[ubuntu-uk] My 12.04 experience

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Mon Apr 23 19:36:21 UTC 2012

On 23/04/12 18:37, Pete Smout wrote:
> Ubuntu will not install on any of the 3 machines tried on so far! Gets 
> as far as asking for user name / psswd and then says error! tried 2 
> different downloads so I think its the system not the .iso image

Does it run OK from the live-CD?  It's worth trying this.  You would not 
be asked for user name/password until it was ready to install on the 
host machine, and then it would only stop with some sort of message that 
would tell you what is wrong - not just 'error' - are you saying it 
hangs after you have given it a username and password to use in the new 
installation?  I just wonder if the existing partitioning or something 
is getting in the way?

I've been running it on my desktop since Alpha 1 and I'm delighted with 
it.  Unity is fantastic on a desktop once you are used to it.  My wife 
still has 10.04 on her machine and I really find it hard going when I 
have to use it.  I've now installed 12.04 on my netbook and again am 
delighted with it.  I will be very surprised if there isn't something 
simple getting in the way of your install.

I really hope we can help you to sort it.  Can you get into the 
commandline and tell anything from there while you are trying to install?

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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