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    Re: Installing 10.10 - User ubuntu not found

    I am also having hanging at 73% problems: neither removing the network or USB install worked for me http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10078309

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    Re: Installing 10.10 - User ubuntu not found

    The alternate installer is useless for about two years now. First the media change problem, then this. It happens on certain hardware combinations (PATA disk and CD/DVD). The bad thing is - nobody cares about these fatal bugs and they will probably never get fixed:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/270461
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...up/+bug/316618
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/364837
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/289702
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/274396

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    Re: Installing 10.10 - User ubuntu not found

    Hello!

    I am going to use Ubuntu to teach systems administration at a college university starting next week, and I ran into the 73% hang problem on our lab computers. After 5 hours today, which I was going to use to prepare the first lesson, I was quite frustrated by this problem.

    However, there is a really, really easy solution to this.

    Before going through with partitioning, press Alt+F2 and press enter to activate the console. Then you type in "ln -s /cdrom /media/cdrom". Press Alt+F1 to get back and keep going as usual, and it works!

    I figured this out by pressing Alt+F4, which is the console where the installer spews out a lot of information about what it is doing, and it is looking for the packages in /media/cdrom, while it mounts the cdrom at /cdrom. So by creating a symlink it finds the files it is looking for and thats it.
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    Re: Installing 10.10 - User ubuntu not found

    Quote Originally Posted by Veyasu View Post
    Hello!

    I am going to use Ubuntu to teach systems administration at a college university starting next week, and I ran into the 73% hang problem on our lab computers. After 5 hours today, which I was going to use to prepare the first lesson, I was quite frustrated by this problem.

    However, there is a really, really easy solution to this.

    Before going through with partitioning, press Alt+F2 and press enter to activate the console. Then you type in "ln -s /cdrom /media/cdrom". Press Alt+F1 to get back and keep going as usual, and it works!

    I figured this out by pressing Alt+F4, which is the console where the installer spews out a lot of information about what it is doing, and it is looking for the packages in /media/cdrom, while it mounts the cdrom at /cdrom. So by creating a symlink it finds the files it is looking for and thats it.
    Thanks! It's great to know the solution finally! I'll mark this thread as solved now.

    But it would still be nice for Ubuntu to fix this issue. In fact, they could fix it with your solution because having that symlink in place would do no harm even in situations where it isn't needed.
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    Re: Installing 10.10 - User ubuntu not found

    Ok, that didn't solve the problem for me. I was able to get beyond the 73% point, but I had to copy the four files:

    /cdrom/dists/maverick/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
    /cdrom/dists/maverick/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.gz
    /cdrom/dists/maverick/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz
    /cdrom/dists/maverick/restricted/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.gz

    under /media. The soft link was not sufficient. (in /media, "ln -s /cdrom .")

    Unfortunately, copying didn't solve the problem either. Later in the install, during "Select and Install Software", it got stuck at 14% (while it was reading 2000 some files). Alt-F4 showed all kinds of hashsum errors, even though the CD is fine.

    I have now replaced my CD/DVD-RW (NEC) with a CD-RW and things are going swimmingly. The problem appears to be (is in my case) that ubuntu is unable to handle the CD/DVD. Someone else is reporting a problem with NEC CD/DVD's. So I'm guessing this means a driver problem?

    I'm going to wait for a few more mins before posting this, to make sure the install completes, but it does look fine....

    Yup, all's good!

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    Re: Installing 10.10 - User ubuntu not found

    check out: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1685465

    after i attempted to install once:
    1. boot in recovery mode
    2. start shell in your new machines /root dir
    3. ln -s /cdrom /media/cdrom
    4. ctrl-D to bring up menu
    5. select Go Back
    6. select Install Base system

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