Ubuntu 8.04

Asked by Goat on 2008-04-17

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Goat (afgv) said :

Greetings everyone, I am trying to install Ubuntu 7.04 from disk on brand new dual core Toshiba. I did perform the "shrink drive" suggested.

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-2ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

I hit the ALT+CTRL+F1, and it said "Loading,please wait.." it blacked out after that. Any suggestions please.
Thank you!!!

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subliminalfix (na1tr2lp-deactivatedaccount) said :

hi this seems to be a bug as i have experience the same problem using xubuntu

im not in charge of that s&&&& but you may want to wait to see what happens

theres something in the apport )link( that feaking out

it may be the tax on the server thats preloading the heron

if you still havce busy box i would suggest copying down the list commands by pen and

searching for peramiters for implimentation or at least securing a directory if all else fais

sorry i cant help you more im checking more info to allow someone to answer you

please provide at least your terminal out put from the command line


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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

Hi !

I think you should try a more recent version of ubuntu. Since your computer is brand new, ubuntu 7.04 may not be able to handle that new hardware. The current stable release of ubuntu is 7.10. you can get it from http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Nonetheless, I would advise you to get the "unstable" version, which is going to be released really soon. So, it is not really unstable anymore :-)
get it from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

Tell me if you need more help choosing the right version for your computer.

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Goat (afgv) said :

Thank you Oliver I would appreciate any assistance you may have to offer.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

OK. I think the best you have to do is take the unstable one. Your computer is certainly a "64bits" , but I advise you to take the "32bits" version, that will offer the same performance will less software issues. Here is the direct link to this version


BUT, if your computer has more than 2Go of RAM, you should take the 64bits version, or only a part of your ram will be recognized by ubuntu.

burn the image, and boot from it.

Feel free to ask for more info

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

@STAFFORD : why the hell every time I read any answer you have provided I find it totally irrelevant ?

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subliminalfix (na1tr2lp-deactivatedaccount) said :

try downloading your cd or rather burning it at a lower speed such a ^@8 or 10

the cd may only read at ^*16 over

if youve mailed in for a copy remove the f6 splash quiet control and or add the no apci

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Goat (afgv) said :

Thanks once again Oliver, and Stafford. Am downloading image as we speak!

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subliminalfix (na1tr2lp-deactivatedaccount) said :


 if your system is a 64 bit your installation will not work with 32 bit or amd etc...........

you can choose to load with an alternative cd which are availabe at the mirrors as well as the ubuntu homepage

the beta is just that it is unstable untill finalized and released and then may still be problamatic for a while

if you want to run it i would suggest getting a stable node in your system load your disk first

you would then go to the terminal and type in these commands , the terminal is with your application>system or similar

sudo apt-get update when prompted answer your keyword which you wont see and enter

next type in sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

another box will appear where you will change all the file names from gutsy to hardy

##also remove these marks as i have indicated in this sentence and the first line or lines that talk about the live cd

this is your current cd and it will cause problems if you dont

exit after saving this file where you see the widget or save button

now go back to the terminal use a new terminal session and type in this

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and your password again when prompted

this is alot safer than burning a cd and alot more accurate

it will take about an hour so either way the install is about the same


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