View Full Version : [ubuntu] live cd stuck at terminal 8.04 64bit

August 4th, 2009, 03:41 AM

I have installed Ubuntu 32 several times before, but today is my first time installing Ubuntu 64.

I am trying to boot the LiveCD on a Dell XPS 435 Core i7. I burnt the 64version of Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS.

I get to the initial screen in which I select "try ubuntu without modifying your computer"...but after a few seconds of the Ubuntu splash screen, it leaves me at a terminal saying something like..."intams> type help for common commands" (I dont remember exactly the wording but basically it gets stuck at a text based screen.

I tried startx with no luck...

is this a common issue? any suggestions?

I figured that teh fact that it showed me the initial graphical menu means the CD was burnt correctly, is this so?

August 4th, 2009, 03:44 AM
chances are it doesn't like your ati video card. If you want to install it, try the alternate install cd instead.

August 4th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. I have: ATI Radeon HD 4670 XT....

August 4th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. I have: ATI Radeon HD 4670 XT....

I know, I googled the machine ;)

August 5th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Just to report that I forgot about 8.04 lts 64bit and went straight for the 9.04 Live CD 32 bit and I noticed that it started perfectly...so, I went and burnt a copy of 9.04 64bit and viola!