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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    My was crashing forward, but I could get the problem you guys are facing with a virtual machine...
    Looking on the syslog, I saw something complaining about NTFS partition...

    On my tests, trying to install with an HD with windows installed made the screen to stop, not freeze, but the installation deadlocked on that point. With a blank HD no problem!

    Can you guys check that? Can you guys use gparted before installing? Can you guys wipe your discs to install it?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    I've tried with a formatted drive and replacing 12.04 both with Ubuntu and Xubuntu.....and nothing works.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    Quote Originally Posted by xtremo View Post
    I've tried with a formatted drive and replacing 12.04 both with Ubuntu and Xubuntu.....and nothing works.
    Check your syslog with "tail -n 40 /var/log/syslog" if possible post it like anyone2009 did!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    Got it installed! More by luck than anything else!

    I threw in a Debian CD which failed to install.....then put 12.10 back in again and it went straight through the install process.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    Quote Originally Posted by xtremo View Post
    Got it installed! More by luck than anything else!

    I threw in a Debian CD which failed to install.....then put 12.10 back in again and it went straight through the install process.
    I can't even imagine how that worked... Debian installer is ubiquity too?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    Quote Originally Posted by xtremo View Post
    Got it installed! More by luck than anything else!

    I threw in a Debian CD which failed to install.....then put 12.10 back in again and it went straight through the install process.
    I didn't get it would you please explain ?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    I've got no explanation for it either. I just tried to do a Debian install which crashed before it finished, then when I tried 12.10 again it installed.

    Maybe it's because it completely wiped the drive?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    Update to this......I just tested it again. Tried to reinstall 12.10 over 12.10 and failed.

    Put in Debian....let it wipe the drive, create partitions, then killed the install.

    Then a fresh install of 12.10......and in it went.

    So it seems to be if you have a clean drive or a failed install to be written to, there's no problem.

    No idea why....that just seems to be the way it is.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    So... you guys know how to set partitions manually? I mean, no need to cfdisk; a gParted or another GUI partition editor might be ok!

    LiveCD uses to came with some of those partitions managers, I've got gParted on Lubuntu live... if you guys don't then "sudo apt-get install gparted"

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 installation stops after "preparing to install ubuntu screen"

    Quote Originally Posted by sysmatck View Post
    So... you guys know how to set partitions manually? I mean, no need to cfdisk; a gParted or another GUI partition editor might be ok!

    LiveCD uses to came with some of those partitions managers, I've got gParted on Lubuntu live... if you guys don't then "sudo apt-get install gparted"
    Yes....I know how to do that.....but I wanted to recreate the steps I did earlier to see if that would work a second time.

    I then did a normal install on the desktop....no problems at all. But that doesn't have a webcam so I'm sure it's related to that.

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