Ok, so I pretty much hate life right now.
I have been a ubuntu user for quite some time, but went away for a bit. Basically, I saw 9.04 RC and was like "sweet!" and downloaded the graphical installer...... which failed.
This CD, when booting, just came up with busy box. All of the searches I have done have come up with the suggestions of turning on quiet splash, which I cannot find.
I then attempted it using unetbootin and a live usb - which didn't boot.
So, I gave up. After a fairly large chunk of time crying, I decided to download the alternate installer. It booted, hurrah, but with one issue - it cannot detect my cd drive. Crushed once more, I though "wait - what about unetbootin" (again). Hence, I used that to put the alternate installer on the usb and, once more, it refused to boot.
Basically: nothing works, I am grumpy and stressed, and I don't want to wait 3 days until the actual installer comes out in case it doesn't work either. Halp! A resolution to any of the above problems would really make my day.
*edit for actual information that might be important*
While bitching and moaning, I realised it might be helpful to actually provide information:
From windows, I can see my DVD Drive is an ATAPI - if this helps.
I have successfully installed every version of ubuntu (via CD) from Feisty - 8.10, so it seems to be an issue of this version. I am using the i386 installer on an intel C2D with 1.5gb of ram.
Also - this has been discussed here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...nate+installer) and no-one has answered in nearly 6 months. Is there any solution???