View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.4 RC Install - unrecoverable error

April 26th, 2010, 09:23 PM

Been trying to install the 10.4 RC but keep hitting a stumbling block.

On my main PC i keep getting an error as it gets to the installation method choice screen.

The installer has encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again


I tried running the same CD inmy other machine which get to the installation method choice screen but i did not try to go any further than that.

Any idea's?

April 26th, 2010, 11:02 PM
See this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1460847&highlight=unrecoverable+error+10.04

I had the same problem and used the Alternative install as suggested and this solved the problem.

One note: on the alternative CD install, GRUB2 did not install in the MBR of the disk I had set as first in my PC BIOS. So to get GRUB2 to boot correctly, I had to change the order of boot disks to reflect which MBR GRUB2 installed on.

Normally, if this happens, you can run a Live CD version and re-install grub where you want it. However since you can't run 10.04 RC1 LiveCD, you have to use 9.10 or something else and this version of GRUB2 did not work for my setup. Just something to watch out for.

April 27th, 2010, 06:35 PM

i installed Kubuntu and added Ubuntu desktop package. I was going to do the opposite so same result in the end.