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Old 02-24-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
kam
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Installing Linux Issue ..


I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my PC ..

but it simply hangs every time at the same place after i choose to "install linux on my hard disk" ... with a black blank page ..

I don't know what's the problem ..

I'm already working on windows right now and i read that this could be some kind of a MBR issue but i removed my hard and used a new one and nothing has changed

Here's my pc specs.
AmD Athlon 64 X2 dual core
Memory 2046MB RAM
BIOS Award Modular bios v.6
Display NVIDIA GForce 7100 512MB

so , is there any solution for this please??
 
Old 02-24-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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Harddrive

If I understand your question correctly when you get to the install page you choose "Install Hard Drive". That option is only used if you are installing from a separate partition on your hard drive that has the Linux install on it. Instead, I assume you are installing with a CD/DVD.So choose CD/DVD install it will install from the CD/DVD.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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If I understand your question correctly when you get to the install page you choose "Install Hard Drive". That option is only used if you are installing from a separate partition on your hard drive that has the Linux install on it. Instead, I assume you are installing with a CD/DVD.So choose CD/DVD install it will install from the CD/DVD.
Yeah i'm installing from a CD and i know what you mean by installing from the CD/DVD ...

But here i'm not choosing the place where my installation files are ... I've simply choosed to install the CD files to hard disk ... so i already set the source and destination stuff...

So , I'm sure this isn't the problem .. ( unfortunately )

Any other suggestions ??

Last edited by kam; 02-24-2009 at 09:38 AM.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 11:08 AM   #4
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my PC ..

but it simply hangs every time at the same place after i choose to "install linux on my hard disk" ... with a black blank page ..
Your spec show that this is a some what new system, what Ubuntu version are you using? If this is a little bit older version it may not support the video card you have. I have a system of about the same specs as yours and I could not install 7.10 Ubuntu, I had to use 8.04. I had the same problem with Debian, I couldn't install Debian Etch I had to use Debian Lenny (Then testing) before it would see my video card.

Another thing you can try, when you get to the option page press F1 and try some of the boot options. Also you may even try the command line installer if they still offer it.

[complaining here] The lattest version of Ubuntu 8.10 didn't even give the option to install/not-install Grub to the MBR that bugs the heck out of me. [/complaining here]
 
  


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