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    Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    Hi guys. There seems to be a problem for alot of people with
    the ubuntu hardy live cd, and the linux mint Elyssa live cd. I have 2 computers, and it worked on one of them, but not on the other pc, even though it had ubuntu/mint earlier version on it.

    There must be a slight bug with hardy when it encounters specific hardware.
    You get into the login screen, it logs you into the desktop, and then boots you out back to the login screen again. And no cheats or tricks that i have found have worked. I've tried all the tricks in the book that i am aware of.
    I've seen alot of people with this bug in the last couple days.

    Anybody else had this problem?
    Anybody know how to solve it?

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    What are your specs in the computer with difficulties?

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    ok, heres a full list its gonna be a lone one....

    fleur@fleur-desktop:~$ sudo lshw
    [sudo] password for fleur:
    fleur-desktop
    description: Desktop Computer
    product: EG214AA-ABG SR1620AN AN540
    vendor: Compaq Presario 061
    version: 0qm0411RE101AMETM00
    serial: AUB54007S9
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop uuid=80FFA1E8-45A4-1010-B331-F5041B19A0A3
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    product: AMETHYST-M
    vendor: MSI
    physical id: 0
    version: 1.0
    slot: A3
    *-firmware
    description: BIOS
    vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    physical id: 0
    version: 3.47 (03/03/2006)
    size: 128KB
    capacity: 448KB
    capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
    *-cpu:0
    description: CPU
    product: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 4
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 15.15.0
    slot: Socket 939
    size: 1800MHz
    capacity: 3GHz
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 200MHz
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm ts fid vid ttp tm stc cpufreq
    *-cache:0
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: b
    slot: Internal Cache
    size: 128KB
    capacity: 128KB
    capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
    *-cache:1
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: d
    slot: External Cache
    size: 256KB
    capacity: 256KB
    capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
    *-cpu:1 DISABLED
    description: CPU
    vendor: Unknown
    physical id: 5
    bus info: cpu@1
    version: 15.15.0
    slot: Socket 939
    size: 1800MHz
    capacity: 3GHz
    clock: 200MHz
    *-cache:0
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: c
    slot: Internal Cache
    size: 128KB
    capacity: 128KB
    capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
    *-cache:1
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: e
    slot: External Cache
    size: 256KB
    capacity: 256KB
    capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
    *-memory
    description: System Memory
    physical id: 21
    slot: System board or motherboard
    size: 512MB
    capacity: 2GB
    *-bank:0
    description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
    product: None
    vendor: None
    physical id: 0
    serial: None
    slot: A0
    size: 256MB
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
    *-bank:1
    description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
    product: None
    vendor: None
    physical id: 1
    serial: None
    slot: A1
    size: 256MB
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
    *-bank:2
    description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns) [empty]
    product: None
    vendor: None
    physical id: 2
    serial: None
    slot: A2
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
    *-bank:3
    description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns) [empty]
    product: None
    vendor: None
    physical id: 3
    serial: None
    slot: A3
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
    *-pci:0
    description: Host bridge
    product: RS480 Host Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 10
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    configuration: latency=64
    *-pci:0
    description: PCI bridge
    product: RS480 PCI Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pci ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200G Series]
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 5
    bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm vga bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=255 mingnt=8 module=fglrx
    *-ide:0
    description: IDE interface
    product: 4379 Serial ATA Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 12
    bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
    logical name: scsi0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: ide pm msi bus_master cap_list emulated
    configuration: driver=sata_sil latency=64 module=sata_sil
    *-disk
    description: SCSI Disk
    product: WDC WD800JD-60LU
    vendor: ATA
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: 07.0
    serial: WD-WMAMD4645826
    size: 74GB
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5
    *-volume:0
    description: HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
    logical name: /dev/sda1
    capacity: 8001MB
    capabilities: primary bootable
    *-volume:1
    description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
    physical id: 2
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
    logical name: /dev/sda2
    capacity: 7632MB
    capabilities: primary nofs
    *-volume:2
    description: Linux filesystem partition
    physical id: 3
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
    logical name: /dev/sda3
    capacity: 59GB
    capabilities: primary
    *-usb:0
    description: USB Controller
    product: IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: msi ohci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 module=ohci_hcd
    *-usb:1
    description: USB Controller
    product: IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: msi ohci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 module=ohci_hcd
    *-usb:2
    description: USB Controller
    product: IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm msi ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 module=ehci_hcd
    *-serial
    description: SMBus
    product: IXP SB400 SMBus Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
    version: 11
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: ht cap_list
    configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0 module=i2c_piix4
    *-ide:1
    description: IDE interface
    product: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: ide msi bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ATIIXP_IDE latency=64 module=atiixp
    *-ide
    description: IDE Channel 1
    physical id: 1
    bus info: ide@1
    logical name: ide1
    clock: 66MHz
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B
    physical id: 0
    bus info: ide@1.0
    logical name: /dev/hdc
    version: A102
    serial: K13472C1543
    capabilities: packet atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy pm audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: mode=udma2 status=nodisc
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master
    configuration: latency=0
    *-pci:1
    description: PCI bridge
    product: IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
    *-communication UNCLAIMED
    description: Communication controller
    product: V.92 56K WinModem
    vendor: Agere Systems
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=14 mingnt=252
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 3
    bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 00:13:d3:90:bd:4b
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.101 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    *-firewire
    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
    product: IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    physical id: 4
    bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0
    version: 80
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=32 module=ohci1394
    *-multimedia
    description: Multimedia audio controller
    product: IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.5
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.5
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: msi bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ATI IXP AC97 controller latency=64 mingnt=2 module=snd_atiixp
    *-pci:1
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 101
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:2
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 102
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:3
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 103
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:4
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 104
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: driver=k8temp module=k8temp
    *-scsi
    physical id: 1
    bus info: usb@1:3
    logical name: scsi2
    capabilities: emulated scsi-host
    configuration: driver=usb-storage
    *-disk:0
    description: SCSI Disk
    product: USB SD Reader
    vendor: Generic
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sdb
    version: 1.00
    capabilities: removable
    *-disc
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/sdb
    *-disk:1
    description: SCSI Disk
    product: USB CF Reader
    vendor: Generic
    physical id: 0.0.1
    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.1
    logical name: /dev/sdc
    version: 1.01
    capabilities: removable
    *-disc
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/sdc
    *-disk:2
    description: SCSI Disk
    product: USB SM Reader
    vendor: Generic
    physical id: 0.0.2
    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.2
    logical name: /dev/sdd
    version: 1.02
    capabilities: removable
    *-disc
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/sdd
    *-disk:3
    description: SCSI Disk
    product: USB MS Reader
    vendor: Generic
    physical id: 0.0.3
    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.3
    logical name: /dev/sde
    version: 1.03
    capabilities: removable
    *-disc
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/sde
    fleur@fleur-desktop:~$

