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  1. #1
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    It won't start

    I've tried using wubi and burning the iso image to a Cd.. both ways, when trying to start ubuntu, the orange bar goes across a few times, then stops. I've tried waiting overnight for the thing to go across, nothing happened. It just sat there. Derp.


    How do I fix this? I really want to try out ubuntu.


    My specs:
    2.93 GHz celeron d processor
    nvidia geforce 6200 [pci]
    2x 80gb hard drives
    WinXP Home edition sp2

    Any and all help appreciated!

    Edit: I also want to keep winblows after the install, dual boot, etc.
    Last edited by Instrument; June 2nd, 2008 at 02:55 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: It won't start

    Burn a new CD. Follow this guide:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...8burn%29%7C%28
    Do md5sum, burn at 4x on good quality CD-R. Try again.

    Dr. Fernando Duran Dollenz
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  3. #3
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    Re: It won't start

    What version are you trying to use?

    I tried using 8.04 hardy heron but my system which runs a windows xp service pack 3 failed to work with it.

    I went lower and tried 7.10 gutsy and the same thing happened.

    I did a last try and went with 7.04 fiesty fawn and it worked. I was able to boot from Live CD and install.

    I dont know why is like this, I am new to ubuntu as well. Hope this helps.

    Good luck.

  4. #4
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    Re: It won't start

    hi
    i had a similiar experience &found i had to d/load the alt. cd & install that .
    this article :https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions @community help was the next thing i tried from the point "For Installed Systems That Need Adjustment" this allowed me to see where my load stalled
    i then edited the kernel line which then took me a little further
    i then realised i had a AMD 64 system which then needed a anothr edit to the kernel line
    i tried this "irqpoll pci=noacpi no lapic acpi=off " was suggested for amd64 systems this let me log-in i then opened up aterminal window &loaded my menu.lst &made the changes permanent
    i then had it dual booting to ubuntu or windows until my wife decidedto try my ubuntu (but that is another story )

    iam very new as well but this is what worked for me may be it will help you
    lyle

  5. #5
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    Re: It won't start

    If that were the case; here there is something to try:
    Boot parameters
    http://www.hispafuentes.com/hf-doc/H...OWTO.html#toc1
    http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/...6/ch05s02.html
    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO.html
    http://grumpymole.blogspot.com/2007/...arameters.html
    https://help.ubuntu.com/7.04/install...oot-parms.html
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/10-boo...ux-kernel.html
    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes
    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Kernel-parameters-2.6.11
    Try the most common ones first:
    noapic nolapic acpi=off pci=noacpi irqpoll pnpbios=off vga=0x317 vga=791 vga=788
    To be tried alone or in different combinations until you hit the right one.

    Dr. Fernando Duran Dollenz
    Libertad 584
    6824871

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