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realist
June 7th, 2011, 08:15 PM
I am fairly new to linux. I just for the first time tried to install 11.04 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions) on my AMD Athlon 64 3400+ machine with bad results. After installation, ubuntu appears to be trying to display a box on-screen during startup, but it just flashes and quickly disappears. (It does this until I turn the machine off.)

I successfully ran both versions from CD before installing with no problems.

Attached is a photo I took of the screen at the end of the 64-bit installation process. I'm no expert, but my guess is that this means I have a fatal hardware issue.

Can someone with a little more knowledge please take a look at the picture and tell me if I'm right? Do I just need to toss this machine?

Thanks!

mrgs
June 7th, 2011, 08:21 PM
No, it does not look like a hardware problem to me. You could run memtest from the live CD, if you want to be sure.

I would recommend installing 10.10 Alternate for comparison.

realist
June 8th, 2011, 03:29 AM
No, it does not look like a hardware problem to me. You could run memtest from the live CD, if you want to be sure.

I would recommend installing 10.10 Alternate for comparison.
Thanks for the tips. I'll figure out how to run memtest to rule that out first.