Hangs at splash screen

Asked by vinay savla on 2008-06-15

I tried to install it
1. inside windows (hangs at splash screen)
2. outside windows (again hangs at splash screen)
3. tried booting directly from cd. (same result hangs at splash screen)

in all the above processes it hangs at splash screen just as the scroll bar reaches the end of the first line.

i tried installing from a cd given by my friend
i tried installing from the cd that came free from your side.

i have never used any linux versions so as a fresher or an amatuer i cant understand what the other guys write in the other faq's of similar questions regarding this problem.

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vinay savla (savlavinay) said : #1

ok forgot to add i am using

win xp and my laptop config is

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ABC-6CC06DAE1CD
System Manufacturer COMPAL
System Model INVALID
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1599 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1599 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date COMPAL 1.02, 12/11/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name ABC-6CC06DAE1CD\Administrator
Time Zone India Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.18 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 3.60 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

also tried to install in my older pc amd athlon 2000 but same problem persists

What is the VGA card you use?

vinay savla (savlavinay) said : #3

if u mean the display card its sis mirage 3 (256 shared came inbuilt with the motherboard)

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #4

Try to install using the alternate CD. This bypasses any misbehaving video cards

vinay savla (savlavinay) said : #5

i dont have an alternate cd just one cd came in mail from ubuntu

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #6

If you have a broadband you can download it your self or you can go somewhere with broadband and get them download it for you. This is a list of mirrors to use:


vinay savla (savlavinay) said : #7

nope that didnt help either

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #8

What exactly was the problem with the alternate CD? Did you manage to install but not working or did not install at all?

vinay savla (savlavinay) said : #9

i managed to install ubuntu but it hangs at splash screen

my vendor says the laptop only supports vista or xp

which is strange i guess why would the hardware conflict with the operating software is beyond my thought.

Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) said : #10

If you mean the splash screen I think you mean (the one with the logo, the text ubuntu, and a single progress bar, in the middle of a dark screen), then try pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 to see what it's doing when it gets stuck.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #11

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vinay savla (savlavinay) said : #12

tried all possible clicks ....screen hangs at starting SPLASH screen.

my vendor said only vista and xp are compatible... is this true ...why cant i install and run ubuntu ??

Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) said : #13

You originally asked back in 2008--have you tried it with the latest version of Ubuntu (10.04)?

A <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=sis+mirage+3+ubuntu">quick search</a> suggests that SiS graphics don't play nicely with Linux. E.g. see these rather daunting instructions:

Although SiS do offer some Linux drivers at:

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