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or "and will now run a desktop...."

I tried installing it with a CD.. it installs ubuntu to a certain point and then stops (after the name password window).. the last thing I see before the error pops up is a big white window with an ">" on the right side.

I tried to gather some debug info via ctrl+alt+f2 but whenever I type something in it tells me I do not have permission to do so.

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This is not a corrupt media problem - I verified two different burns. It seems to be the slideshow package. The slideshow program comes up on the screen just before the error... – user73220 Jun 25 '12 at 21:15

Follow these steps to fix the problem:

  1. TRY Ubuntu from USB or CD

  2. Open terminal, and type:

    sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu
  3. Start the installation

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Why will this work? What about the slideshow causes problems? – Eliah Kagan Jun 12 '12 at 18:23
this solution worked for me perfectly with 12.10 on a Sony Vaio. Slideshow was crushing the installation process abruptly. I removed ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu from terminal during re-installation (thus the slideshow local url could not be found and accessed) and installation continued and exited normally. – gevang Jan 29 '13 at 20:14

It seems likely that your installation media is corrupted--in my experience, that's the most common cause of this kind of installation error.

You should MD5 test the .iso image you downloaded. If that doesn't check out, then you'll have to download a new .iso and start over.

If it does check out, then you should check the installation media for defects. This applies to both CD/DVD media and to USB flash drives.

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