problem with the ubuntu installer
thejoker at iinet.net.au
Fri Dec 29 23:47:30 UTC 2006
I had the same problem when I tried to install Edgy. I have since found
out that it seems to be a problem with the partitioning tool the Edgy
When the partition tool starts, it checks your drives. If you have a
FAT32 partition, you may find that it simply hangs.
I was able to fix this by opening a terminal before starting the
installer. When the installer hangs, enter the following commands in the
px ax | grep dosfsck
This will return the process that is scanning your drive. The output
will look something like this:
6013 ? Sl 18:12 dosfsck -a -v /dev/hda5
The first number is the process ID. To continue installing Edgy, simply
kill that process:
sudo kill 6013
(Change the 6013 to whatever the process ID is, of course).
If that doesn't work, you can try forcing it to kill by adding the -9
sudo kill -9 6013
Once this process has been killed, you should be able to continue
Hope this helps!
MICHAEL WEAVER wrote:
> I think there maybe a problem somewhere in the Ubuntu Installer for the Edgy
> Desktop CD.
> Someone trying to install Linux for me said my Desktop had 256 K RAM but
> when they clicked on the desktop Icon to install, the machine seemed not to
> do much. I was asked about my computers host name, my user name and password
> for my main account and asked about disk partitioning but when we chose use
> free space, the drive churned around for hours but showed no progress bars
> and even when this person went home after visiting my flat, 12 AM came but
> still no repartitioning. I started the installation at 2 yesterday afternoon
> and it had still made no attempts to finish partitioning.
> Is anyone aware of this as a possible bug because I am not only havving a
> problem installing Edgy, I can't even run the Orca screenreader when I press
> F5 3 at the boot prompt.
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