View Full Version : [SOLVED] Install/LiveCD freeze at "scrolling dots"?

May 26th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm trying to install (L)ubuntu on an old AMD 1.66GHz based HP laptop, to dual boot with Windows XP. However I'm running into an issue that I haven't come across on any other machine before where after selecting "Install Lubuntu" from the main boot menu, it moves to the scrolling dots splash/loading screen and after ~30 sec or a minute it freezes. There is no error, it doesn't reboot or eject the disk even after several hours of sitting on that splash screen, with the dots frozen, no CD activity, and no HDD activity. I get the same result if I try to boot it as a LiveCD as well.

Can someone help diagnose whats going on? Is it possible changing some boot options will allow it to install? I'm not quite sure where to go with this one.

Thanks in advance!

May 26th, 2011, 06:47 PM
How much memory does the computer have?

May 26th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Not much, 192mb was reported by windows.

May 26th, 2011, 06:52 PM

May 26th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Thanks a million! I'm going to give it a shot and report back!

Edit:Did the trick! Lubuntu is running just fine, thanks again!

May 27th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Good, have fun!