View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Problem Installing 8.04 as a single OS

June 8th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Currently, I have Win Vista and I have been running Ubuntu 8.04 for a few months now using Wubi.

I am not ready to kiss goodbye Windows all together so I downloaded the ISO image, burned it and now I am booting on the CD just fine.

When booting, I select English as my language, than I select Install Ubuntu.

Right after I select Install, there's a quick popup window showing "Loading Linux Kernel". The progess indicator goes up to 100% and then all I see is a black screen with a blinking cursor at the very top.

It doesn't seem to matter how long I leave that screen there, nothing happens.

Any idea what could be wrong ?



June 8th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Actually, here is more info on the problem.
I removed the --quiet in the install parameters so I now know why it's stalling.

The last line before stopping any work says:

"..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1"

does this mean anything to anybody ?

Thanks again


June 8th, 2008, 10:42 PM
You could try these:
noapic nolapic acpi=off pci=noacpi irqpoll pnpbios=off vga=0x317 vga=791 vga=788
Alone or in different combinations until you hit the right one.

June 8th, 2008, 10:54 PM
acpi=off took me further...
I am now navigating through the installation screens.

Thanks !

June 8th, 2008, 11:02 PM
You are welcome. Good luck.