Boot problem Vista on HP Laptop

Asked by Goggie on 2008-04-17

I have a HP Pavilion TX110 with Vista Home Premium pre-installed. I shrank the drive to give a new partition of 33GB. I received a new 7.10 Ubuntu CD, on start up I select install, It reads some files and returns OK with some marked failure. The screen goes blank and unit seems to die, I then have to power down by unplugging the electricity. Anyone had this experience? and what to do?
Thanks
I checked that the CD integrety is OK

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subliminalfix (na1tr2lp-deactivatedaccount) said :
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hi sorry your having trouble

do you want to overied the sytem or duel boot

this question is not ment to delay you simly clearify what your doing

peace =]

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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Hi !

Have you tried the "safe graphic mode" ? This should be an option given to you on the boot screen.

You may also want to give a try to the, still unstable, ubuntu version 8.04. Since your pc is rather new, this version should support it better. Don't worry, this version is close to beng released. you can grab a copy of it here http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/hardy-desktop-i386.iso
(This is a link to the 32bits version, so if you have more than 2Go of RAM, it won't take full advantage of it. if that's the case, tell me...)

Feel free to ask for any more info

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Goggie (bbi) said :
#3

Gentlemen,Thank you for your suggestions.

RJoel-Stafford:
Wanted to know if I wanted to override the existing OS
No, I want to have a dual boot system on the laptop Ubuntu and Vista (not that I really want to use Vista, much as I dislike it, I just want to keep it)

Oliver:
Have you tried the "safe graphic mode" ?
Yes, I have tried the safe mode but the same thing happens, the system dies and the screen goes black.

Oliver suggests:
You may also want to give a try to the, still unstable, ubuntu version 8.04. Since your pc is rather new, this version should support it better.

The laptop has an AMD turion processor 64x2 TL-50 1.6GHZ with 1GB Ram and a 32 bit OS

I also use Redhat as a dual boot on an older system with Windows 98 and have not had a problem installing or using it.

My thoughts are that either:
the CD is faulty (but it is brand new and received only yesterday)
or
that something in my system or Vista is in conflict with the install.

I'm familiar with systems but not overly techie and just trying to rationally figure out how best to overcome this problem.

Thanks for your assistance.

Goggie

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Goggie (bbi) said :
#4

Gentlemen,Thank you for your suggestions.

RJoel-Stafford:
Wanted to know if I wanted to override the existing OS
No, I want to have a dual boot system on the laptop Ubuntu and Vista (not that I really want to use Vista, much as I dislike it, I just want to keep it)

Oliver:
Have you tried the "safe graphic mode" ?
Yes, I have tried the safe mode but the same thing happens, the system dies and the screen goes black.

Oliver suggests:
You may also want to give a try to the, still unstable, ubuntu version 8.04. Since your pc is rather new, this version should support it better.

The laptop has an AMD turion processor 64x2 TL-50 1.6GHZ with 1GB Ram and a 32 bit OS

I also use Redhat as a dual boot on an older system with Windows 98 and have not had a problem installing or using it.

My thoughts are that either:
the CD is faulty (but it is brand new and received only yesterday)
or
that something in my system or Vista is in conflict with the install.

I'm familiar with systems but not overly techie and just trying to rationally figure out how best to overcome this problem.

Thanks for your assistance.

Goggie

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subliminalfix (na1tr2lp-deactivatedaccount) said :
#5

hi sorry your still having trouble

this may help you

 go to the f5 option and choose high contrast and hit esc or press f6

 in the set up option line of f6 remove the word quiet then hit enter

this should help if not dont give up as you know from red hat it takes some work some times

peaxe =]

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#6

Please make some common check using first boot menu Ubuntu live cd options...
This: http://i18.tinypic.com/6tzzndc.jpg
Try to perform the "Memory test" and the "Check cd for defects" to be sure the cd is read without errors by the destination pc cdrom driver

- Booting from Ubuntu live install cd:
* if you are in trouble with screen graphic user interface (usually the screen is black with a blinking cursor):
- first try to dynamically change screen resolution plese the press CTRL + ALT + "+" and/or CTRL + ALT + "-"
- Try to restart the graphic layer press CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE

If you are still in trouble... please reboot your pc and starting with Ubuntu live cd please try to put some common Ubuntu kernel live cd options you can find the boot options howto here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

Remove the "splash" and "quiet" options to see more boot infos message and/or errors.
Then try some commons parameters by putting them one by one or together:
noacpi nolapic nodma all_generic_ide

If this don't work i suggest you to download and burn on a cd at lower speed you can do (4x)
here an howto https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
the Ubuntu alternate install cd iso image ( ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso ) you can download this cd from here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/

If you are in trouble to download you can try to install and use a torrent client Deluge http://www.deluge-torrent.org/downloads.php to get your desired Ubuntu iso image http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/8.04/ please select a .torrent file

Hope this helps

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