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Old 10-26-2007, 05:31 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 7.10.Can not start


I downloaded Ubuntu 7.10 on my 56k modem which took me 2days and after verifying Md5 i burned it on a cd.
Now when i reboot my PC and select "Start Ubuntu LiveCD or Install"
all the things go right but i get a black screen
on the first line some stuff is written.
and i get a prompt something like
Code:
(initframs)
Can someone tell me what's next
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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What's your hardware?
 
Old 10-27-2007, 03:06 AM   #3
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it could be that you need to disable the acpi look for a option might be the next option on the list, did the cd check out fine with the
md5.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 03:47 AM   #4
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If you wish to install ubuntu, perhaps a better way would be to use unetbootin. It can be run within windows or linux, starting a net installation of many popular linux distributions, and it is only a download of 9 MB or so, not a full 700 MB CD download.

Hope this helps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNetbootin
 
Old 10-27-2007, 07:26 AM   #5
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What's your hardware?
My Hardware is:
P4 3.4 GHZ Intel HT
512 MB RAM
80 GB Hard Disk (I left 10 gb unpartioned for Linux)
Intel82945G Express Chipset family (Graphics)
2 Lan card Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter and Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Motherboard D945GCCR


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it could be that you need to disable the acpi look for a option might be the next option on the list, did the cd check out fine with the
md5.
I did not find that option........any other way....plz

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If you wish to install ubuntu, perhaps a better way would be to use unetbootin. It can be run within windows or linux, starting a net installation of many popular linux distributions, and it is only a download of 9 MB or so, not a full 700 MB CD download.

Hope this helps.
Thank you for the UNetbootin..........i will try it soon
 
Old 10-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #6
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After 60 views it seems everyone is clueless
 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:34 PM   #7
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After 60 views it seems everyone is clueless
No need to be like that! Probably some of those page views are bots, and perhaps the others simply have never seen such a problem. Neither have I for that matter.

Do you get the boot loader screen (looks like this)?

If so, press F6 at this screen. A line "Boot Options will appear. Using the cursor keys and backspace, delete the words "quiet" and "splash". Do not delete the space between the last word and the "--".

Press RETURN and now the CD will boot and hopefully display a lot of text detailing what is happening. You will almost certainly still have the locking up, but not I hope it will print some more information which we can use to diagnose the actual problem. Please paste the last several lines of output here.

By the way, did you know you can request a free set of CDs to be shipped to you in the mail? I am not 100% sure if this is global or only in some countries. In any case, have a look at the Ubuntu ShipIt page and click "Request CDs".
 
Old 10-28-2007, 05:09 AM   #8
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Yes i get the splash screen and did what u said
The text on the screen moved so fast that i can not copy it or remember it here are last few lines
Quote:
[148.766890] sd O:OO:1:0 [sda] 156301488 512-byte hardware sectors (80026MB)
[148.766908] sd O:O:1:O [sda] write protected off
[148.766963] sd O:O:1:O [sad] write chache enabled, read cache enabled, does not support DPO or FUA
[148.767016] sda : sda1 sda2 <sda5 sda5 sda7>
[148.846163] sd O:O:1:0 [sda] attached SCSI disk
[148.849373] sr O:O:O:O Attached scsi generic sg0 type1
[148.849431] sd O:O:1:O Attached scsi generic sg1 type0
/sh
(initramfs)
 
Old 10-28-2007, 05:39 AM   #9
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Please run the "Memory Test" option from the boot menu. The screen should go blue and you should see something like this.

Be patient - this will take a while. Let it run for maybe half an hour and see if it detects any problems with your memory. Initramfs is a ramdisk which is used to get a minimal system running, which is then used to load the rest of the OS. It looks like it failed on allocation of memory and this makes me suspicious.

Assuming no memory fault is found, try this:

At the boot screen press F6 again to show the boot options. As before, delete the "quiet splash", but this time replace it with noapic. Again, make sure there is a space before the noapic, and one between the [noapic] and the --.

If the problem still persists, try again, this time using noacpi.

The last two suggestions are total shots in the dark.

Perhaps also check that the CD is bootable from another machine, if you can get access to one - maybe the burn process didn't work well. I got a bad burn the first time I tried to install Gutsy and only using new media prevented it. I should use re-writable CDs less times I guess.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 05:43 AM   #10
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Oh, I forget to say, you can check if the CD is OK by using the "Check CD for Defects" option at the boot menu. It takes a while, but it is worth doing when you have strange problems like this one, just to rule it out.
 
  


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