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  1. #1
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    Problem with installation

    When I try to install ubuntu I keep receiving an error message saying that the “Load installer component form CD” step has failed.

    Could anyone help me?

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Can you press alt+f4 to see what component did fail?
    Also what version of wubi are you using?

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Here is the log

    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896):
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): +
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (pro
    Apr 10 19:14:43 loop-install : cannot mount /dev/loop7, giving up
    Apr 10 19:14:43 loop-install : Unable to mount loop device
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : cess:5896) : logger
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): - t loop-install
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): Cannot mount /dev/loop7, giving up
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896):+ return
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): 1
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): + log
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): Unable to mount loop device
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): +
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): logger – t
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): loop-install
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): Unable to mount loop device
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): +
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): return
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896): 1
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] : (process:5896):
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] WARNING ** : Configuring ‘load-cdrom’ failed with error code 1
    Apr 10 19:14:43 main menu [4779] WARNING ** : Menu item ‘load-cdrom’ failed

    The version of wubi I'm using is "wubi-7.04-beta-v3".

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    Re: Problem with installation

    press alt+f2
    then:
    mount -t ext3 /dev/loop7 /target
    (watch the white spaces above!)
    see if it works.

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Ok, when I try that I get the output
    Code:
    mount : Mounting /dev/loop7 on /target failed: Invalid argument

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevtus View Post
    Ok, when I try that I get the output
    Code:
    mount : Mounting /dev/loop7 on /target failed: Invalid argument

    nano /var/log/syslog
    where there any errors when loop7 was formatted (look for mkfs.ext3 /dev/loop7)?

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ago View Post
    nano /var/log/syslog
    where there any errors when loop7 was formatted (look for mkfs.ext3 /dev/loop7)?
    From what I could tell loop7 was formatted without any errors.

    Btw, my hard drive is FAT32 as well so that is probably the cause of the problem.

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevtus View Post
    Btw, my hard drive is FAT32 as well so that is probably the cause of the problem.
    Quite likely

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    Re: Problem with installation

    I'm having this exact same problem.

    Just some info:

    1. I'm trying to install wubi on a mac mini (bootcamp windows xp installation) My windows patition is FAT

    2. When i first installed the installer detected my firewire external hdd (g as wubi's root. I unplugged it and reinstalled but still get the same error with detecting cd-rom.

    3. I selected the "eject" option under the cd installer option and hit alt f4 which read pretty "mounted /dev/loop7 as target" and then resulted in a complete system freeze. at first i thought it was just reading slow from the hdd. Fell asleep for 2 hours and came back but the system was still locked.
    Last edited by llukax; April 10th, 2007 at 11:22 PM.

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    Re: Problem with installation

    Quote Originally Posted by llukax View Post
    2. When i first installed the installer detected my firewire external hdd (g as wubi's root.
    firewire is not supported

    3. I selected the "eject" option under the cd installer option and hit alt f4 which read pretty "mounted /dev/loop7 as target" and then resulted in a complete system freeze. at first i thought it was just reading slow from the hdd. Fell asleep for 2 hours and came back but the system was still locked.
    did it freeze after you pressed eject? What errors exactly are in /var/log/syslog? (toward the end of the file)

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