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February 9th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Hoping someone can help out with install. I have been doing some reading and searching on the interent and can not find anything that helps. I am trying to install Ubuntu, and I downloaded the ISO and burned it to a DVD. When I put it in and restart, the options menu comes up to run, install, check disk, memory, ect. I checked the disk, it passes, memory test passes, but when I got to install, the Ubuntu logo comes up, loads for a while, then it drops me to command prompt: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ at the top there is a bunch of stuff about Ubuntu not having any warranty, yadayada. I tried to install Fedora 10 with similar issues.

The cumputer is an Averatec laptop AMD Athalon M processor with 512K Ram, beats all the sys reqs.

Any ideas? Thank you very much.

February 9th, 2009, 02:53 AM
FWIW: I did try safe graphics mode as well.

February 9th, 2009, 04:27 AM
I think iI might have figured it out by using the Alternate Install ISO if anyone is having the same problem.

February 9th, 2009, 05:08 AM
Well everything installed fine, but it still boots up to the command prompt, no to desktop. Does anyone have any ideas? Please?

February 9th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Right before it goes to the command prompt, it says bogl_init failed.