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Old 04-25-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Installing Ubuntu Unlimited 1.3


i have recently build a new pc and have put windows Xp pro sp2 on a 100gig partician and have another 200gig partition that im trying to install ubuntu ultimate 1.3. I downloaded and burned the iso image and when going to install, i get a graphics error and i dont know what to do from there? I also want to know how to configure to have a choice of either running ubuntu or xp when comp starts? MY system is a intel core 2 duo, 320g hd, evga geforce 8800 GTS, evga 680i mobo.


UBUNTU ULTIMATE 1.3

sorry for the typo in the thread...

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Old 04-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Dual boot is easy. Ubuntu comes with a bootloader program called Grub.

You will find its set up in /boot/grub/menu.lst

You will need to open in editor at root.

Try sudo su , password, then kwrite &

When editor opens navigate to menu.lst and make a back up in case.

Best bet is google Linux grub

You will have to be more specific about graphics error.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Dual boot is easy. Ubuntu comes with a bootloader program called Grub.

You will find its set up in /boot/grub/menu.lst

You will need to open in editor at root.

Try sudo su , password, then kwrite &

When editor opens navigate to menu.lst and make a back up in case.

Best bet is google Linux grub

You will have to be more specific about graphics error.


Thanks alot, i will give it a shot.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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I believe that the Ubuntu installer will prompt you right at the beginning on what option you want ... and I think there was a safe graphics mode.

try that option.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 08:51 AM   #5
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I believe that the Ubuntu installer will prompt you right at the beginning on what option you want ... and I think there was a safe graphics mode.

try that option.

The safe graphics mode left me with a black screen and would not load.

This is what i did so far.

grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log left me with a line (EE) no devices detected

so i did
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf which was completely blank
is there a way i could auto-generate a config file??

then i used:
su dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

that came up with
unknown id dpkg-reconfigure
i believe that somehow its supposed to auto-detect the video card.

i have an intel core 2 duo and i know people are having similar problems. Anyone have any ideas? Im thinking about going to Sabayon Linux Instead.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 11:41 AM   #6
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At the bottom of the installer screen (I'm assuming you haven't actually installed it yet) select "vesa" for the graphics driver and it should work for you.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 12:40 PM   #7
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I think OP is using "Ubuntu Ultimate"---not regular Ubuntu--and not "Ubuntu Unlimited"

Without downloading it, all I can discern about "Ultimate" is:
1. They offer a system with everything working--even if that means some non-open code
2. They have a REALLY poor website

I installed regular Ubuntu on a laptop recently and was impressed that everything worked--I for one don't need to go on this particular side road.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 01:16 PM   #8
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I think OP is using "Ubuntu Ultimate"---not regular Ubuntu--and not "Ubuntu Unlimited"

Without downloading it, all I can discern about "Ultimate" is:
1. They offer a system with everything working--even if that means some non-open code
2. They have a REALLY poor website

I installed regular Ubuntu on a laptop recently and was impressed that everything worked--I for one don't need to go on this particular side road.



Yes your right i made a typo with the name, it is ubuntu ultimate 1.3 thank you.


as with the "vesa" i will give it a shot. What does that actually do?
 
Old 04-27-2007, 08:55 AM   #9
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At the bottom of the installer screen (I'm assuming you haven't actually installed it yet) select "vesa" for the graphics driver and it should work for you.


i looked for vesa but what unable to find it on the installer screen. and yes i have not be able to install it yet.
 
  


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