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    CD wont boot to install

    Hi,

    I downloaded Ubuntu recently and burned it to a cd (checked for cd integrity and it was fine) and I rebooted to boot from the cd but I got an error message when I selected "install Ubuntu".

    I checked here and it suggested changing quiet splash-- with a couple of commands (nothing, noapic nolapic, acpi=off, irqpoll, lapic pci=routeirq) I tried all of them and none of them worked.

    Was wondering if anyone else had any other ideas or if there was a way to install Ubuntu straight from vista desktop?

  2. #2
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    Re: CD wont boot to install

    Quote Originally Posted by Beyla View Post
    Hi,

    I downloaded Ubuntu recently and burned it to a cd (checked for cd integrity and it was fine) and I rebooted to boot from the cd but I got an error message when I selected "install Ubuntu".

    I checked here and it suggested changing quiet splash-- with a couple of commands (nothing, noapic nolapic, acpi=off, irqpoll, lapic pci=routeirq) I tried all of them and none of them worked.

    Was wondering if anyone else had any other ideas or if there was a way to install Ubuntu straight from vista desktop?
    Hi and welcome, could you give us some system specs? Then you may want to do a checksum on the iso
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
    You may also look at Wubi for install within windows.

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    Re: CD wont boot to install

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm using:

    q6600 quad core intel cpu
    evga 780i nforce mobo
    9800 nvidia gtx
    4 gbs of ram
    and running windows vista 64bit

  4. #4
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    Re: CD wont boot to install

    What was the error you received? With the graphics card you may have to use the F4 option.

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    Re: CD wont boot to install

    I cant remember the exact error, I'll try again and try the f4 option as well, thanks

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    Re: CD wont boot to install

    Quote Originally Posted by Beyla View Post
    or if there was a way to install Ubuntu straight from vista desktop?
    Yes actually, you can; start vista, put in the ubuntu cd, and look for an option in the autostarted program called "Install within Windows" (words to that effect, I think it's the second button on the screen.)

    This is OK for a short term measure, but in the long run, you'd probably want to go full ubuntu; but see if wubi (install within windows) works for you at first.
    Cheers,PRShah
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