Ubuntu installer freezes

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October 15, 2010 at 10:27:54
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Pentium 4 HT, 3.00 GHz-x64-1 Gb. DDR-400
Hello,

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit on one a class computer. The computer is an old e-machines stuck into a new case. I don't remember what model of E-machines though. The installer freezes at "Setting Sensor Limits." We let it sit for 16 hours and it didn't get passed that. There is also no "OK" or "Failed" after it. The computer has 768 mb. ram, 40 Gb. HDD, 1.8 GHz Celeron, and a DVD-Rom drive. Also, the GPU is an Intel Extreme Graphics card.

Thanks

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#1
October 15, 2010 at 11:06:57
Try using the option to verify the disc (check disc for defects) at the boot menu. Barring any other hardware problems, I suspect the disc may have had an error during the burning process. If the disc is determined to be defective, try burning at a slower speed.

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#2
October 15, 2010 at 16:01:44
Where did you download the Ubuntu ISO file? Which program did you use to burn it to disc?

BTW, there's nothing extreme about Extreme graphics.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-u...

http://www.filehippo.com/download_i...


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#3
October 15, 2010 at 16:16:29
I downloaded from the ubuntu site. The disk check completed successfully. I used Nero 7 to burn it, and after burning had it verify the contents.

I found out the motherboard came from an eMachines t1842.

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#4
October 15, 2010 at 16:32:29
Can you run Ubuntu directly from the disc? Did you run memtest before attempting to install Ubuntu?

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#5
October 15, 2010 at 18:27:45
For some reason I keep thinking that you need 1G ram to run the graphical install from the live cd.

From Ubuntu site.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements

Ubuntu Desktop Edition

* 1 GHz x86 processor
* 1GB of system memory (RAM)
* 15GB of hard-drive space (although this can be split onto 2 drives, a 5Gb / and a 10Gb /home fairly easily)
* Graphics card and monitor capable of 1024 by 768
* Either a CD/DVD Drive or a USB port (or both)

Test the cd from the boot menu. At the countdown press escape key and use it's disk checker too.

Also could try to load in failsafe boot up.

I'd try a lighter version.
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#6
October 15, 2010 at 19:24:54
I managed to get into the setup once, except a student unplugged the computer to plug in a video camera. Also, the display resolution was very low. (640x480 I assume).

Also, would I be better off using 10.04 or 9.10?

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#7
October 16, 2010 at 05:46:35
I've had a different problem trying to install 10.10. Desktop does not display icons after install. This occurs from either a clean install or as an upgrade from 10.04. Text color is the same as background. If you click on the right spot you get the drop down menu. This occurs on an emachine lD620 aptop. Upgrade worked on a Dell 1011v and new install on a Dell 1525. I would stick with 10.04 until the bugs get worked out.

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#8
October 16, 2010 at 10:36:24
Try Mint 9. It's based on Ubuntu 10.04 only it's better :)

http://linuxmint.com/


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#9
October 18, 2010 at 12:27:45
I managed to get past the detecting sensors part. Now it got frozen at "[ 69.271838] intel8x0: clocking to 4800"

The previous line was "intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 54921 usecs (2646 samples)"

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#10
October 19, 2010 at 12:00:55
Do you know what you're doing?

As per response # 4....have you tested the RAM with memtest86? It should be one of the options when you boot off the Ubuntu disc. Have you tried running Ubuntu directly from the disc rather than installing it?


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#11
October 19, 2010 at 12:05:37
Yes, I have tested the ram. I also tested the install disk. I have been working on this for 2 weeks. I am almost to the point of trashing the computer.

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#12
October 19, 2010 at 13:49:21
Might need no acpi or even no apm.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#13
October 19, 2010 at 16:19:20
I did disable ACPI and every thing else in the F6 menu. (Except the RAID thing).

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#14
October 20, 2010 at 13:16:16
Try another distro to see if it is the machine or the distro?

Almost no computer is tested at the factory for linux. Just because it may run windows it may not run linux.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#15
October 20, 2010 at 16:40:55
I finally got it to work. I just tried it to work after I took my CD case of all my linux distros.

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#16
December 22, 2010 at 20:34:07
How did you get this to work? I had Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my computer and was working on it for 3 or 4 weeks before I decided to download the Cairo-dock toolbar to make it a little more user friendly (and honestly cause it looked cool.) After that, my google chrome browser stopped opening. I was confused so I restarted my computer and it brought to to some black screen with some words and numbers and a command prompt thing. I tried working on that for hours and finally gave up. Now, I'm trying to re-install Ubuntu 10.10 onto my computer but it keeps on stalling at the "Preparing to install.." window. Although once I got over halfway through the setup process before it finally shut down saying, "Installation failure." I've looked at my USB drive in my computer and it does say some parts of the drive are unreadable. i.e "Root", "initrd.img" and "vmlinuz." I'm really confused and would like Ubuntu back on my computer. I don't understand why it wouldn't be working.

P.S. I have an hp pavilion dv4 1117nr laptop. I installed Ubuntu in the first place because my vista crashed. I don't know if this has anything to do with that. Probably not since I completely wiped the harddrive when I installed it the first time. :( so confused


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#17
December 22, 2010 at 20:48:22
I booted in safe graphics mode with ACPI disabled.

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#18
March 19, 2011 at 05:40:07
my system still freezes on 'setting sensors limits' ... i have tried memory test , disk check n there is no cd error...

now what should i do...

please help me with ubuntu 10.10 desktop version


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#19
March 19, 2011 at 05:41:39
how u managed to get passed through setting sensors limits

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#20
April 26, 2011 at 15:36:39
Can anyone help me? i get to a preparing to install screen then i press forward and it freezes and does nothing at all and is very annoying.

I have an old HP pavilion XH535 with 512MB of ram.


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