New install. Installer hangs cold at initramfs prompt.

Chris Hallsworth christopherhallsworth71 at
Tue May 20 07:59:47 UTC 2008

Hi, the "install inside of Windows" feature is to do with Wubi, which allows 
you to install Ubuntu in Windows. This is how I installed Ubuntu. I'll try 
the live CD when I have time as I've got to make my own CD first.

Why not join my Blind Hobbyist group? To join, send a blank message to 
blind-hobbyist-subscribe at Thanks, Chris
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nat Gross" <nat101l at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions" 
<ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:25 AM
Subject: Re: New install. Installer hangs cold at initramfs prompt.

>>> Nat Gross wrote:
>>> Hi;
>>> Installing 8.0.4 on new 64 bit HP AMD Phenom9600 system, and a few
>>> moments after indicating "English", the system hangs cold with mouse
>>> and keyboard also locked.
>>> This happens at the initramfs prompt.
>>> Am installing 64 bit on the system which has Vista SP1 installed on
>>> half of 1 drive.
>>> The system has 2 465 gig drives attached to an HP Nvidia RAID
>>> controller but NOT configured as raid, just 2 drives.
>>> It also has a GeForce 8400 video, along with 6 gig of ram.
>>> Please advise.
>>> nat
> UPDATE: With Vista running I inserted the ubuntu install cd, and 'just
> for fun' I had install itself inside Windows (whatever that means).
> After reboot, the bootloader presented vista and ubuntu on the menu
> (same as installed 'outside' Windows, no?) and when choosing ubuntu,
> after a longer wait, it also dumped to initramfs, BUT the system is
> NOT LOCKED, and I can enter commands. Is there something I can do that
> will resolve the problem?
> And what;s this running inside Windows business, if I may.
> Thanks,
> nat
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