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mr.suchy
June 18th, 2012, 12:35 PM
Hi everyone!

Yesterday I want install new Ubuntu 12.04 from USB because I don't have any DVD-rom in PC/Home. I

always write new Ubuntu on usb and install. Unfortunately I have problem with it. When I enter personal infromation like login, password I clikc "NEXT" then I see only cursor nothing else. What can I do with this problem ? Sorry for my langauge.


--edit
I burn a cd with ubuntu and run install. I have the same error, check this screen. Of course everything in this screen is OK.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/sam3926h.jpg/

sudodus
June 19th, 2012, 07:55 AM
I'm not sure from your screendump. Are there already four primary partitions when you start installing Ubuntu? In that case yes.

There might also be a problem due to problems to detect your hardware. In that case, you might need to enter some boot option, for example nomodeset. See this link
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions)

Did you try to run Ubuntu live 'test Ubuntu' from the CD drive before installing it? If you did not, please do it now, because it will give us valuable information without tampering with your hard drive.

If you get it running live, please run the following command and post the output text in a reply.

sudo fdisk -lu
Put the output text between CODE tags: Mark it and click on the # icon at the top of the editing window.

mr.suchy
June 19th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Yeah U right I have four primary partition. Of course I run Ubuntu Live and everyting looks good. When I back home I try run install with nomodeset like U say. Tell me much more about nomodeset what this mean ? I try create one primary partition and few logical partition maybe this is source od my problem with Ubuntu 12.04. One again sorry for my english and thanks for help dude.

Best regards!

sudodus
June 19th, 2012, 09:39 AM
nomodeset:

This option is running the graphics in a basic mode during the boot process. There are other boot options for other typical problems with some hardware (when automatic recognition fails). But you run Ubuntu live and it looks good, so I doubt that is the problem.

list partitions:

When booted into a live session, please run the following command and post the output text in a reply.

sudo fdisk -lu

if 4 primary partitions for Windows:

Unfortunately, that makes it impossible for Ubuntu to add its partitions (a root partition and a swap partition).

But you can do something, if you are prepared to edit your partition table. You must delete one partition and shrink one partition, so that you can create an extended partition, and in that extended partition you (or the Ubuntu installer) can make the partitions necessary.

Editing partitions is risky, so if you decide to do it, you should backup your whole hard drive for example with Clonezilla, or at least backup your private files (documents, pictures, ...) and make a recovery disk for Windows.

mr.suchy
June 19th, 2012, 10:17 AM
OK. SO when I back home I format my hard drive and then I create one partition for windows (primary) and few logical for Ubuntu like You said. I have my hard drive in image so I can restore all partition in few minutes with clonzilla :D I replay later when I check this with logical partition. Thanks again.

sudodus
June 19th, 2012, 11:07 AM
I guess from your signature, that you are an IT pro, so editing the partition table should not be too difficult. And you probably know already, if there is one particular partition that you can simply wipe (and maybe move its content somewhere else before wiping it).

I guess from the picture of a monitor screen, that you have a desktop or tower computer. Another possibility is to get a second internal drive and install Ubuntu and grub to that second drive, while Windows can remain with its four partitions on the first drive.

Edit: I use gparted run from a live session booted from the Ubuntu CD/USB drive to edit partitions.

mr.suchy
June 20th, 2012, 07:06 AM
Yesterday I did a few tests. First I create a main partition (primary) with few logical and run install Ubuntu. Secondly I run install Ubuntu a check that install create partition automatic and he took all disk.

Wahtever I set, check the command "Sudo fdisk -lu" return smimilary results.


ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000584b9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 151060479 75529216 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 151062526 156301311 2619393 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 151062528 156301311 2619392 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 4011 MB, 4011491328 bytes
124 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1019 cylinders, total 7834944 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x20ac7dda

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 ? 3224498923 3657370039 216435558+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb2 ? 3272020941 930513678 976730017 16 Hidden FAT16
/dev/sdb3 ? 0 0 0 6f Unknown
/dev/sdb4 50200576 974536369 462167897 0 Empty

Partition table entries are not in disk order

I don't understand this


This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.I run install with atribut
no modeset but without success.

--edit


Disk /dev/sdb: 4011 MB

this is a probably a usb with linux install so this error not applicable my problem with install I guess.

YannBuntu
June 20th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Hi everyone!

Yesterday I want install new Ubuntu 12.04 from USB because I don't have any DVD-rom in PC/Home. I

always write new Ubuntu on usb and install. Unfortunately I have problem with it. When I enter personal infromation like login, password I clikc "NEXT" then I see only cursor nothing else. What can I do with this problem ? Sorry for my langauge.


