Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: 12.10 won't install after first step

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    16

    12.10 won't install after first step

    After I boot from the DVD and I get to the part where I connect to the Internet and check the 3rd party software box and click continue, it just sits there. It doesn't read from the DVD or anything. No errors come up, it just sits. When I hit cancel I get the live DVD desktop and all that, and that seems to work and all. But I would like to install the OS. I am in the process of downloading another image and will burn another DVD just to rule that out.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    UK Lake District
    Beans
    2,864
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    When you first boot the CD if you hit Esc, you can get to a menu to run a media check on the CD
    Ubuntu Member Always something different. Promoting Ubuntu and System 76 at TUXPC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Knoxville
    Beans
    31
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Do you have the right version for the age of your computer?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    16

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Quote Originally Posted by maglax View Post
    Do you have the right version for the age of your computer?
    What are the minimum system requirements? I will add that I am trying to install the x86 version on an x64 computer. But that shouldn't make a difference.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    UK Lake District
    Beans
    2,864
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Quote Originally Posted by SiflOlly View Post
    What are the minimum system requirements? I will add that I am trying to install the x86 version on an x64 computer. But that shouldn't make a difference.
    Correct
    Sometimes. If your RAM is low, choose to install rather than go directly to the live session.
    Also see: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.10/instal...dware-req.html
    Ubuntu Member Always something different. Promoting Ubuntu and System 76 at TUXPC

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    16

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Correct
    Sometimes. If your RAM is low, choose to install rather than go directly to the live session.
    Also see: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.10/instal...dware-req.html
    I have 2 gigs of RAM in this particular system. I don't think that is the problem. I will try a new ISO and DVD after it gets done downloading.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    UK Lake District
    Beans
    2,864
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Quote Originally Posted by SiflOlly View Post
    I have 2 gigs of RAM in this particular system. I don't think that is the problem. I will try a new ISO and DVD after it gets done downloading.
    It's actually not necessary to keep downloading the .iso if you use bittorrent or a download manager that will check the pieces.
    It may be, that the disk you have is OK
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Ub...boot-menu.jpeg
    Ubuntu Member Always something different. Promoting Ubuntu and System 76 at TUXPC

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    16

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    I tried to install from a fresh bittorrent download and a fresh DVD. Still can't get it to install. It just sits there with the mouse cursor spinning.
    Last edited by SiflOlly; November 8th, 2012 at 06:06 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    UK Lake District
    Beans
    2,864
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Did you previously have 12.04?
    Did you try it?
    Ubuntu Member Always something different. Promoting Ubuntu and System 76 at TUXPC

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Porirua, New Zealand
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: 12.10 won't install after first step

    Is there any sign of activity on your network, e.g. flashing NIC light?
    Forum DOs and DON'Ts
    Never assume that information you find using a search engine is up-to-date.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •