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Old 04-27-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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Red face cannot proceed beyond menu screen ubuntu 12.04.4


I purchased your cd to load Ubuntu 12.04 4 LTS 32bit.

(yes i had previously downloaded this but as a newbie i thought may be i didnt get it right)

The problem is as the pink screen appears i press any key to continue which brings up the language selections.Select English press Enter.This now presents a selection of choices.

Try but dont install.
Install to HDD
Memory test etc etc.

The only one i can open is Memory Test? If any of the others are selected the screen goes black with a white dash flickering on and off top left of screen. I gave it 20 minutes but nothing appeared.
It was quite by chance i found that to get past the pink screen you had to press any key to continue and not to press Enter ?

I had to press Enter to get into Memory Test.
Would that be so for the other options also?

Please can you offer any help. ( in newbie language lol )

HP Pavilion Media Centre 1188m.

Running Windows 7 Ultimate.

dualcore intell 3.2 ghz

Ram 2ghz

1 tb hdd

Nvidea Geforce 9600 gt graphics

Thanks a lot.

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Old 04-27-2014, 05:56 AM   #2
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I purchased your cd to load Ubuntu 12.04 4 LTS 32bit.

(yes i had previously downloaded this but as a newbie i thought may be i didnt get it right)

The problem is as the pink screen appears i press any key to continue which brings up the language selections.Select English press Enter.This now presents a selection of choices.

Try but dont install.
Install to HDD
Memory test etc etc.

The only one i can open is Memory Test? If any of the others are selected the screen goes black with a white dash flickering on and off top left of screen. I gave it 20 minutes but nothing appeared.
It was quite by chance i found that to get past the pink screen you had to press any key to continue and not to press Enter ?

I had to press Enter to get into Memory Test.
Would that be so for the other options also?

Please can you offer any help. ( in newbie language lol )

HP Pavilion Media Centre 1188m

dualcore intell 3.2 ghz
Ram 2ghz
1 tb hdd
Nvidea Geforce 9600 gt graphics

Thanks a lot.
What OS do you currently have on your computer? Oh, and it's not my cd so it must be yours.
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 04-27-2014 at 05:57 AM.
 
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:52 AM   #3
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maybe some bios setting prevents ubuntu from booting?
i don't really think so but it would be my first step.
apart from that, it sounds like linux is booting up but doesn't get to load a gui. which would in turn suggest a graphics related problem. which isn't unlikely if you have an nvidia card. on the other hand ubuntu should be able to handle that. strange.
how old is this computer? i could not find any info on it.
 
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:06 AM   #4
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Thanks ONDOHO Sorry should have said HAVE OBTAINED A CD FROM LINUX !!
JD KAYEE
But moving on PC age 2004...10 years old.

It had originally a radeon card which i changed to Nvidea Geforce 9600 gt (which has been trouble free when I use my 3D graphics

software programs like Daz Poser Carrara Bryce etc) Ram upgraded from 500mb to 2gb.

I think as you mentioned "BIOS" not all that skilled in that area but have been in n out a few times allmost on first name terms!

thanks for your interest.I would like to get linux running before the win 7 support stops.lol
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
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HAVE OBTAINED A CD FROM LINUX !! JD KAYEE
who is "linux !! jd kayee"??? maybe you got ripped off.
Quote:
But moving on PC age 2004...10 years old.
It had originally a radeon card which i changed to Nvidea Geforce 9600 gt (which has been trouble free when I use my 3D graphics
software programs like Daz Poser Carrara Bryce etc) Ram upgraded from 500mb to 2gb.
this is
a) an old computer
b) an unusual setup
- it is definitely 100% possible to install linux on it!
(somehow i just don't think ubuntu 12.04 lts is the right one. maybe try sth from here)
in any case, you have to expect some rough edges.
you might want to search for common problems with linux and your graphics card, for starters.
you might want to get aquainted to rescue mode and the command line.

Last edited by ondoho; 04-28-2014 at 01:14 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #6
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who is "linux !! jd kayee"??? maybe you got ripped off.
My grandfather? That would explain the extra "e".
jdk (not java)
 
  


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