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Thread: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them worked

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    Unhappy Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them worked

    Hello.

    I was given free an older computer, whose hard drive was wiped clean - no OS.

    I tried to install every one of the above flavors and it's been a nightmare. After spending considerable amount of time with no successful result, I tried to install XP and it got installed, no problem in the first attempt.

    I need the community's help to get me through this.

    Here's my computer specs:

    CD Drive: OEM CD-ROM F563E
    Hard Drive: IC35L060AVV207-0
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU
    Memory: 256MB
    Hard Drive capacity: 40MB

    Ubuntu, Ubuntu alternate version of the installer, gave me the following messages:
    udevadm settle-timeout of 180 seconds reached, the event queue contains:
    /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sro (879)
    /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.1/host0/target0:0:1/0:0:1:0/block/sda (890)
    /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.1/host0/target0:0:1/0:0:1:0/block/sda/sda1 (891)
    /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0 (904)

    [181.444268] Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
    After a while, it goes to the install screen, with five flashing dots under "Ubuntu" and stays there forever.

    I got similar experience with Kubuntu.

    When I tried installing gOS, it went to (initramfs) prompt and stayed there forever. I've used the same gOS disc to install on a much much older computer, where it installed no problem.


    All the above happened even when I tried the "Test Disc" option as well as "Try before installing" options in all of the above flavors.

    All the CDs were burned at the slowest speed possible with my burner (12x).

    Ubuntu community, please help me get through this. I want to have Ubuntu or Kubuntu as the only OS in this PC. I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux and party.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them work

    I'm just wondering what kind of P4 is it also the motherboard.
    And what are the settings in the BIOS for you hard drive?

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    Re: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them work

    BigCJ> Since it was given to me, I don't have much information on the PC other than the fact that it is a custom built system.

    I used scanner from Crucial.com and got the following information about the computer:

    CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz Model 1, Stepping 2
    CPU Speed: 1599 MHz
    Dual Channel Support: N.A.
    System Manufacturer: VIAP4X
    System Model: AWRDACPI
    Motherboard Manufacturer: U COMPANY
    Motherboard Model: U8668


    In BIOS, I've set the boot order as

    1) CDROM
    2) HDD
    if that's what you are asking. If there is any other BIOS setting you want me to post here, please let me know.

    Thank you for taking time to help.

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    Re: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them work

    No it should be under standard CMOS features.
    Also have you tried installing Ubuntu in windows?


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    Re: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them work

    No, I haven't tried to install Ubuntu with Windows yet.

    I will restart my machine right now and will find out whatever I can from standard CMOS feature in BIOS settings. I will post my findings in the next few minutes. Thank you again.

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    Re: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them work

    Here's the info from my BIOS Settings:

    Standard CMOS
    IDE Primary Master: OEM CD-ROM F563E
    IDE Primary Slave: IC35L060AVV207-0
    IDE Secondary Master: None
    IDE Secondary Slave: None
    Drive A: None
    Drive B: None
    Video: EGA/VGA
    Halt On: All but Keyboard
    -----
    Advanced BIOS
    Virus Warning: Disabled
    CPU L1 & L2 Cache: Enabled
    CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking: Enabled
    Quick Power On Self Test: Enabled
    First Boot Device: CD-ROM
    Second Boot Device: HDD-0
    Third Boot Device: HDD-0
    Boot Other Device: Enabled
    Swap Floppy Drive: Disabled
    Boot-up Floppy Seek: Enabled
    Boot-up NumLock Status: On
    Typematic Rate Setting: Disabled
    x Typematic Rate (Chars/sec): 6
    x Typematic Delay (Msec): 250
    Security Option: Setup
    OS Select for DRAM > 64MB: Non-OS2
    Video BIOS Shadow: Enabled

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    Re: Ubuntu Regular, Ubuntu Alternate installer, Kubuntu, ThinkGOS - None of them work

    Do you have the CD drive on the same cable as the hard drive?
    Move the CD drive to the secondary IDE port. and leave the hard drive on the primary.
    Make sure to move it to the first connector also move the jumper on the hard drive to the master position.

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