View Full Version : [ubuntu] I can not install karmic and lucid alpha

December 19th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Hi friends

I had a problem with karmic installation on my compaq 615.when I try to install it I can't get the boot screen after selecting install ubuntu or install without changing your computer.I only see a black screen and after few minutes the dvd drive stop spinning.I tried lucids first alpha and ıt was same.what you advice me to do...

December 19th, 2009, 02:53 PM
ok,i think your cd is bad, had you had another cd try?

December 19th, 2009, 04:01 PM
On my Dell Studio 1535, 9.04 was OK, but 9.10 and Lucid don't boot or boot very slowly. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/404899

I don't know whether this is the same as the problem with your laptop, as your laptop is quite different from mine.

1) turn off "quiet splash" in the boot options and then see at what stage the boot process stops.
2) use another computer to boot Karmic/Lucid and create a bootable USB stick, and see if that works in your Compaq laptop.

December 19th, 2009, 06:05 PM
when you were answering this I was updating my bios so I checked my ati driver version and I see it was updated too.I started to install karmic .Isucced to boot from cd but a bit slowly and then I installed succesfully .When I try to boot new karmic installation I saw a big black screen again .I don't know where was the mistake