View Full Version : [ubuntu] problems installing ubuntu on my friends desktop

July 21st, 2009, 03:26 AM
I wiped my friend's windows XP and tried installing ubuntu. I selected English, it got through the thingy where it goes back and fourth, then it started to load (bar goes from left to right) then it goes into a bunch of command prompt looking stuff. It stops on Starting Bluetooth and doesn't go anywhere from there with some error of 120 seconds.

July 21st, 2009, 04:06 AM
have you tried other distributions, in order to establish a pattern?

July 21st, 2009, 04:08 AM
By distributions what do you mean? I've tried 8.10 and 9.04. Also tried openSUSE and xubuntu. xubuntu had the same result and SUSE had errors too.

July 21st, 2009, 04:15 AM
Download fresh copy Ubuntu 9.04 (32 bit) and follow this guide:


This worked for me on a 8 year old Asus laptop and also a new Dell XPS 1530.

Also did you wipe the old xp drive clean using something like DBAN?

Have you tried to boot from CD?

Regards - Tripytaka