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Boblets 09-16-2009 06:34 PM

My PC freezes at install of Ubuntu 9.04 or Mint 7
 
I would appreciate any suggestions on how to install a later version of Linux on my PC. It is a pentium 2.66 with two 80g hard drives. The motherboard is about two years old.

I currently have Ubuntu 6 running alongside Windows XP. No matter how I try to install a new version of Linux, my computer freezes soon after booting from a live CD. I have tried booting from a USB flash drive with Linux Mint on it, but the computer will not boot from this. I have tried disconnecting all usb ports for printer etc but no difference, it still freezes round about the option to select my region at step 2.

I have tried to install xf86-video-intel-2.8.0.tar.bz2 following instructions I have found on Linux forums, but no luck. I think my version of Ubuntu is too old to install new software or drivers.

I have tried running the live CD through Windows without success. On one attempt I was required to uninstall the existing Ubuntu but I did not want to take the risk of losing Linux all together.

Any ideas for other things to try would be much appreciated.

explodingzebras 09-16-2009 09:04 PM

I think the Ubuntu alternate CD is worth trying, but back up what you have first whatever you decide to do. You could also try it on a spare HD if you have one.

lupgaru 09-16-2009 09:46 PM

I think the alternate CD is correct, I had the same problem some time ago.
Good Luck.


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