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March 11th, 2012, 10:50 PM
I tried to run the Live CD with Lubuntu and did not get very far.
The system failed with some error messages on the screen.
I photographed the screen and attach the photo to this message.
What do the numbers mean which are located in front of the error messages?
Can some body help to get over this?


March 12th, 2012, 12:06 AM
It looks as if this is a hardware or network/modem problem of some sort. What is the hardware you're using?

March 12th, 2012, 06:20 AM
This error likely can be fixed by adding a parameter to the kernel line before booting.
In your case it is probably "nomodeset" or "nomodeset noapic".

A good place to start is with this How To: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132)

Once you've done that, I suspect that your problem will be gone and you'll be enjoying Lubuntu straight away!

March 12th, 2012, 01:40 PM
ajgreeny asked for my hardware.
attached is a PDF file with the listing of mt Windows hardware list
Device Manager.
It is a fairly standard desktop HP Pavilion.

March 12th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Hi ,
Except those kernel options that Guilden_NL suggest you (I agree off course) , you can try the alternate iso install . --> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/MinimalInstall (No graphic enviroment , and internet connection needed) .
Good luck.

March 12th, 2012, 06:05 PM
What do the numbers mean which are located in front of the error messages?
Those represent the time (in seconds) at which those events occurred.

Apart from 'nomodeset', you may try other boot options as well: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

You should also check the integrity of both the downloaded iso and the burnt CD: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Usually, if the disc integrity is okay, then the additional boot options should be enough to let you boot on any hardware. The 'Alternate' iso is mainly intended to bypass the graphics and low RAM issues 'during' installation. Although it does help in certain compatibility issues in live CD, it would be best if you could run a live session (even if it is in low graphics mode with 'nomodeset') first to ensure that your hardware is working satisfactorily with Ubuntu.

March 12th, 2012, 09:03 PM
According to the suggestion of Guilden_NL I started the Live CD of Lubuntu again with just the boot option Nomodeset. Success!.
Many thanks.
I installed two packages from Synaptic, works well.