[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu install help
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Wed Jan 9 21:28:44 UTC 2008
On 09/01/2008, Sonicreindeer <sonicreindeer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2008 1:04 PM, keith <kwithey at civilsolutions.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 19:04 +0000, promar at juno.com wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > first off my equipment:
> > > fic 503+ motherboard
> > > amd KIII 400 MHZ processor
> > > 256 meg memory
> > > radeon 32 meg apg video card
> > > samsung sw232 cd/cdrw
> > > maxtor 40 gig drive
> > > maxtor 2.0 gig drive
> > >
> > > I downloaded xubuntu 7.10 and burned the iso image to a cd. Checksums
> > of the file appeared
> > > to be ok. checksums of the burned image also appeared to ok. After
> > trying various times to
> > > install from the cd, the install sometimes stalls at the point when
> > its burning the
> > > kernal, and when that passes through it stall at the point when
> > installing the software
> > > portion. I can never get past the software portion, when I do get past
> > the kernal portion
> > > of the install.
> > >
> > > After a few tips in troubleshooting, I came to conclusion that its my
> > cdrom drive that
> > > does not respond well during install.
> > >
> > > So my question is, how can I manage a harddrive install, by invoking
> > the install process
> > > via the cdrom image? I have no internet connection where my computer
> > is located.
> > >
> > > regards
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> > >
> > >
> > I had a similar problem with the install process stalling at apparently
> > random points during installation. Finally turned out to be a faulty
> > power supply which couldn't manage to keep its voltages when trying to
> > drive CD, discs, etc at the same time.
> > Can't answer your final question, however!
> > Keith
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> Have you considered the type of media you are using to burn your image(
> CD-R/ RW or DVD-R )?
> Since you have determined that your IDE CD drive is toast, would your
> machine handle an external USB solution( ie: CD Drive. Better yet, CD/ DVD
> Burner )?
> How important is it for you to upgrade into Xubuntu 7.10? Is it a
> necessity or a desire?
> I have personally experienced these same issues as I was installing 7.10into my Sawtooth G4 box( 400 Mhz with 896 MB RAM, DVD Drive, 2 Firewire/ USB
> ports, ATI Rage 128 Onboard Vid with 8 MB Cache ). I've burned the image on
> a Mad Dog 18x External CD/ DVD solution using USB. Don't do firewire as the
> kernel, for some strange reason, will not detect the connection. I found
> that the best media for burning images is FujiFilm DVD-Rs with a max of 4x.
> The best CDs I've found were TDKs with a 52x threshhold.
> Personally, after reading the specs on your PC, I wouldn't drop another
> drive into it( too much knuckle-bustin' with all of that scrap metal inside
> ). Just hot-plug an external drive into one of your USB ports. The kernel
> will detect the drive via GParted along with your other HDs. Once detected,
> modify your partitions as you wish in your 40 gig( don't even touch your 2
> Gig unless you plan to use it as a Win dump drive ), and it should install.
> Should you still run into issues with the install, you decide on of two
> -- Go into your shell and utilize the CLI
> -- Revert back to Edgy( 6.06 ).
> Otherwise, you can also give one of the other fine Lin flavours a shot.
> Being I can read over 500 Gigs on the home network and do as I damned well
> please with all of that space from my G4 with Edgy loaded using Konqueror
> via Terminal and Samba( yes, I can manipulate the hell out of my wife's XP
> batch files while she's online:) ), I am happy with what I have although the
> upgrade would be a nice addition to my network.
> Anyway, hope this helps out. Tedere es codere( when there is a will, there
> is a way ).
> In His Lamblight:
> Don Fisher
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> Fax: ( 636 )660-1363
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