installing ubuntu

Asked by desertus

Hello!

I was trying to install ubuntu from the boot cd, and uhm, is it supposed to take days to install? I mean, 19 hours ago I put the CD in the CD-ROM and he hasn't finished step 1 of 7 yet. Neither my computer, neither the CD-ROM driver are slow/old enough to cause this. What is the problem?

Thanks a lot

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ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :
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please provide more information what did u do this lead to this problem.
simply putting cd in the cd rom doesnt install ubuntu.What is uhm ?
which version u tried,what steps you did and didnot finish did the installer got stuck?
etc.

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desertus (fyusibov) said :
#2

Well, I put the CD in the cd rom and the Live CD started. Then I doubleclicked on 'Install' and the welcome box appeared
making me to choose a language for the setup and for the final system to be installed on my pc. Now and again I got some error messages, like not being able to find a file named Gnome or something like that.
What I'm trying to say is that it goes really slow, the mouse reacts slow and after 19 hours, I had still that welcome box, I wasn't any further and now the screen has gone black.
Is there a faster way to install?

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
#3

Hello

Info on your system specs please......

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desertus (fyusibov) said :
#4

System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 2
Computer: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz Clockspeed: 2.39 GHz, 248 MB
Cd-rom drive: Compaq CD-ROM SC-148E
Ubuntu version I'm trying to install: 7.04

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Gaurish Sharma (gslive) said :
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I suggest You to try Alternate install CD which is geared towards installs on systems with less than about 320MB of RAM.
Download link --> http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.10/

Further Help On Install ---> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

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Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) said :
#6

If you get a message like: "not being able to find a file named Gnome or something like that." then something is seriousæy wrong with the CD. Try starting your ocmputer with the CD in and booting from the CD. Then choose the option to check the CD for defects. It might simply be that the CD image is bad, that happens sometimes.

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desertus (fyusibov) said :
#7

I've checked the cd, it was all right.

I do not have a cd-writer, so, can I order the alternate cd?

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desertus (fyusibov) said :
#8

Or is there another way to install ubuntu without burning some iso images on a cd?

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Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) said :
#9

There is another way, but it's not officially supported yet. Search for Wubi installer. Do you have a friend you can ask for a new CD?

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desertus (fyusibov) said :
#10

Unfortunately, no.

So there's no way I can install Ubuntu?

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Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) said :
#11

If the country you live in is on this list: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList then a local Ubuntu user group might be able to help you. Please contact them and see what they say.

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Gaurish Sharma (gslive) said :
#12

HOWTO: Install Ubuntu Linux without burning a cd
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=28948

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desertus (fyusibov) said :
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=28948 didn't work. It says:

#2 ~ Setting up the kernel

We only need to download two files for the installer to work...

linux.bin
initrd.gz

both of these we could download from the ubuntu archive

But the links 'linux.bin', 'initrd.gz' and 'the ubuntu archive' don't work. Can I download them from somewhere else?

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Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) said :
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1. You have windows installed and working. Because of that I think that if you are new to Linux I suggest that you do not try and follow the method described in that link to the forum. You risk doing serious damage to your system.

2. The Wubi installer I mentioned will be officially supported some time during April, perhaps you can just wait?

3. Another method is installing from a USB pen, it will need to be 1GB. Please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick to see if this is an option for you.

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Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) said :
#15

Did you find a solution to your question? Please mark this question as solved if you don't need any more help with _this_ issue. Thanks!

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