Installing Ubuntu on Alienware laptop?

Asked by MetungKP on 2011-03-11

It looks like it does not install all the way. All I get is the Ubuntu Colored Screen and a gray bar on top. On the right side of the bar is Wi-Fi, Powre and volume. There is nothing else. Nothing happens when I place the cursor on top of any of the icons. The CD I had was for 64 BIT I used for my desktop 3 months ago. This laptop is also 64 BIT, so it should work.

Any help is appreciated.


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MetungKP (metungkp) said : #1

I suddenly have an emergency to attend to but please continue to help. I will log on as soon as I get back home.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #2

It looks like it does install correctly because I get the wireless availability display but I am unable to click on it. Nothing happens when I click it/

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #3

I've now installed 10.10... I still can't click. I wonder if its the laptop software

delance (olivier-delance) said : #4

Could you boot on Ubuntu CD, and choose "Try" instead of "Install", and then System->Administration->System Test.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #5

I just used a USB...

I get the purple screen but the install menu does not load. I've only 2 Ubuntu and both were desktop. This is my first laptop.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #6

I meant the install menu does not pop up. Usually by hitting any keys the menu come up. I do get an error which pops up before the purple screen comes up but it disappears quickly so I cant read it.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #7

The white install page does not come up. The screen that has prepare disc space option does not pop up.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #8

Any suggestions?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #9

When you see purple screen with dots, press <ESC> key and report last error messages.
Using CD or USB is quite the same. The USB key has a persistent area which lacks on CD. Don't be surprised, some messages talk of CD even when you use a USB key. I have difficulties to understand what happens. Could you report exactly what happen when you boot USB key and (if you reach this step) choose "Try" instead of "Install".

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