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Installation issues / 8.10 Installation - Never successful
« on: January 22, 2011, 11:43:44 pm »
I'm new to LinuxMCE but from what I'm seeing in videos and posts, it sounds like an awesome OS that does everything I need it to do.  I'm having zero progress with the install and here are my steps:

1 - I downloaded the DVD ISO, burned it to DVD, and then loaded it into my PC.
2- I got the splash page of what I'd like to do: Install Kubuntu, verify cd, ..., Install LinuxMCE.
3 - I chose Install LinuxMCE.  I goes through a black screen quickly saying "OK" to all initial items and then brings me to the Install GUI (6 steps)
4 - Step 1 Pick English, Step 2 Pick time zone, Step 3 Pick keyboard layout, Step 4 Disk space to select use entire disk, Step 5 fill out user profile, Step 6 confirm and press Install button.

Partitions Formatting - Creating ext3 file system for / in partiion #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda)...
Very slow process, basically hangs at 5%.

Installing System - copying files - 39% dvd drive stops blinking, mouse doesn't work, keyboard doesn't do anything -- system crashed.  forced to do a manual restart, brought back to beginning.

This time I try "Install Kubuntu" at the DVD splash page.
Installing System - Copying files - 55%
Got an error "Installation Failed - The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: errno 5 - input/output error."
>>I burned the DVD at the slowest speed, verified there is no heating issues with my PC
>> When I press the cancel button the system continues to boot which it appears to be booting from the dvd drive. I'm able to see a fully working system and I can see the install window on the desktop. The system is able to recognize my printer that is plugged in even though it is turned off which is kind of cool. It was also able turn a printer on and then print a test page without me having to do anything, this is a major when over windows. When I press the restart button it tells me to eject the dvd which I do. The computer then tries to boot up to the operating system without the dvd but it fails because the operational system does not exist.

When I press "Check CD for defects" - the DVD light doesn't do anything, so I dont think that's being used at all? Keyboard stops working, zero progress bar, system crashes - CTRL ALT DEL doesn't even work.

I even took a DVD drive from another desktop and tried everything from above, still no success.

NOTE: For step 4 disk space - I originally only had 1 HD in there and had the same issues.  I recently loaded a 2nd HD in the machine, turned on my RAID 1 (MIRROR).  The install doesn't see the RAID, but instead sees the two independent drives (sda and sdb) both identical sizes.  I pick installing onto 1 drive, and same errors.

No idea what could be causing all of this.  Incompatible motherboard??

ASUS K8V SE DELUXE Motherboard
AMD 3200 64-bit
2.5GB RAM 3200
ATI Radeon 9800 All in Wonder //I'm aware that LinuxMCE prefers nVidia cards, but I wouldn't think that this would severely impact the install process?//

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