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    Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    Hi,

    I am trying to install Ubuntu (12.04) on an HP Pavillion dv5000.

    The CD kicks in, and I get the purple screen with the Ubuntu logo and the white/red dots turning over. The installation freezes there and does not proceed.

    The same thing happens with Lubuntu 12.04.

    How can I resolve this? Any help gratefully received.

    Many thanks.


    P.S. Windows XP just installed afresh on the same machine with no trouble.

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    How much RAM and what video.

    If nVidia you need nomodeset. Both for live install and first boot after install until nVidia drivers are installed.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/16207...have-to-fix-it
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
    1GB RAM

    I'll try with nomodeset later this evening.

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    No joy with nomodeset.

    This time after the Ubuntu logo and dots have finished, I get a black screen with a flashing cursor. The installation does not proceed past this point.

    Can you suggest which other boot options I might try?

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    I have now tried ALL the boot options. None of them allows me to successfully install Ubuntu.

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    Are you trying to wipe the computer and install Ubuntu over the whole hard drive, or dual boot?

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    Have you tried both the generic or the Radeon setting. Link is old, but video issues are still the same.

    Some other settings:
    http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/...up-workaround/


    • Older Intel video card: i915.modeset=1 or i915.modeset=0 newer: i915.i915_enable_rc6=1
    • nVidia: nomodeset
    • Generic: xforcevesa or nouveau.modeset=0
    • Radeon: radeon.modeset=0
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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    Quote Originally Posted by tejpatel98 View Post
    Are you trying to wipe the computer and install Ubuntu over the whole hard drive, or dual boot?
    Wiped hard drive and installed fresh Windows XP. Now trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows so I can dual boot.

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Have you tried both the generic or the Radeon setting. Link is old, but video issues are still the same.

    Some other settings:
    http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/...up-workaround/


    • Older Intel video card: i915.modeset=1 or i915.modeset=0 newer: i915.i915_enable_rc6=1
    • nVidia: nomodeset
    • Generic: xforcevesa or nouveau.modeset=0
    • Radeon: radeon.modeset=0
    I tried the Radeon setting - no joy. I haven't tried the generic setting. I'll read the link, try the settings, and give feedback. Thanks.

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    Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillion

    I also began the installation without quiet splash, to see at what point it stalled, and got this;

    b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode.5fw" not found.
    b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode.5fw" not found.
    b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

    I will have a look at this now.

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