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Old 09-22-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Ubuntu install problem HP V6000


i have a HP compaq V6000 and im trying to remove vista and install ubuntu on it but when i try to get to the live cd my laptop will go to a screen with a flashing cursor and then start loading all kinds of stuff then a bunch of errors come up it loads the gnome display....done and my CD drive shuts down and i cant even install it i have to restart my laptop please help vista makes me angry so i tried this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...P+compaq+V6000

and at the install and booting part i type in the flags and the setup get stuck at
kernel panic-not syncing:vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown -block (104,1
 
Old 09-22-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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In truth when I have a distribution that has problems starting on a particular machine I move on to another distribution. Most of the most popular distributions are about as good overall as the others.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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i tried pclinuxos but it wont detect my built in wireless card if you know how ....
 
Old 09-22-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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i have a HP compaq V6000 and im trying to remove vista and install ubuntu on it but when i try to get to the live cd my laptop will go to a screen with a flashing cursor and then start loading all kinds of stuff then a bunch of errors come up it loads the gnome display....done and my CD drive shuts down and i cant even install it i have to restart my laptop please help vista makes me angry so i tried this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...P+compaq+V6000

and at the install and booting part i type in the flags and the setup get stuck at
kernel panic-not syncing:vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown -block (104,1
Had the same with my DV6000.

Cure was to set video to 1024 X 768 at initial load. The default is vga which the 6000 does not like. To do this at boot of live cd look at the bottom of the screen and see the F keys I think it was F5 to set video. Hit the key and select 1024X768 from the drop down list.


Frank
 
Old 09-25-2007, 11:26 PM   #5
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no when i start up i can get to the desktop only get a black screen
 
Old 09-26-2007, 12:58 AM   #6
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After weeks of tying to figure things out myself...Many differents distro's and such. I have finally gotten Fedora Core 6 to work. I could not install with the Anacondaq GUI. In the middle of my disk format it would freeze up on me. Yet it installed just fine in text. After so many hours of trial and error I kinda figured the problem was the video driver. Now I have the Nvidia video card so I've had to download the proper driver from Nvidia's website. But I Had to do this from the text environment: type "wget" with the whole website spaced right after that. The file should download. Next use the "sh" command to install the driver...Follow through and the rest is history. Now myself I am still trying to figure out home to get my wireless card working on this blasted machine. Learn as you go...as long as you go with the flow...it is knowledge that you will come to know!!
 
Old 09-26-2007, 07:50 AM   #7
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so how can i get the driver without the wireless card and do i type that in the recovery mode

Last edited by Blackbar; 09-26-2007 at 11:01 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 12:22 PM   #8
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can i just use the live cd/dvd and install the nvidia driver the install the os it self or what do i have to do to make this work.
 
  


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