Unable to install Hardy Beta Desktop i386
I was unable to install Hardy Heron Beta Desktop i386 (downloaded on 2008-03-22) on my physical machine. Four attempts were made:
1. Chose "Install" from the LiveCD boot menu (which bypasses the live session). I chose a "manual" partitioning. Windows 2000 is installed on the machine, as well as an earlier Ubuntu installation, using two partitions. I chose to leave the Windows partitions alone, format the partition previously mounted as /, and not format the partition mounted as '/home'. The installation progressed but part of the way through an error message popped up with the title "Failed to copy files; faulty CD/DVD or hard disk?" saying that the CD or hard drive has a problem. This is the text of the error:
"The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:
[Errno 5] Input/output error
This particular error is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a cooler environment."
(The spelling "Errno" is not my mistake, it is spelled that way in the error message.) The CD has been checked multiple times for errors and there is nothing known wrong with the hard drive or DVD drive (after failing to install Hardy, I was able to install Kubuntu 7.10 on the machine without errors). The install stops and drops to the live session desktop.
2. Booted into a Live session and double-clicked on the "Install" icon on the desktop. Same selections for partitioning as above. Curiously in the "Migrate Documents and Settings" step the Windows installation was not detected. The installation progressed past the input screens, but before finishing the progress bar indicator simply disappeared, dropping to the Live session desktop. A reboot of the computer shows that at the very least grub was not properly installed. What was probably the previous grub installation crashed with Error 15.
3. Tried again using same method as 2. but after going all the way through Step 7 of 7, clicking Next to start the install caused the installer to drop back to Step 4 of 7 for partitioning. Every time step 7 was reached and the install was begun, it immediately dropped back to step 4.
4. Same as in 3. but checked boxes to format both the partitions ('/' and '/home'). Again the installer dropped back to step 4 after the final step 7.
I suspect there is a problem with the partitioning I am trying to do but there should not be.
|Marsh (marshcast-googlemail) wrote : Re: [Bug 205359] Re: Unable to install Hardy Beta Desktop i386||#14|
|Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Incomplete → Invalid|