trouble installing ubuntu on HP tx2500 notebook

Asked by einsteiniixy

below happened to both ubuntu 8.04 i386 and AMD64 ubuntu live CD:

boot from ubuntu 8.04 live CD, select install ubuntu 8.04 (something like that), loading, loading in half way, CD ejected automatically without reason, hit ENTER and reboot...

My laptop is an HP tx2500 with AMD turion 64 X2 2.40G, ATI 3200 graphic card and a convertible handwriting screen.


Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Revision history for this message
Tang (robertmcgreg) said :

Is it possible there is a CD fault?
Have you done the md5 checksum test on the disks?

Revision history for this message
einsteiniixy (einsteiniixy) said :

the CD are OK. HP tech support says that "HP does not support Linux on any models of HP Pavilion PCs at this time." and I do not know if this words make any sense.

Revision history for this message
Tang (robertmcgreg) said :

HP are probably working harder than anyone to comply with Linux, so that does make sense.

That still doesn't preclude someone here giving you a solution even if your CD drive is faulty.

My next suggestion is to try the minimal CD

With a max of 20 meg data, it may load Ubuntu before the drive tires. I would also suggest starting with i386 and see how it goes. I can't get at least one AMD64 package to suit my spare printer (i250) but it runs sweet enough on i386

Revision history for this message
Jörn Dreyer (j.dreyer) said :

The laptop still suffers a few problems, but there is an install guide in the forums:

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask einsteiniixy for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.