Installation - Partitioner Lock Up

Asked by Wetmelon

I am installing Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Pentium 3 machine with upgraded RAM and HDD. I can get through the installation until a dialog box comes up saying "Loading the Partitioner" or something similar. The Partitioner seems to load no problem, the dialog box disappears, then nothing happens. My computer grinds away, the little "hourglass" (Yes, I'm a Windowser xD ) spins and spins and nothing happens. I let it sit for about 36 hours before canceling. Any suggestions?

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Rached ALAYA (rached.alaya) said :

- First step is to verify the CD, so when you boot, choose the third option to check if the cd is ok or not :)
- if the cd is ok, I suggest that you burn another CD, with a little speed like 4*
- if it's not ok too, then I suuggest that you check the RAM, just boot with an ubuntu CD and choose the option that let you verify the RAM :)
Thanks, RachedTN

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Wetmelon (pfguenette) said :

Well, the CD was fine, RAM was fine (I had just done a Memtest prior to this) and I was able to boot from the CD to desktop. I just clicked the "Install" button on the desktop and it worked just fine - formatted to ext3 and all that good stuff :D

Thanks for the help though :)

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Rached ALAYA (rached.alaya) said :

I am glad that you did it alone :)