View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Desktop 9.04 Try without installing error.
June 30th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Computer: Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook PC
Processor: 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Duel-Core Processor
Hi! I am trying to try out Ubuntu on my Compaq Presario. I downloaded the .iso file and did the md5 checksum, which was correct. Once I restarted the my computer and booted the live cd I was shown the Boot menu where I selected Try without changing your computer. After selecting it I was shown a loading screen, when completed it turned into a black screen with my mouse. Any ideas how I can get this working?
June 30th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Did you burn the .iso at 4x or slower speed? If so, you might try pressing F4 at the opening menu and selecting safe video mode.
June 30th, 2009, 09:43 PM
yes I burned it at 4x and when I do graphics safe mode it still stalls after loading.
June 30th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Try the boot options when the opening menu appears, and add
to the end of the boot line.
June 30th, 2009, 10:37 PM
that didn't work it gave me a error
June 30th, 2009, 11:30 PM
What kind and model of video card do you have?
June 30th, 2009, 11:55 PM
I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
July 1st, 2009, 12:00 AM
This should not be a problem. Did you check the cd for errors at the opening menu?
July 1st, 2009, 12:10 AM
Yes but when it finishes It restarts.
July 1st, 2009, 12:12 AM
You might try reburning it or on another computer, as the cd or drive may be defective.
July 1st, 2009, 12:35 AM
so reburn it on another computer? or reburn it on this one?
July 1st, 2009, 12:37 AM
Try it first on another computer, and if it works then you know it may be your cd drive.
If it still does not work, then you know it is almost certainly the cd.
July 1st, 2009, 12:57 AM
when doing a disk integrity check is it supposed to restart at the end?
July 1st, 2009, 01:04 AM
I do not recall, but it should at least give you a message that no errors were found. Again, the easiest test is to try it on a different machine.
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