--edit
I burn a cd with ubuntu and run install. I have the same error, check this screen. Of course everything in this screen is OK.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/sam3926h.jpg/

- The option suggested by sudodus is "nomodeset", not "no modeset".
- Anywyay: as you can boot your USB session without kernel option, I think you don't need it neither on the installed system.
- you don't have 2 primary partitions on sda, but 2 (1 primary + 1 extended), so you can still add 2 primary.

Please try to install 11.10 (http://releases.ubuntu.com/11.10/) and tell us if you have the same problem or not.

WasMeHere
June 21st, 2012, 11:34 AM
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000584b9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 151060479 75529216 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 151062526 156301311 2619393 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 151062528 156301311 2619392 82 Linux swap / Solaris


+1 to Yannbuntu's suggestions

Furthermore, since you have no Windows or other file system to preserve it should be easy to install

- Ubuntu with Unity or Gnome 3
or some other flavour,
- Kubuntu with KDE fancy but as demanding as 'vanilla' Ubuntu
- Lubuntu with LXDE ultra-light desktop environment
- Xubuntu with XFCE light desktop environment.

Maybe you will be happy with Ubuntu 11.10. Otherwise we need to find out why it didn't work for you, and it would help if you post your specifications, at least CPU, RAM and graphics card.

mr.suchy
June 21st, 2012, 06:13 PM
Hi,

Thanks one again for help and patience. I start from end my story. I finally install Ubuntu 12.04. I Firstly I install ubuntu 11.10 and then I upgrade to 12.04 and that is it. Right now I must optimize a gnome shell for my PC. Only information about my PC is in my signature.



Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
głowic: 255, sektorów/ścieżkę: 63, cylindrów: 9729, w sumie sektorów: 156301488
Jednostka = sektorów, czyli 1 * 512 = 512 bajtów
Rozmiar sektora (logiczny/fizyczny) w bajtach: 512 / 512
Rozmiar we/wy (minimalny/optymalny) w bajtach: 512 / 512
Identyfikator dysku: 0x00072c1a

Urządzenie Rozruch Początek Koniec Bloków ID System
/dev/sda1 * 43806720 85207039 20700160 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 151062526 156301311 2619393 5 Rozszerzona
/dev/sda3 2048 43806719 21902336 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 85207040 151060479 32926720 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 151062528 156301311 2619392 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Please say what can I check, write to help another people with similar problem like me.

WasMeHere
June 21st, 2012, 06:30 PM
Hi,

Thanks one again for help and patience. I start from end my story. I finally install Ubuntu 12.04. I Firstly I install ubuntu 11.10 and then I upgrade to 12.04 and that is it. Right now I must optimize a gnome shell for my PC. Only information about my PC is in my signature.



Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
głowic: 255, sektorów/ścieżkę: 63, cylindrów: 9729, w sumie sektorów: 156301488
Jednostka = sektorów, czyli 1 * 512 = 512 bajtów
Rozmiar sektora (logiczny/fizyczny) w bajtach: 512 / 512
Rozmiar we/wy (minimalny/optymalny) w bajtach: 512 / 512
Identyfikator dysku: 0x00072c1a

Urządzenie Rozruch Początek Koniec Bloków ID System
/dev/sda1 * 43806720 85207039 20700160 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 151062526 156301311 2619393 5 Rozszerzona
/dev/sda3 2048 43806719 21902336 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 85207040 151060479 32926720 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 151062528 156301311 2619392 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Please say what can I check, write to help another people with similar problem like me.
Sorry, I did not notice the specs in your signature! Anyway I'm happy it works for you now. I see you have two linux partitions. Are both working installations? Or should you actually wipe one of them?

Is your system fast and responsive enough, then I think everything is OK. Otherwise try Lubuntu or Xubuntu live (booted from CD/USB) to taste that flavour.

Edit: And when you feel like it, please click on Thread Tools and mark this thread as SOLVED

mr.suchy
June 21st, 2012, 07:05 PM
I see you have two linux partitions. Are both working installations? Or should you actually wipe one of them?


I don't understand. Could you use another words ? :-)

WasMeHere
June 21st, 2012, 10:32 PM
Hi,

Thanks one again for help and patience. I start from end my story. I finally install Ubuntu 12.04. I Firstly I install ubuntu 11.10 and then I upgrade to 12.04 and that is it. Right now I must optimize a gnome shell for my PC. Only information about my PC is in my signature.



Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
głowic: 255, sektorów/ścieżkę: 63, cylindrów: 9729, w sumie sektorów: 156301488
Jednostka = sektorów, czyli 1 * 512 = 512 bajtów
Rozmiar sektora (logiczny/fizyczny) w bajtach: 512 / 512
Rozmiar we/wy (minimalny/optymalny) w bajtach: 512 / 512
Identyfikator dysku: 0x00072c1a

Urządzenie Rozruch Początek Koniec Bloków ID System
/dev/sda1 * 43806720 85207039 20700160 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 151062526 156301311 2619393 5 Rozszerzona
/dev/sda3 2048 43806719 21902336 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 85207040 151060479 32926720 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 151062528 156301311 2619392 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Please say what can I check, write to help another people with similar problem like me.
Sorry, I did not notice the specs in your signature! Anyway I'm happy it works for you now. I see you have two linux partitions. Are both working installations? Or should you actually wipe one of them?

Is your system fast and responsive enough, then I think everything is OK. Otherwise try Lubuntu or Xubuntu live (booted from CD/USB) to taste that flavour.

Edit: And when you feel like it, please click on Thread Tools and mark this thread as SOLVED


I don't understand. Could you use another words ? :-)
I see that you have two linux partitions: /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda4. What are these partitions? Two separate linux installations, or two partitions that are part of the same installation, typically a root partition (/) and a home partition (/home)? Probably you know, otherwise please post the output of the command
df when running an (or the) installed system.

I was thinking that maybe you had installed 11.10 and 12.04, or that you left your first system (the incomplete 12.04) and then installed 11.10. In that case either /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda4 should be wiped (deleted) and the free space could be used as a data partition or to test some other Ubuntu flavour or linux distro.

haresear
June 22nd, 2012, 01:30 AM
If your install still hangs after you enter your personal information, you might be experiencing the "slide show crash" that many people with AMD cpu's have run into. If so, I would suggest you boot to the live CD desktop and remove (uninstall) the 'ubiquity-slide-show' package before starting the install. There is a long thread in this forum on this problem. See post #91 in this thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1965802&highlight=ubiquity+slide+show+crash&page=10

mr.suchy
June 22nd, 2012, 10:53 PM
root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/mrsuchy/Pobrane# df
System plików 1K-bl użyte dostępne %uż. zamont. na
/dev/sda1 20635692 4723964 14876724 25% /
udev 1282748 4 1282744 1% /dev
tmpfs 516000 840 515160 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 1290000 992 1289008 1% /run/shm
/dev/sda4 32846676 16679628 14520712 54% /home
/dev/sdb1 245166940 205578752 39588188 84% /media/Toshiba USB-HDD 1
/dev/sdb3 16048932 981484 15067448 7% /media/Toshiba USB-HDD 3
/dev/sdb2 227167128 126339548 100827580 56% /media/Toshiba USB-HDD 2
/dev/mapper/truecrypt1 2092792 1228756 864036 59% /media/truecrypt1
/dev/mapper/truecrypt2 10465048 4175388 6289660 40% /media/truecrypt2
root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/mrsuchy/Pobrane#

I have two partition ( / an/home).

@haresear your hear sound good but I don't test it right now. Maybe tomorrow I clone my disk and check this tip.

sudodus
June 23rd, 2012, 10:05 AM
Hi again mr.suchy,

How is your computer running now? Is the installed system working? Is there still something that you want to improve, that we might help you do?

mr.suchy
June 23rd, 2012, 05:37 PM
Hi,

Some time I have crash when I use a calc or something like this. Don't know how to start ndiswrapper automatic. I set everything like in official doc but it doesn't work.

sudodus
June 23rd, 2012, 06:15 PM
Hi,

Some time I have crash when I use a calc or something like this. Don't know how to start ndiswrapper automatic. I set everything like in official doc but it doesn't work.

You are not supposed to get crashes running calc. But if it was a single event ...

Sometimes ndiswrapper works well, sometimes not so well, sometimes not at all. Check how your wifi chip/card/stick is reported to work with linux in

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported)

or some other link in the internet.

mr.suchy
June 23rd, 2012, 06:18 PM
Thanks. I just wonder about joining to group that report bugs in Ubuntu :-)

I can't find it:

01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
Memory at eb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at eb010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ndiswrapper

sudodus
June 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
Thanks. I just wonder about joining to group that report bugs in Ubuntu :-)

That's a good idea. I was beta testing Lubuntu 12.04 and I learned a lot.

The more people that report bugs, the better :KS

KegHead
June 23rd, 2012, 09:49 PM
Hi!

Olle Wiklund?

I'm Jim Wicklund

WasMeHere
June 23rd, 2012, 09:53 PM
Hi!

Olle Wiklund?

I'm Jim Wicklund

Hi Jim,

Maybe we are distant relatives :-)

Olle

KegHead
June 24th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Hi!

Maybe!

My Grandfather was born in Stockholm in 1896?

Migrated to Norway, Michigan and became a US citizen.

Happy Ubunting!

KegHead

WasMeHere
June 24th, 2012, 01:35 PM
Let us talk more via [Ubuntu Forum] Private Messages :-)

I sent one to you. Can you find it?