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    stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    i downloaded ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386 and tried to run it from the disk to see if i like it ...

    it asked me for the language and i selected English then the next screen had options to run from disk - i selected that and it went through some motions ... but in the end - i just have a screen that is kind of purple with Ubuntu in white in the middle and red dots under it '



    i am totally new to Ubuntu so if i did not explain that correctly, please let me know.

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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    This is what I see when I do what you did,

    1) Try Ubuntu without Installing
    2) Install Ubuntu
    3) Check disc for defects
    4) Test memory
    5) Boot from first hard disk.

    Why did you choose to boot from the first hard disk? You should have chosen Try Ubuntu without Installing. Then you will be able to test Ubuntu before installing it to see if there are any problems running Ubuntu on your machine and whether you want to install Ubuntu.

    An alternative is to not do anything and just let the Ubuntu live session load to the desktop.

    What operating system do you have on that machine? Is it working?

    Regards.
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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    i chose option 1

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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    Hi, welcome to the fora.
    Please begin with a detailed hardware description.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    Asus P5K-E Motherboard
    Q9550 quad core CPU
    4 gigs 800 memory
    GTX295 video card

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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    With such new hardware I would suggest 13.10 and not 12.04.

    Anyway, I don't think it's the main problem here. Have you tried the nomodeset boot option?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    i do not know what that is.
    If you explain.. i will try it

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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    Since you have a quad core CPU and 4 gigs of RAM try installing the 64bit (amd64) version of 12.04, not the i386 version.

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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by zino2 View Post
    i do not know what that is.
    If you explain.. i will try it
    When you see the menu posted in the first few post, you will see a menu at the bottom of the screen. Select boot options and select nomodeset.
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    Re: stuck at screen that just says - Ubuntu

    nomodeset seems to have worked .... now what does that do?

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