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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    The exact version of Lubuntu I'm trying this with is "lubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64"

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Quote Originally Posted by joearkay View Post
    Ok,
    Check disc for Defects :This yields the same "GPU: Power Management Timed Out" problem as before.
    This could mean your ISO was invalid (flawed) OR your write to media was flawed.

    You should only try installing WHEN that test passes in my opinion. If you cannot perform the test successfully on that box; you should test it on another box and if it fails there too - the media is flawed & needs creation again. If it passes on the second box then the media is likely good & it's a problem with the kernel booting your hardware on first box (which is a very useful clue). Currently as I see it you haven't ruled out bad install media (invalid ISO or invalid write to install media).

    From your description, I'd say it's 60% that your issue is either bad download or write to install media. (If you got a messages "Error /boot/ not found" and "The "Start Lubuntu" or" Start Ubuntu (Safe Graphics)" menu says you're not even in "Live Boot" mode." then I would take that as confirmation media is flawed most likely

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Ok - thanks for the suggestions so far. I plugged the USB into another computer (a Lenovo laptop) and was presented with the Lubuntu splash screen. This is different from the GRUB menu I see on the panel pc, for which I'm having issues. It gives me the options:

    - Start Lubuntu
    - Check disk for defects
    - Test Memory
    - Boot first from hard disk

    Running the 'Check disk for defects' original gave me an error with 1 file. I redownloaded Lubuntu and tried again. This time, no errors. So it's likely a corrupt USB file was causing problems.

    Moving back to the panel pc (which is giving me the issues), I plug the same USB into it, and am presented with the GRUB menu as previously for this computer, which gives the options:

    - Start Lubuntu
    - Start Lubuntu (Safe Graphics)
    - OEM Install
    - Check disk for defects

    Clicking 'Start Lubuntu' this time (the option I've been using previously) now flashes up some additional errors, before the same blank screen. I think we're getting somewhere though, as the errors are as follows:

    Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
    MODSIGN: Couldn't get UEFI db list
    Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
    Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
    gma500 0000:00:02.0: VBT signature missing
    gma500 0000:00:02.0: GPU: power management timed out

    Last edited by joearkay; 1 Week Ago at 11:57 AM.

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Quote Originally Posted by joearkay View Post
    Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
    MODSIGN: Couldn't get UEFI db list
    Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
    Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
    Those errors are about Secure Boot. Either you've got it on when it should be off (or off when it should be on), or you've got it set to look for custom keys, or something like that. Each UEFI implementation is slightly different, and we have no idea what you've got things set to or the history of that machine. That's the area to look in, though.
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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Thanks for the response. So afaik there's no option for Secure Boot in my bios.

    Here's the overview screen for the bios

    The security tab shows no information about 'Secure Boot'

    Clicking further on this tab into the 'HDD Security Information' shows anything on this page is Disabled anyway

    In the bios, I've disabled 'Fast Boot' and 'Quiet Boot' as I like to see as much info as possible. I know there's also issues introduced with both of these enabled. The computer currently runs Windows XP and is otherwise 'as I received it'. It was an eBay special!


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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    ..there's no option for Secure Boot in my bios.
    FYI: Secure boot is a feature that's only in UEFI.

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    I've tried booting the USB in the mode isn't prefixed with "UEFI" however I get nothing


    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    FYI: Secure boot is a feature that's only in UEFI.

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Show us a shot of the Boot menu in the BIOS, please.

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Sure.

    In my boot menu I can select:

    -'UEFI: SanDisk'
    - 'SanDisk'
    - 'UEFI: Built-in Shell'

    ...or the HDD that has Windows XP installed. SanDisk is the USB that I have the ISO burned on. There's another screen here that shows some 'boot override' options.

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    Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    My system calls Secure Boot as "Windows" or "Other" and manual says use "Other" if installing Windows 7 as it does not support Secure Boot.
    So look in advanced settings tab.
    Microsoft requires vendors to allow users to turn Secure boot off. At least currently.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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