Start/Intall Problem With Live CD

Asked by john on 2007-11-05

Alright, so I download the Ubuntu.iso 7.10 (also tried 6.10) thingy and burn it onto a 700 mb 80 min 32x CD-R. My computers Specs are:

Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.97 GHz

1.25 GB RAM

30 GB HDD with 20 GB left

Windows XP Home Edition 2002

The disc loads up the Ubuntu load screen displaying several options:

start/install ubuntu
Boot in safe mode or something with graphics
check CD
memory check
boot from first hard disk

I select "start/install Ubuntu" and it starts loading.The little orange thing goes left and right and then it stops toward the left and slowly moves towards the right, then it stops about 15% of the way over. I've burned several disks and I get the same result. Some of the disks are from different distributors and I still get the same thing. When I tried to install Ubuntu 6.10 I selected the start/install button and it simply restarted my computer for every time I made that selection. I'd rather have a solution for Ubuntu 7.10 instead of 6.10 so you people don't have to waste your time giving me a solution for 6.10.

All I need is to see the desktop when I boot from the CD.

Thanks in advanced.

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john (faggotman123) said : #1

I've performed a memory check and everything appears to be working fine.

Computer model is an HP Pavilion a705w desktop.

Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #2

Did you burn you CD in a low velocity like 4x ?

john (faggotman123) said : #3

How would I do that? I simply right clicked on the iso image and clicked "Copy image to CD"
Does it have to be burned at a lower velocity or could it be higher than 4x?

Chris Fox (robotninja) said : #4


Instead of selecting "Start/Install Ubuntu", select "Check CD". This will run a program which will verify the integrity of the CD's contents.

What are the results?



john (faggotman123) said : #5

I've selected "Check CD" for each of the CDs and apparently there are no defects on each of them.

Ruben Romero (huayra) said : #6

just try the "Boot in safe mode or something with graphics" option in order
to see if there's something with the graphics crad affecting the start up.

If that does not work, just try the alternate install CD, but that is not a
live CD, just a installation CD.

Good luck!


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john (faggotman123) said : #7

"Boot in safe mode or something with graphics" this option does the same as the "Start/Install" option. A dead end.

How would I create an installation CD?

Chris Fox (robotninja) said : #8


you need to download the "Alternate CD" ISO rather than the Live CD ISO:

Remember to tick the checkbox at the bottom of the page to indicate you require the Alternate CD. Then burn this to a CD-R as normal.

Good luck!


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