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Old 01-06-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
makhzanji
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ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing from CD


I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (Toshiba A-665 ... 4gigs RAM, nividia gforce GTS350M,core-i7 1.7 GHz processor), but the liveCD boot freezes through the purple loading screen (with the logo on it)... EVERY TIME. I've checked the image, the LiveCD and re-downloaded / rewritten the ISO about a thousand times now. Conclusion: the ISO is fine, the media is fine. The ubuntu live environment just WILL NOT BOOT, i even tried to install other Distros of linux (Ubuntu 12.10, Opensuse 12.2) and both of them gave me the same problem exactly.

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I turn on my laptop push F12 to select CD\DVD as boot device ubuntu boot screen (with the little circle and the flash drive or whatever), a little cursor at top left (about 3-5 seconds here), the purple appears, starts filling uup those orange Dots, the icon stops filling At this point the the CD Drive stops spinning, as does the disk-usage light on my laptop. And i can't open the DVD Drive tray, with no response AT ALL. No "could not find this, that, or the other thing" errors. No response at all from the keyboard, I have to hold down the power button to reboot.

I get exactly the same results with using different video modes and kernel options.

please help !!
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:14 AM   #2
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Download and use the alternate installer. It is text based, which means it isn't pretty, but the desired end result is exactly the same.
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:24 AM   #3
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where do i find this alternate installer ?? ... i think it will give me the same problem, because i used the text installers of opensuse and fedora and still had the same problem !!
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #4
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It seems that 12.04.1 was the last version to have an Alternate installer available. I have looked through the 12.10 oages and there just isn't one listed.

If other distros have given you the same problem on a text installer the issue may be incompatability with your hardware. You may need to google your video card and Ubuntu to see if there is any known issues.

Do you really want to use Ubuntu? Have you considered Debian instead?

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:47 AM   #5
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whats the difference !! .... is it much more user friendly than the ubuntu ??
 
Old 01-06-2013, 05:59 AM   #6
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Hi

Why not use ubuntu 12.04 which has long term support
 
Old 01-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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it is not a problem of what to use !! .... its a problem of "if i can install it or not"
 
Old 01-06-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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I had problems with 12.10 not installing so went back to 12.04, give it a try
 
Old 01-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #9
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To see if it's the video card:
select the load option in the menu
press F6, then escape (to get rid of the white box)
add "xforcevesa" (no quotes) to the boot command and see if that works
 
  


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