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I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto my 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, from a live-usb. One of the screens says "Installation type", with the three options "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista" or "Replace Windows Vista with Ubuntu" or "Something else". No matter which of those three options I highlight, the "Continue" button is always grayed out and un-selectable. (I can only select "Quit" or "Back".) (When I highlight the second option, the word "Continue" switches to "Install Now" on the button ... but it is still grayed out and unselectable.)

Other than the fact that I cannot "continue", the installer offers no information about what's going wrong. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!! [I am also happy to hear advice about how exactly I can file a bug report about this.]

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up vote 33 down vote accepted

I clicked "Back" and then "Continue" again, and now it works. Go figure...

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Not me... It remained greyed out. – Halsafar Jul 8 '13 at 1:44
Never mind, a few more backs and eventually it enabled the button. – Halsafar Jul 8 '13 at 1:45
Have an upvote for a working answer to the most silly problem ever – Pankrates Apr 4 '14 at 22:04
This happened to me with linux mint too and this solution worked there as well +1. – sage88 Mar 28 '15 at 23:10
and people wonder why the masses prefer OS X and windows... – Jonathan. Jan 5 at 1:47

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