Ubuntu: Ubuntu will not install from a USB device on a Compaq machine with Windows 8.1



Question:

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu.

The version is 17.10. The machine has Windows 8.1 64-bit. It's a Compaq computer.

I am able to boot Ubuntu and run it off of the USB, but when I try to install it, I go through the steps, up until where, I assume, it is downloading what it needs. Unfortunately, I can not post images, but basically, it says that it is getting time from a time network server, and in the little terminal box, it loops this message:

/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtk_components/nmwidgets.py:17:  Warning: Source ID 64611 was not found when attempting to remove it  Glib.source_remove(self.timeout_id)  

Now, it doesn't just loop this message. The terminal seems to collect any information into it that I do on the PC, as well as the info that it is collecting from its installation.

I am using my school's wifi, so I don't know if that might be a problem or not.

I've tried searching online, but that didn't help. What should I try?


Solution:1

Your school's wifi is timing out when trying to download the 1.5 GB Ubuntu 17.10 .iso file. Depending on the speed of your internet connection downloading a file this large can take a long time. You need an internet connection that does not time out, for example at an internet cafe, and then save the Ubuntu .iso file locally to a disk or storage device. Then prepare the Ubuntu installation media like this: What is the proper way of creating installation media from Ubuntu iso?.


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