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Discussion in 'Software Defined Radio (SDR)' started by N0NB, Jan 24, 2019.

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  1. KI7HSB

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    Well, that didn't go well... Is said that the installer had crashed..... :'(
     
  2. N0NB

    N0NB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, that's not good. I'm no Ubuntu expert though if I recall, Ubuntu requires a better graphics adapter than Xubuntu, if that is indeed the issue. Without a specific error message it's rather hard to guess. Ubuntu does have some good user forums that may prove helpful.
     
  3. KI7HSB

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    Yes, it would have been more helpful had I gotten a better message than...

    "Installer crashed

    We're sorry; the installer crashed. After you close this window, we'll allow you to file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. This will gather information about your system and your installation process. The details will be sent to our bug tracker and a developer will attend to the problem as soon as possible."


    I never got the integrated bug reporting tool... Instead I got this message

    "The problem cannot be reported:

    Problem parsing dependency 21 of libevent devel:amd64=3.36.0-2,
    Error occurred while processing libevent-dev (NewVersion2),
    Problem with MergeList/var/lib/apt/lists/-
    archive.ubuntu.com ubuntu dists focal main binary.
    amd64 Packages, EThe package lists or status file could not be
    parsed or opened."


    After that, Unbunto seemed to start and I was presented with the desktop, but I was immediately plagues with several warning popups that said:

    "Sorry, Ubuntu 20.04 has experienced an internal error.
    Send problem report to the developers?"

    Included in the popup was a lot of cryptic gobbledigoo. I pressed send on each one.
     
  4. W6RZ

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    I would start over. Make sure the SHA256 sum matches and use a good quality USB stick.
    Code:
    $ sha256sum ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso
    e5b72e9cfe20988991c9cd87bde43c0b691e3b67b01f76d23f8150615883ce11  ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso
    
     
  5. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I sincerely appreciate the help, but I am a complete noob with Linux and have no clue what you just said...

    I have no need for partitions, multi-boots or any data on the drive that needs to be preserved, so I was thinking that the easy thing would be to just reformat the C: drive and then re-install from the Ubunto 20.04 bootable flash drive that I made using that rufus thing. Kind of the nuclear option, but it seems easier than troubleshooting it. From what I can get out of the forums, replacing something as old as 13.10 with 20.04 is an un-good and will bring bad juju, so I'm hoping that just wiping the disk and making a new start will work.
     
  6. K6CLS

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    You are gonna have so much fun!

    Maybe start with a $25 RTLSDRv3. SDR Play is good too.

    Tell us how you do with it
     
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  7. K6CLS

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    Before you wipe the c: drive, if you want to try xubuntu (my favorite), can you make a bootable CD or USB stick and try that?
     
  8. KI7HSB

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    I have created a bootable stick using the Rufus app and the .iso file for Ubuntu 20.04 that I downloaded from Ubuntu last night. That is what I was trying to load and it was going well until the last moment when I got the crashed message.

    Some have suggested that you cannot update linux in such large leaps as 13.10 to 20.04 without a lot of problems. Since there is nothing else on the drive besides linux and I have no interest in dual booting another O/S and all data that should be saved has been backed up, I was thinking that a clean drive free of whatever cooties that 13.10 might have left behind would be easier.
     
  9. K6CLS

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    Aha? Yes probably.
     
  10. W6RZ

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    It's how you verify the integrity of the .iso file download. On Windows 10 in a command prompt window it's:

    certutil -hashfile ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso SHA256
     
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