I have a 64bit desktop with Windows 7.
On one disk (not the Windows 7 system disk) I created an extra empty partition.
The disk now has 2 partitions: one with NTFS and one (to be) used for Ubuntu. Installation of Ubuntu 32 bit 12.04, and subsequent upgrade to 12.10 and clean install of 13.04 all are fine.
- Clean installation of Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04 goes fine, then upgrade to 12.10 (obviously also 64-bit) hangs.
- Clean installation of Ubuntu 64-bit 13.04 hangs. After I choose the
delete everything and do a complete installationoption.
Did not get the timezone or username/machine name questions.
Did again a clean installation of Ubuntu 32-bit 13.04 works perfectly.
- Mother board: ASUSTek M5A78L/USB3 with 4 AMD64 processors
- BIOS updated to latest version from ASUS website
- Display adaptor: ATI Radeon HD 5400 series
After the BIOS update:
- warmboot at the end of the install when Ubuntu tries to boot from disk the first time: the system simply hangs.
coldboot, after power down/up, looks like the boot is getting further. I now get
run-init: /sbin/init Exec format error [4.562689] kernel panic -not syncing. Attempt ot kill init! exit code=0x0000100 [4.562689]
And then things come to a halt.
Again Windows 7 64-bit boots fine, Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit boots fine.
As I really want to step away from Windows 7, I would like to know how to progress this.