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Old 06-03-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
tnorwo
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Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD Freezes


Iím having an issue with getting the Ubuntu 10.04 live CD to even load. Iíve downloaded the ISO twice and burned one ISO on CD and second on DVD, and still hangs on loading the live CD and makes my laptop ďCaps LockĒ light flash on and off. I currently have Fedora 13 loaded with no issues. I would like to install Ubuntu 10.04 on the other partition but canít. Any ideas why?
My Laptop is a Compaq M2000.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hi Tnor

When you say it hangs, do you mean it gets a black screen or just everything stops working?
if the screen goes black it sounds like a video problem. your graphics card may be using
a restricted driver.

If this is true, there are ways around it, but Im not qualified to tell you how on a laptop.
perhaps a more senior techie can help with this.

Let us know

Vanessa
 
Old 06-04-2010, 01:41 AM   #3
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Hi Vanessa,
Thank you for responding to my post. My screen doesn't go black, it still shows the Ubuntu logo with the scrolling dots. The dots stopped scrolling on the third dot, and then I notice my caps lock light turns on then off and continues until I do a hard shut down. I'm new to linux, but is there a way to boot up with the CD and bypass the splash screens so I can see what it's hanging on?

Thank you,
Terry
 
Old 09-05-2010, 09:55 AM   #4
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Terry.

I get exactly the same issue. Did you manage to solve this one.

I have checked that the MD5sum for the iso I have downloaded and that's OK.

Paul
 
Old 09-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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Right. Installed Ubuntu 9.10 on the computer OK. (I had just put it together from a variety of different computers).

Run the disk check option on the 10.04 and it came up with an error in 1 file. Did the same with 9.10 and this came up with an error.

So either there is an issue with the Ubunto ISO file I have downloaded (even though I have checked md5sum) or there is an issue with the CD I burnt it to ?

Any thoughts

Paul
 
Old 09-13-2010, 03:58 PM   #6
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Is the graphics chip a ATI Mobiliy 9600/9700, if it is try staring ubuntu in Safe Graphics mode and see if it works.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:45 AM   #7
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To be honest I resolved this by installing 9.10 and then upgrading to 10.04 through the software packages.
 
  


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