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March 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Can't install Ubuntu on a laptop Amilo Xa2528, not even boot the live cd.

I've been looking on lots of forums and the problem seems to be in the kernel, i've got a solution in the mail but don't understand how to do it


Any one who can help me ?

March 9th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Same problem here with my xa2528. I bought my computer a year ago and recently looked around if the problem had been fixed... still looks bad! =(

Seems like a fix has been submitted to the kernel.
This thread indicates that is has been fixed, but ubuntu still seems to have problems: http://www.amilo-forum.de/topic,19913,15,-Getting-the-DVDdrive-to-work-Amilo-XA2528.html?sid=c5bd41679f8b5b957e5408993058ff2c

I tried downloaded the latest ubuntu jaunty beta - still won't work.

I'm a programmer but I am too new to linux to be able to understand the simplyfied instructions in link in above post.

April 19th, 2009, 10:43 PM
hey there
i'm the ovner of a xa2528 and i got ubuntu to work but still missing webcam and dvd

here is my solution

in windovs:
download unetbootin
download ubuntu
run unetbootin in "open as admin"and follow the instrucs.
i usede the isomenubar and locadede the ubuntu and installede it on a usb
then i rebooted in usb and it workd
i installede the ubuntu on the clean hdd2 drive and i use the bios to choose vista or ubuntu.
vista on hdd1 and ubuntu on hdd2

DON'T install the bootmanager to boot from hdd1 if you still vant to use windovs.
i tryed and lost both "os"
but it can be restored.

May 15th, 2009, 11:00 PM
you can also try this french distro it is working for me

but still missing:
sound (but working on it)

May 17th, 2009, 10:37 AM

i found a config file that you have to use with kernel or higher, i tried it and now cd/dvd drive works, is used a netinstall disk and than i compiled the kernel with this config file

June 15th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Did you make that french distro ?
Or any idea who made it?

June 15th, 2009, 05:02 PM
no. i read on the French forum ;)and found it but i don't no ho made it

June 22nd, 2009, 10:29 PM
Do you still know what forum you found it ?


June 28th, 2009, 10:36 PM
hey i found it here:

24/4 2009 12:25 topic 318

when you push the iso file it redirect you to another site just Wait and the isofile will be showen