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    Aug 2012
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Cool Installer crashes during installation


    My hdd broke down and I just bought a new one and put it in my notebook. The new hdd is a Toshiba 500GB 2.5" SATA300 540, my notebook Packard Bell Easynote MH35.

    I made a bootable live USB with ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso. I used winMD5Sum to check the hash/checksum of my .iso-file (on someone else's WinXP PC) and it is correct.

    However, the installer keeps crashing:
    (With help from a youtube video) I tried three times to make three partitions (root (/) (10,000MB), swap (6000MB) and /home (all the rest of the MB's) but when the installer starts installing the system (after I've given my location, name, computer's name, password etc.), it crashes.

    Then I thought I might have done something wrong in the partitioning (though I really paid attention to the video, so really it's not likely) - and I decided to try another way:
    choosing to install Ubuntu without partitioning my disk. Didn't work, same thing:
    Two messages come up:
    1. "System program problem detected" (the installer keeps going while this message is up)
    2. (A minute or so later) "The installer has crashed"

    Every time I try again, the installer seems to think Ubuntu 12.04 is already installed (it isn't though, I tried booting from hdd and all I get is a blinking cursor): it gives me the option to "Erase Ubuntu 12.04LTS and reinstall".

    What can I do?

    Apart from getting frustrated, I'm also surprised: when I installed Ubuntu12.04 for the first time (last August), everything was fine.

    Has it something to do with my hdd being new, non-compatible, or ...?
    Could it be the USB is not good, despite the hash/checksum being correct?

    I'm on a Live Session now, that seems to work fine (internet and all).

    Please help!
    Thanks a lot

    Last edited by Noor1101; October 31st, 2012 at 07:27 PM.

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