View Full Version : [ubuntu] problem installing 10.04

May 2nd, 2010, 10:19 PM
I am trying to install 10.04 with a cd on a laptop. But when it get to the point where the setup box should appear, where you put in user name and password, it just continues running a screen with a ubuntu background and the curser just keeps flickering.

May 2nd, 2010, 10:23 PM
at the first screen when you select the language select one of the advanced options and check "noapic" or one or more of the others.

Keep trying until you manage to get to a successful boot with the live CD - don't install yet!

then open a terminal and type


dump the contents here so that everyone can see your specs.

May 2nd, 2010, 10:27 PM
I have no language choice. When I boot the computer with the cd in it, it runs through a series of lines in what looks like the terminal and then goes to the screen I described before.

May 2nd, 2010, 10:32 PM
any detail of what your laptop is would be useful...

May 2nd, 2010, 10:46 PM
it is a sony vaio with intel centrino duo. I am running a nvidia card. I believe it was originally bought in 2006. It runs XP right now.