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slowwound
April 3rd, 2011, 08:04 AM
hi.

i got a casper minibook, and i want to install ubuntu.
first, i tried a live-cd (actually it's a live-usb, since the netbook doesn't have a cd-drive). it booted, but stalled at the plymouth logo.

then i tried the usb-install with the ubuntu 10.10 iso.
it stalled at plymouth again.

then i tried the alternat-cd install.
it stalled a few seconds after the window for choosing languages popped up.

also tried the boot options nopcmcia and nomodeset. didn't work either.

the usb was prepared using unetbootin.
the netbook has an 1.6GHz intel atom, 1GB RAM.

please help me install ubuntu.

Dutch70
April 3rd, 2011, 04:35 PM
Have you checked the md5sum of the downloaded .iso?
HowToMD5SUM (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM)

You may also want to check the cd/usb. That may not be your problem, but it's easy enough to rule it out.
CDIntegrityCheck (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/CDIntegrityCheck)

slowwound
April 3rd, 2011, 07:29 PM
no, haven't tried that. i'll try it, thanks for the advice.

i forgot to mention that the same usb-stick, prepared with the same isos, worked perfectly on other computers.

so, do i still need to check md5sum ?
or is the problem somewhere else ?

Dutch70
April 3rd, 2011, 07:33 PM
Not the md5sum, but it is possible that your usb stick has been corrupted. You can easily rule that out by checking it.

slowwound
April 3rd, 2011, 08:17 PM
how can i check it ?
by using another usb-stick ?

i used that same usb-stick on another pc, with just the same live-cd on it, and it worked just fine...

Dutch70
April 3rd, 2011, 08:25 PM
I really wouldn't know what else to recommend.

Post back with your graphics card, and maybe someone else will know more about it.

slowwound
April 4th, 2011, 06:32 AM
it's a Intel GMA 950 64 MB.

hope we can find the problem...

slowwound
April 5th, 2011, 07:06 AM
when i hit ESC before it stalls in plymouth, it gives me the following error message:

(process:314): GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)

maybe this helps to find a sollution ?!

slowwound
April 5th, 2011, 08:25 AM
one more information, that might help:

the casper minibook is a msi wind clone.
seems to be the same hardware, bios, and stuff, just different casing.

mrgs
April 5th, 2011, 08:20 PM
when i hit ESC before it stalls in plymouth, it gives me the following error message:

(process:314): GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)

maybe this helps to find a sollution ?!

Post 176 in
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1443231
gives a solution to that.

slowwound
April 7th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Post 176 in
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1443231
gives a solution to that.

unfortunately it didn't work.

but the funny thing is, that karmic koala (9.10) starts just fine.
so i installed it, did an upgrade to lucid lynx (10.04) and then to maverick meerkat (10.10).

everything works well. but i just don't get it, why maverick doesn't start from usb ?

mrgs
April 7th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Remember that the 10.10 ISO is different from the 10.10 system you are running today on your machine, as several hundreds bug fixes have been applied.

Good that you got it solved. Please mark the thread so.

slowwound
April 7th, 2011, 01:22 PM
but the 10.10 setup iso worked fine on 3 other PCs i installed ubuntu on...

is there an iso for a 9.10 live-cd somewhere ?

how can i change the thread as solved ?

mrgs
April 7th, 2011, 02:48 PM
It is not uncommon that a computer prefers a particular release of Ubuntu, with or without boot options. Don't expect 10.10 to work better than 10.04.2 on all machines you encounter.

Hence a good first step is to feed a troublesome computer a selection of the newer releases, if you are to begin troubleshooting.

Did you try both the 10.04.2 and 10.10 mini-iso's on the minibook? I would recommend this rather than installing 9.10 and upgrading.

You could also try 11.04, though it is in beta. Maybe you are lucky...

'Solved' is in 'thread tools'.

slowwound
April 7th, 2011, 03:43 PM
well, i just tried 10.10 and 9.10.

i may try 10.04 though, when i have more time...