First post... and first try with Linux.
I'm trying out Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit/x86 desktop on a HP m7490n desktop (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...reg_R1002_USEN
It is pretty mainstream hardware:
- Pentium D
- Intel 945P chipset
- 2 GB RAM
- Intel FakeRAID (2 x 250 GB HDD)
- GeForce 7300LE
I'm able to boot up using the LiveCD and update it using 'Update Manager'.
From there I've gone through a number of attempts at creating a LiveUSB with the 'USB Startup Disk Creator', all with the same end result.
When booting the LiveUSB drive I pick the first menu item (Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer) and get:
- Ubuntu white logo on black screen
- Ubuntu splash screen with brown background & animated bar/line
- black screen with wait cursor (spinning white circle).
I've tried normal mode and the cursor is smaller and 'safe display mode' where the cursor is bigger. At this point, it hangs.
Set up steps
I'm using a 8 GB HP USB drive.
In the USB Startup Disk Creator I've always selected the max value of 4 GB for 'When starting up from this disk, documents and settings will be: Stored in reserved extra space'.
The Source disk image is /dev/sr0 | Ubuntu 9.10 i386 | 690.0 MB
The Disk to use choices are
/dev/sdc1 | 8.0 GB Filesystem | 7.4 GB | 2.8 GB free or
/dev/sdc | HP v125w | 7.5 GB - this disk has a yellow warning (!) icon
(These values are after a set up was completed on the USB drive.)
I've tried a few different partitioning schemes using GParted, but Make Startup Disk always seems to reset the USB drive to fat32 (which is a bit confusing to me, because I thought fat32 limit = 4 GB).
Thanks for any ideas or next steps for diagnostics... brad