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    Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    I have a hp pavilion zv5000

    My windows xp install died and I made a Ubuntu USB install (13.04 32bit) with unetbootin when i start my computer the unetbootin screen appears and i press install Ubuntu and the purple screen appears with the ubuntu logo in the middle the circle dots underneath the Ubuntu logo flash go through two cycles at least the stop and the USB stick stops flashing.

    I have tried a few times and also tried mint with the same effects.
    I left it overnight and it stayed at the same screen

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    What happens when you "Try Ubuntu without installing"?
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    Same thing

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    Check the downloaded .iso with MD5Sum check to verify the integrity of the downloaded ubuntu.iso. If there is a problem download again.
    Re-Burn the .iso to the DVD/USB and try again. Try another USB pen drive.

    If nothing works then there is some hardware problem... get in touch with a tech. This also could be the reason why your XP died.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    I have redownloaded the iso about 4 times through unetbootin and manually, could it be i need to use a cd/dvd rather than a usb?

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    Give it a try. But I suspect some hardware issue, it is possible that your HDD is corruped, but then it could be anything.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    hmm okay thanks

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    Just some random thoughts

    Are you perhaps trying to install the 64bit version of Ubuntu on hardware that won't support the 64bit version?

    If so you may find that the 32bit/i386 version works OK, but that is just a guess

    64_v_32.jpg

    I assume since you say XP died that you're creating the new Ubuntu image with a different machine, if so what operating system are you using to create the iso? There are some excellent notes here:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dvd-on-windows

    Now this gets a bit complicated so I'm sorry, but 12,04 is supported until April 2017 whereas the interim releases are only supported for 9 months. To further complicate things both 12.04.2 and 12.04.3 employ the Hardware Enablement Stack so I personally recommend using the 12.04.1 images for older hardware, and they're archived here:

    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/

    I know the header says 12.04.2 but if you scroll down long enough you will find the 12.04.1-desktop-i386 image - that's the image I'd recommend for older hardware.

    And you can then use a wide variety of desktop environments ........ my two favorites are "lubuntu-core" and this:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370

    I hope these comments were helpful.

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    I am installing the 32bit version, I am using a win vista with a intel pentium to make the usb boot
    I will try 12.04.1
    Last edited by 64Buntu; October 21st, 2013 at 04:32 PM. Reason: Forgot the .1

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    Re: Ubuntu install stops at the purple ubuntu screen

    And i have allways like Gnome classic as a desktop enviroment

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