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Old 05-26-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Compaq Presario V6211 : Unable to install any Ubuntu


Dear all,

I got a new Compaq Presario V6211 laptop which has

* AMD Turion 64X2 1.6GHz
* Video adapter NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6150
* Preloaded Vista Home Basic Version


I tried to install Ubuntu 7.04 64bit, 6.06 64bit, 6.06 32bit, Kubuntu 6.06 32bit

Bit I encountered the same following problems in all:

* It has got stuck while loading.Just after hardware check it hangs, doesn't proceed ahead.
* It is just throwing a blank screen.

I think this might be a problem due to my graphics card, but not sure. Because when I tried GParted Live CD, I had to go in after doing Forcevideo --> VESA --> 800x600

Can some one Please help...
Because I couldn't find any help from any other web online...
I'm desperate to make my Vista Box into a Tux Box...

NiMaL-TalkOut
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:58 AM   #2
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I don't know why that is, i have the same problem with my Satellite Toshiba but Kubuntu 7.04 installed with no problem including Xubuntu. Some laptops will have a hidden partition, which right now i don't remember what it's called but it deals with playing media without the OS booted up. This could cause a problem but the video card is just a likely suspect. Hopefully Kubuntu 7.04 works for ya.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:34 AM   #3
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Finally after a two days of no sleep and Googleing and some lemon soda...
I'm writing this on Firefox on Feisty Fawn!

Yes guys, Finally I got the Ubuntu 7.04 64bit Edition Installed on my laptop.
This is what I had to do (finally):

1. Press ESC to enter the text mode installation.
2. Start the live CD with options 'live noapic'
3. Wait for a bit watching white texts...
4. Wait for some more time watching the blinking '_'
5. Wait for at least 5mins, I had my dinner at that time
6. Gnome loads finally, whoooh!
7. Start the install and proceed the normal way.

For now it working fine for me. But not sure about other drivers...
Any now I'm on a Feisty Fawn!

NiMaL
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