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    Problem with installing ubuntu on HP 655

    I've downloaded both, Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.1 from official website and none of the seems to be working on my laptop. At first I thought I'm doing something wrong but then I tried to install it on desktop computer and it worked perfectly.
    When I insert USB in laptop and start it, all I get is this:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/xqlso1.jpg

    Anyone knows how to fix this?

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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    I'm assuming you did set your bios to boot from USB? Does this work with other distros?
    Does you laptop have an optical drive? If so, you might want to try with a dvd (12.10 does not fit on a cd)
    I'm thinking about it

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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    You should probably tell us what happens exactly. For example, what do you mean by "not working"?

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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    What are your laptop specs?
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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by mlentink View Post
    I'm assuming you did set your bios to boot from USB?
    Yes
    Does this work with other distros?
    I don't know, haven't tried others yet. I will post results when I download another version.
    Does you laptop have an optical drive? If so, you might want to try with a dvd (12.10 does not fit on a cd)
    It has optical drive, I haven't tried installing it via DVD because I don't have any CD's or DVD's at the moment.

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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    You should probably tell us what happens exactly. For example, what do you mean by "not working"?
    Few seconds after turning the laptop on, black screen with 1 line of text appears and I must restart it in order to turn it on.

    What are your laptop specs?
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...017.html?dnr=1

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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    UPDATE:
    Does you laptop have an optical drive? If so, you might want to try with a dvd (12.10 does not fit on a cd)
    This fixed the problem. Thanks

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    Re: Problem with installing ubuntu on my laptop

    Good to hear that solved it. We'd appreciate it if you could mark your thread as solved, so other won't come back unnecessarily. Please see the 'Thread Tools' above.

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    I'm thinking about it

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