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Installation issue with Ubuntu

I have a computer with Windows 7 Enterprise and was trying to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer. It downloads and installs okay which reboots to the dual boot screen to pick Ubuntu. Once I pick Ubuntu it tells me finishing up installation with a 5 sec timer and then all I get is just lines of 3.161782] [fffffff81084d46] srcu_notifier_call_call_chain which each line has different numbers and sayings. I even tried to install it with a ISO cd install method and same story! I'm stuck any ideas why I'm getting this problem? Thanks.


  • Are you using the GRUB bootloader or windows 7 bootloader to boot your system?
  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    You might also like to tell us something about the hardware your using. I had a similar scroll after updating to the 2.6.35 kernel due to a malfunctioning broadcom-wl driver. I'm not saying that's your problem, but, something is causing your kernel to malfunction.
    When you say you used the Windows installer, can you tell us how you installed Ubuntu?
  • which version of Ubuntu did you try?
  • I'm using the windows 7 bootloader and trying to install the new 10.10 Ubuntu using the windows installer.
    I followed this steps that Ubuntu gave me. http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer

    My Rig.
    - ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
    - SLI EVGA 256-P2-N527-RX GeForce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card,
    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor
    - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    Thanks guys for helping me out but I have a rookie question. The GRUB is it somewhat like DOS of Linux? What are kernels and do I install once I have Linux running or before.
  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    Grub is a bootloader and the kernel is the core of the operating system. All input and output goes through and gets processed by the kernel.
    I can see you trying to use thw wubi installer, so, your installing this inside your windows operating system. I'm not familiar with wubi, so, I'll wait till someone more experienced can explain what is going on.
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    The message appears to be a fault in the kernel when it is communicating with your hardware, the kernels of the full installation is slightly different from the wubi installer. So, at this point I would say that wubi will not work for you until a new release.

    I recommend instead installing ubuntu into a virtualization application like vmware or virtualbox so it can run within windows, acting like a physical installation.
  • Thanks for the great info Karma! How would I go about installing with a ISO cd? Would I have to partition my hard drive?
  • If I wipe windows 7 from my computer and install with a ISO cd, you think that could do the trick or is it just hardware issues?
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    I think the issues are from having to pass the ubuntu installation through the windows filesystem, a physical or virtual installation should ideally resolve the issue.

    You do not have to wipe windows completely from the system.

    To setup dual boot you:
    1. use the window disk manager to shrink the window partition, which will leave unallocated space
    2. run check disk on windows twice after that to fix any errors caused by the shrink
    3. boot to the ISO CD
    4. Follow the installation procedures, which should also give an option to set the bootloader to auto-detect windows.
  • roobal
    roobal Posts: 25
    I frequently meet the issue like this one on Asus motherboards.

    saqman2060 wrote:
    Are you using the GRUB bootloader or windows 7 bootloader to boot your system?

    Wubi makes image of Grub and put it on C:\ drive, next add this image to Windows bootloader list, but when you choose Linux from list of Windows bootloader, then runs Grub and you can run Ubuntu.

    Goineasy9 wrote:
    I'm not familiar with wubi, so, I'll wait till someone more experienced can explain what is going on.

    Wubi makes file is a pseudo-partition for Linux, but Linux works on native filesystem like ext4.


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