View Full Version : [ubuntu] I am having troubles installing 8.10.

December 22nd, 2008, 06:05 AM
I am having troubles installing 8.10. I carefully checked the MD5 checksum and did a read after write when I burned my CD. I had the same troubles 8.04. The system would take about 20 minutes and kick me into initramfs and busybox. I can still run 7.10 just fine. I also tried using all_generic_ide and rootdelay=130 in the boot string, no joy.

I read somewhere that this was a bug in a 8.04 and I was hoping that it would be fixed in 8.10.

I have an IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
512 MBytes of RAM.

This is a generic IDE controller with "old fashioned" IDE disk drives. What other information would be helpful?

Thank you

Jeff Silverman
jeffsilverm at gmail dot c0m

December 22nd, 2008, 08:40 AM
hmmm what errors are you receiving?

December 23rd, 2008, 08:02 AM
No errors. After getting past the first Ubuntu menu, where I specify that I want to install, the system waits about 20 minutes and kicks me into busybox, with an (initramfs) prompt.

Jeff Silverman