View Full Version : [ubuntu] Insallation Setup Hang

February 26th, 2011, 06:46 PM
After years of using windows i finally decided to go the ubuntu way. Today i downloaded the Ubuntu 10.10 iso file through torrent link 'ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso.torrent' given in the website and after which wrote it on the disk. After this i booted from the installation cd in which after 10 min of loading i got a option window for Installing it or Trying the os from the cd. But within 10 seconds of the option form appearing the setup hung. I restarted the setup atlest 5 times but every time the same thing happened. Please help me as i am really looking forward to using the os.

My hardware configuration is:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor
Asus M2N-MX motherboard
3 GB RAM (1 GB Dynet 577 Mhz + 2 GB Dynet 633 Mhz)
660 GB HDD (160 GB Seagate + 500 GB WD)
Sapphire HD5670 1GB Graphics Card

I am currently using windows xp sp3 but intend to go to ubuntu full time.
I would be really thankful for any advice in this matter.

February 26th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Welcome to the forums :-)

First of all I would recommend to check your downloaded image for any possible defects.


If defected, download another one. If ok, check your disc for defects.


If the disc is defected, burn a new disc at the lowest possible speed. I use 4x.


Or you can use a USB drive to boot from.


Let us know about your progress ;-)

February 26th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Tested the iso with md5sum - got the result as 'same checksum'
Tested the cd integrity with the option in the cd and it gave result 'no errors found'
Also tested memory by it also found no errors !

Still the setup hangs after 5 seconds of the option window appearing in the beginning of the setup. don't know what the real problem so PLEASE PLEASE i would be really thankful for any help.

Oh yea forgot to add thanks for helping sikander3786 though i am thinking i might require further help

February 26th, 2011, 09:33 PM
An option is to try the alternate installer. It is text based but not too difficult though.


Or it would be even better to try 10.04 which is a Long Term Support release. Lets see how it works with your hardware.

February 26th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Are you going to dual boot with this if so did you make room for ubuntu(defrag ect )? you could also try to just download the files then makes your own .iso http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download works great. I have heard of people having trouble with the torrent even with straight md5sum. in fact I just had the same problem with backtrack 4 r2. where the torrent was corrupt. well hope this helps