install of 6.10 on a desktop

Mark Schoonover schoon at
Mon Dec 18 21:18:09 UTC 2006

david at wrote:
> norman <norman at> writes:
>> On Mon, 2006-12-18 at 18:41 +0000, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
>>> I'm not sure what could be the prob or how to diagnose. I do know
>>> however that you can do a non-graphical install BUT it will require
>>> that you download the Alternate Edgy 6.10 cd image.
>>> On Mon, 2006-12-18 at 12:38 -0500, J. David Boyd wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to install 6.10 on a computer.
>>>> Everything runs find off of the live CD.  The scanner scans, the
>>>> web camera works, the internet works, everything is fine.
>>>> However, when I go to install to the hard drive, after entering
>>>> user info, partitioning, etc, the screen says installing software.
>>>> When it gets to 59%, it stops.  And I do mean stops.  No drive
>>>> access light, no cd spinning, nothing. 
>>>> I've tried it several times.
>>>> My question is, is there someway to find out what is going on?
>>>> There is no info displayed on the screen, other than the status
>>>> bar. 
>>>> How do I dig in and find out what is going wrong?
>>>> Or, is there some way to do a non-graphic install of the CD? 
>>>> Would that give me more information, possibly?
>>>> Any ideas are welcome!
>> When I upgraded I did it direct from the internet. Just follow the
>> instructions provided on the Ubuntu upgrade screen.
>> Norman
> Thanks, but this is not an upgrade.  I'm starting with an empty hard
> drive. 


	I've seen this problem before, and what I do is to switch to another
text virtual term. I think X is hanging up on something, but I haven't had
the time to figure this one out. Once all the software is installed, you can
switch back to X and march on.



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