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    ubuntu 12.10 install problems

    hello ,i tried to install unbuntu version12.10 desktp -i138 32 bit ,my screen turn off and on every 12 seconds during installation,it goes through the installation say it can't find the grub-install/dev/sda file ,i'm diong the install from an USB drive ,i used peguin to make the USB bootable at start up .i have an aleinware amd 64 bit proccessor an nvidia gforce 7600gs 512mb video card ,i have tried the amd 64 bit and the lt version as well and all do the same thing ,can anyone help ,maybe i'm doing some wrong ,if so, can anyone point me in the right direction ,i really like the look of ubuntu os .

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    Welcome to the forums. Try installing the 64bit Ubuntu and see if that helps. Not sure why you are going for the 32bit.

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    thank you for the welcome ,according to the spec it says it's an i386 architecture,( hope i spelled that word right),and it's considered to be a 32 bit

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    Quote Originally Posted by jetint8ke View Post
    i have an aleinware amd 64 bit proccessor ...
    ... then it's a 64bit machine. Sorry, didn't notice you'd already tried it anyway.

    Does it run okay when you try Ubuntu from the USB stick? Sounds like perhaps it is installing grub somewhere other than sda drive. You might try boot repair:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    You can install and run it while booted from the USB (but need to be online to do so).
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; April 9th, 2013 at 03:14 AM.

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    that's another problem it can't find my wireless connection either ,it does boot up from the USB and goes through the prcess of installing until it hits "can't find grub-install/dev/sda

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    You could try burning the .iso to a dvd. Simple and always worked for me.
    I'm curious as how to do the USB method, I never tried it before...
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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    Have you tried the alternate installer? A good almost-magic solution when something unexplained is going on...
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Alternate_ISO

    Unfortunately Ubuntu dropped the alternate, but Lubuntu still has it.

    Installing from USB is safer than CD/DVD.

    Always remember to have wired internet access while installing.
    About problems due to upgrading
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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 help please

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Have you tried the alternate installer? A good almost-magic solution when something unexplained is going on...
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Alternate_ISO

    Unfortunately Ubuntu dropped the alternate, but Lubuntu still has it.

    Installing from USB is safer than CD/DVD.

    Always remember to have wired internet access while installing.
    Ah, I'm curious as to why that is.
    Cheers!
    Phenom II X4 955 Denab BE OC 3.8mhz | 8gig G.Skill 1600 RAM | Corsair 750 PSU | XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 x2 | 1TB WD Black HDD Win7 | 160gig WD HDD Ubuntu 13.10
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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 install problems

    i'm such a blooming MORON ,i was tring to install from the USB ,when i decided to use the wubi.exe ,and the installation went through like a fart in a high wind ,and and ,i have nooooooo issues what so ever ,ubuntu is purring and running cherry ,i am loving this OS ,it's better than windows ,i've been with windows since dos ,but now
    i'm giong with linux ,awesome OS!!!!!!

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    Re: ubuntu 12.10 install problems

    Welcome to the free world!
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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