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Maineac
August 21st, 2010, 01:33 AM
I have tried to install version 10.04 on a 1TB WD Caviar Green SATA drive. When I try to install from the install menu, the system cycles through the dots under the Ubuntu title for several minutes. I also get the same response when I try to check the disk. The system is an HP a1020n system.

clhsharky
August 21st, 2010, 02:44 AM
Maineac

Welcome to Ubuntu forum

Has your system run Ubuntu before, or is this a first time for everything?

the system cycles through the dots under the Ubuntu title for several minutes
Might not be enough time, its loading everything needed into memory off of slow CD drive. Ive seen some systems go for 5 to 10 minutes.

First I use the latest GParted Live on CD or USB to format the hard drive. It has the the correct tools for large HD, I'm not sure of Ubuntu's version numbering.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

Second get Ubuntu latest 10.04.1, has fixes and improved
installer.

Sharky