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trevs.bronco
May 3rd, 2010, 04:52 AM
Hi,

I have been having nothing but troubles trying to get an up to date working system. My troubles started here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1466111) and have only gotten worse. So, this is where I am at. I put a live CD in my drive fire up the machine, I try installing and get a message telling me that the installer has encountered an unrecoverable error and that it will run a desktop session so I can investigate the problem. This happens no matter what version disk I use. I have no I idea how I am suppose to figure out the problem. I have tried installing from this desktop session and get to 94% installing dpkg. Can anyone tell me how to get past this point?

Thanks,

Trev

azmyth
May 3rd, 2010, 09:56 PM
What does the error say and on which package?

Kind of sounds like a bad burn. I've used reusable CDs and I always end up with a bad burn. Also, always burn at the slowest speed possible. Sucks waiting but it's worth it. Also, I'd try the non-GUI based CD I thinks it's called alternative. No need to add a bunch of stuff that you can get later.

trevs.bronco
May 4th, 2010, 01:24 AM
The Error message is simply " installer has encountered an unrecoverable error" there is no more information. I can't get anything to install, not even W7. all the disks I tried hve been successfully used before.
Any Idea where I can find an alternate cd, I haven't seen one for awhile.

Thanks,

Trev

azmyth
May 5th, 2010, 04:46 AM
So if I've read correctly, you can't install any OS like Ubuntu and/or Windows 7? If so, you could have a hard drive issue. I'd run the diagnostic tools for your disk drive that you can get from the manufacture's website. If you can't do this, I'd zero fill your hard drive (hd) which basically frees your hd from everything. You can do this by loading a linux liveCD and opening a terminal and typing a command. You can just type zero fill disk linux in google to find the command. The diagnostic tools should have a zero fill option as well. Just a warning, you'll lose everything on the disk.

Rasa1111
May 5th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Any Idea where I can find an alternate cd, I haven't seen one for awhile.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/

scroll down a bit.. all the dloads are there..
alternate included. [10.04]

unless you would rather use karmic.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.10/