Grizzly Real_Grizz_Adams at
Sat Feb 20 09:00:21 UTC 2010

On 19 Feb 2010 at 22:55, J wrote  (and I trimed a little)

>On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 18:48, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:

>>Well start with which version of Ubuntu your trying to load.

As stated "ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386" is that not enough? sorry if there is more 

I missed I do remember something about a Koala?

>Just at a guess, but since he specifically mentions ext4 partitions,
>could it possibly be Karmic or Lucid?  Yeah, the OP should specify,
>but context gives a pretty good guess, or at least narrows the list of

I thought I did provide as much info I as I had (re version)

>> Next, why must you load with a USB port. Does your computer
>> not have a cd-rom reader?

>Why not?  I do all my Ubuntu installs from USB stick.  Building a
>bootable USB stick is far faster than burning disks each time I want
>to try a new distro or version.

That's it 

>And maybe his computer doesn't have one... my netbook doesn't...
>though he DOES mention pulling cables, so one would presume it's a
>desktop of some sort.


>> Which way are you loading the cd-rom software to your USB
>> memory stick?

>As he said already in the thread:


>> Step One)
>> Used "ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso" to make a USB Stick "PenDrive" version
>> (using Universal-USB-Installer-v0.2.exe) But that would not let me install to
>> the normal USB HD unlike the older PenDriveLinux 8.10 (Based on Mandiva) that
>> would take a -f option and install to "normal" USB HD (but never managed to get
>> Wine to work under that flavour :-<)

>>We need a lot more information before we can help.

>Yes, but not the information you're asking about.

>Important things to know from the OP would be things like:

>what hardware?  If a store-bought system, what make/model?  If home
>built, what parts?

>Has he tried the text install to see if anything more specific is printed.

No not tried that, If I knew how I would

>WHERE does it fail?  Is it copying files?  is it formatting?

Various points, at Ext4, removing langauge packs? at 100%  this one bugged me 
most and was left longest as I thought I had got there at last

>If he's booting from USB, and INSTALLING to usb, (and for now, my
>money is on this one) is he installing onto the same USB device he's
>running the live distro from??

No I install from a 8Gb Kingston USB to a 500Gb Maxter USB (and to test if HD 
was the prob a 1.5Tb Seagate, 40Gb Maxtor, 160Gb IBM and a botrrowed" 1Tb 

>So Grizzly, see above, and provide some details on the hardware, the
>failure point and so forth.  The more detailed you can be the better.

>I've done USB installs quite a bit, and have never had a problem on
>any system.  I've installed to USB hard disk, USB stick, and even to
>SD cards (though I still haven't gotten the latter to boot).

OK not beenfunny but  this is it

---  FromCXDiag  Hardware stuff ---

System Information
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+,  MMX,  3DNow, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Sound Devices
Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_A0021458&REV_50
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Sound Capture Devices
Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes

Device Name: ET-0405-UV1.1-1
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x056A, 0x0010
 FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Wacom Virtual Hid Driver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x056A, 0x1001
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Wacom Virtual Hid Driver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x056A, 0x1001
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Wacom Virtual Hid Driver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x056A, 0x1001
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Virtual Keyboard Driver
Attached: 1
 Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x056A, 0x2001
 FF Driver: n/a

USB Devices
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1106, 0x3038
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub

PS/2 Devices
+ Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Upper Filters: kbfilter, 303, *PNP0303
| Service: i8042prt
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
+ Wacom Mouse
| Matching Device ID: hid\wacomvirtualhid&col03
| Upper Filters: wacommousefilter
| Service: mouhid
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
Drive: C:
Free Space: 4.6 GB
Total Space: 10.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: Maxtor 6Y060L0

Drive: D:
Free Space: 22.6 GB
Total Space: 238.5 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: SAMSUNG SP2514N

Two more drives without M$ used Partitions
System Devices
Name: Adaptec AHA-2940AU PCI SCSI Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_6178&SUBSYS_78619004&REV_03\3&13C0B0C5&0&68

Name: TechnoTrend DVB-T PCI budget Adapter
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1131&DEV_7146&SUBSYS_100513C2&REV_01\3&13C0B0C5&0&48

Name: VIA CPU to AGP Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_B198&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&13C0B0C5&0&08

Name: VIA Standard CPU to PCI Bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3189&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_80\3&13C0B0C5&0&00

Name: VIA Standard PCI to ISA Bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3177&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&13C0B0C5&0&88

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3104&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_82\3&13C0B0C5&0&83

Name: Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_A0021458&REV_50\3&13C0B0C5&0&8D

Name: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_80\3&13C0B0C5&0&82

Name: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_80\3&13C0B0C5&0&81

Name: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_80\3&13C0B0C5&0&80

Name: VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_0571&SUBSYS_50021458&REV_06\3&13C0B0C5&0&89

Name: Sigma Designs Hollywood Plus MPEG Decoder
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1105&DEV_8300&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&13C0B0C5&0&50

Name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\4&8CA73A7&0&0008

Name: 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI TX NIC (3C905B-TX)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10B7&DEV_9055&SUBSYS_905510B7&REV_24\3&13C0B0C5&0&58

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