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    help cant install from live cd

    hello im new to linux,other than android and an absolute noob but i want to use it mainly for development purposes. and well i am having some trouble.

    i have a emachines w3619 and i want to install linux but when i boot off the live cd it gets to the splash screen with all orenge dots filled and just hangs the the hard drive stops working and everything i have to hold the power button to reset the pc.

    i read somewhare that the w3619 is not compatiple with the linux kernal....

    so anyways here are my pc's hardware specs.

    System
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    Manufacturer Gateway
    Model W3619
    Total amount of system memory 1.99 GB RAM
    System type 64-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 1

    Storage
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Total size of hard disk(s) 89 GB
    Disk partition (C: ) 46 GB Free (89 GB Total)
    Media drive (E: ) CD/DVD

    Graphics
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Display adapter type Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
    Total available graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
    Dedicated system memory 64 MB
    Shared system memory 192 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.15.10.1930
    Primary monitor resolution 1024x768
    DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

    Network
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter



    and thats all the info i got right now if you need more just ask thanks.

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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    if the image is good and burn is also good then try ot use boot options. nomodeset for example.

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

    Ubuntu should work with those specs.
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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    Are you getting into live Linux then trying to install? Try just straight installing from first load screen after checking the disk for defects.

    Or try a alternate install disk may be a video issue while trying to load the installer.

    If you can load live then probably not a video thing. Try burning a new disk at like 4x (just a really slow setting)

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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    I had the same problem with my HP laptop with a Broadcom card. I had to use an alternate install cd and then follow the directions of the following thread after the install.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1968186

    Hope that helps.
    My Laptop: HP Pavillion dx-8000, AMD processor, 2 GB RAM
    If your problem is Solved , https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads.

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    Smile Re: help cant install from live cd

    thanx it was the wireless chip stupid me but i got it working thanx

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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    There's nothing stupid about it. I got frustrated too, until I get help from this forum. Now I'm just trying to pay it forward. By the way, plase mark your thread as solved from the thread tools at the top.
    My Laptop: HP Pavillion dx-8000, AMD processor, 2 GB RAM
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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    Also if you just want to try out Ubuntu for testing purposes, you can easily test it out in a virtual machine. That's one of the best testing environments you can get, unless you're wanting to test out particular hardware configurations.

    I'd recommend Oracle's VirtualBox software. It's a free, professional and open source!
    Last edited by TheStrategist; July 25th, 2012 at 11:00 PM.

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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    I'll second what the TheStrategist said. I know this is a bit off topic but a virtual machine is the best way to test and see how things work!.

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    Re: help cant install from live cd

    i dont mean to be rude but i ment developing purposes like modifing my android phone and other things but i find faster then windows now and i love it

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