Netbook Ubuntu Won't Start!

Asked by Ian Coldren on 2010-07-12

When I try to start the Netbook version of Ubuntu, It just shows a little white bar in the upper left corner of the screen. Why won't it start, and how can I make it start?

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Ian Coldren (icoldren555) said :

The version is 10.4.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please tell...
Have you verified the md5sum of dowloaded ubuntu iso image...
Using wrong iso image will made wrong installation so please be sure to verify it...

Then after please also give us model and brand of your pc...


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Ian Coldren (icoldren555) said :

The model is an HP mIni. Sorry, I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. Will you describe how to do that? I don't know if I verified the md5sum. Thanks.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Here some general note and howto:

The main ubuntu site is this: and the download location is this

Please also be sure to read the release notes:

1) please download the 700 mb file 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

Only if the md5sum number match with this: go to the next steps otherwise
install a torrent client i suggest you if you are using Windows and download the iso using a .torrent link from here:

3) burn the iso image onto a cd, to do it install and use
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

---- Trouble with intel8xxx graphic cards:

please try this:

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

In the above instruction are for the ubuntu-desktop release please substitute the references of ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso with ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso

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Ian Coldren (icoldren555) said :