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    Difficulty installing 12.10 on panp4n

    I am a rooky so please have patience with me. I have a system 76 laptop, model panp4n, i am running 4 gigs ram, a fresh - brand new 320 gb hard drive. I am trying to instal ubuntu 12.10. When I turn on the computer and install the live cd, in the front left corner there are a bank of 7 lights. from the left hand side of that row of lights, the 5th and 6th lights come on and flash simultaneously while a beeping alarm is chirping away. After about a minute of this the computer shuts itself down. Please any help would be appreciated on this. My question is 1. what do the lights mean. 2- what does the alarm mean, 3- how do I fix this to install ubuntu?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by QIII; February 26th, 2013 at 01:00 AM. Reason: Modified subject

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    Re: Help Please.

    I am not an expert but I am going to try to help you here
    You say that you tried to install Ubuntu with a CD.
    Have you tried to install the operating system via Live CD / LIve USB and then selecting to install it through that method?

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    Re: Help Please.

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    Re: Difficulty installing 12.10 on panp4n

    Quote Originally Posted by 3sabhr View Post
    I am a rooky so please have patience with me. I have a system 76 laptop, model panp4n, i am running 4 gigs ram, a fresh - brand new 320 gb hard drive. I am trying to instal ubuntu 12.10. When I turn on the computer and install the live cd, in the front left corner there are a bank of 7 lights. from the left hand side of that row of lights, the 5th and 6th lights come on and flash simultaneously while a beeping alarm is chirping away. After about a minute of this the computer shuts itself down. Please any help would be appreciated on this. My question is 1. what do the lights mean. 2- what does the alarm mean, 3- how do I fix this to install ubuntu?
    Thank you.
    This sounds to me like the system is overheating. Make sure the system is clear of dust and debris inside and that the fan spins smoothly. Also make sure it's hooked up to the motherboard before you replace the main panel.
    Ian Santopietro - System76 Technical Support.
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