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A few days ago I got a new 2.0TB WD HD. I planned to install linux on it, but quite frankly my experience so far has been absolutely terrible.

I tried to install Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Debian and now Xubuntu, and none have worked. Each time I opt to use the whole disc, and it eventually says that the installer crashed.

I really might just go and use Windows, but I don't want too. In the past I have used Ubuntu and Kubuntu and I have to say that I loved it.

Does anyone know a way to get around this?

Thanks.
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Had the same issue last year, never managed to solve it If the HDD is the only different thing, try checking your AHCI option in BIOS. It might help, but most probably won't
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post #3 of 25
How about the liveCD? Does that crash when you try to access the drive? You should be able to partition the drive from the liveCD, outside of the installer (using GParted or something like that). If it's happy with that, then it's some issue with the copy function of the installer.
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It worked. I think I am just going to have to use rubbishy Windows XP
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post #5 of 25
No need to give up this quickly, XP sucks (it won't even be supported for much longer).

So the Ubuntu liveCD has no problem accessing the drive, and no trouble partitioning it?
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No need to give up this quickly, XP sucks (it won't even be supported for much longer).

So the Ubuntu liveCD has no problem accessing the drive, and no trouble partitioning it?
Isn't it already out of support?
And it sucks mainly because it's waaay too old
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post #7 of 25
Are you using the latest versions of Linux (ubuntu,kubuntu, etc)?
Also, if you're going to use the whole drive anyway, does the drive have a partition or file system already on it? or is it just unallocated space?
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post #8 of 25
instead of using the livecd, why don't you give the alternative installer and give that a go.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubunt...load#alternate

livecd's aren't universally success's, that is why most distro's, still keep around a text based installer just for those times it doesn't work.
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post #9 of 25
Your best bet is to run through the installer in "expert" mode. Go step by step (it's very easy), and post up whatever step crashes and what exactly it says and we can go from there. Just saying "installer crashed" doesn't give us much to go on.

I'm guessing the size of the drive and lack of a GPT partition table being used might be the issue, but probably not.
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post #10 of 25
I wondered about the partition table too, but I would've hoped the Ubuntu installer would have been smarter than that...
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