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Old 06-06-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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Problem before installing Ubuntu 6.06 LTS


I loaded the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server install CD on an old computer and got to the following screen:

http://www.howtoforge.com/images/per...buntu606/1.png

I selected "Install to the hard disk" and it started to load the installer, but the screen went blank and rebooted. In fact, it does this for any of the menu options. Anyone have any ideas as to what would cause this behavior and how to fix it? Alternatively, what other options do I have to load the installer? The BIOS supports booting from: HDD, FDD, CD, & Ethernet interface.

System Specs:
500Mhz AMD K6-2
256MB RAM
CD-RW
30GB HDD
 
Old 06-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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Sounds like you could have a bad ISO. I would personally download the ISO again from the Ubuntu site and reburn it.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 08:44 PM   #3
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Sure enough I checked the MD5 and they don't match. Serves me right for not checking before I burned it . I'll redownload and check the MD5 before I burn it.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:50 PM   #4
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Looks like I spoke too soon. I did the md5 in a windows md5 generator which was giving incorrect results. Then, I booted into linux and ran the md5 and it matched the expected md5 checksum. Furthermore, I booted the CD (used originally) in my other (much newer) computer and the installer performed normally.

So, going back to my original question:

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Anyone have any ideas as to what would cause this behavior and how to fix it? Alternatively, what other options do I have to load the installer? The BIOS supports booting from: HDD, FDD, CD, & Ethernet interface.

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Old 06-07-2006, 01:55 PM   #5
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That system is actually a bit old for Ubuntu. I would install Xubuntu on there. You can download the CD and see if that works.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 04:50 PM   #6
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I am attempting to install the server version, which I believe will be fine on that system.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 06:28 PM   #7
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The issue has been resolved. I checked the forums at Ubuntu's web site and it turns out that disabling the legacy USB support in the BIOS solved my problem. Go figure.
 
  


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