View Full Version : [ubuntu] installation freezes at about 20%

September 14th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Originally Posted by Leadfinger http://ubuntuforums.org/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6406671#post6406671)
Umm, how would you do it, then?

At this point, I may do the old, "install the drive in another system and install Ubuntu there...then move the drive to the laptop"

I was reading this thread looking for a clue and the above made sense, so out with the screwdrivers. Pulled the hard drive out of one notebook and pushed into another which had the internal CD. Loaded Ubuntu and had it working fine, so pulled out and went back to the first notebook, but it only loaded once. Even that time all I could do was move the mouse around. Typing was not working and now it just hangs about 20% of the way into the booting process, whether I use the standard start or the rescue mode. I did partition the drive to keep my version of Win 98 intact and that still works if I select it - I just want to see Ubuntu working too. Any more ideas?

September 16th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Specs of PC? Is a really old one using Win98? o.0 Maybe you are just low in resources