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    9.10 Live CD Issues

    Hi.

    I have an eMachines Desktop which I bought back in June, and I am looking to switch to Linux. I downloaded the .iso file, and burned it as an image file. The Live CD gives me the menu, and I can click on "Try Ubuntu without changing settings". Once I select that, it runs through some stuff in the command line, and once it gets to the part where there are several *'s, it gives me a black screen and then it fades gray and it turns black again.

    I have tried altering the command line with different things, I checked the checksum, and I burned at the lowest possible speed. I also had the same problem with Linux Mint 8, so I guess it is my computer.

    *** - The Linux Mint disc ran fine on my Windows ME computer that is 8 tears old, so I am a bit confused.

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    Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    put the ubuntu live cd into someone elses computer, easiest way to see if its the cd or your hardware. Sometimes people just have an unlucky setup, one thing ive found with hardware when on linux, it will either be really really easy, or really really difficult, nowhere in between
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    Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    Have you tried hitting f4 at the menu and selecting safe mode? Not sure it's relevant, but wouldn't hurt anyway.

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    Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    I have tried running in safe and recovery mode - both to no avail.

    Like I said earlier, I tried it on one of my old computers, and it worked fine. So, I think it is my computer.

    What else could I try?

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    Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    Do you really need the latest version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 9.04 is going to be supported for another year. I still use it on my secondary computer and it works great!

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    Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by anchorschmidt View Post
    Do you really need the latest version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 9.04 is going to be supported for another year. I still use it on my secondary computer and it works great!
    I will try that later.

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    Question Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    Can you give us some specs on this PC?

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    Re: 9.10 Live CD Issues

    Sure.

    Emachines ET1161-05

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Video Card: NVidia GeForce 6150 SE (nForce 430)
    Processor: AMD Athlon LE-1620 ~ 2.3 GHz
    BIOS: Phoenix - v6.00PG
    RAM: 2 GB
    HD: 160 GB


    I bought it for $300 at Best Buy, but this computer is only 6 months old... I really don't see what the problem is.

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