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    lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    I tried to install lubuntu 13.04 on a system with a 80 GB HD from both a USB drive using unetbootin as well as a burned cd.
    The HD was unformatted at first, pre-formatted on the other tries with a 15 GB ext-4 for lubuntu, 1 GB swap and 65 GB for /home.

    Al tries fail at the same point: after selecting the language and the screen for checking wether enough disk space and internet are available,
    I am supposed to get to choose what partitioning type I would like to use. This screen does not appear.
    Instead the next screen is shown (what otherwise would have been shown if I had chosen "Else" in the partitioning choise screen perhaps?)
    showing me the option to change the partitioning. Only thing is, there is nothing to choose from. My disk is not shown, I cannot choose it from a list. Nothing.

    I'm pretty sure the disk is fine, as I used it yesterday with Win XP installed. What is going wrong?

    Cheers,
    GJ

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    Are you sure the .iso file you used to make the USB or to burn the CD is good? Have you checked the md5sum against the listed values at UbuntuHashes - MD5sum?
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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    gjv777; And another thing ...

    Can you boot the install medium up to and run in the "try ubuntu" mode and is the machine fully functional in this "try ubuntu" mode ?

    it is all a learning experience

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    Thanks for your responses, i've done some more testing:

    * Verified the md5 checksum, no problem here
    * Ran Lubuntu in "Try Lubuntu" mode; this is fully functional, i'm even able to enter disk management and make partition changes to my disk!
    * Went thru the crash log and found the following link in it: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1058415 this tells me something about a raid controller detection, which is weird cos i have none present.
    * Tried to install using F6 option nodmraid, still the same result

    Next step: trying to install full Ubuntu, maybe it's a driver issue cos of the "lightweight" a IDE driver is missing in Lubuntu?

    I'll keep you updated on the results

    Cheers,
    GJ

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    gjv777; Hey ;
    I just completed a install of lubuntu 13.04 that was a challenge... what I wound up doing, after a failed install attempt, was zeroing out that hard drive (going to extreme in my case), choosing the "nomodeset" option and not accepting to install updates or 3rd party software. Third try for me was the charm; installed without a hitch. [+ google-chrome and my wife is a happy camper !]
    edit: Oh! once the installer crashed when I tried to use a capital letter in the "username" !

    frustrating to keep trying, lesson: do not give up
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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    The full Ubuntu install gave the same result, so it's not a driver issue.
    I also tried the nomodeset option, but that didn't help either
    Think i'll try a different HD if i can find one, or see if a BIOS update is available

    GJ

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Forums

    Please tell us about the computer: Brand name (if any), motherboard, CPU, RAM (size), graphics chip/card, wifi chip (if any). It might help us give advice.

    Please do the following and post the output of the specified commands, when you are running live "Try Lubuntu"! Put the output between code tags manually or mark the output and use the # icon at the top of this window

    [code]output[/code]

    to get output like this

    Code:
    output
    1. Mount all partitions that you can mount using the file browser

    2. Run these commands (and post the output)

    Code:
     sudo fdisk -lu
    Code:
     sudo blkid
    Code:
     df
    Code:
    free
    I think you might have a problem with too low RAM, but I don't know yet. With more information, I and other people too can suggest what to do.

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    Hi sudodus, before I read your reply i tried something different.
    I attached a usb portable drive to my pc and was able to install Lubuntu without any hassle.
    I figured that it might work to clone the usb disk to my hd and tried to with clonezilla.
    Clonezilla resulted in an error about being unable to write to the hd.
    So I stripped another pc of its hd, replaced my thought-to-be-fine hd and Lubuntu is installing right now!

    I'm still curious what's wrong with the first hd, i will try to figure it out since i had been using it with XP running fine.

    Thanks for all the help, really appreciate it!


    Cheers,
    GJ

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    If you show us the output of at least

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     sudo fdisk -lu
    but maybe also

    Code:
     sudo parted -l
    run when the 'maybe bad HDD' is connected, and post the output, we might be able to help you find the error.

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    Re: lubuntu 13.04 installation type empty

    gjv777 -and all;;
    Another thought pops to mind... that disk may have embedded "Raid meta" data on it.. would't take much to install ubuntu's raid tools and see if the supposed meta data is removed.

    whatcha think ?

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