I am trying to install my first linux software, Ubuntu 12.04. I got an iso image of Ubuntu 12.04 from a PC magazine DVD. I first burned it using ImgBurn on a clean new CD-RW. Then I deleted a 40 GB partition to make it free. I booted from the CD, Ubuntu came up, I selected the install option, followed by the install along windows 7 option.
The installer did not ask me to slide partitions. It said copying files and then showed me a screen where I can select my area of residence. I selected this area and pressed the continue button. after which the mouse icon keeps on spinning busy. It keeps spinning even after the copying files is completed and the same world map is displayed. I can move, do all other things on the ubuntu, like going to settings menu and so on, but this installation window doesn't seem to progress at all.
There is no need to wait to get the keyboard layout option more than 5 minutes, right? But I waited for about 1 hour. No progress.
So I selected shutdown and restarted without CD. I went to Windows 7 and saw that my 40 GB partition had been divided into two parts. I repeated the above process. Ubuntu detected its previous installation attempt and asked to reinstall as the first option. Again the same result. Then I even switched to DVD-RW, again the same results.
What is the problem, and how can I fix it? Could it be the iso file itself?
For further detail:
I'm using a Corsair 4 GB DDR3 RAM. So I guess that this doesnt have any role in this problem. The 40GB drive is actually a 160 GB HDD, split into 4 40gb partitions. The partition that I used had a Windows 8 developer version installed in the past. I didnt need it, so I just right clicked and made a quick format and it got cleaned.
Then I went to the disk management in Windows 7 and right-clicked on the partion and selected delete option and then it became an unused free memory of 40 GB capacity. During Ubuntu installation, I selected the first option to install alongside Windows 7. Then it took me straight to copying files and I got stuck "in the where are you" window. After shutting down and getting back to Windows 7, in the disk management I saw that the Windows 7 was left untouched and I had two unnamed drives of basic type whose total capacity was 40 gb. This what I did. Is it ok?
General info: I am using a desktop PC. Processor: AMD Athlon x2 260 Motherboard: Asus m4a88tm HDD: 1 160 GB IDE and another 40 GB IDE. I used one of the 40 GB partitions on the 160 GB drive and not on the 40 GB HDD itself