View Full Version : [ubuntu] desktop 8.04 installation stalls

May 11th, 2008, 08:11 PM
I have a desktop with gigabyte GA-7N400Pro2 and Athlon XP 2600.
I have the desktop ubuntu 8.04 LTS i386 iso on the CD.
I can see the ubuntu splash and the orange bar going back and forth.
after sometime the orange bar becomes a progress bar and stay stuck at about 15%.
what is wrong?
how can I check where is it failing.


May 11th, 2008, 08:52 PM
A bad burn is a common cause of CD boot failure. Do you get to the 1st menu?
Did you run the check media for defects option? All it takes is a few twisted bits to turn the CD into a coaster.

May 12th, 2008, 12:39 AM
I can see the first menu where I can choose the language and then do the "pre-install test" or do the normal install. While loading the install that the system stops, always exactly at the same time (on the progress bar)

May 12th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Have you selected the check media for defects option?
What did it do?
If it passed the media check, you can presss ctrl+alt+f1 to see the messages (that is if i remember right). Its been awhile since I've used the Desktop CD.

You can try the alternate install CD. Thats what I normally use.

May 12th, 2008, 08:36 AM
so I did that with the alternate all the installation is happening fine in fact all the test pass and everything is happy. when I reboot the systems stops at b43_legacy phy0 Broadcom wlan found or something like this and this is where it get stuck. But I don't think I have any wlan on this desktop. I checked the BIOS and nothing refers to wlan B43 device.

any clue?
maybe I should look for some tip on this error...

May 12th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Next ? How much ram? If you have 256MB the alternate CD should work . With 512MB or better either CD should work.

Have you tried some of the other Linux flavors such as Pupply, DSL, or Knoppix? (the last 2 like Ubuntu are Debian based). Just to see if the PC is Linux compattable.

Maybe you'll need to add a boot option. Some common ones are noapic, irqpoll and nolapic.
Heres how to do it. BootOptions - Ubuntu Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions)

Normally these aren't needed but sometimes.... that why their there. Just have to try some, Probably the ones that alter pci or irq handling. Heres a couple of list. Good luck.
BootOptions - Ubuntu Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions)
Cheat Codes - Knoppix Documentation Wiki (http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes)