Hey guys. I got a problem here, been bugging me for a couple weeks. Literally spent a lot of hours on trying to get my PC to run Ubuntu.
I honestly just cant do it, without one of you guy's help. So here it is. Started off using Vista. It came with the PC. I wanted to jump ship, and it's been a few years since I've used Ubuntu. Think my old PC ran Ubuntu 7.4, and that would be around the last time i touched Linux. So I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10. Before I go further, here are my specs... Got a gateway Lx6810-01, with the Intel processor Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz)64 bit Quad-Core, 8GB DDR2 memory and a 640GB Hard Drive. So I download Ubuntu 12.10 AMD 64 bit. I burn a .ISO, pop it in my PC and everything runs great til I try to install it. I get a message saying "sorry Ubuntu 12.10 has experienced an internal error. So I'm scratching my head, and think well I don't have an AMD, so perhaps I should do the i836.ISO... Thinning it should run on both 32 and 64 bit systems. Well turns out I had the same issue and error message as before. So I turn to the forums, and I the one response I had said to lower my burn speed . I'm pretty sure that's not whats wrong. So my next move I do, is to download 12.04... I and burn an image, pop it in the CD drive, run the live cd, everything is great, I can surf the net and what have you, its going. I click the install button... "I get a message No Root file system defined please correct in partitioning menu." So I do, I delete everything. I want to run Ubuntu, just Ubuntu. Still wont work, same error message. I come up with this idea. I download CentOS 6. Burn the .ISO, install it with a fresh partition, deleting everything. Cent runs great. I don't need a CD, boots right off the hard drive. I can get online, and when it comes down to it, that's 75% of what I want to do
anyways. The problem is cent is ugly. I still want my Ubuntu. So here's the deal. This is what I need to fix. I got the a Ubuntu 12.04 disk. (it's a good disk, I'm certain). I can run the thing live no problem. Here's what happens. CD is in the drive, start the PC up, Ubuntu dose it's thing, I can "try Ubuntu" or "install it", I wanna click install, I got more then 4.5 gigs, not a problem, got an internet connection too, click continue... Here's where it gets weird. I got options back, quit, and install. I cant click anything else at this point. Obviously I want to install. Click install now, error message " no root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu." If I can remind you when I put live Ubuntu disk 12.10 in, it says internal error. But Cent works fine. I really am appreciative of any ones help on here. I'm really don't know what to do. Thank you!