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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    How much RAM do you have? If system is that old it may need Lubuntu not full Ubuntu as that needs a good video system.

    You need the older 173.xx series nVidia driver.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/15391...200-on-precise

    Lubuntu, which uses the LXDE desktop environment, targeted at "normal computers" with 128 MB
    With 512Mb of RAM and almost any processor, Lubuntu will perform more than adequately out-of-the box.
    I'd suggest to check amjjawad's thread (Lubuntu One Stop Thread) and you'll find many useful information.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LubuntuLinks
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    Well I have two 512mb sticks of RAM, but one of the four slots is broken on my PC, so I run the two sticks in DIMM 1 and DIMM 2, rather than DIMM 1 and DIMM 3(which is the broken slot). It's has dual channel for RAM, 1&3 are channel A, and 2&4 are channel B. So I have them mixed.

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    Oh yeah, I ran the memory test and it passed at 100%.

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    I looked on the installation DVD and it had "Wubi" as the launcher.

    Is that was it's suppose to be, or did I mess up there?

    It's running extremely slow(lagging).

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    I think there is a wubi file on the Installer, but the newer versions only install wubi from inside Windows not as full partitioned install. Also the very newest will not have wubi at all. Part is that all new computers are UEFI with gpt partitioning and wubi does not work with gpt partitioned drives.

    If you have full Ubuntu are you running Unity. I run fallback or gnome-panel which is more like the old versions with top & bottom panels and menus not the list of icons on the left. Unity needs a good video system to run well.

    gnome3 classic
    sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
    On login screen click on logo/cog-wheel/star and choose
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/classicgnome
    12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks kansasnoob & cortman
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pr...eClassicTweaks
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090021
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/03/g...g-ever-changed
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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    I don't think I have 'Unity'. I searched for it and nothing came up.

    I'm getting popups that say there is a "System Software Problem", and it's running waaaaay slow.

    Could this just be a graphics card, or should I reinstall?

    I didn't do anything for partitioning when installing, could that be an issue? I think I've heard that it's possible to create a partition that acts like memory...

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    My only two options in the "Additional Drivers" menu are...

    -Using NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library from NVIDIA-173(propriety, tested)
    -Using X.Org X Server - Nouveau display driver from server-xorg-video-nouveau(open source)

    It's been on the second one, so I'll try the first. I've actually tried a few times today but it takes forever and freezes.

    This install was done while connected to the internet.

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    Still got stuck on a pure colored screen with a movable cursor right after entering my password.

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    It is some sort of video issue.

    You can post this from live installer or if you can get into your system to show partitions.

    sudo parted -l
    That is an el, not cap I or number 1.

    Swap is the partition used as RAM. If you use swap system will be real slow.

    I might reinstall with Lubuntu. But you either need to erase existing partition or use manual install to reuse partitions. Or if only system on drive to full drive overwrite will also work.
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    Re: Installed Ubuntu onto a brand new 1tb hard drive and I get a dark blue screen

    Is there an option to not use SWAP when I install? I didn't see an option at the partition screen, I just choose the top option to use the entire drive.

    I did notice though, that when it's booting, there is a red "FAILED" noted, but it goes by to fast for me to be able to read. Is there anywhere I can check that?

    I can get into the OS, it's just really slow/laggy.

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