View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install problem

August 23rd, 2008, 07:38 PM
I inherited a Toshiba A45-S120 Laptop running XP. I would like to install Ubuntu (or maybe Xubuntu).

During installation after the Ubuntu (and Xubuntu) graphic displays, I get a command line prompt. Typing 'help' displays a list of commands.

I have no clue what it is looking for here?

The cd's I created are good. I tested them on my old Ubuntu desktop.

Is there some type of config setting I need on the laptop?

Thanks in advance!

August 24th, 2008, 02:34 AM
seems like ubuntu was not able to start x, mabe video card issue
try the alternate intstall cd..
once installed you can try to get the right driver for x

strange, the card is an Intel 852GME, should work with i810 module..

August 25th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Thanks but the text based cd does the same thing without the graphic.

I'll play around a bit and see what happens. Maybe I'll give open suse a shot.

Thanks again.