Running 9.04 unable to download 9.10 dsk top from internet or disc

Asked by Donald Homme on 2010-04-29

bought computer with ubuntu 8.10 installed. When 9.04 came available, was able to download with no problems thru internet. When 9.10 came on, could not download from internet. Sent for cd from Ubuntu and it still would not download. Starts off with the language thing, then the 3 white balls come on, then nothing but color vertical lines.... and never goes on from there. Is it a physical problem in the computer, or what could be the problem?

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2010-05-01
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Tom (tom6) said : #1

Hi :)

is the problem in downloading or in installing the 9.10? Do you have a 9.10 Cd? If so please can you try booting up straight from the Cd? "Try Ubuntu without changes to this machine"
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

errr, the link might not work for a couple of days! Sorry :( basically it just says exactly what i have just said.

When you boot up from Cd do you get to the menu with
"Try Ubuntu without changes to this machine"
as the top, default option? If so follw that and it should get to a working desktop? Does firefox work and is it able to help you navigate into here?

Regards from
Tom :)

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #2

hi maybe this will help it used to work for older versions.

i think whats happening is your not getting an up date to patch through to the repository

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine

basicallly follow the directions here

you need to change out the repository listing

when you start this it should produce a similar text in gedit and you need to edit out change the version to what you want to go too

you cannot go through more than one stage or upgrade at oce hope this helps

you shouldnt need a cd to do this its the online repository and im assuming you know how to find your terminal

application>acessories>terminal

sorry if this al little off im in suse and doing this from memory

dont give up

Donald Homme (ka0wwv) said : #3

Sorry for being late to respond. I don't have the time I would like to have to resolve this problem. Problem is in the install. Either with "no change to machine" or "install" the results are the same
   I have a small flat screen, and after running disk it reads "Input not Supported"
   A Dell monitor simply ends up with the green and orange stripes.
I would guess I need something ... repository.... but not sure what commands might help. Don

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #4

you can try an alternate load(cd parameters) which may clear up your problem or at least boot you to "working"

enviroment were you can adjust accordingly. dont give up hope this helps.

in the iniital install when it ask you about install try etc there is an alternate command or help option

as its been years i cant remember exactly what to us its pretty straight foward you need to remove

some of the line there it will explain all options to you (cd installer)

something like noacpi= ??? nosplash etc.

sorry i cant be more definitive hope that helps you in the right direction

dont give up!!! your almost there

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