View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 12.10 Boot problem

October 7th, 2012, 03:31 PM
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. As well as being new to Linux Ubuntu.

I've downloaded the .iso file proivded for the new Linux Ubuntu 12.10;

PC (Intel x86) desktop CD (http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.10/ubuntu-12.10-beta2-desktop-i386.iso) For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.

I've burned the .iso file to a DVD-R CD with 4.7 GB space with 4x speed. When I tried to run the CD when I restarted my laptop it went to the boot loading screen. It loaded 2 lines and then went to a black screen. I configured 1 boot system setting which showed my laptop specs. This time it loaded a bit more further then before, I went to a purple screen with a little keyboard logo with an arrow pointing to some ball. Unfortunately thats all that poped up nothing else loaded other then that.

Now my laptop is dual boot so I have Windows 7 on C:// and Windows XP on D:// I want Linux Ubuntu to write over the Windows 7 so thats gone from my laptop. So its just Linux Ubuntu on C:// and Windows XP on D://. The Linux Ubuntu installation is the problem for me.

My Laptop:

Samsung R519

Intel Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU
T3100 @ 1.90GHz
1.90GHz, 1GB of RAM


October 7th, 2012, 05:33 PM
Is there some reason you chose 12.10 over 12.04? 12.10 is still being tested, and should really only be used for testing purposes. There is a forum specifically for 12.10, http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=416

I'd urge you to try 12.04, and check the md5sum to make sure the cd or dvd is good: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
Might try this for your 12.10 dvd too, if you're determined to use it.