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December 1st, 2008, 08:05 AM
Hey Everyone,

I am running an Asus F3K Series laptop and I have tried both burning it to a CD and using UNetbootin to load the live Kubuntu 8.10 Disc on my laptop but both of them hang after the line "Checking Battery: [OK]"

Anyone know what I should to try and fix this? Or what I can do to help debug this.


December 1st, 2008, 08:16 AM
I have asus f3sr notebook , probably similar to yours, i got same issue.THe only way i could find : Download kubuntu alternate cd.install kubuntu.After that , ubuntu wont boot , you will get blank screen.

Now press alt +ctrl +f1 and drop to terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

reboot now(YES reboot before giving the commands below).It wont boot again :) then drop to terminal again and :

sudo apt-get install build-essential xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo aticonfig --initial -f

reboot now.You will be ok

December 1st, 2008, 03:34 PM
Wow that seems rather stupid... it loaded fine off of 8.04 Live CD why the change in 8.10, anyone know? Thanks for the info though, is there a walk through on the alternate CD to help me partition my drive for half vist-aids/kubuntu?


December 2nd, 2008, 03:44 PM
Hey binbash,

That worked like a charm! I now have Kubuntu 8.10 installed and I am going to start putting my apps. on later today. Thank you very much :)