Installation problem

David Benjamin wwvadude at
Thu Nov 1 19:25:10 UTC 2007

Hey all

I have an installation problem that I do not understand. Consider the 

1. I have partitioned my hard disk and have more than adequate space as 
a Linux partition.
2. I have downloaded both the Ubuntu 7.04 and Ubuntu 7.10 for AMD64 and 
burned the iso images to CDs using Infrarecorder. The CDs show all the 
appropriate files and folders so it was burned correctly
3. When I boot using the CD, the appropriate opening menu comes up
4. When I select the "install" option, I get the following error message:
    /bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
5. My computer configuration is as follows:
    HP Desktop running Windows XP Media Center
    Processor - AMD athlon 64x2 Dual Core 4600+
    Monitor - HPf2105 wide flat panel
    Display Adapter - NVIDIA GeForce 7500LE
    Keyboard - HID Keyboard device (this is a wireless) but have tried 
regular USB keyboard
    DSL line - functions perfectly well with all other internet 
requiring applications
6. A CD with Ubuntu 7.04 i386 funtions perfectly well on another 
computer of mine, i.e., boots up and can be used from the CD

So - HELP - is this a bug and what can I do.


David C. Benjamin

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