View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu won't install on my laptop

May 8th, 2010, 07:12 AM
I have a new laptop that I can install ubuntu on without hassle using a cd.

I wanted to put it on my older Toshiba laptop (2003) for my little cousin to use to get on the internet and play games.

When I boot from the CD the ubuntu logo comes up runs.
It ask me my language then goes to the screen where I can choose
"Try Ubuntu without installing it"
"Install Ubuntu Now"

Ive tried clicking both install and try
both launch the ubuntu logo it runs for about 4 min and then hangs on a black screen.
I know it isn't the cd because I can use it on any other computer and it works.

This Toshiba cannot boot from a jump drive though so that choice is out.

May 8th, 2010, 07:40 AM
From the menu, press F6 and then Esc to edit the boot parameters. Replace "quiet splash" with "nomodeset". If that doesn't work, try replacing it with "i915.modeset=1". If that doesn't work either, try "xforcevesa noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll"

Also, do you know what graphics card you have? If you can get to a terminal, type:

lspci | grep VGA

May 8th, 2010, 07:47 AM
I get the same problem, See this thread:

i havn´t tried davidmohammed´s suggestion as yet-using XVESA instead of Xorg.

May 9th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Ok everyone! here's a fix!