View Full Version : 13.10 install stuck at "preparing to install ubuntu"

March 22nd, 2014, 04:27 AM
-laptop crashed. lost everything, have to reinstall
-using liveusb with 13.10
-install stuck at "preparing to install ubuntu"---the second stop after choosing a language

I have checked the disk for errors as per the initial menu (with other options such as "try ubuntu without installing" and "install ubuntu"), and it found 2 errors, do these have to do with the problems?

I have messed around with the file systems of the usb stick im using, does that have anything to do with my issue?

EDIT: when i press ctrl-alt-f1....it says "buffer I/O error on device sda4, logical block (different integer)"

March 22nd, 2014, 05:19 PM
OK guys...I SMART scanned my HDD and small SDD (which had win8 OS installed on it)....the HDD is failed. The SSD is OK.

Is there any thing I can do to install this Ubuntu onto my SDD, it says theres 18GB worth of something on it already which I assume is the win8 OS, should I delete this somehow?