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    Blue screen hang

    I'm installing Ubuntu server 10 on my PC and got this problem.
    After choosing language, network configuration, naming host, select time zone, then the blue screen just hang there.
    It seems like a box to indicate that it's detecting hard drive, then disappears, maybe it can not detect hard drive?? if yes what should I do?

    my PC spec is:
    - Main: ASUS P5Q-PRO
    - VGA: ASUS EAH3450
    - CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 Ghz
    - HDD: Sata

    I tried with both x86 & 64 bit version, also tried to unplug USB mouse, still doesn't work
    Please help,
    thank you

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    Hi and Welcome to the forums

    Did you check the disk for defects? Also check the integrity of image used to burn the disc.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    Yes, I did, they're all ok.

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    Unhappy Re: Blue screen hang

    Exactly, it hang at step 'Detect disks'

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    If there are more than 1 Sata controllers on the board, move your HDD to the other Sata contoller (different coloured group of sata ports).

    If that doesn't help, check in your Bios for Raid settings and disable them if present. Or from Bios, set your HDD mode to ahci compatible.

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    Quote Originally Posted by sikander3786 View Post
    If there are more than 1 Sata controllers on the board, move your HDD to the other Sata contoller (different coloured group of sata ports).

    If that doesn't help, check in your Bios for Raid settings and disable them if present. Or from Bios, set your HDD mode to ahci compatible.
    I do as your suggestion but installation sill couldn't detect the hdd.
    I also follow the solution for P5Q-E, which tell me to "Configure SATA as ..." to [AHCI], change USB setting "BIOS EHCI Hand-Off" to [Disabled], & enable ACPI 2.0.

    Again, my mainboard is ASUS P5Q-PRO. any suggestion, please

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    Quote Originally Posted by xirochanh View Post
    I do as your suggestion but installation sill couldn't detect the hdd.
    I also follow the solution for P5Q-E, which tell me to "Configure SATA as ..." to [AHCI], change USB setting "BIOS EHCI Hand-Off" to [Disabled], & enable ACPI 2.0.

    Again, my mainboard is ASUS P5Q-PRO. any suggestion, please
    From a boot Live CD/USB's Terminal, post the output of this command.

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -lu

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    Hi,

    Just a wild guess:

    Do you want to try the Alternate .iso file?
    The Alternate provides more support for low-end graphics and unsupported PCs.

    Perhaps your laptop is not really compatible? I know there's a laptop incompatibility list but I have not checked there.

    *I don't know you're using a laptop or a desktop. Sorry.
    Solved VAIO-NVIDIA related Graphics problems! Always wanted to triple-boot Windows + Mac + Ubuntu
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1470822
    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    I haven't tried the alternate distribution or the live CD, gonna do it.
    I just learned from some suggestion that I should disable Marvel IDE. I did, then no more CD-Rom, I burnt the iso file to usb pen drive, then tried, and got black screen after hitting enter to choose option "install ubuntu". I tried removing quiet splash from boot option, nothing better happened.

    I'm using PC, not laptop, spec as in the first post

    Thanks

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    Re: Blue screen hang

    Wonder, I managed to solve the problem here.

    You guys are great
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    Nuvenus Chovendus

    Happy happy happy

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