xubuntu, the installation stops at '2%'

Asked by erik on 2006-09-24

Hi, im trying to install XUbuntu for my IBM TouchPad. The installation goes well until it asks about extra language files, if to download them or not, even if I chose 'no', the next step stops at 2%. Therefor I can't continue my installation of XUbuntu.

Any help considering this problem would be appriciated.


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Dean Sas (dsas) said : #1

Have you installed any extra programs while running the live cd? That could be the problem (and is a known bug)

erik (erik-nordlander) said : #2

I have not installed any extra programs during the installation or before, the only questions I get is about 'Where do you live?', 'What language do you want to use?' etc. Since I live in Sweden I choose Sweden, Swedish and such. I don't get why this installation freezes.

It would be helpful if you would try the same procedure, except choosing english instead of sweedish.

erik (erik-nordlander) said : #4

I have tried to do an english setup, doesn't work anyways :(.

Keep suggestions coming.. :D

erik (erik-nordlander) said : #5

I tried many times by answering different on each question, at last i chosed Text installation instead of OEM mode, it worked. Thanks for all help!


erik (erik-nordlander) said : #6

Ops, forgot to check the little box :P

mungewell (simon-mungewell) said : #7

I had a similar problem with a Thinkpad X22.

I eventually tracked it down to the X server crashing (was using xserver-ati by default). Changing it to xserver-vesa seemed to side step the problem.

I have since been playing with GLX and xserver-ati and note that it crashes as there isn't enough memory with 24 bit colour. Dropping to 16bit gets it going.