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craig10x
December 15th, 2012, 08:12 PM
Hi: About a month ago, i decided to look at 13.04 so i downloaded a 64 bit desktop version and it loaded in and ran fine on the live session..
However, about a week or so ago i tried downloading the latest daily build iso (64 bit) and it will not load in properly...

it gets stuck on the part where its says Ubuntu on the screen and the mouse arrow just loaded in (i believe that is the point where the screen is about to come up to ask you if you want to run it live session or install it)...

i have tried several daily build isos since and they all stop at that same point...

I am running a very new Toshiba laptop (4 months old) with intel i3 core processor and intel video graphics....

Anyone else experience this? Anyone know what the problem is?
By the way, the dvds are burned fine, at the slowest speed and with my k3b disc burner and i check the md5 sums and they match...

cariboo
December 15th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Did you try setting nomodeset, when booting from the Live image?

craig10x
December 15th, 2012, 08:59 PM
No, how would you do that?

By the way..seems strange it loaded in fine a month ago but now they don't...perhaps a kernel change related problem in the latest iso? (just guessing of course....lol)

anca-emanuel
December 15th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Ubuntu 12.10 is working ok for you ?
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

craig10x
December 15th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Oh yes...just fine...and live isos for 12.04 and 12.10 boot up fine for me...

Strange thing is that the live isos of 13.04 worked fine about a month ago and now they keep freezing at the same point...

Cavsfan
December 15th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Do you have a USB drive connected? The reason I ask is that I tried 3 times to install 13.04 and it would not get past the screen that
said I had internet and enough disk space. Then I noticed it was doing some serious activity on my 1TB USB drive.
I turned that off and it installed just fine.
HTH

craig10x
December 15th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Interesting but no...don't have anything connected to the usb drive...the whole thing is rather puzzling i must say :rolleyes:

Cavsfan
December 15th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Interesting but no...don't have anything connected to the usb drive...the whole thing is rather puzzling i must say :rolleyes:

Definitely! I was about to give up as it showed no disk activity whatsoever then I felt my USB drive and it was going nuts.
So I turned it off and gave that a try and it worked.

I hope you get it figured out.

mc4man
December 15th, 2012, 10:45 PM
No, how would you do that?

By the way..seems strange it loaded in fine a month ago but now they don't...perhaps a kernel change related problem in the latest iso? (just guessing of course....lol)
Not sure if it's going to do you any good, I have a new laptop here that has nvidia but would be using Intel in the live session & have no issue at all using live session
(haven't installed ubuntu on it & likely won't for a while

To ck. with nomodeset -
Don't know if you need to use an Fx key/boot menu but after that -
as soon as your live dvd starts to load press any key on the keyboard.
That should bring you to a lang. selection screen, press enter on selected choice.
You'll then be on the option screen, use F6 to open boot options. Arrow down to nomodeset, press enter to select then Esc to exit.
Then press enter to go to live session, maybe it'll load, maybe not..

Cavsfan
December 16th, 2012, 12:29 AM
When I was having the same problem I would click "quit" install and it would go to a live-cd session without issue.
It's just the installing part that would not work. One time it said something like unmount your USB drive and I did but, it still did not install.
The USB drive had to be disconnected prior to boot for me to get the install to work.

That's my 2 cents.

craig10x
December 16th, 2012, 01:36 AM
I'll try the nomodeset and see if that works...will probably try it tomorrow....if it doesn't, i guess i will just have to wait until it is released to try it out...

cariboo
December 16th, 2012, 01:46 AM
During the last dev cycle, my netbook wouldn't boot any kernel. I found that it was because I had an SD-card inserted in the slot, as soon as I removed it, all was well.

I know this doesn't have anything to do with the op's problem, but if anyone else runs into the problem, make sure it isn't an external device problem.

craig10x
December 16th, 2012, 04:26 AM
Found a solution :D
Or, rather a work-a-round ;)

I burned todays daily build iso and when it started i just hit a key at random...the screen showing languages and various "f" key options (like help, etc) came up...

I then hit the enter key again and a screen came up with several options such as "try ubuntu without installing" install ubuntu" and several other options....

I then hit "try ubuntu without installing" and then ubuntu finished loading in with no freezes at all! I then had a running and working live session..

i then hit restart and the disc ejected fine...
Now i will be able to play with it tommorow...

Of course, it shouldn't be necessary to do that but at least it worked...

Pays to experiment a bit...does seem like it may be a bug that affects some computers...hopefully by release it won't do that but as long as it would install ok then i won't have a problem...it is just a "minor inconvenience" (one i have NEVER encountered before except with these 13.04 daily builds)...

By the way, just checking the "system settings" in 13.04 i was pleased to see a change in the mouse settings (which wasn't on the earlier daily builds i tried last month) it seems to help eliminate the one annoyance i have had with both 12.04 and 12.10 in that i found that even at the lowest setting on the "acceleration" it was a bit too (shall we say) "loosy goosy" for my tastes...it seems like on the modified version that 13.04 will have, you can "tighten" that up a bit and i found it much nicer to work with the mouse after i did...

A very nice improvement indeed...otherwise i have been very pleased with 12.04 then 12.10 and looks like 13.04 will be even nicer for me...

grahammechanical
December 16th, 2012, 03:18 PM
As far as I am concerned there have been some issues with the Raring daily builds. During October we could get to the second install dialog but the partitioner would not load.

That seems to have been fixed but I cannot tell as since then I get an 'unable to find a medium containing a live file system,' message.

The installer is under development, it seems. What I thought of as stable and working is now needing as much testing as anything else.

Regards.

kurt18947
December 16th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Found a solution :D
Or, rather a work-a-round ;)

I burned todays daily build iso and when it started i just hit a key at random...the screen showing languages and various "f" key options (like help, etc) came up...

I then hit the enter key again and a screen came up with several options such as "try ubuntu without installing" install ubuntu" and several other options....

I then hit "try ubuntu without installing" and then ubuntu finished loading in with no freezes at all! I then had a running and working live session..

i then hit restart and the disc ejected fine...
Now i will be able to play with it tommorow...

Of course, it shouldn't be necessary to do that but at least it worked...

Pays to experiment a bit...does seem like it may be a bug that affects some computers...hopefully by release it won't do that but as long as it would install ok then i won't have a problem...it is just a "minor inconvenience" (one i have NEVER encountered before except with these 13.04 daily builds)...

By the way, just checking the "system settings" in 13.04 i was pleased to see a change in the mouse settings (which wasn't on the earlier daily builds i tried last month) it seems to help eliminate the one annoyance i have had with both 12.04 and 12.10 in that i found that even at the lowest setting on the "acceleration" it was a bit too (shall we say) "loosy goosy" for my tastes...it seems like on the modified version that 13.04 will have, you can "tighten" that up a bit and i found it much nicer to work with the mouse after i did...

A very nice improvement indeed...otherwise i have been very pleased with 12.04 then 12.10 and looks like 13.04 will be even nicer for me...

I just experienced a similar problem. Boot the liveUSB, select 'default' and got a 'kernel image corrupted' or similar message. Got back to the menu, selected the live option and it loaded fine. So yup, the USB menu has 'issues'.