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January 11th, 2011, 12:26 PM
I'm looking to run a dual boot on this laptop. I have Win7 currently installed, and I have my hard drive partitioned and ready to go for an Ubuntu install. I've downloaded the i386 CD from the website, burned it successfully. I rebooted with the disc in, and when I select install to hard drive, it shows a blinking cursor below the install screen and hangs there. I installed the ISO to a bootable USB drive and tried to install it that way, same thing. I even tried downloaded one of the alternative CDs and installing it both ways. Same problem.

Ive installed Ubuntu on this laptop before and it's ran successfully. I believe it was 9.04.

Gateway ML3109
2GB of RAM
75GB HDD (65 for Win7, 10 for Ubuntu)
798MBs of Video RAM

Thank you for any help!

January 11th, 2011, 12:46 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums :)

What graphics card do you have installed?

Also, please describe the process thus far.

Have you tried to install or chosen to try first?

Did you check the MD5SUM before burning?

January 11th, 2011, 01:06 PM
I'm using an ATI Radeon XPress 200M series according to my DXDiag. And yes, I've tried booting from the CD and the USB drives.

I found an older topic on installing Ubuntu on this laptop, which suggested checking "ACPI=Off", so I selected that and it told me it couldn't find kernal casper/vmlinuz.