Ubuntu Linux 10.4 netbook version not installing

Asked by ALexzander Marzouca on 2010-06-22

I have been trying to install the new version of linux 10.4 and the nettbook version too. When i restart my pc and boot from the cd, i tap my keyboard so the menu will come up, after that i click on install ubuntu, when i do that now the ubuntu logo comes up and start glowing green, After 15 minutes it stops glowing green and stay normal, i have waited over ten hours for something to happen. I have a dell inspiron 4150 with 1 gig of ram, I used power iso do burn the disk. Can someone help please, i really would like to install back linux.

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Federico Tello Gentile (federicotg) said :

Choose "Try Ubuntu" istead of "Install Ubuntu" to see if the hardware is compatible.

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ALexzander Marzouca (jamaica-king1029) said :

Same thing happened but this time the cursor appeared.

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David Jones (dj) said :

try this link maybe Wubi can install for you.

   in TN

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ALexzander Marzouca (jamaica-king1029) said :

lol,can i keep it as my permanent os

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

May be your Ubuntu live install cd is not perfect or it can't be read from your cdrom drive please verify it...

Here some general note and howto:

The main ubuntu site is this: www.ubuntu.com and the download location is this

Prerequisites: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements
Please also be sure to read the release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes

1) please download the 700 mb file http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download simply press on download button
To avoid download errors please prefer to download the desired ubuntu iso install cd image using the torrent protocol.
2) check the md5sum of downloaded file to be sure it have no error https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Only if the md5sum number match with this: http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.04/MD5SUMS go to the next steps otherwise
install a torrent client i suggest you http://deluge-torrent.org/ if you are using Windows and download the iso using a .torrent link from here:

3) burn the iso file onto a cd to do it install and use http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5
4) insert the self made install cd into your pc cdrom drive and reboot your pc. You must not see Windows starting and you can try Ubuntu from cdrom and then install it

If you have trouble with installation (the system freeze or you can't complete it) be sure to read the above suggestions, then:

1.a ) Please boot entirely (you must not see windows starting) from Ubuntu live install cd and when the system start to boot from cd you will see two bottom screen icons (keyboard and man inside circle ) please press space (choose your desired language) then a screen textual center menu will appear to you with this items in it:

Try Ubuntu without installing
Install Ubuntu
Check disc for defects
Test memory
Boot from first hard disk

Please select "Check disc for defects" and press enter to test if your cd-driver can read in a good way the live install cd... or if the install cd have some defective file in it.
Then please also perform a Test memory to be sure your pc RAM memory have not any issue

Ask new question if you have trouble installing or if you have any doubt.

Hope this helps

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ALexzander Marzouca (jamaica-king1029) said :

I think for some reason my computer is not compatible with 10.4, i have ubuntu 9.10 right now, i upgraded to 10.4 everything, was fine, then when i started up back my pc the same day, the ubuntu screen came up and my cursor appeared, after that nothing happened. I got to see how 10.4 is, and it looked awesome, looks neater, there probably some bug or sometthing,thats why i cant use it.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please give us something more details about your pc...
graphic video card brand and model and total RAM memory size...

Can you enter in recovery mode by pressing shift at boot ... ?

Thank you

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ALexzander Marzouca (jamaica-king1029) said :

I have one gig of ram i have a mobile raedon 7500 video card(the really old one) I am not taking the chance of losing my important pictures and documents so i am sticking to 9.10