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lbourbeau 07-03-2012 12:02 PM

installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP h8-1213c
 
Just bought a HP h8-1213c from costco and tried to installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I only get a white screen with a tilting cursor. Anybody had any success with this hardware?

SteveThePirate87 07-04-2012 11:51 AM

Hi,

When are you getting this white screen? Is it when you are mid way through installation or on the Live desktop or before etc? Have you tried re-downloading the Ubuntu Cd image incase the one you have is slightly corrupted?

Steve

lbourbeau 07-05-2012 09:14 AM

Fixed
 
It wasn't starting the installation neither the Live CD. I finally figured it out yesterday.

First download the Alternate version of the Linux desktop. NOT the usual one. Easy to find on the Ubuntu website.

Secondly you need to disable the UEFI in your BIOS. Linux doesn't seem to support the UEFI for now.

Third, when you select the installation you need to select these parameters :
nomodeset
acpi=off

And voila. Install Ubuntu normally and enjoy your Linux desktop.

Have fun.


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