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    installation hangs

    Trying to install linux on a Toshiba laptop, multiple distros have failed.

    Attempting Lubuntu 18.04 the installer gets pretty far before it hangs. I ran memcheck and it also got stuck ~48% through tests. Does this mean that my RAM is bad?

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    Re: installation hangs

    memchack is a WIN10/11 program. What are you actually doing?
    Ubuntu is NOT an application that "runs under Windows".

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    Re: installation hangs

    Quote Originally Posted by ne29914 View Post
    Ubuntu is NOT an application that "runs under Windows".
    This might be off topic, but yes it is:https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/how-to-i...-on-windows-10
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    Re: installation hangs

    I have no idea what "memchack" is. When I boot up with the Lubuntu install CD, there's an initial menu, and one of the selections is a memory check. This runs for a long time, but then eventually it freezes.

    Update: I took my 2 RAM sticks out and switched their positions, and this time the installer gave a message about "corruption in low memory" and now the installer seems to be working. It hasn't got completely through yet, but now it is going a lot further.

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    Re: installation hangs

    Where did you get the Lubuntu 18.04 installer image from? If it's from lubuntu.net, throw it away (cybersquatter site).
    The correct site is lubuntu.me.
    There you'll also get the current 22.04.1 ISO image.
    Redo from start.

    PS: Lubuntu 18.04 is totally out. From 18.10, Lubuntu uses LXQt for the graphic environment, earlier versions use LXDE.
    Last edited by ne29914; October 29th, 2022 at 11:56 PM.

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    Re: installation hangs

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    This might be off topic, but yes it is:https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/how-to-i...-on-windows-10
    Right. Super-helpful.

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    [solved] installation hangs

    No worries, it's working now. Who knew, but rearranging the RAM did the trick!

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