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George79
June 20th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Hi,

I downloaded ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso and tried to install it on my Acer Aspire 5635WLMI (15.4" 1280x800, Nvidia GeForce Go 7300, T7200, 2GB DDR2, 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN, 160 GB HDD, WinXP SP3).

Md5sum: OK.
Check CD for defects: OK.

Next, I clicked on the first option to install it without any modification and it get stuck.

Can somebody help me?

Thanks.

drunkardivan
June 20th, 2008, 04:41 PM
How is it getting stuck? What are you seeing?

George79
June 20th, 2008, 04:49 PM
How is it getting stuck? What are you seeing?
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

It simply freeze after couple of minutes...

After clicking on that option to install it without any modification, a pop up appears telling something about loading Linux Kernel.
The kernel is loading and after that it appears Ubuntu logo, and below, it appears a bar with an orange area in it, moving from left to right. The orange thing keep moving for couple of minutes and after that it simply freeze.

I tried to install it couple of times and the same thing. Sometimes I can restart using CTRL+ALT+DEL and sometimes CTRL+ALT+DEL doesn't work so I have to press the power button to turn it off.

drunkardivan
June 20th, 2008, 04:59 PM
OK, load up, and go to "Check CD for defects".

Sounds to me like you've got a bad burn. You might just be better served to re-download the ISO and try a fresh burn, if that's an option for you.

I could be wrong, but that would be where I'd look first.

George79
June 20th, 2008, 05:03 PM
OK, load up, and go to "Check CD for defects".

Sounds to me like you've got a bad burn. You might just be better served to re-download the ISO and try a fresh burn, if that's an option for you.

I could be wrong, but that would be where I'd look first.
As I mentioned in my first post, I check the disk and it says that everything is OK.
I go and try it again right now to see the results.

avtolle
June 20th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Since you state that you have already checked the CD for defects (first thought I had, too was that you had a bad burn) I surmise you may need to add boot parameters under F6 to continue. I've also a feeling this may be related to your graphics card, so (from memory, someone else hopefully will correct any errors in this post) try to boot into "safe graphics mode" (from pressing the "esc" key?) and see what happens.

George79
June 20th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Here's the CD i used: 1 (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01088yz6.jpg), 2 (http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01085xj2.jpg).

I burned it at speed 4 (it can't burn at a lower speed).

I don't think it's because of the CD-ROM unit because I burned for a friend of mine winXP and it works without problems.

I've read somewhere about pressing F6 and remove the "quiet splash" and put there "simple". I did it, a lot of text appeared and after few minutes it freeze.

George79
June 20th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Is there any possibility to have the problem that I have because the ECC is disabled? I have no idea what ECC is, but memory test shows EEC Disabled.

http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=56613408qj8.jpg

George79
June 22nd, 2008, 01:24 PM
Can somebody please help me? I would really like to try Ubuntu.

George79
June 29th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Bump.

George79
August 9th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Hi,

Just wanted to say that I've just downloaded ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso, followed these instructions (http://www.teamteabag.com/2008/05/17/howto-easy-install-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron-or-most-other-distros-from-usb/), and finally, I can see Ubuntu in action, on my laptop.

I still have some problems with my internet connection (I have a router) but let's hope I can solve it out as well.

Thanks.

PS: This thread could be market as [solved].