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Rotler
April 12th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Hi, all. I'm hoping that someone can help me with Ubuntu LL install. The problem appears to be the hard disk, since it's not letting me wipe in terminal.

Using a Live CD for desktop after getting the "installation unrecoverable error. now launch desktop session" error.

Then in terminal, tried:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1M
dd: opening `/dev/hda': Permission denied
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

Any thoughts?
Rotler

Dutch70
April 12th, 2011, 10:02 PM
Hi and welcome to UF

Try putting "sudo" in front of the command...

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1M

What is Ubuntu LL?

.

Rotler
April 12th, 2011, 10:17 PM
tried that, it let me wipe, but still can't install. any ideas?

Dutch70
April 12th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Yes, boot up a live cd/usb and click Try Ubuntu, or Ubuntu LL whatever that is.

On second thoughts, read this...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1422475 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1422475)

Rotler
April 13th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Hi, sorry, should have written Lucid Linux (instead of just LL).

I am booting from the Live CD! On other computers, I have had the option to try ubuntu or install, but on this set of hardware, I don't even get the option. After the five dots (alternating white and purple), the purple desktop background loads and I get the "unrecoverable error" etc. message.

Hardware info:
description: Desktop Computer
product: 8I945GZME-RH
vendor: iQon.ie
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=2 uuid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-0016E66ED7C3
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 8I945GZME-RH
vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
physical id: 0
version: F7 IQ (01/04/2007)
size: 128KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
*-cpu:0
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.6.4
serial: 0000-0F64-0000-0000-0000-0000
slot: Socket 775
size: 2400MHz
capacity: 4GHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 200MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est cid cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm cpufreq
configuration: id=1
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: a
slot: Internal Cache
size: 16KiB
capacity: 16KiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: b
slot: External Cache
size: 2MiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 1.1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 1.2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: logical
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 1b
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 0
serial: None
slot: A0
size: 512MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM [empty]
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 1
serial: None
slot: A1
*-bank:2
description: DIMM 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 2
serial: None
slot: A2
size: 512MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)
*-bank:3
description: DIMM [empty]
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 3
serial: None
slot: A3
*-cpu:1
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@1
version: 15.6.4
serial: 0000-0F64-0000-0000-0000-0000
size: 2400MHz
capacity: 2400MHz
capabilities: ht cpufreq
configuration: id=1
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 1.1
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 1.2
capabilities: logical
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:e5000000-e5003fff
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:24 ioport:1000(size=4096) memory:e0000000-e2ffffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: G72 [GeForce 7300 LE]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:e0000000-e0ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:e1000000-e1ffffff memory:e2000000-e201ffff(prefetchable)
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 ioport:bc00(size=32)
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:19 ioport:b000(size=32)
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:b400(size=32)
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:b800(size=32)
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 memory:e5004000-e50043ff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: e1
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
resources: ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:e3000000-e4ffffff memory:40000000-400fffff(prefetchable)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:02:05.0
logical name: eth0
version: 13
serial: 00:16:e6:6e:d7:c3
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=skge driverversion=1.13 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.70 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=31 mingnt=23 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:21 memory:e4000000-e4003fff ioport:a000(size=256) memory:40000000-4001ffff(prefetchable)
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
resources: irq:19 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:f000(size=16)
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD400BD-75JM
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 05.0
serial: WD-WMAMA2575129
size: 37GiB (40GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0007fbb9
*-volume
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 1610MiB
capacity: 1610MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 1610MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: SPD2412T
vendor: PHILIPS
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /cdrom
version: P1.3
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /cdrom
configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:500(size=32)
*-scsi
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@1:4
logical name: scsi2
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.1
logical name: /dev/sdc
*-disk:2
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.2
logical name: /dev/sdd
*-disk:3
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.3
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.3
logical name: /dev/sde

Dutch70
April 14th, 2011, 06:31 PM
I really don't know, you may want to try the minimal or alternate cd install, or possibly try Xubuntu or Lubuntu.

Best regards