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Old 02-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Why is it that Ubuntu 11.10 won't install in M54SE?


Good day, everyone!
I'm new here and I am humbly seeking your kind assistance.
I would like to ask if someone know how to install Ubuntu 11.10 in

> M54SE Neo Laptop
> Intel Celeron 1.46GHz
> 512 MB DDR2 RAM
> 160GB Western Digital SATA HDD
> S3 Graphics (shared)

Error: First two lines is loaded and it freezes.. Won't reach loading up bootlogo andno errors were displayed. It just hang up..

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks and best regards!

-amieljareb-

Last edited by amieljareb; 02-22-2012 at 08:57 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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The 512MB RAM might be an issue. There's another poster here who's having trouble installing on a machine with 512 MB. Ubuntu lists 512 as the minimum, though.

Where exactly does the install fail and what errors are displayed? (If the computer won't boot, perhaps the CD is bad.)
 
Old 02-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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The 512MB RAM might be an issue. There's another poster here who's having trouble installing on a machine with 512 MB. Ubuntu lists 512 as the minimum, though.

Where exactly does the install fail and what errors are displayed? (If the computer won't boot, perhaps the CD is bad.)

Thank you, Frankbell for quick response. Anyway, I've replaced the 512MB Ram with 2GBRAM, The DVD Rom is good, because I've just installed the Windows using the DVD ROM.. Still the same, can't find luck installing Ubuntu.. It just freezes after loading the first 2 lines. It can not even reach loading the logo of Ubuntu.. I've tried from 7.10, 8.04, 9.10, 10.04, 11.04 and 11.10 = all of them failed. Is there a possibility that my hardware is not compatible with Ubuntu?

Thanks much!

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Old 02-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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Try booting debian
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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I agree with EDDY1. Try booting some other Live Install CDs.

I'm betting the most likely issue is the CD itself. If you burned it yourself, did you check the MD5 sum? Alternatively, test whether it will boot in another computer--you can do that without installing anything.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:08 PM   #6
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Is it possible that there's an incompatibility issue with the shared graphics? That's why I'm unable to install any version of Ubuntu in my M54SE Neo Laptop?

Thank you.

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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Is it possible that there's an incompatibility issue with the shared graphics?
No that's not the reason. First you check whether your CDs are ok or not. You can check on any other system whether it even loads and run the CD or not.

If you have downloaded images, first you check for MD5 checksum before burning.
From here you can download Graphical MD5Sum software and install on windows and check for MD5 checksum. If it passes the test then burn the CD and then try installing again.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
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@EDDY1, Thank you. I've tried installing Fedora 8, but still I have the same results. I just freezes after loading the first 2 lines and same thing, it won't reach the bootlogo, it also displays no error, it just hangs up. the DVD Rom works fine, because I have used it in installing Windows XP, I was able to use it reading DVD Disks and CDs, but to eliminate the doubt that it's defective, I've replaced it with a new one, that is working fine and still I find no luck in installing Fedora and Ubuntu.

@Frankbell, Thank you. All of the Live CDs, I personally downloaded and burned them and I assure you that all of it are working fine, I have installed them one by one on my desktop, and it smoothly run on desktop. Just wondering though, is there an specific Ubuntu or Fedora installer for laptops, such as mine?

Thanks.

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #9
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@Satyaveer Arya, thank you. Yes, I've checked it using MD5, it says, all files have been checked. It's good. My DVD Rom is good. but I can not install Ubuntu or Fedora except windows. I don't know why?
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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This is kind of extreme but if you have access to another computer you can install the OS in another computer then swap hard drives and put in that computer the hard drive with Ubuntu and see what happens.

Or try another installation media instead of CD or DVD you can use a Flash Drive, or try another distro like Mint or Debian.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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What version of CPU?

The Celeron CPU comes in various formats, not all can cope with 64 bit extensions, if it's 32 bit CPU and 64 bit linux it may not work, try a 32 bit linux version. (If you haven't already)
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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UaeUbuntu, Thank you. Yes, I did try that though, but then again installation failed.. 32Bit linux version... Linux i386 (32 bit)..I'm having a hard time here..
 
Old 02-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by TroN-0074 View Post
This is kind of extreme but if you have access to another computer you can install the OS in another computer then swap hard drives and put in that computer the hard drive with Ubuntu and see what happens.

Or try another installation media instead of CD or DVD you can use a Flash Drive, or try another distro like Mint or Debian.

Good luck to you.
I haven't tried this yet... Okay, I'll give this a try and I'll swap HDD with the installed Ubuntu.. Thanks much TroN 0074
 
Old 02-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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Perhaps there's something in the BIOS? (I know, that's a really long shot; otherwise, I got nothing, but I really want to know the end of the story.)
 
Old 02-24-2012, 12:38 AM   #15
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neo 54

It seems it has some compatibility issues but can be done if some things are tweaked first.

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1075159.html

Has th solutions by all accounts.

Best of luck
 
  


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