Ubuntu 10.4 LTS startup

Asked by Peter I.B. Mortensen on 2012-08-05

Hello

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.4 LTS and it runs smoothly, but i am having some technical problems in the startup, where it is asking if i want to run linux 10.4, Linux 10.4 (reconstruction), if i want to run a previous version of Linux or Windows. when i chose to run Linux 10.4 it's just turning pitch black, and there is a underscore that just blinks like i can write, or it is just turning purple, and then it stays like that, and i dont know if it is frozen or if it's thinking.
how can i get the ubuntu startscreen? is there some patches i can install or do i need to enter the bios to work it out (if i need to, could i get a description of how?)

Hopefully thanks for the help

Ps. do you recomend that i install some antivirus? im new to Ubuntu so i dont know how the threat is on Linux

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu plymouth Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:

why install such an ancient release, it has about 9 months support left, after which you will get no updates and no support.

What video chip do you use?

Peter I.B. Mortensen (pibm90) said : #2

sorry... it's the latest one, 12.4 LTS from ubuntu.com. dont know why i thought it was 10.4
but i got a Dell optiplex gx620
Intel Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz x2
and i've installed a Winfast px8600lts graphic card and 3 GB ram
and it's the 32-bit version i've installed

reynald velasco (elpinoy52) said : #3

No I can not help you because I got the same machine as you do except the graphic card. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on this hard drive and now it wont start with itself like your system. I cannot make the machine to start the ubuntu logo with the several dots blinking . If there some genius who can help my machine, I will leave the machine on. I have a copy of the installation disk, but, it wont boot up. It work several hours beautifully, then when I rebooted, it quit running. Please, any technical genius over here who can diagnose my machine, I appreciate.

Peter I.B. Mortensen (pibm90) said : #4

i've got the latest drivers for the graphic card and installed every drivers

but it runs smoothly if i run something else first, and then ubuntu... as the memory test til it's about 70% or more and then exits and lets ubuntu startup, and then it runs smoothly even if i restart the computer
but if i turn off the computer then it's the same the next day

Is it the same in Precise, the newer kernel and drivers may help.

Peter I.B. Mortensen (pibm90) said : #6

i have installed the latest drivers for the graphic card, but dont know how to update any other drivers, i can only find the driver update for the graphic card.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Peter I.B. Mortensen for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.