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Old 03-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Install hangs after selecting to install HP Pavilion DV4250


Hi, I have a HP Pavilion DV4250 that I am trying to install Ubuntu 9.10. I can choose the language and then select to install but then it just sits there spinning the cd in the drive and never moves on.

Here is the laptops configuration if it helps.
Processor: Intel Pentium M processor 1.6GHz
Memory: 512MB
HDD: Toshiba 80GB
Graphics: Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS,910GML chipset

I have redownloaded and reburned the disc and have used the same burning app as I have used for other discs that have worked the first time.

I have seen other people posting problems after they have been able to install but I can't find anything about problems during install. Any ideas?

Thanks in advanced,
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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It might be the cpu.
Pentium is i586. Does it even have MMX? If you have i686, that will crash.
Slackware is i486 last seen.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hmm, Not sure about the MMX on the pentium (nothing conclusive) but it does seem as if it may have it. Everything I can find about MMX talks about the Pentium family and not specific processors.


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I have a i386 ISO of Ubuntu so shouldn't that work? I'm pretty new at all this so I'm not 100% sure. I'm also gonna try Debian to see if that will work.

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Old 03-15-2010, 06:07 AM   #4
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EDIT: For the cpu, once you get to a screen past the kernel boot, hit Ctrl_Alt_Fsomething until you get a screen with a terminal. Try cat /proc/cpuinfo.

Yes, that should work if everything along the line is i386. If you're booting from an install cd, that's fairly safe. Might I suggest this approach next. With mkswap you can prepare swap space, and with swapon, you can mount it. That increases memory. Then Select install, and leave it 30 minutes. It might actually be working, just terribly slow.

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