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 Post subject: Ubuntu 9.0.4 problem
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:25 am 
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Okay here's the deal. I decided to put Linux on my parents' old PC. Its about 3 years old with an Athlon X2 something or other (it runs at 2 GHz), integrated Nvidia graphics, 1024 MB Ram. Last night, I wiped the hard drive. This morning I put the Ubuntu 9.0.4 disc in and booted. I selected the try "Ubuntu without making any changes to your computer" option because, well just because. I looked at the desktop for a few seconds and installed from within the OS. Everything seemed to go fine, and it said you need to reboot blah blah, so I clicked restart now. When it booted up again, it seems to be fine and I get the loader bar. It loads the whole way; and then bupkus. I've rebooted several times, same story. At the initial option menu, I verified the disk, and it is fine. I ran memtest86, and it passed. Any help would be appreciated!


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Was anything written to the drive?


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Err I'm not sure. I thought it installed Ubuntu on the drive? Other than that; no.


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I asked because it sounds like you chose the Live CD version. When you choose to make no changes to your PC, it does exactly that. It makes no changes and only boots from the CD. This is great to test out a new distro, but it means that when you power down your PC, it will be in the same state it was in before you booted.

In other words, you tested Ubuntu but you didn't actually install anything. ;)

Try again and this time, make the changes! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:58 am 
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Yeah I did choose the live CD option. From within the OS it had an install option so I did that. I was only present intermittently during the installation, so I'm not exactly sure what went on. After that didn't work, I chose the Install option and nothing happens.

EDIT:
Selected "Install Ubuntu" option on menu
Ubuntu loading bar loads completely
Then it just hangs with a black screen


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:29 pm 
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What about a re-installation? Sometimes, these things happen. Installing shouldn't take very long (my rig took me about 10 minutes from a fresh VM to a minimal Debian net install.

What I'd do is fetch the alternate install. It will install more like a normal OS (same Ubuntu, but no LiveCD abilities).


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:21 pm 
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What you're referring to has to do with Video and I remember there were multiple posts of this type with the last version of Ubuntu (thus the need for the alternate install).

I'd try the first way you initially did it and find out what happens.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:00 pm 
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I figured it out a while ago guys, just didn't get around to posting an update until now. I pressed F4 and selected Graphics safe mode. Worked like a charm.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:50 am 
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I'll remember that if it ever happens to me :)

Glad to hear you've got everything working.


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