Ubuntu 9.04 Install failed

Bug #374673 reported by Colin Warren on 2009-05-10
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Bug Description

I attempted to install 9.04 to dual boot with Vista, and it gave me several errors during the install, it created a 50GB partition (instead of a 230GB partition) and gave me several errors. For a while it just gave me a GRUB command line interface, asking for the kernel location. I left it for about a week and now it gave me the choice of Vista, Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.04 Recovery Mode. I booted into Vista and ran startup repair (it asked me too). Then I backed up my entire Vista partion and then booted into Ubuntu. Looking at the list of errors and the lack of a graphical interface, it seems like it failed to install most/some of the OS. I cannot install anything because some dkpg files are missing/corrupt.

I am running a Dell XPS M1330:
500GB HDD
4GB RAM

I checked if my comp was 64-bit capable and it is. I attempted to install 64bit ubuntu.

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Bryan (brywilharris) wrote :

Yep, sounds like your install failed.

Try checking the install CD. This is boot time option when loading from the CD.
You also might try running memtest+, also a boot time option.

You'll need to reinstall unless you reeely know what you're doing. I know what I'm doing and I'd reinstall after first verifying the boot media.

Just about the bug, before I burned it I checked the MD5 sum then
after checked the disk. Both were fine. Thanks for the help.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 12, 2009, at 9:22 PM, Bryan <email address hidden> wrote:

> Yep, sounds like your install failed.
>
> Try checking the install CD. This is boot time option when loading
> from the CD.
> You also might try running memtest+, also a boot time option.
>
> You'll need to reinstall unless you reeely know what you're doing. I
> know what I'm doing and I'd reinstall after first verifying the boot
> media.
>
> --
> Ubuntu 9.04 Install failed
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/374673
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> I attempted to install 9.04 to dual boot with Vista, and it gave me
> several errors during the install, it created a 50GB partition
> (instead of a 230GB partition) and gave me several errors. For a
> while it just gave me a GRUB command line interface, asking for the
> kernel location. I left it for about a week and now it gave me the
> choice of Vista, Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.04 Recovery Mode. I booted
> into Vista and ran startup repair (it asked me too). Then I backed
> up my entire Vista partion and then booted into Ubuntu. Looking at
> the list of errors and the lack of a graphical interface, it seems
> like it failed to install most/some of the OS. I cannot install
> anything because some dkpg files are missing/corrupt.
>
> I am running a Dell XPS M1330:
> 500GB HDD
> 4GB RAM
>
> I checked if my comp was 64-bit capable and it is. I attempted to
> install 64bit ubuntu.

Dominik Boehi (dboehi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in ubiquity.

affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Closing due to lack of information and the reporter's account is deactivated.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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