Install problems

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Sep 20 07:53:45 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:44:57AM +0200, Michael Thaler wrote:

> first, please offer an option to NOT install a bootloader. I did not 
> configure grub and so the installation of grub failed (that was what I 
> intended).

Can you be more specific about the failure and how it happened?  You should
have the option not to install a boot loader if other operating systems are

> I then chose not to install a boot manager in the install menu, 
> and added the necessary entries in my /boot/grub/menu.lst by hand. Ubuntu 
> booted fine, but an error occured during package installation. The package 
> ubuntu-artwork could not be installed due to an error in the install script. 

This was fixed yesterday; either use the current daily CD image, or allow it
to download updates from the network.

> Also the package gnome-system-tools could not be installed because it did
> not find a gconf-scheme (sorry, I am at work now and don't know the exact
> error message).

Are you sure that it failed?  I have not seen such an error.  Please send a
copy of /var/log/base-config.log when you have access to the machine again.

 - mdz

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