View Full Version : [ubuntu] cant install ubuntu

July 3rd, 2010, 05:13 PM
i'v installed ubuntu 10.04 on 3 different desktops and 1 laptop. It has gone flawlessly on all 4. i a want to install it on my hp to dual boot(the others i just wiped the drives) but when i tell it to boot from the cd at first it looks like it might work, with the purple page, but after a few minutes, before i get to the install options i get an error message:frown:. plz help me some one my current operating systime is windows and i have an hp pavilion. with 2.5 gigs of ram and a descent graphics card.

July 3rd, 2010, 05:21 PM
When you get to the options page press F6 and choose nomodeset using your space bar to mark it.

July 4th, 2010, 12:41 AM
the error message reads, busybox v1.13.3 built in shell

unable to finda a medium contaning a live file system

July 4th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Have a look here:


In particular the workarounds mentioned towards the bottom of the post.

Hope this helps.