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okay so i ordered a ubuntu cd for my computer and i booted it and hit the install ubuntu option. its starts loading then my computer goes on hybernate or standby and it wont get out of it. i hit the power button on my computer and it comes back on and says to remove the cd and press enter to continue then my computer turns off and when i start it back up nothing got installed! i even chose the option of trying ubuntu without installing and it does the same thing. i checked the disk for defects and it said there were none.
now for opensuse. i just downloaded the iso from the opensuse website and it boots on my computer. i clickthe first option which i guess is downloading it, and it goes to this screen where its like checking everything and it keeps saying done on the right side, then my computer goes into hybernate or sleep again!!!! ive turned off sleep mode and everything but it still does it!!
someone pleaseeeeeee help this is very frusturating
(sorry if i misspelled anything im on my itouch)
Sounds like a video issue to me, what are the specs on your system? If when you first boot the ubuntu disk when it pauses for you to hit enter, press F4 and try "safe graphic options" and see if that will help.
System Manufacturer: TriGem Computer Inc.
System Model: Emachines
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~664 Mhz
Total Physical Memory: 320.00 MB
Available Physical Memory: 214.48 MB
Total Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB
Page File Space: 773.43 MB
and the openSUSE i downloaded was for x86 computers so i thought it would work.
I should also ask are trying a dual boot install and if so do you have data you need to backup? If you've never installed linux before make sure you do some reading on setting up partitions, just do a search here or on www.google.com/linux .
Ok there's a few other things you can try first go back to that same screen and you will find a command line that you can add boot parameters. Use the left right arrow keys go to the right and at the end (leave a space) then add vga=771 then if that doesn't work go back and also add pci=noacpi You can also try vga=791
Edit: What size monitor do you have? Some other options
Last edited by mrrangerman; 08-31-2009 at 08:51 PM.
If you can't get any options to work I would maybe think about giving Slackware a try. I've never had a system I couldn't install it on. It's a little challenging setting up the partitions if you've never done it before, but it will help you learn.