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March 16th, 2017, 02:29 PM
Hello ,

I'm trying to install the latest Ubuntu version from an DVD , created with Windows 10 burn image to disk .
When starting installation after a while i get this prompt :http://prntscr.com/ekof9l , and than it stucks to this : http://prntscr.com/ekofku , no matter what options i choose from the first prompt .

Waited for over 3hours ,with no answer or error message.

March 16th, 2017, 02:41 PM
Support thread.

Thread moved to Installation & Upgrades.

A question so that you can provide some information that those helping may need. Have you read through, and do you understand, the message in the "Force UEFI Installation?" popup window showing in your first screenshot? It would be unwise to force installation in that situation for the reason given. Please provide more details of your system, including what operating system is already there. If you don't understand the message or the difference between UEFI and legacy BIOS, there are many here who can help you.

March 16th, 2017, 02:55 PM
I use an laptop Assus x540S Type C , latest Bios version 303.
I did read a bit about the difference between Uefi and Legacy but it's still unclear for me .

After choosing not to force the instalation and waiting an while i got this error : http://prntscr.com/ekosnv , i didnt create the partition myself i choose to be created automaticaly.

Edit: I dont have any OS on it and dont intend to use anything else except ubuntu on that laptop.

March 17th, 2017, 12:44 AM
Hello and welcome, If you intend to install only Ubuntu on this laptop then the installation should be straight forward this guide should give you the help needed to begin your installation https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop

Is there another OS on this machine or is it a blank hard drive?

Here's more information about UEFI and things you should be aware of before you begin your installation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

March 17th, 2017, 02:18 PM
Hey , i think there's leftovers from another OS on that HDD or several other OS .
Tried to reformat using GPARTED , got this error : http://prntscr.com/el3cfd ,http://prntscr.com/el3cl4 !

For some reason nothing can partition this Hdd , not Ubuntu or Linux or Windows.. nothing ... .

March 18th, 2017, 05:58 PM
Any1 can help ? It would be greatly apreciated .

March 19th, 2017, 08:19 AM
Let's begin with the beginning. Are you able to run a live boot?

March 19th, 2017, 04:19 PM
Yes i've been able to boot from DVD and USB , i've managed to delete and create new partitions chossing Something else but i cant get past this error :
I tried formating the HDD and creating /swap , /root , /home , /boot manualy and still getting this error .

March 19th, 2017, 04:47 PM
Is there a reason why you are choosing "Something else"? If not, try going with "erase disk and install".

March 19th, 2017, 05:26 PM
I did tried with erase disk and install first same error , than after searching on google for the error someome recomanded to go with something else and create that partition format..

March 19th, 2017, 07:12 PM
Did you also create a mount point / along with the swap partition?

March 20th, 2017, 12:41 AM
I created this exact partitions: /swap , /, /home , /boot

March 20th, 2017, 07:53 AM
And did you add a boot flag?

March 20th, 2017, 09:20 AM
I dont think so , how do i add that ?

March 21st, 2017, 04:51 PM
First of all, it should not be necessary in GNU/Linux but as a desperate attempt...
You can set it using Gparted.

March 21st, 2017, 11:57 PM
Open up Gparted and navigate were you see Partitions, scroll down a ways and you will see manage flags

March 22nd, 2017, 12:56 PM
Tried to reformat using GPARTED , got this error : http://prntscr.com/el3cfd ,http://prntscr.com/el3cl4 !

March 22nd, 2017, 02:59 PM
Lets see all your current partitions:
sudo parted -l
sudo fdisk -lu

If drive was ever used on a RAID configuration, that leaves meta-data that must be erased.
Or if you used Windows to convert a gpt drive to MBR, that leaves a backup gpt partition table and Linux tools see both MBR & gpt and get confused.
Rarely with new drive, it could even be a hard drive issue.

March 24th, 2017, 10:55 AM
Aparently that it was, took the laptop back into warranty , the service said the HDD failed and that was the issue , thank you all for your support .

March 24th, 2017, 01:34 PM
Glad you were able to pin point were the the problem was