ubuntu 7.04 hangs too long, is it normal??

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i downloaded ubuntu 7.04 and booted to the splash screen w/option, which i clicked on intall ubuntu but it hangs too long that almost an hour and nothing happened. i have an GA-81945PL-G w/pentium 4 2.66 ghz w/1gig memory double channel = i have a seperate hard drive w/6.0 gig. is it suppose to hang that long since perhaps it is trying to load drivers?

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Christoph Langner (chrissss) said :

The Desktop-CD (aka Live-CD) sometimes has troubles to boot up properly. I know this from my laptop. It can't boot the Desktop-CD. Instead of the Desktop-CD i would recommend to install Ubuntu via the Alternate-CD. You can get this CD also from


Don't forget to check the "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD. This CD does not include the Live CD, instead it uses a text-based installer." option.

The result at the end is the same.

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Sniper (davilaf) said :

thanks for the help. Once i installed the OS. and rebooted it just froze at the splash screen, i could one bit of the orange color on the status bar. And, how do i uninstalled the GRUB from my 1st hrd drive since i am having trouble at boot up, it just hang ("GRUB laoding state 1.5. .... please wait..") but nothing happened. I had to reboot and press F12 on my options given to me when i just exit my bios (bios are current, i keep chkng for updates) so that i am able to get inot wxp and ask for help here.

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Jo-Erlend Schinstad (joerlend.schinstad) said :

If wxp means Windows XP, then you can restore its bootloader on the mbr with a dos boot floppy or cd (win98 for instance) and type fdisk /mbr. The Windows XP installation CD has a similar "rescue"-option, but I don't remember exactly how it works.

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Sniper (davilaf) said :

ok thanks, for the advised on my MBR == but now, how do i get my ubuntu working, all I get is now a black screen w/cursor blinking and also tried the save mode and the same thing happened. I want to add that my two hard drives are on IDE 2 and IDE 3 since i was planning to use raid, i installed the drivers when i 1st installed my Windows XP = so how do i use my precious Ubuntu OS?

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Sniper (davilaf) said :

Please, help. as i stated bfr. i was having trouble w/GRUB at boot, it was just hanging ( ... please wait. ... ) per one of the help I fixed the MBR and today I used the f-12 option i have when booting so that i can boot from other devices and tried the 2nd hrd drv. but i got the "error loading oparatin system" how can I have the previlage to run UBUNTU in my system? i really want to have the joy to run it. please help me.

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Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said :

Thanks for your question.

Please download the "Alternate Desktop CD". Just go to "http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download" and click on "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD".

Both CD share the same content, but the Alternate Desktop CD comes with a text based installer. If it still hangs while booting, please report which error it gives.

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