View Full Version : [ubuntu] Live CD works, Installation does not

January 26th, 2013, 12:15 PM
I am currently running off the live CD. I have tried twice to install to the hard drive without success. It takes a very long time to boot and gets stuck right after typing in my login password. Switching to the console, it's the same

I am trying to install over the whole hard drive

My computer is a Lenovo Ideapad Z570
CPU: Intel Core i5-2410M
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 520M/Intel HD Graphics 3000
Motherboard: Intel HM65
Hard drive: Western Digital Scorpion Blue

Any ideas? I'm thinking about trying another hard drive

January 26th, 2013, 12:28 PM
this problem seems to be related to the graphics card in most machines. one way that has worked for many is to use the nomodetest kernel command when booting. here is a page (http://askubuntu.com/questions/207175/what-does-nomodeset-do) that will help with that.

and here is a thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132) that speaks to it also.
good Luck.

January 26th, 2013, 12:54 PM
Thanks, this is very likely to be the cause. I had similar issues when I tried clean installing Windows 7. Couldn't get the graphics driver to work but I remembered Ubuntu working on this computer before when I had it dual booted so I decided to try it again.

My problem now is that grub is also loading extremely slow and when it does I can only press enter. Pressing e or c does nothing even after waiting 5 minutes for a response.