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Thread: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

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    ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Yesterday my Son bought a new machine to me so that I could assist in installing 12.04. The machine has no O/S installed and is a basic ASUS F1A 55-M LE motherboard, nothing else installed except 4GB of memory.

    We tried to install 12.04 (64 bit) using flash drives and also a CD.

    Initially we could get nothing but a blank screen, but using 'nomodeset' in the grub command line allowed the Live CD to run OK.

    Trying to install resulted in an installer crash - every time about 3/4 of the way through (during a section talking about transferring settings).

    This also occurred on the Alternate text based installer.

    Can anyone suggest any options here?
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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    I'm having similar problems on an older computer I have with only 1gb of ram. The installer of any Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc... Will crash at 50% and go to live desktop. I think it has to do with AMD CPUs or something. I hope they release a fix.

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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Well, over the weekend I tried installing 11.10, with an aim to upgrade to 12.04.

    LiveCD ran OK, (needed the boot option of 'nomodeset'), and gave me a working desktop - great. The install also went OK, no issues or crashes. Looking Good.

    On trying to boot the installed system, , failure. Something to do with the on-board radion graphics, the system stalls at UserSplash (or at checking battery......)

    Its a bit annoying that the LiveCD works but the install does not. Currently, despite trawling the internet - no resolution.
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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    I assume you tried using the "nomodeset" boot option when trying to boot the installed system? It sure sounds like a video driver problem.

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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Yes, tried

    • nomodeset,
    • acpi=off
    • xforcevesa
    at some point in the precedings, plus combinations of all.
    Last edited by Peter09; May 8th, 2012 at 02:25 PM.
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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Is recovery mode available in the grub boot menu, and have you tried that?

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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Yes,
    can get to the root prompt (without the network) - thats because its a wireless connection. Could go hardwired if needed.

    Doing:-

    Code:
     
    lspci -C video
    shows the video card as 'unclaimed'
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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Sounds like it isn't loading the correct graphics driver. I haven't dealt with an ATI graphics problem for quite a long time, so I'm not that familiar with recent drivers. The last ATI card I had used the driver module 'radeon' -- not sure if that is still relevant. If you boot with the live CD again and use 'lsmod' in a terminal, you might get a clue for a graphics driver module that will work. If you can figure out what driver module you need, you might be able to force it to load with a boot parameter. Years ago I was able to load a particular graphics driver with the boot parameter 'xmodule=xxxxx'. Not sure if this parameter still works or not. Sorry I can't be more help -- maybe someone more knowledgeable will chime in soon.

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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Thanks I'll try it when I get home.
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    Re: ASUS F1A 55-M LE 12.04 installer crashes

    Solved it:

    yesterday when I booted the system it came up to the command prompt WITH NETWORKING, this allowed me to try

    Code:
     
    sudo apt-get install fglrx
    that installed a large number of additional items. Next boot it worked, no problem. I then upgraded to 12.04 and - yes its there.

    Obviously for some reason the installer does not recognise that there is a Radeon card onboard.

    Thanks to everyone for help and assistance.
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