ubuntu 7.04 hangs too long, is it normal??

Asked by Sniper on 2007-05-01

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 : #1

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

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

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.

Sniper (davilaf) said : #2

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.

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.

Sniper (davilaf) said : #4

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?

Sniper (davilaf) said : #5

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.

Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said : #6

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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