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March 6th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Hei everyone, yesterday i formatted my / partition because my system was highly unstable
i kept however my /home

now my issue is, ubuntu installer will not finish properly!
openSUSE and Fedora install no problem THO!

could this be down to some problem in my /home?

any idea how to fix this without formatting the home?

March 6th, 2009, 11:31 AM
To preserve your original /home; you have to install, go 'Manual' and use old partition. When you get to /home; pick it, but DO NO FORMAT IT

March 6th, 2009, 11:55 AM
yeah thats what i did but installer couldnt finish
it says there is some display server problem (?)

then i formatted my home too, and same issue happened.

what i dont understand is why
1) i could previously install ubuntu
2) i can install debian/opensuse/fedora

March 6th, 2009, 12:04 PM
We know /home has nothing to do with your problem then. Start with basics. Download a good iso, do md5sum, burn at 4x or less, do not use a CD-RW. Clen your drive before the nex installation.

March 6th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Hy, I have a basic question.
I have a problem with my CD drive and would like to format disc and download new ubuntu. So I need to download it first and save it direct on my USB-stick (impossible on CD). So far, I could't find out how. Can anybody help?

March 6th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Try Unetbootin if you have an OS in your system.