View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unable to install ubuntu 8.04 onCompaq Presario cq45 205 au

July 13th, 2009, 08:32 AM
Hi guys,
i am unable to install ubuntu on my laptop. when i boot laptop from ubuntu cd .. it shows command prompt and stops responding after 5 minutes.

Possum Films
July 13th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Can you write a bit more about your situation?

What text is it showing on the screen?

Did it go straight to command prompt or did you first get a menu with a list of options?

July 13th, 2009, 10:12 PM
I've got the same thing with the Kubuntu Jaunty Jackalope live CD, it gets to the Kubuntu splash screen with the pulsating progress bar along the bottom then after a while it changes to a black screen with an underscore in the top right hand corner and that's that, it goes no further.

July 13th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Do a checksum on your .iso, burn at more more than 4x to a cd-r, not cd-rw, and check the disk for defects at the opening menu.


Also, you might try safe video mode, or use the text-based alternate install cd.

July 28th, 2009, 02:42 PM
i am able to install ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop but sound is not working

Possum Films
July 29th, 2009, 02:30 AM
i am able to install ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop but sound is not working
Try these links if you're having trouble with sound:

HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578)

Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449)