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First let me start off by saying that I am new to Linux so please attempt to keep any Linux specific jargon to a minimum or explain the terms :-D.

I am attempting to perform a dual install with Windows 7 already installed. I have set aside a 30 GB partition for the Ubuntu install.

Machine specs:

Alienware m14x Nvidia gt 555m and Intel HD 3000 8GB RAM @ 1600mhz Second gen i7 @ 2.4ghz turbo to 3.5ghz

I have attempted to install with Wubi as well as from a USB stick several times each. I have attempted installing Wubi on my main Windows partition as well as the partition set aside for Ubuntu. I have attempted to install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu via the USB stick. Every single time the install process appears to stall out in the command prompt after a restart. When booting Wubi I can choose which OS I'd like to boot at which point I run through about 10 seconds of command prompt spam until the system simply stops.

When booting from USB I get the basic Ubuntu screen asking me to choose to either boot from USB or go ahead and install to hard disk and it does not matter which I choose. After about 25 seconds of command line spam the boot process spams the same message over again devd[insert number here]: timeout... it does this for two minutes until it states that the timeout has reached 120 seconds and stops.

I would really love to get this working and I do have a basic working knowledge of my Bios etc.... I just couldn't find anything specifically relating to the problem I'm describing. Regardless of my install method choice, the process seems to stall out during the command line loading but at different points.

Thanks in advance

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Sorry about this! is your Pc a custom made one? may be it has forced ubuntu to stop installation, check you Motherboard and bios features –  Prasad RD Apr 23 '12 at 6:15
    
As far as being custom made I mean it was ordered from a manufacturer but there were components I had a choice on. I will look into the motherboard and BioS features –  Ryan Apr 23 '12 at 6:23
    
Have you checked the Ubuntu installation media in another PC? or are you sure there is no problems with it? as misery said, try virtual machine, if it doesn't work either, there is as problem with your Ubuntu media. –  Prasad RD Apr 23 '12 at 6:41
    
The first thing I see is this: Intel HD 3000. The Intel driver has undergone a lot of development recently. I would try it in a couple days when 12.04 goes stable. To be of much more help, we need you to add to your question at last some of the contents of the command line spam. Even a simple - It said something about XYZ [FAIL] would be better than nothing –  hbdgaf Apr 23 '12 at 7:29
    
Actually the last thing available when I am using the bootable USB seems to be Ubuntu detecting the USB drive... its after this that the proocess seems to time out. Perhaps it isn't' formatted correctly. I will try Wubi again to see what the exact issue there is –  Ryan Apr 23 '12 at 17:19
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closed as too localized by Eric Carvalho, Basharat Sial, Jorge Castro, psusi, bcbc Apr 25 '13 at 17:56

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