View Full Version : [ubuntu] It's not installing! Help please

August 22nd, 2009, 12:03 AM
I just got the Disk the other day and im trying to install ubuntu on my pc, i know my computer can handle it b/c i use to have vista on it running well.

But i wana switch

when i install i get to the Main menu, pick my lang. then try and install.

I get an error kind of messege that says

[ 2.272019] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready)
modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2,6,28-11generic/modules.dep: No such file or directory

loading, please wait....

busyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2ubnutu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

i dont know what to do please help i need to get this running off my hard drive quick


August 22nd, 2009, 12:06 AM
First, check the disc with the 'check disc for errors' option. If all is well, unplug all peripherals from your computer and try booting again (extra mice, flash drives, etc).

August 22nd, 2009, 12:10 AM
It gave me the same error as before

August 22nd, 2009, 12:12 AM
Did you check the disc for errors?

Also, post the specs of your computer if you could please.

August 22nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
Yea i went in to the check disk error (or what ever its called) and it gave me the same page

i dont know what kind of prosser i have but (intel)

2 gigs ram
150 sata hard drive

August 22nd, 2009, 12:18 AM
Model of the computer perhaps?

Is ubuntu installing from an external drive?

What version of Ubuntu are you trying to install?

August 22nd, 2009, 12:19 AM
Sorry the computer is a compaq

and the cd i got was the 9.04 desktop edition

August 22nd, 2009, 12:25 AM
A Compaq what? As in, what specific model?

August 22nd, 2009, 12:39 AM

August 22nd, 2009, 01:09 AM
Yea i went in to the check disk error (or what ever its called) and it gave me the same page

What do you mean by that? If it didn't check the disk and say that the check passed then there's probably something wrong with it.

August 22nd, 2009, 01:12 AM
The first time it let me load the cd and use the os as a cd boot, but i could not install idk

August 23rd, 2009, 06:16 PM
the cd works fine i used it on my other computer, i just cant get it to install on my other computer idk what to do?