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    Exclamation trouble installing xubuntu

    Hi,

    Well basically my windows 7 system crashed a few days ago so i
    went to use my system repair disk and i then realised half way through doing a fresh install of win 7 that i remembered i didnt burn the disk correctly so then my laptop wouldnt boot at all anymore i have had lots of trouble in the past with this laptop so i wanted to put ubuntu on it seen as it is free and i dont have the money to get it repaired at first ubuntu installed correctly but kept freezing and things so to cut a long story short i have been trying to reinstall ubuntu ever since (formatting the HDD with boot n nuke i think it is) formatting it through the live CD (disk utility) and just basically trying everything but it still kept freezing at the wireless screen during the installation so i decided to try another distro XUBUNTU but that also froze on the wireless page on the installation so i was advised to try the alternate ISO which i did and everything was going fine until it froze on 47% on the partitioning section, and i also forgot to mention that when i tried formatting the HDD on boot and nuke it also failed... i have run tests on the HDD but there are no errors and nothing wrong with it?

    what can i do?

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    Re: trouble installing xubuntu

    almost sounds like it could be a problem with bad ram stick.
    try running a memory test and see what happens. if it is bad you'll have to replace the ram. Or at least try removing it and re-installing it.
    Just a thought.
    Dave
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    You mentioned wireless screen many times, did you try not to connect it to internet during the install? It has everything needed on the cd, no need for internet during installation.

    Also, the problems with the laptop might be hardware related so ubuntu might have issues too.
    Darko.
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    I have tried installing with and without wireless yes
    and what could the hardware issue be?

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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    Not sure, you said you had lots of trouble without further info, so you know with what you had trouble.

    What wireless card does it have, Broadcom?

    I think there is some bug with Broadcom.

    PS. Without trying to install, can you boot with the cd and load the live mode (Try Ubuntu)? Does it load the desktop correctly?
    Darko.
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    sorry im really not sure what wireless card it has
    my laptop is a advent modena m100

    and i can go into live mode on ubuntu and xubuntu without any
    problems...

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    Re: trouble installing xubuntu

    the mem test came back fine this is blowing my mind i have
    tried everything

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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    In live mode, if you run in terminal:
    lspci

    It will list all PCI devices including the wi-fi card manufacturer and model. Then you can google if there are any issues with this card and ubuntu.
    Darko.
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    Threads merged.

    Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem, it dilutes the community's ability to help.
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    Re: trouble installing ubuntu

    I got the latest version of Ubuntu installed but when I run it, it says the resolution needs to be changed. I can't even get to the command prompt. I'm dual booting an old Acer with XP. With XP the resolution is fine at 1028 X 1024 but when I boot to Ubuntu, it appears to be 640 x 480.

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