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    12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    Hello everyone. I have a problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 64bit desktop.

    I first tried the normal desktop iso on a usb (with universal usb installer). It got to a GUI the first time (it was about to load unity I think) and then hanged. Since then, it hanged earlier and did not even get to a GUI, typically hanging after pressing "try ubuntu".

    Then I tried using the alternate version. I did a full format of my usb, then useed universal usb creator to place the alternate on the usb. The first time, it hanged at detecting cd-drives. After that, i got further and it hanged at detecting the dic drives. Later, I got to the part where it was installing the base system, but failed about half way.

    Then I decided to actually burn the alternate install cd thinking usb might be the problem but this didn't solve it either.

    Could someone please help me diagnose and fix the problem?

    Computer specs:
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    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40Ghz
    mainboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7800
    Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS38 ATA Device
    Disc: OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (main disc) + two identical discs in RAID0
    Last edited by Bliepo32; August 8th, 2012 at 12:01 AM. Reason: Accidently clicked save before I was done.
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    I do not know RAID nor AMD graphics as I use nVidia.

    The desktop installer does not have the RAID drivers so that is expected that it will not work with a RAID system.

    The alternative installer should work with RAID, but I do not know if it is configured for UEFI. Are you installing in UEFI or BIOS mode? Is this a dual boot system and how are drives formated, MBR(msdos) or gpt?

    Many systems require nomodeset to get video to work.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I do not know RAID nor AMD graphics as I use nVidia.

    The desktop installer does not have the RAID drivers so that is expected that it will not work with a RAID system.

    The alternative installer should work with RAID, but I do not know if it is configured for UEFI. Are you installing in UEFI or BIOS mode? Is this a dual boot system and how are drives formated, MBR(msdos) or gpt?

    Many systems require nomodeset to get video to work.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    I tried using both UEFI and BIOS mode. UEFI mode seems to work best. It will be a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but as for now it's only Windows.

    The first (and primary) hard disc (the SSD) contains 3 partitions:
    -A windows 7 boot partition (ntfs ~100mb, primary)
    -A partition with Windows (ntfs, primary)
    -A linux partition (ext4 ~10GB, primary)

    The RAID disc contains only one NTFS partition for data storage. I tried using nomodeset, but to no avail.
    Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40Ghz | ASRock Z77 Extreme4 | Sapphire Radeon HD 7800 | HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS38 ATA Device | OCZ Agility 3 SATA III SSD 60GB (ntfs [win7 boot], ntfs [win7], ext4 [linux]) + 2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB (RAID0, ntfs [data])

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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    If you do not have efi partition as first partition you are in BIOS mode as UEFI has to have efi partition first. And then drive is MBR(msdos) not gpt. RAID for data can be either gpt or MBR as Windows 7 reads gpt partitions formated as NTFS, but only boots from gpt with UEFI.

    Do not use gparted on RAID.
    http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-res...-software-raid
    Don't bother with RAID 0 unless you have a specific need for speed without data redundancy, since if one drive goes out, you lose the whole array.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    Normally I indeed work in BIOS mode and the drives are MBR.

    I tried using the alternate install cd again, using UEFI mode. When using UEFI mode, you do not get the normal selection screen, but a GRUB 2 screen presenting you a few options. I edited the options, so it included the nomodeset flag as shown in your links.

    The installation proceeded and everything seemed to work fine. The base system installed fine and it went ahead to install the packages, only to hang when cleaning up.
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    If you have Windows in BIOS/MBR mode installing Ubuntu in efi mode may corrupt the Windows install. UEFI has to have the efi partition first and you have Windows boot partition first. It probably stopped when it saw MBR and another partition not an efi partition.

    You have to have both Windows & Ubuntu UEFI or both BIOS.
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    If the drive you instal to is not RAID then it is just a standard dual boot. After you get installs working then you can add drivers to allow you to mount and see the RAIDed NTFS partition.

    Some examples of UEFI installs.
    UEFI dual boot trouble: Win7x64 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2003442
    GUIDE: (U)EFI installation Also full install post *52 superfreak pg.6
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1958383
    UEFI screen shots with choice to boot
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post12030957
    Asus UEFI instructions (except efi should be first partition, but must not have to be)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11842855

    But if your Windows is BIOS/MBR then it is no different than any install.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    Alright, I tried installing with the alternate install cd, this time in BIOS mode. Curiousely enough, it worked when I did not use nomodeset and blackscreened when I did use nomodeset.

    The same problem happened once again: it hanged when cleaning up after the packages. I switched to tty4 before it hang in the hope I could see what went wrong, but to no avail:
    Code:
    (...)
    Aug  8 18:45:26 in-target: Processing triggers for bamfdeamon ...
    Aug  8 18:45:26 in-target: Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
    Aug  8 18:45:27 pkgsel: finishing up
    Aug  8 18:45:29 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface eth0
    Aug  8 18:45:29 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface lo
    _
    After that it simply hangs. I can't switch TTY's or anything (I was unable to try magic sysreq because this keyboard seems to be missing the sysreq key).

    @oldfred: Wanted to thank you for helping me. Although the issue hasn't been resolved yet, the help is much appreciated and I learned quite a bit about (U)EFI booting.
    Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40Ghz | ASRock Z77 Extreme4 | Sapphire Radeon HD 7800 | HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS38 ATA Device | OCZ Agility 3 SATA III SSD 60GB (ntfs [win7 boot], ntfs [win7], ext4 [linux]) + 2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB (RAID0, ntfs [data])

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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    Some users with the very new systems like your have had to use other boot settings. Sometimes that is to eliminate conflicts of some driver.

    I think this is older than your system.
    [SOLVED] UEFI Boot Problems
    quiet splash vt.handoff=7 rootdelay=90 reboot=a,w
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1857639

    Do you know what or why you have a hot plug-able network device? Normally you wnat to install with a Ethernet wired connection. Then it may have to download wireless drivers.
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    Re: 12.04 desktop 64 bit install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    (...)
    Do you know what or why you have a hot plug-able network device? Normally you wnat to install with a Ethernet wired connection. Then it may have to download wireless drivers.
    I have no idea which hot plug-able devices it is talking about. The mainboard has an ethernet connection and that's it. I never installed any expansion cards.

    But I'll try the options you provided.
    Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40Ghz | ASRock Z77 Extreme4 | Sapphire Radeon HD 7800 | HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS38 ATA Device | OCZ Agility 3 SATA III SSD 60GB (ntfs [win7 boot], ntfs [win7], ext4 [linux]) + 2x Seagate Barracuda 500GB (RAID0, ntfs [data])

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