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TheVlogcreation
March 9th, 2011, 12:05 AM
When Installing "Ubuntu 10.10" it freezes when I press "Forward" on the "Preparing to install Ubuntu"?


Im using a usb flash drive to install it.. I have tried a million times but it never work

PLEASE HELP

TheVlogcreation
March 9th, 2011, 01:36 AM
When Installing "Ubuntu 10.10" it freezes when I press "Forward" on the "Preparing to install Ubuntu"? Im using a flash drive

Hedgehog1
March 9th, 2011, 02:41 AM
TheVlogcreation,

Not a lot to go on here, so lets gather some info and see what we can see. We need two things:

1) Please let us know if you are doing a 'use the whole drive' or installing Ubuntu 'Side by Side' with windows.

2) Lets get a look at the info about your hard drive(s).

Please boot up on the Ubuntu USB and select the 'try' option.

In the Terminal (Menu to: Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal), please run this command: (the -'l' is a lower case 'L')

sudo fdisk -l
Then copy the text from the output and paste it into your next post.

The Hedge

:KS

Iowan
March 9th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Threads merged...

djshortsleeve
March 9th, 2011, 04:54 AM
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/sdb: 4007 MB, 4007657472 bytes
86 heads, 22 sectors/track, 4137 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1892 * 512 = 968704 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 5 4138 3909696 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

What does this mean?

TheVlogcreation
March 9th, 2011, 12:44 PM
The Whole Disk and
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006b88e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 29637 238053376 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29637 30402 6142977 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 29637 30402 6142976 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 8000 MB, 8000110592 bytes
247 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15314 * 512 = 7840768 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007593f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 1020 7810109 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

djshortsleeve
March 9th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Looks like me and VLOG are in the same situation? I am guessing a very NOOB situation...

Hedgehog1
March 10th, 2011, 02:48 AM
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/sdb: 4007 MB, 4007657472 bytes
86 heads, 22 sectors/track, 4137 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1892 * 512 = 968704 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 5 4138 3909696 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

What does this mean?

djshortsleeve,

Your situation is that your first 640 gig hard drive has no partitions laid out at all. It is completly blank.

Please reinstall, choose the manual install method and make 3 parititons:
/dev/sda1 20 gigs: ext4 '/'
/dev/sda2 5 gigs: Swap
/dev/sda3 'the rest of the disk space' ext4 '/home'
or (/dev/sda3 130 gigs if 'the rest of the disk space' fails)


The Hedge

:KS

Hedgehog1
March 10th, 2011, 02:53 AM
The Whole Disk and
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006b88e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 29637 238053376 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29637 30402 6142977 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 29637 30402 6142976 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 8000 MB, 8000110592 bytes
247 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15314 * 512 = 7840768 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007593f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 1020 7810109 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


TheVlogcreation,

Lets have you do the same thing, please.

Please reinstall, choose the manual install method and make 3 parititons:
/dev/sda1 20 gigs: ext4 '/'
/dev/sda2 5 gigs: Swap
/dev/sda3 'the rest of the disk space' ext4 '/home'
or (/dev/sda3 130 gigs if 'the rest of the disk space' fails)

In both your cases, I think the 137gig limit on the first partition on some hardware is stopping you both. By giving you a 20 gig '/' (root) partition, we get past this.

The Hedge

:KS

djshortsleeve
March 10th, 2011, 04:22 AM
How do you do a manual install?

TheVlogcreation
March 10th, 2011, 12:35 PM
I cant because when I click "forward" the Installers freezes

mrgs
March 10th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Exactly where does it freeze? At the step where you entered your user name?

djshortsleeve
March 10th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Mine freezes after I hit forward on the page where you can check off to allow third party software etc.

I think we found the problem - the unpartitioned hard drive.

I will partition with Windows 7 and then try to install.

TheVlogcreation
March 10th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Okay 1 step Choose your Language
2nd step make sure you are connected to the Internet and have 2gbs
and when I click forward on the 2nd step it freezes

millard859
March 10th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Please excuse me if any of this message sounds stupid, as I am brand new to ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu Netbook yesterday, and things were going great. when i booted this morning i was getting all sorts of errors. seeing as something was obviously wrong, i grabbed my usb that i had used to install, ran live, and tried to re install.... i am getting to the same point and the installer freezes. i did the sudo disk -l command and got the following:

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000f2914

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 30020 241127424 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 30020 30402 3068929 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 30020 30402 3068928 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
145 heads, 48 sectors/track, 1125 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 6960 * 512 = 3563520 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 1126 3915752 b W95 FAT32


like i said, new to ubuntu and don't know if my problem is the same as with the other users who are freezing, but any advice would be great.

thanks

pearce007
May 5th, 2011, 10:03 AM
I got the same problem when I am trying to install Ubuntu:

I have tried running Ubuntu of the DVD and it works fine, but when it comes to me installing Ubuntu I get past the select language page and to the:

Preparing to install Ubuntu
For best results, please ensure that this computer:

(tick) has at least 4.4 GB available drive space
(tick) is plugged into a power source
(tick) is connected to the internet

I then press the 'Forward' button and thats as far as it gets, just the loading circle with no progress!

I have opened terminal and done the fdisk and these are the results:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb8357863

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1 992+ 42 SFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 1 59783 480201724 42 SFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 59783 60802 8182812 42 SFS
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

Does anyone know what I need to do next? :confused:

mrgs
May 5th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Have you tried installing using the alternate ISO?

www.releases.ubuntu.com