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Mr. Linci
March 9th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Recently installed Fedora, didn't like it, so decided to grab Ubuntu. Burned the ISO to a brand new CD-RW disk, and it booted up fine.

Now, whenever I try to click any of the options (Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, Check CD for Defects etc.) the screen freezes. In a moment, a dialogue box comes up saying there's an error and needs to reboot.

Any way to fix this?


March 9th, 2009, 11:13 PM
1. Did you run checksum to check the integrity of the ISO image after you've downloaded it?

2. Did you burn it at a slow speed like 4x?

3. Did you run the check cd for defects option at the first screen?

4. Some CD-RW's don't work too well with Ubuntu so might try a CD-R.

Mr. Linci
March 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM
1. Don't know what that means :)

2. Nope

3. Crashed when I tried to.

4. Will do


I live pretty close to Jacksonville btw. =D

March 9th, 2009, 11:22 PM
2. Nope
Need to do that. 8x is good, 4x is good your choice.

3. Crashed when I tried to.
Never a good sign.

March 9th, 2009, 11:27 PM

Mr. Linci
March 10th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Thanks for the help.

I got Ubuntu to install, but when I finished downloading all the updates (about 250mb), I restarted my computer and it was asking me for my username and password on a black screen with white text, and something about GNOME.

My username and password didn't work :(

I know I'm not sounding that technical, but I hope you understand what I mean :)


March 10th, 2009, 01:28 AM
can you provide more information about what appears in the terminal (the black screen with white text)

some of the updates seems to have broken ur graphics driver.

do you know what kind of graphics card you have?

March 10th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Username and password didn't work as in wrong username and/or password or didn't work as it logged you right back out?