downloading Ubuntu to a ACER laptop with XP on it.

Asked by dap68 on 2009-04-10

When I download the cd to my Laptop it start's off fine. It get's to the Ubuntu block going back in forth does this for a little will then stop's there.

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Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #1

Are you using the Ubuntu Live CD -- I am making the assumption of "yes."

What is the exact model of your Acer laptop?

Thanks!

dap68 (dparden) said : #2

I'm using a CD that a friend of mine burned off of the internet. Acer Mod#
is 2700 Travel Mate. The CD work on a Desk top that I have.

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dap68 (dparden) said : #3

I'm using a CD that a friend of mine burned off of Ubuntu wb site. Acer Mod# is 2700 travel mate. The CD worked on a desk top that I have.

bixejo (bixo-bixejo) said : #4

What Ubuntu version are you trying? And what's your video card?

8.10 does not work well out of the box with ATI or NVIDIA video cards. If you want to install Ubuntu in a system equipped with one of these cards, you have two choices:

1) Installing 8.04 LTS, which supports these cards fairly well.
2) Installing 8.10 by using the alternate live CD in a curses text-based mode installation, and then manually install the appropriate drivers that you should download elsewhere (usually, at manufacturer web site you may find links to download the drivers or some kind of script to generate .deb packages that you may install with dpkg utility.)

Hope this helps. Good luck,

--Bixejo

dap68 (dparden) said : #5

I got the download done on that Laptop , but now my wireless isn't internet well not connect. Bixejo answer may answered a qeistion that I had on my desktop that has a ATI video card. I have bleary font's.

A friend of mine had the same problem, try booting with acpi=off, when starting up the live cd. I think you can add this by pressing TAB ai the boot menu.

Can you help with this problem?

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