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May 27th, 2008, 05:21 AM
I am having trouble installing 8.04 from cd. When I select "Install Ubuntu" rather than taking me through the installation process a busy box shell opens.
I also attempted to boot from gparted 0.3.4-11 and it gave me some more information
"Determining root device
!!Invalid loop location /gparted.dat
Please export LOOP with a valid location, or reboot and pass a proper loop=...
!!Kernel command line
Busy box welcome msgs and all that jazz
/bin/ash:cant access tty; Job control turned off
#normal command prompt
I have a Dell Vostro 200
May 27th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Well guess what?
I just attempted to upgrade through 7.10 and now my system will not boot.
The ubuntu logo appears and an orange rectangle bounces from side to side of the black bar and does nothing else.
As a result I have been FORCED to use windows xp.
How the hell is the average user supposed to troubleshoot this kind of issue?
Although I think it has something to do with the problems stated in the post above.
May 27th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Any suggestions? I currently have one computer that has been rendered completely useless due to an upgrade and its inability to run a livecd.
May 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM
First check the Hardy (8.04) CD for defects (Select Check CD for defects at Ubuntu boot menu)
Then if it comes to be okay, select Text mode install.
If the CD has defects, check the MD5 sum of your Hardy image and burn it again at slow speed.
May 27th, 2008, 06:52 PM
And what if the cd has no defects? How do you check the MD5 sum?
May 27th, 2008, 06:54 PM
If the CD has no defects, simply select Text install.
As for MD5 sum:
May 27th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I tried to do that and after about a minute of waiting I was dumped to the busy box shell again.
It seems like a lot of people are experiencing this problem...
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