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    How about what's your ram, video, card, motherboard, and is the BIOS set to boot from the CD first?
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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    i know its a long list, but its in there. thats the full list.
    Radeon Xpress 200g series
    description: Motherboard
    product: AMETHYST-M
    vendor: MSI
    512 ram

    and yes ofcoarse the bios is set to boot from cd. How do u think i get to the login screen

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rg/+bug/188660

    apparently its a bug that happens to people with radeon Xpress series
    graphics cards
    arghhh.
    hope this gets fixed soon
    hardy has been out for a while now.

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    Um,I've a Radeon XPRess 200 and I didn't have any problem running the Live CD or installing.

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    I'm also haveing problems loading the Live CD's of both Ubuntu 8.04, and Mint 5 . But I'm running with an Nvidia video card.

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    Geetings all, a fuller response from my previous.

    re Ubuntu 8.04 Live CD.

    I insert disk and choose language.
    The main menu opens and I can scroll through the options, butnone work.
    "Install" just freezez the screen.
    "Try" either siezes, or once the kernel starts loading but freezes at 7%.
    "Check for CD defects" does nothing.

    My .iso came from my computer magazines DVD
    I have verified the image integrity using checksum (winMd5Sum)
    I have burned from .iso to 3 different disks using Nero image burner.
    I have running the disks from both installed optical drives

    I have previously had Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 installed and run them live in memory. Ditto for Linux Mint 4

    My setup is as follows:-
    Dual Boot with WinXP
    Processor: Pentium D Dual 940 core 3.2 Ghz
    Mainboard: Intel DP965LT
    RAM 2GB Corsair Value Select PC - 5300
    Video: XpertVision (nVIDIA) GeForce 6600 PCI-E 512 MB
    Optical Drives: Samsung DVD-ROM - DDU1615; LG DVD RAM - HL-DT-ST DVDRA< GSA-H1oN
    Hard Drives: 2 X Western Digital 250 KS Series

    I also tried the Ubuntu derived Mint 5.
    Went through the same proceedurs. After I load the disk it freezes at "loading please wait"

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    Re: Live cd (hardy) Won't Boot into Desktop!

    I'd ad vise the Alternate CD to all of you, bur you also might need to add some boot parameters in there too:
    http://grumpymole.blogspot.com/2007/...arameters.html
    https://help.ubuntu.com/7.04/install...oot-parms.html
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/10-boo...ux-kernel.html
    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes
    Try the m0ost common ones first:
    noapic nolapic acpi=off irqpoll pci=noacpi pnpbios=off vga=0x317 vga=788
    Alone or in different combinations, until you hit the right one.

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