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    Live CD for 11.04 doesn't work

    I swear I followed the instructions character for character. The CD calls itself "Ubuntu 11.04 amd" and has 19 files/folders visible upon opening.

    When I try to boot from the CD, I get to the deep purple screen with the the <symbol?>=<person> thing at the bottom, followed by a black screen with a flashing underscore in the top left corner. It stays like this indefinitely. What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit
    Mac OS 10.7.3
    MacBook Pro model 5,3

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    Re: Live CD for 11.04 doesn't work

    Did you check that the downloaded iso was good before you burnt it? Did you check the integrity of the burnt cd?

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

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...IntegrityCheck

    You might need to use some boot options - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDBootOptions

    Does the machine have sufficient specs to boot the livecd?

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    Re: Live CD for 11.04 doesn't work

    When you see the purple screen with bizarre icons at the bottom (who's idiotic idea were these icons?) press a key, this should give you a menu.
    Select check disc for errors to make sure the CD is recorded ok.
    Try F6 nomodeset option
    ASRock P67 Extreme6, Intel i5 2500K, 8GB RAM, nVidia 6600GT, 4x1TB RAID1+0

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    Re: Live CD for 11.04 doesn't work

    Thanks, but...
    The checksum matched
    7de611b50c283c1755b4007a4feb0379
    When I tried to check the disk integrity, I got the black screen with the underscore. Same for the try and install options.
    Any other ideas? Thank you
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit
    Mac OS 10.7.3
    MacBook Pro model 5,3

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    Re: Live CD for 11.04 doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugoi48 View Post
    When I tried to check the disk integrity, I got the black screen with the underscore. Same for the try and install options.
    Any other ideas? Thank you
    Burn a new CD.
    ASRock P67 Extreme6, Intel i5 2500K, 8GB RAM, nVidia 6600GT, 4x1TB RAID1+0

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