Installer never finishes...

Redefined Horizons redefined.horizons at
Sun Jun 11 07:08:31 UTC 2006

I've been using Debian for a few months now. It was my first Linux
distro, so I'm still a newbie. :] I was looking at Ubuntu on the net
and decided to give it a try. (Nice job on the liveCD and graphical
installer guys.)

I downloaded the LiveCD for the desktop version, buit I'm having a
problem getting Ubuntu installed.

It appears as though the installer never finishes. I click the
"install" icon on the GNOME Desktop and walk through the graphical
wizards 6 steps, accepting all the defaults. The progress bar then
appears and shows me the progress of the install over the course of
about the next hour. However, at some point the  progress bar
dissappears and I am left with the GNOME Desktop. At first I thought
the installation was done and rebooted the computer. However, Grub
gave me an "Error 15" message.

I've run through the same process several times now, and I can never
seem to get the installer to finish. I read somewhere that the
installer should automatically reboot the computer and give me a
log-in prompt when it is done.

I'm sure I missing something obvious, or doing something very wrong.
Any suggestions? How long should the install process take? Does the
progress bar appear through the entire installation process, or do I
need to leave the system alone when it goes away?

Thanks for the help. I look forward to using and contributing to Ubuntu.

Scott Huey

P.S. - I did some googling, but couldn't find a user with a similar problem...

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