View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 64-bit, Installer Not Starting

April 10th, 2009, 05:50 PM

I just recently got a new laptop and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 64-bit on it. The problem is that the after the live cd has booted the installer doesn't seem to work. I start it and wait forever, nothing happens.

An error comes up just as the desktop loads: "Internal Error: Failed to Initialize HAL". Any guesses?

My specs are:

HP EliteBook 8530w
Intel core 2 duo 2.5 GHz
2 Gb RAM.
ATI Mobility FireGL V5700

Can anyone please help, I'm stuck with Vista in the mean time...

April 10th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Thanks, aren't there slight disadvantages to this method? I would still like to know why it doesn't work the conventional way.

April 10th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Ok, I looked at the installer and typed the following into a terminal:
"ubiquity --desktop %k gtk_ui" and got the following error message:
error: dbus_bus_get: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoSocket: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus: socket: Connection refused

April 10th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Did you run 'Check CD for defects,' or md5sum?

April 11th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Yup, and it was fine.