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I can't get Ubuntu to install on this HP Pavilion HPE H8-1230 desktop. Does it have something to do with pseudo-RAID? UEFI? A protected fixed drive?
How did you try to install it (trough Windows, by bootable disk or per bootable USB stick) and at which step is it failing?
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The20
How did you try to install it (trough Windows, by bootable disk or per bootable USB stick) and at which step is it failing?
I tried the desktop version CD, the 'alternate' version, and the server version text installers. They hang up at the repartitioning, I supposed because a pseudo-RAID disk is mapped to something besides /dev/sda. The forums talk about this in the context of where to load the grub bootloader, but that's after the installation to disk, when it needs to be booted again. I can't seem to get to that point either. I had disabled UEFI because I had seen in the forums to do so. I like the computer, but I don't want to open it up and pull the drive and replace it with a different one unless I expect it to work any better after all.

Yes, if I attach an external USB drive, or thumbdrive, the installer offers to let me partition those, but I don't think the computer will boot from USB media without the UEFI.

Thanks for posting. Have you got any ideas?
viva sinazcot
I tried the desktop version CD, the 'alternate' version, and the server version text installers. They hang up at the repartitioning, I supposed because a pseudo-RAID disk is mapped to something besides /dev/sda. The forums talk about this in the context of where to load the grub bootloader, but that's after the installation to disk, when it needs to be booted again. I can't seem to get to that point either. I had disabled UEFI because I had seen in the forums to do so. I like the computer, but I don't want to open it up and pull the drive and replace it with a different one unless I expect it to work any better after all.

Yes, if I attach an external USB drive, or thumbdrive, the installer offers to let me partition those, but I don't think the computer will boot from USB media without the UEFI.

Thanks for posting. Have you got any ideas?
Sorry, i have no experience with RAID.
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The20
Sorry, i have no experience with RAID.
Oh, snap.
What Motherboard do you have?
You may IIRC be able to change that from within your UEFI.
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Disconsented
What Motherboard do you have?
You may IIRC be able to change that from within your UEFI.
I took it back to Office Max. sweatdrop Now if I want a Zambezi I'll just have to build it myself. whee

Thanks for caring, though.
viva sinazcot
Disconsented
What Motherboard do you have?
You may IIRC be able to change that from within your UEFI.
I took it back to Office Max. sweatdrop Now if I want a Zambezi I'll just have to build it myself. whee

Thanks for caring, though.

You know Zambezi was a major flop right?
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viva sinazcot
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What Motherboard do you have?
You may IIRC be able to change that from within your UEFI.
I took it back to Office Max. sweatdrop Now if I want a Zambezi I'll just have to build it myself. whee

Thanks for caring, though.

You know Zambezi was a major flop right?
No. . . who said?
viva sinazcot
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viva sinazcot
Disconsented
What Motherboard do you have?
You may IIRC be able to change that from within your UEFI.
I took it back to Office Max. sweatdrop Now if I want a Zambezi I'll just have to build it myself. whee

Thanks for caring, though.

You know Zambezi was a major flop right?
No. . . who said?
Everyone.

Anandtech's discussion will help.

tl;dr: The design has a number of shortcomings that resulted in extremely inconsistent performance in general and poor desktop performance in particular.

Zambezi is generally a poorer-performing part than the Phenom II.

Basically, AMD bet on math-heavy code moving to the GPU sooner than programmers wanted to.
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viva sinazcot
Disconsented
You know Zambezi was a major flop right?
No. . . who said?
Everyone.

Anandtech's discussion will help.

tl;dr: The design has a number of shortcomings that resulted in extremely inconsistent performance in general and poor desktop performance in particular.

Zambezi is generally a poorer-performing part than the Phenom II.

Basically, AMD bet on math-heavy code moving to the GPU sooner than programmers wanted to.
rolleyes Maaaaaybe it helps if you're playing Civilization V and simultaneously editing three movies . . . sweatdrop

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