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Thread: Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

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    Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

    Hi, I have a toshiba satellite a205-01p009 and im trying to install ubuntu 12.04 through a live cd. On my HP i previously installed Ubuntu, it automatically installed. The toshiba dosent do that though, even if i choose to boot from my cd/dvd drive. When i choose that option all i get is this: _ blinking (the underscore). Any thought on how to get it to install.

    Also, i cant install from ubuntu.com because i had to use an old win xp recovery cd to even get an os to operate.


    Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

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    Re: Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

    I think you need to add some boot option. Start with nomodeset according to this link
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    and if necessary try one or several of the other boot options too.

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    Re: Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

    my biggest problem with said laptop is that the usb ports are crap, and they rarely ever work, but i guess ill have to try....


    also, i dont even get to the welcome page, or the one with the little guy at the bottom
    Last edited by hmwalters4; July 8th, 2012 at 02:42 AM.

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    Re: Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

    If you have a CD drive and a CD install disk, then continue trying to get that running (test Ubuntu running a live session before trying to install). The boot options apply to CD as well as USB drives.

    Edit: Maybe you need to press a key (any key) to get to the menu where to add the boot options.
    Last edited by sudodus; July 8th, 2012 at 03:06 AM. Reason: press a key

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    Re: Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

    I'm using the same install cd that i used on my HP without any issues. What do you mean to add boot options? I can adjust what the Pc boots from, in order from 1-5

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    Re: Toshiba Satelite not installing 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by hmwalters4 View Post
    I'm using the same install cd that i used on my HP without any issues. What do you mean to add boot options? I can adjust what the Pc boots from, in order from 1-5
    Read the link in post #3. It explains the boot options.

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