Linux install troubles

Asked by Joe Mikkelson on 2007-08-12

I am completely new to the Linux operating system, and for the past two days now I have had the biggest trouble trying to download, burn, and run the Ubuntu system. I am able to download Linux, burn it as an ISO image correctly (as in it doesn't end up as one file, but it ends up like it should with numerous folders on the root of the CD), and the MD5 hashes are correct. When I attempt to run the CD, it correctly boots to the Ubuntu main menu. I am running two CD drives in the computer, one being a CD writer, and the other a normal run-of-the-mill bootable CD drive. I fixed boot priority so that my CD writer is the first drive in the entire boot priority in the BIOS.

The main problem that I'm having is that I am not able to run the live CD version of Ubuntu, even after I've checked the most obvious of possible problems. I have no idea what to do, and I really need some advice. I get two lilnes of text, and if I leave the computer sit, it does nothing. It seems like some sort of error or something, Following are some of the hardware specs that my system has:

processor: Intel Celeron 2.70 GHz
memory: 1024 MB DDR SDRAM
hard drive: 80 GB
video card: nVidia GeForce FX 5500 (256 MB card, PCI)

I am also dual-booting Windows XP and Windows Vista right now.

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Ruben Romero
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2007-08-12
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2007-08-12
Best Ruben Romero (huayra) said : #1

Hei!

Just for the sake of testing:

Try: Start Ubuntu in safe graphics mode

It's second option at boot, see: http://grok.lsu.edu/Image.aspx?imageId=1905

If that does not work I'm afraid you should have to install with the
alternate Install CD...

While you are at it sign this one up so you will skip this whole thing next
time:

http://www.pledgebank.com/open3d

Good luck!

On 8/12/07, Joe Mikkelson <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #11365 on Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/11365
>
> I am completely new to the Linux operating system, and for the past two
> days now I have had the biggest trouble trying to download, burn, and run
> the Ubuntu system. I am able to download Linux, burn it as an ISO image
> correctly (as in it doesn't end up as one file, but it ends up like it
> should with numerous folders on the root of the CD), and the MD5 hashes are
> correct. When I attempt to run the CD, it correctly boots to the Ubuntu main
> menu. I am running two CD drives in the computer, one being a CD writer, and
> the other a normal run-of-the-mill bootable CD drive. I fixed boot priority
> so that my CD writer is the first drive in the entire boot priority in the
> BIOS.
>
> The main problem that I'm having is that I am not able to run the live CD
> version of Ubuntu, even after I've checked the most obvious of possible
> problems. I have no idea what to do, and I really need some advice. I get
> two lilnes of text, and if I leave the computer sit, it does nothing. It
> seems like some sort of error or something, Following are some of the
> hardware specs that my system has:
>
> processor: Intel Celeron 2.70 GHz
> memory: 1024 MB DDR SDRAM
> hard drive: 80 GB
> video card: nVidia GeForce FX 5500 (256 MB card, PCI)
>
> I am also dual-booting Windows XP and Windows Vista right now.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
>

Joe Mikkelson (bytor55110) said : #2

Unfortunately, I tried that out already, and that still doesn't work for me either, so I suppose I'll have to get the alternate install thingy... thank you!

Joe Mikkelson (bytor55110) said : #3

Thanks Ruben - Hubuntu, that solved my question.