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Old 06-13-2008, 07:05 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit edition doesnt load properly


I have a computer that can run 64-bit operating systems. I have been running a Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition trial... until the trial ran out and I found out I couldnt use a regular XP pro key for the 64-bit edition. Anyways, I thought I would boot ubuntu 7.10 so I could play some games on my computer. Unfortunatly the Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit edition loads only up to a certain point and then stops. I checked the disk with the disk check system and it was fine. But the weird thing is it doesnt freeze. it says Loading Bootscripts (/etc/(some kind of path)). By randomly hitting buttons I figured out I could get into a terminal type thing, with no GUI. As if I went to the termial program in the GUI. The keys that I hit to get there was alt+F3 and by holding alt and hitting the other F keys I figured out I could switch to other termial places, sorta like the multiple desktop feature in most Linux OS's. Could someone help me?

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Old 06-13-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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Personally, the hassles of 64bit Ubuntu, are not worth the minor improvements. I would stick w/ 32bit.

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Old 06-13-2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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this is a challange and i want to fix it. :-)
 
Old 06-13-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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Why not try 8.04? It has much fewer 64bit bugs than 7.10. Also, does the 32bit version install properly?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
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I only have a 7.10 32-bit and 64-bit that I requested to be shipped.
The 32-bit works okay but the screen keeps flickering and it stopped at the same spot as the 64-bit on my computer, but when I put the 32-bit on another PC it works just fine.

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Old 06-13-2008, 10:16 AM   #6
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The 32-bit works okay but the screen keeps flickering and it stopped at the same spot as the 64-bit on my computer,
So, as I understand, that means it doesn't work. Your problem is therefore not related to 64bit support.

Can you tell us exactly when (and with what messages) the system hangs? Is it the installer that hangs, or the installed system? What happens when you boot in recovery mode?

p.s. You really should consider getting the latest version.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:20 AM   #7
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So, as I understand, that means it doesn't work. Your problem is therefore not related to 64bit support.

Can you tell us exactly when (and with what messages) the system hangs? Is it the installer that hangs, or the installed system? What happens when you boot in recovery mode?

p.s. You really should consider getting the latest version.
I had said it didnt hang. It doesnt hang. It gets to the part Loading Bootscripts [OK] then nothing. If I press alt then one of the "f" keys like F3 then it goes to a terminal like page, and the other F buttons switch to new terminal pages. "help" is exactly like it is if i typed it in the terminal in a working ubuntu machine.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:31 AM   #8
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Are you able to log into the system? Do the consoles work or not?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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I can use Sudo and su but I dont know the password. The consoles work fine.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:38 AM   #10
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So the only problem is that X does not start properly?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #11
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Sounds like it. Im wasnt sure if it was only loading a certain part of everything, but yea that sounds like the problem. know how to fix it?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:44 AM   #12
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What happens when you do 'sudo gdm' in a terminal?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #13
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IDK I will have to try it. Right now im on a school computer. What is gdm supposed to do?
 
  


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