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April 26th, 2009, 10:01 AM
I wanted to do a fresh install of jaunty..........
Downloaded a live CD, checked the md5 sums....burned the CD, performed the integrity check.....all good.

When I boot into live CD...I don't even see the splash image of kubuntu or ubuntu (tried both live CDs) :confused:
I just see some hex numbers in the lower part of screen(black and white) and that's it. The booting just stops there.
Attached the images

I repeated the same procedure for alternate CD...when I started install, all went well till the paritioning.
I selected manual partitioning. Here the partition table is not displayed at all, just the main hard disk and If I select it, it says "you have selected device. do you want to format it" or something like that.
I don't want to reformat complete hdd, just want to modify 1 partition.
Various other options like 'undo changs to partiton etc are also displayed'...........

Previous version it 7.10,8.04,8.10 CDs booted well...why can't I do it right now.
Also my friend installed from same CD and everything went on fine.

Note: the initial menu when CD boots up shows languages. When I select the language the languages don't disappear, just go into the background making it difficult to read the menu itself.

May 4th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Interesting, what is the computer configuration/hardware.
something on the video side, seems to be affecting something in 9.04
What is the hard drive partitions, and file systems on it?

May 4th, 2009, 04:11 AM
I had the same problem and was able to install using the f6 option and marking acpi=off.Had a few error messages and then the live cd booted.
I've got no idea what acpi is and I dont have this problem with the 8.10 live cd.

May 4th, 2009, 01:27 PM
There are several, i.e. too many, threads on this very issue. It is a shame that we don't make the effort to keep them all together.

Here is another which corresponds to the experience posted here

Yet another here

hi apparle, thanks for posting the screen shots. I have difficult in getting this verbose information, mine are obscured by the splash screen and I am not sure how to lose the splash so as to see what is going on.

May 5th, 2009, 07:53 AM
My problem is solved............I just used the option "Load fail safe options" in my BIOS and was able to boot smoothly