View Full Version : [ubuntu] Alternate CD not booting

December 20th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I'm trying to install ubuntu 9.10 from the 64 bit alternate CD, as I want to set up RAID on the system before installation. The system, however, seems unable to install from the CD. I've tried it as both a physical CD and a live USB from the ubuntu live USB creator, and the problem is identical from both, in that the it gets to the options screen, and if I press install (or indeed check CD for defects), this screen goes and is replaced by a cursor at the top left of the screen, and nothing else. This behavior continues indefinitely. I'm downloading the CD from another mirror now, but was wondering if there's anything else that might be causing this, and any ways round it.

Many thanks,


December 20th, 2009, 02:47 PM
It sounds like image corrupted during download. The alternate cd in text only installer and doesn't even need correct video drivers, etc. It shouldn't do as you say.
Check if the new download will be better.

December 20th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Check the md5sum, burn ISO to CD-R at 4x or less

December 20th, 2009, 02:48 PM
I'm downloading from the canonical mirror now, I'll report back once that's done.

December 20th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Now working with live USB from Cannonical download.