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I've been trying to install Oneiric for some time now, and I've looked everywhere for a solution to the problems I've been having. So far, I've attempted four times to install it, so now I'm up to a point of panic.

So I grabbed the 11.10 x64 iso from the website, and after verifying that the md5 hash is correct, I burned that onto my last remaining clean CD.

On my first attempt, everything went perfectly up to the middle of the installation, and the progress bar stopped when it said: "configuring target system." I could do everything else, only the installation seemed to have stopped.

After I googled my problem, I went and used the "check disc for errors" option, which said everything was fine. Then I tried the installation again, only this time, I selected "Install Ubuntu Now" instead of the "try before installing". Again, the same problem.

My second and third tries didn't even reach the installation phase. It just stopped at the 5 blinking dots and never went any further.

I used the same non-rewritable cd for all the attempts, as the error check didn't show any problems and because I'm currently out of usable cds.

System: Core i3 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 500 GB HDD (250g used for Win7, 70g used for preexisting system partitions, 180g unallocated).

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, fossfreedom Apr 23 '12 at 13:42

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I realize there's a similar question out there about the installation hanging at "configuring target system", but none of those have any answers that I haven't tried before, and mine involves another problem altogether. – TreefrogInc Jan 12 '12 at 1:22
My guess would still be a problem with the CD. Can you use a flash drive to install with ? – bodhi.zazen Jan 12 '12 at 1:36
actually, the reason I used the cd is because the when I tried the flash drive, the boot kept getting stuck at the "SYSLINUX" copyright screen. *ugh. some serious problems with my computer. – TreefrogInc Jan 12 '12 at 1:40
use a pendrive, use the unetbootin app and provide atleast 512 mb of persistence space... and most importantly attach it on the back side USB ports and not the front USB ports if u are at a place with faster broadband speed try using the miinimal iso and install – sarveshlad Jan 12 '12 at 2:50
Oh, whew. I've finally managed to install. I don't know what I did, though. I just popped in the same CD to try again and it worked successfully that time. But, thanks for your time anyway! – TreefrogInc Jan 12 '12 at 23:54

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Same problem here. After burning 5 cd's on two different burners - all verified ok - I burned the ISO to a DVD. Install went fine except that it seemed to hang at "downloading language packs". I noticed the LAN LED at back of case flashing rapidly so left things going. Came back 15 minutes later and install was complete. Note - Due to the prior problems I did not tick the two boxes to install the patches and third party software during the install. I used ImgBurn v. and Liteon burner at min write speed of 6x.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you for your answer! I did not implement it, however, since it installed successfully with the same cd. I have no idea what happened there that caused it to work. Exact same configurations. Figures. – TreefrogInc Feb 23 '12 at 0:06
@TreefrogInc it could be bad RAM. – Lekensteyn Feb 23 '12 at 11:46

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