View Full Version : [ubuntu] dell dimension e520 unable to install ubuntu 9.10

November 8th, 2009, 02:20 PM
UNABLE TO INSTALL 9.10 either as a full install from the CD or running in windows (XP) - the install hangs(?) shortly after the 9.10 'spotlight' splash - I have waited for 2 hours for the 'busy' icon to disappear or for further HDD activity. Running as a 'live cd' all is ok (but wireless USB dongle will not connect to the wireless network - the wireless network itself IS recognised).
I initially tried an upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 but was very disappointed with the [slower?] boot & loss of internet (same symptons as described above), so I deleted the partition and went back to 9.04. I have now done this twice -same result both times. On (twice) trying a fresh install from scratch (Jaunty completely removed first) there are many, many 'squashfs' errors shown during the (failed) install. Install fails. Hard disk checks out ok as do the several CD's tried,

see https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/89090 for full story

I also found this old thread and wonder...
(April 2008 thread in Ubuntu Forums)

"Ubuntu wont install on a Dell Dimension E520"
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=744640 is the URL.
Any possibilty that this could be a reintroduced SATA driver / SATA support problem that was cured in or before 9.04 but re-introduced in 9.10?
(I have 2 SATA disks fiited, 1st as main disk & 2nd for back-ups).

Thanks in anticipation for any clues or help.

November 9th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I don't believe this is the right forum for this post since it's not related to Ubuntu One. I think the following forum might be more appropriate: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=333

November 9th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Hi Joshua,
yes, totally agree, that's why I moved itwithin minutes of it originally being posted [see my own comment at bottom of original entry...copied below]. I will have a look at the forunm you suggest as soon as I'm back home. At the time it was posted I actually started off in dell support forum but forgot a link had been clicked on ansd ended up by mistake in Ubuntu One without realising [a case of less work, more sleep needed!].
How do I remove it from this forum though????

Oh btw... also agree with the forum you suggest, thanks for that, will now copy across to it [and also leave on the dell ubuntu support forum?].

Cheers Joshua

Last edited by SuperEngineer (http://ubuntuforums.org/posthistory.php?p=8270927); 1 Day Ago at 01:31 PM.. Reason: whoops, wrong forum - reposted in dell ubuntu support forum