View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need a bit of help installing

August 20th, 2009, 10:04 PM
I have been trying to install ubuntu on an older system of mine but every time i throw the CD in there i can make it to the screen when it shows the progress of the installation and the screen goes blank then goes to teal and orange colored vertical lines the flash back and forth any help would be great let me know any specifics you might need to know.

August 20th, 2009, 10:27 PM
could be an issue with your monitor, do you have the make/model or another monitor you could use to install and see if the other monitor will work after boot?????

August 20th, 2009, 10:31 PM
The alternate install cd works better on older systems.

August 21st, 2009, 02:47 AM
boot options (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions) scroll down to the section about F4 & safe graphics mode. That is what you want to do when you boot the Live CD.

If that doesn't work use the alternate text based installer (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate) +1 Moop