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Juice92
September 22nd, 2010, 07:49 PM
Hello everyone :]

I'm having problems installing the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop. My laptop is completely wiped clean, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu as my natural operating system.

The problem is, after the CD loads the main menu, and I select either, "Try Without Installing," or, "Install," a new screen comes up black page, and text starts loading on it, including multiple, "Begin:...Done." and other things. When that page disappears, the computer pretty much stops reading the CD and it stalls on a blank, black screen. Now, that's if I take out the splash command, if I leave it, it goes from the main menu straight to the non-CD reading, black, blank screen of doom.

How do I go about installing Ubuntu on my laptop?
Thank you!

Rubi1200
September 22nd, 2010, 08:23 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums :)

What graphics card do you have installed and how much RAM?

gramirez2012
September 22nd, 2010, 08:27 PM
I am new to linux and I am also having this problem when I attempt to install on a ThinkPad R50e. I also downloaded a beta version that worked, but I'd rather install a stable release. How can I fix this issue?

Rubi1200
September 22nd, 2010, 08:29 PM
I am new to linux and I am also having this problem when I attempt to install on a ThinkPad R50e. I also downloaded a beta version that worked, but I'd rather install a stable release. How can I fix this issue?
Beta = bugs

Download and install the latest stable version 10.04.1.

Make sure you backup important data first!

gramirez2012
September 22nd, 2010, 08:30 PM
Beta = bugs

Download and install the latest stable version 10.04.1.

Make sure you backup important data first!
Hi, what I'm saying is that with the beta version, I can get to the install screen. The current stable release, 10.04.1 is just giving me a blank screen.

Rubi1200
September 22nd, 2010, 08:45 PM
Ok, as above for the OP; what graphics card and how much RAM is installed?

We cannot help you without certain basic information.

Thanks.

Juice92
September 22nd, 2010, 10:13 PM
256 mb of ram
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200

I think those two are the answers to your questions. :]

gramirez2012
September 22nd, 2010, 10:20 PM
Ok, as above for the OP; what graphics card and how much RAM is installed?

We cannot help you without certain basic information.

Thanks.
It is an Intel Extreme Graphics II (855GME), and the computer has 768MB RAM.

mrgs
September 22nd, 2010, 10:23 PM
256 mb of ram
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200

I think those two are the answers to your questions. :]

Then I would go for Lubuntu:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9834517&postcount=261

mrgs
September 22nd, 2010, 10:25 PM
It is an Intel Extreme Graphics II (855GME), and the computer has 768MB RAM.

10.04 does not work well with Intel 855:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Bugs/Lucidi8xxFreezes

You could try some of the workarounds described in the link or install 9.10, plain and simple.

Juice92
September 22nd, 2010, 10:41 PM
Is Lubuntu basically the same thing?
Could you tell me any major differences if there are any?

Also, "Remember to have wired internet access throughout the installation."
This doesn't have to necessary have to be on the same computer, right?

mrgs
September 22nd, 2010, 10:44 PM
Is Lubuntu basically the same thing?
Could you tell me any major differences if there are any?

Lubuntu is another desktop environment. You can see a lot of demos on Youtube.



Also, "Remember to have wired internet access throughout the installation."
This doesn't have to necessary have to be on the same computer, right?

The computer, on which you are installing, should be connected during the process and the following boot.

Juice92
September 22nd, 2010, 11:07 PM
Well then we have a problem..lol
The computer is completely cleared and can't get on the internet.

Rubi1200
September 23rd, 2010, 05:55 AM
It is an Intel Extreme Graphics II (855GME), and the computer has 768MB RAM.
On my test laptop I applied the Glasen PPA workaround in the link that mrgs kindly posted; in my case, it worked flawlessly, but of course everyone has a different setup so no guarantee.

Barring that, it's back to 9.10 until the issues with Intel 8xx chipsets are resolved (quite possibly in the next release). Also, 9.10 is stable and supported until April 2011, so why rush to get the latest and greatest?

mrgs
September 23rd, 2010, 07:50 AM
Well then we have a problem..lol
The computer is completely cleared and can't get on the internet.

Just have a cable to the router, so Ubuntu (running from the CD during installation) can get to the web when it wants to.