Sorry if this is obvious. I've checked 20+ posts on the same topic but haven't found a solution that seems related to whatever issue I'm having.
I've downloaded the latest 32bit ubuntu, run the checksum and burned a few different disks at 1x using imgburn (on windows xp pro) and verifying them. I can't check the memory of my system or the disc because of the issue I'm having though.
When using the live disc, I get through the language selection and can select any option I want, all of which seem to bring me to the BusyBox.
so then this happens...Anyways, sorry if that's a lot of pointless text and some of the formatting may be off, but the BusyBox keeps spewing that stuff out endlessly, never getting anywhere. I tried to install within windows instead, using wubi, and everything works fine until a certain point. It installs Ubuntu in Windows, restarts, loads up what looks like the ubuntu desktop to finish its business, erases some stuff, and then restarts the computer. Maybe I'm leaving a step out, but hopefully this makes sense. After that, in shows the Ubuntu load screen and looks like it has the proper resolution now (smaller load bar) then goes to the BusyBox and ends up saying "cannot find disc, dropping to shell" or something of that sort. Then it just goes through the same process described above.Code:BusyBox v1.10.2 (ubuntu 1:1.10.2-1Ubuntu6) (initramfs) [ 97.184049]ata5.00:exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen [97.184106]ata5.00:cmd C8/00.08:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma4096 In [97.184108] res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
Anyone know what I can do to fix this? I've installed and used ubuntu on a bunch of computers, but consider myself far from an expert with anything but Windows. My hardware is old, my bios might need an update, and maybe that has something to do with it. I'm trying to dual boot with windows XP pro, running on a single hard disk that's 320gb, although there is a second hard disk formatted as NTFS that I use for data.