'Select and Install Software' fails when installing

  • richardt
Posted: Sat, 09/13/2008 - 07:13
Hi, I've been using Ubuntu Studio, but wanted to give 64 Studio a try. I downloaded the live CD and the DVD install images (i386) and checked the md5sums. The live CD boots fine - it's what I'm running now - but when I try to install the system from the DVD I get a red screen and the message 'An installation step failed' at the 'Select and install software' stage. Could you give some advice how to find out what went wrong, and how to fix it? I've got a Dell Dimension 5100, nVidia graphics card, SB Audigy2 PCI sound card. The hardware's all running fine on this LiveCD (I just had to disable the nVidia driver in xorg.conf). Cheers, Richard

working now

  • richardt
  • 09/13/08
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 17:04
OK, I tried burning the DVD again (from Vista) and now the install has worked. Thanks for the advice and welcome. Richard

install options

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 07:01
Hi Richard, Sometimes just trying the install again will work. Power down and turn everything off before you start. If not, when you get to the boot screen checkout the help/boot options. e.g. install acpi=off These will help with IRQ settings...but acpi is needed by some laptops. If the md5sums are ok, that's a good start. The speed you burn the DVD can make a big difference x4 speed is the best option. I would recommend you make a copy of the livecd's xorg to usb. If your nvidia is the problem boot with the vesa driver, then setup nvidia later. Good luck, and welcome to the forums, dave.