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Old 06-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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how do I install Ubuntu 12.04 64


I have some more ram installed on my PC and I would like to utilize it to its fullest potential, but at the moment I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32.
Yesterday when I tried to install the 64 byte the screen went black after the typical pink loading screen and stayed that way with the cursor blinking in the upper left hand of the screen. I could not type anything or access the terminal, control/alt./F2 did not work. So I took out the disc, shutdown by main switch, restarted to check my system, it was fine. ]
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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It's 64 bit. (Wow imagine 64byte lol) . That's never happened to me. Maybe there is a problem with the actual disc? So as soon as you not with it, it goes pink?
 
Old 06-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #3
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I think Ubuntu 12.04 installer has bugs depending on your hardware setup. I've heard several stories about the installer just not working.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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Try alternate CD or USB. Also verify the MD5 after you have burned rhe CD to make sure your image is flawless.

But, why did you want to reinstall to use the additional memory you added? The system will detect the memory by itself right??
 
Old 06-23-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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No the Ubuntu12.04 did not recognize the newly added hardware. Is there something I can do to change this without having to reinstall?
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Ubuntu 32 bit will only recognise 3gigs of RAM. So if you installed more than that, you will have to use 64bit. My best guess is that there is a problem with the installation disc, redownload then check the md5. Another less likely problem is that your motherboard simply does not support that much ram. What is your memory configuration? 2x4gb or?
 
Old 06-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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I'm using the msi military class 2 ps7a-c43[b3] motherboard. Memory support: 4 ddr3 dimms support ddr3 2133*(oc)/ 1600*(oc)/ 1333/ 1066 dram (16gb max); supports dual-channel mode. I've also just recently tried to install linuxmint 13 64bit and 32bit, with the same results - a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left hand of the screen. The same with fedora and knoppix. It seems that I can not get past the boot screen and into the desktop.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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I'm using the msi military class 2 ps7a-c43[b3] motherboard.
P67A-C43. 'Military class', that always gives me a laugh.

Are you getting to the liveCD bootscreen at all?
 
Old 06-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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This is probably a hardware issue. You don't need to install 64-bit just to use more memory, just install the PAE kernel, and you'll be able to use all your memory. Just search for PAE in the software center.
 
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Cool, thank you. I will give it a try once the lightning stops.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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Hi Jonnynitro138.
I suspect the new video card you installed (MSI n460gtx nvidia card) doesnt have support by default in the kernel, and that is why your display just turn black after the boot screen.I am just guessing here but I would try to look in to that by disabling the video card and enabling the one onboard or the one you had when the system was working.

Another solution will be to install VirtualBox in Windows and set up a dinamic virtual hard drive, allow 1GB of RAM for the virtual machine and one of your computer cores for each time you run the machine. Then boot your virtual machine from a Linux ISO file and install it in the virtual hard drive.

That way you can run linux from Windows and you can have them both at the same time.

Just for testing you can also do an installation using the WUBI install too in Ubuntu. Just put the cd while you are in windows and the WUBI installer will pop, if you decided to unistall it you can do it by using the add and remove applications from the windows control panel.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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Running Linux from within Windows is silly, one would only do that if you were testing a new distro or something along those lines. If one really can not install Linux and use it as a standalone system, I'd strongly suggest staying with Windows or whatever you are comfortable with.
 
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Running Linux from within Windows is silly, one would only do that if you were testing a new distro or something along those lines. If one really can not install Linux and use it as a standalone system, I'd strongly suggest staying with Windows or whatever you are comfortable with.
Why don't you try and help solve the problem sir. This is a newbie area. So we are just trying to help eachother out, instead of dis-couraging users and telling them to go to windows.
I also think it is a hardware problem, as someone suggested you should try disabling the video card.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 01:00 AM   #14
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Thank you.
How do I disable the video card without taking it out?
I did get ubuntu 10.04 to work but it's very old and kind of sucks on my system.
With virtualbox I can get some linux os to work but not all of them; such as, knoppix, fedora, ubuntu 12.04, and opensuse.
I also updated the 10.04 hoping that I would get the option to upgrade to 11.10 then to 12.04, but the option never presented itself.
Again thank you
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:40 AM   #15
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I suspect the new video card you installed (MSI n460gtx nvidia card) doesnt have support by default in the kernel, and that is why your display just turn black after the boot screen.
GTX 460 shouldnt be a problem with newish distros.

The fact that you got 10.04 installed shows that.

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How do I disable the video card without taking it out?
P67 chipsets dont have onboard video, so if you did disable/remove the video the end result would be no video output.

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I also updated the 10.04 hoping that I would get the option to upgrade to 11.10 then to 12.04, but the option never presented itself.
You cant upgrade from 10.04 straight to 11.10, you have to go 10.104-> 10.10-> 11.04-> 11.10. I'm pretty sure that updating to 10.10 is now impossible.

As for 10.04 to 12.04-

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According to Ubuntu Engineering Foundations team manager Steve Langasek:

Upgrades between LTS releases are not enabled by default until the first point release, 12.04.1, scheduled for July. It is recommended that most LTS users wait until then before upgrading to 12.04.

If you choose to upgrade before then, you can pass the -d option to the upgrade tool, running do-release-upgrade -d or update-manager -d, to upgrade from vanilla 10.04 to 12.04.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/12539...4-to-12-04-lts

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