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    Cant complete Ubuntu install

    Right, seems im falling at the first hurdle.
    After fixing my no common CD-Rom driver probs etc it now gets to the scanning disks part of the install and just stops at 36% every time.
    Im trying with a different HDD to see if that fixes it, anyone else got any tips?

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    Even with a different disk it still hangs at 36%

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    Perhaps you have a faulty CD, try burning it at a slow speed and checking the MD5 Hash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edenalig View Post
    After fixing my no common CD-Rom driver probs etc it now gets to the scanning disks part of the install and just stops at 36% every time.
    Odd sounding problem. Can you try with a different CDROM drive? Could it be the cable/connection between your CDROM drive and the motherboard (are the harddrive and CDROM on the same ATA cable)?

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    I suspect acpi or a dma issue. Have you looked in the console for errors while the ubuntu setup is booting (Ctrl-Alt-F1 to F12 are the various consoles).

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    I seem to be getting alot of hda: Lost Interrupt errors every 30 seconds.

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    Sounds like an ACPI problem. Check for bios updates. Failing that, use the following boot options:

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    acpi=off ide=nodma noapic
    This will have a considerable performance hit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Sounds like an ACPI problem. Check for bios updates. Failing that, use the following boot options:

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    acpi=off ide=nodma noapic
    This will have a considerable performance hit though.
    Thanks Geoff, where exactly do I use the said boot option?

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    They are boot options, so you need to pass them to the kernel at boot time. You do this at the bootloader prompt.

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    Even with the above code it still constantly gives the hda - lost interrupt error.

    Is there a distro that will just install like windows and does what I need? Im starting to run out of time with this

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    Your hardware is broken.

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    XP/Server install and run with no problems tho?

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    Quite a regular occurrence I'm afraid. Manufacturers test their products against Windows. They do not test them against Linux. Windows is slightly lax in some areas where it comes to hardware standards. Linux isn't.

    Can you give me a make/model number?

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    ProLiant P3 Server ML330e.. thanks again

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    Hmm, does it have a raid card?

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