Linux installation frustration!
Feb 06, 2009, 23:04 (8 Talkback[s])
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I almost never take the time to check the Cd for errors, this takes
almost as long as the complete installation and I don't have/make
that time. But it can keep you from a lot of frustration, after
trying the installation for 2 times I did the integrity check and
there was a fault on the Cd.
"The problem seems to be with the Cd burner or the Cd player
instead of the installation process.
"Trial and error
I have experienced problems installing Linux in the past, and in
the time I wasn't experienced with Linux I would just throw away
the Cd and try another Linux OS. The first thing I do now if the
install doesn't work is scanning the disk for errors. The next
thing I do is trying a text based installation.
"You can get the ubuntu text install here, gives you a lot of
other nice options(LVM) by the way:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate Just no
GUI installation screen but text questions then you'll see the
errors and messages while they happen. The other option is to go to
one of the the text based screens during install."