After selecting "Install ubuntu" from cd, it "loads kernal", then goes to black with blinking cursor

Asked by Clay Baum on 2007-08-22

I downloaded and burnt the image of ubuntu to a cd. Whenever I boot from the cd, I am greeted with the ubuntu menu. I select "Install" and it loads the kernal before going to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left and that is where it stalls. I am trying to install with the dual boot option on a machine with an existing windows xp pro OS.

Intel p4 3.0 ghz, Asus p4800 deluxe Motherboard, 1 gig ram, Asus nvidia 5800 graphix w/ 256 ram

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2007-08-22
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2007-08-24

May be a problem with your VGA, causing the X window system to not start. If that's the case, you should see a text-based login prompt if you press ctrl+alt+f1. Try rebooting and using the Safe Graphics Mode.

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