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July 26th, 2012, 03:00 AM
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my dad's old HP Pavilion a706n. I get an error during the installation process. I've tried installing through a CD, and through Windows, with no success. Of course this is where I should be posting what the screen is saying but the computer reboots or freezes to a black screen before I can take a good look at it.

It's an AMD Athlon XP processor with 1gb of RAM. Any suggestions where to start? I'm new to Ubuntu giving problems so I'm not exactly sure how to troubleshoot.

July 26th, 2012, 10:55 AM
you probably need to use some boot option, like nomodeset or noacpi

google around "ubuntu boot option"

July 26th, 2012, 08:27 PM
I tried to install Kubuntu 12.04 thinking the computer may not be able to handle Ubuntu. Also had an error but the screen froze on this one.

So I'm going to try and type this as best as possible...

64.551862 - Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
64.551880 - Pid: 1, comm: run-init Not tainted 3.2.0-23-generic-pae #36-Ubuntu
64 ............. - Call Trace:
? printl+0x2d/0x2f
? perf_cgroup_attach_task+0x11/0x20
? perf_cgroup_attach_task+0x20/0x20
? tyy_write+0x220/0x220

I don't have a clue what any of this means. I've burned 2 Ubuntu CDs and one Kubuntu CD. Any suggestions?