View Full Version : [kubuntu] Cannot install Kubuntu using any method

July 1st, 2010, 06:09 AM
I'm convinced this OS hates me. A lot.

So, I'm trying to get Kubuntu 10.04 (x64) installed and everything I do fails, hard. I don't have exact details at the moment since this is a process I've been slowly working on for the last couple weeks, but here's a quick rundown:

- Can boot into the Live CD environment fine. When attempting to install from there, the installer sees my drives incorrectly. If I remember correctly, it views my 2nd drive fine (of 3 identical drives), but it thinks my other two drives are part of a raid setup (they're not supposed to be). I could probably install on here, but I'm not about to risk my existing XP install to try.

- When I try to use wubi to install in Windows, it appears to setup the installation fine, but upon restarting it tells me that it cannot find the ubuntu.iso file and that my drive is probably dirty (run chkdsk, blah blah blah). It still says this even after running chkdsk and restarting gracefully.

- I've run the "Check CD for defects" thing and it says the CD is okay. My memory seems to be fine as well.

- I've 3 identical Seagate 250gb SATA drives installed on a MSI k9a2 platinum board. These are not setup in any kind of RAID setup. I imagine the problem stems from something related to these guys.

And that's about it. I'm completely at a loss at how difficult it is for me to get this installed, so any and all help will be appreciated.


July 1st, 2010, 06:25 AM
Have you made sure that what you burned to the CD was an ISO? Also you can download Ubuntu 10.04 from the ubuntu home page following the instructions and then convert to kubuntu by installing the KDE desktop environment...etc. Also, check you the installation videos on youtube if you haven't yet.