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October 17, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Hugsie @ 7:09 pm

I am at my wits end trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu 10.10 (x64) on my AMD x2 64 PC. I’ve tried two different sources to download of the ISO, burned two different install CDs, and even swapped out and changed the drive cable on my DVD drive, AND  used a diffrent DVD drives to boot the CD from, and it always stops at the same place.

I also tried to make a boot USB drive on an old 2gb USB flash drive (via windows 7), but the crappy software used to make it was very SLOW and eventually just errored for some unknown reason while it was trying to create it.

It stops on the “Who Are you…” screen where I need to type in login name, password, and a name for the PC.  I know it’s still copying files onto to the hard drive, but it eventually says “Ready when you are….” and it still gives me no option to click Forward.  Clicking on the arrow next to “Ready when you are…” just doesn’t tell me anything.  Even the “skip” button that appears is grayed out. I don’t see any errors when I scroll up this little tiny console window. I get what looks like a command prompt, but nothing I type does anything, not even an error message, nor help works.  Why won’t it let me click the “forward” button to finish the install?

Is it bitching at me because it thinks my password is “weak?” Even if i change it to something stronger, the “forward” buttons still remains grayed out.  Keeping the password fields blank dosen’t change anything either.  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?  I used 10.04 just fine in the past!  I guess I’ll have to install THAT and then see if I can upgrade to 10.10 online or something.

Though I’m thinking it may have to do with the old win7 install already on this hard drive. Maybe, since every time I try to install 10.10 the partition section of the installer still says it’s still there. So lets see if i can manually ZAP the partitions on there, make the drive completely partition-less, and see if I can get this OS installed.

Rig I’m running:
AMD Athlon x2 +4800 939 2.5ghz Toledo
Abit AN8 Ultra nForce4 socket 939
onboard sound
2x A-Data Technology DDR PC3200 1gb (2gb total dual channel)
nvidia 6800 GS 256m PCIe
WD5000AAVS 500gb Green
Lite-On LDW-4515 DVD+-RW single layer PATA
Antec SL300S 300w
Antec Lan party case



  1. Make sure your username is all lowercase.

    Comment by Matt Sharpe — October 25, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    • Why does it fucking TELL ME I can’t use capital letters in my name? Fucking retarded.

      Comment by hugsalot — October 31, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    • Thank you this was the exact problem I had, seems odd that it doesn’t give a notification that the username must be lower case.

      Comment by Keevan Clancy — December 2, 2010 @ 1:31 am

    • wow… that is re-donk! sure would be nice to get that bit of info as feedback when inputting an invalid username.

      Comment by Steven Harman — December 27, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    • Thank you very much for that, I as well as the others was getting pissed off at that.

      Comment by Jon — March 2, 2011 @ 8:24 am

  2. lol omg i had the same problem i cant believe it was the user name holding me up

    Comment by ShaneO — October 27, 2010 @ 5:30 am

  3. Thank you for this .. I was pulling my hair out as well. It would be nice if the devs gave us a clue about the username needing to be all lowercase. Any further insight into why a username needs to be all lower case would be helpful. Thank you again for this Matt.

    Comment by bintekster — November 4, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

  4. thank you thank you

    ubuntu nub here, this saved me tearing my hair out!

    Comment by jessica — February 26, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

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