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    Install hangs

    Before I spell out the problem, I've downloaded 2 iso's and made multiple usb sticks. Same problem.... Mythbuntu 32 bit

    When I boot the live usb stick I get to the splash screen with the
    keyboard equals "the man in the circle" (accessibility icon).

    that is as far as it goes.

    I just put this machine back together (I only changed dvd drives....)

    It was running 9.10 just fine....


    Where do I go from here
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    Re: Install hangs

    Did you try the alternate install cd?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#bt
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    Re: Install hangs

    i tried mythbuntu 32 bit and the regular 32 bit iso. same problem
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    Re: Install hangs

    But did you try the text-based installer for instance?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/down...rors#alternate
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    Re: Install hangs

    I'm downloading it now...

    never had this problem with this machine
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    Re: Install hangs

    there's a decent sticky here, I think I've read something similar in that thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1469475

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    Re: Install hangs

    Well. I went back to the myth iso.

    If I press the space bar I get the menu at boot, if I select install or try it hangs. I pressed escape and it went to the myth logo for a sec.

    It hangs at a black screen with a flashing cursor....


    If I select expert mode from the menu and then try to install it give me a pop-up with the path and will not install.
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    Re: Install hangs

    Do you know what graphics card you have?

    Try:
    1) At the purple screen with the keyboard and stickfigure, press Enter to get to the menu.

    2) Select your language, and then make sure "Try Ubuntu without making changes" is selected (or whatever they call it these days).

    3) Press F6 and then Esc. Add "i915.modeset=1" after the "quiet splash" part, and then hit Enter.

    Let me know if that works. If not, try adding "xforcevesa" instead of "i915.modeset=1". If you have an nVidia card, try "nomodeset".

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    Re: Install hangs

    i915 - went to the black screen with the blinking cursor
    xforcevesa - same
    nomodset - locked it up.....
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    Re: Install hangs

    When you get to the blank screen with the cursor, does your keyboard still work? Does the Capslock light turn on? What happens when you type Ctrl+Alt+F2?

    Do you still have an old install or another LiveCD? It'd be nice to know your graphics card: "lspci | grep VGA".

    You can always try more kernel parameters: replace "quiet splash" with "i915.modeset=0" or "xforcevesa noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll".
    Last edited by Catharsis; May 7th, 2010 at 02:07 AM. Reason: typo

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