. I downloaded the 32-bit version, since I was going to install it along side Vista. It’s my mothers laptop, but my PC is currently broken atm, (needs new mobo & CPU), so I’m using my mum’s laptop. Downloaded fine, actually finished downloaded just after I got up at half 5. I’ve burned two discs and neither of them are working, so I’m beginning to think that there’s something wrong with the download. I burned one disc at a speed of x4 and the other one at x2.4 onto a DVD-R for data/video. I’ve installed Ubuntu 10.09 on these discs before so I know it ain’t the discs, and I’ve burned numberous Windows OS’s aswell.
I keep getting an error message about Ubuntu failing to mount because of some I/O error. If I was to put the disc in when logged into windows it would run wubi.exe and it boots up the loading screen when I boot from disc. Anyone know what the problem might be?
EDIT: I’ve tried to boot from a USB using the “usb-creator” but for some reason it won’t insert the file into the menu… like if I choose “Other” and then point it to the file location “C:\Users\Me\Downloads\ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso” it won’t appear in the menu. I’m even running the program as an administrator. Also tried following this guide
Boot from the LiveCD that you’ve burned, and as soon as the Ubuntu boot screen appears (as soon as the BIOS screen disappears) hit the “Shift” key, and keep your finger on it till you get to the GRUB bootscreen, then select “Check the CDROM for defects” or similar.
If it checks out OK, can you post the exact error message.
Cheers mark. Started install at around half 10, was stuck at the Who are you? section for at least 4/5 hours. So I just restarted install. I’m now again stuck at the same Who are you? screen… it won’t let me forward for some reason. At the bottom it says “Ready when you are” but I can’t do anything. Apart from write in details about myself, i.e. Name, Username, Name of computer & Password. Seems to be doing something though, so I’ll leave it on through the night, I’m really needing sleep. Never had this much hassle with 10.09 though :(.
Writing this from the Live demo btw, just incase you were wondering.
Is there a green tick at the end of these 3 fields? (even if there IS, read on)-
Your name: Whatever You Want (capitals and spaces ARE allowed)
Pick a username:must be all lower case (and I think no spaces)
Confirm your password: ******* (I think it needs to be at least 6 digits and contain a number)
BTW, if it also asks for a computer name… some people say “that needs to be all lower case too”… My computername has a capital, but was an upgrade from 10.04 and not a fresh install, so I can’t say for sure.
If there ISN’T a tick at the end of those 3 lines then you haven’t met the correct criteria for the field and it won’t let you continue until you correct it.
Message to Canonical/Ubuntu… It would probably be handy to let users know on this screen that the “Pick a username” field can’t contain upper case characters, and/or STOP including the word “Username” (greyed but with a capital “U”) in the box, which gives the impression that capitals are OK. (A lot of what I’m reading online leads me to think that 10.10’s new version of Ubiquity gives you a green tick even if you use a capital letter in the “Pick a username:” field, but it won’t let you continue until you change it to all lower case… but it gives no warning of this… if this is true, that’s a major oversight/bug that needs fixing… previous Ubiquity versions used to warn you.)
Well that’s just like awkward. That’s near enough 12 hours I left this laptop on, to see if it would do something to find that the username can’t contain capital letters.
Install seems to be fine now, think maybe they should sort out the Ubuquity for the next version of Ubuntu. I guess I got the impression that you can use capital letters due the, greyed-out letters in the field box.
If I come across anymore problems I’ll let you know. Cheers again Mark.
Well I’m not in a good mood. I’ve now installed Ubuntu 10.10 twice and both times it have installed successfully, yet when I restart the laptop it boots straight into windows. I’m guessing GRUB isn’t installing for some reason. I did give Ubuntu its own seperate partition, and I’m kinda confused as to why GRUB didn’t install =/.
Haven’t tried the live CD yet, but I have installed this distro like 6 times and I’m having no luck at all. GRUB won’t seem to install for some reason.
I’m not really wanting to boot up the liveCD and go and reinstall GRUB2 manually, but it’s looking like I’m having to do that, since I’ve just done another install from the CD. I did a couple from the USB as well. It did say during installation “GRUB install successful” … and it was installed too “dev/sda3” so I’m kinda confused.