View Full Version : [ubuntu] live cd wont boot

September 21st, 2010, 04:44 PM
recently my harddrive failed so i swapped it with a spare i had lying around windows 7 was able to boot and install just fine, however ubuntu wont boot it will let me go to the options screen but after i select either try without installing or install i get a black screen with just being able to type, i let it sit for awhile and eventually the loading screen for 10.04 came up but only kept loading for about half an hour. i also tried a 9.04 disc i had lying around but had the same issue. both of these discs work on other rigs. any ideas?

September 21st, 2010, 05:05 PM
How about trying another distribution? I'd recommend Arch Linux, it's minimalistic and configurable.

September 21st, 2010, 10:56 PM
ill give it a shot, but ive never had ubuntu not be able to boot from a live cd