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Old 07-04-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
ahsad
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Question Why won't Ubuntu 7.04 install on my Dell Laptop??


After loading live CD which works fine, I click on the install Icon from the desktop which after a while throws up a blank Install window, but then nothing,just the CD continuing to run.
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Dell Latitude C610, 256 Ram, P3.1000MHz Processor, 20 GB HDD
Video. Radeon AGP 16MB
currently running Win.XP Prof.
My aim was to have Ubuntu partition the HDD and install its self as a dual boot OS. But no Luck.

Can anybody offer any solutions for a Newbie to the World of Linux.
 
Old 07-05-2007, 02:07 AM   #2
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If the Desktop cd doesn't work, try either of these:

- to make sure it's not up to your display(drivers etc.) which is quite possible (my experience), boot the desktop cd with low resolution like 800x600x16, use "safe graphics mode" and disable splash from the kernel line; if this doesn't help, then
- download, burn and use the Alternate cd which works in text-mode
 
Old 07-07-2007, 12:11 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by b0uncer
If the Desktop cd doesn't work, try either of these:

- to make sure it's not up to your display(drivers etc.) which is quite possible (my experience), boot the desktop cd with low resolution like 800x600x16, use "safe graphics mode" and disable splash from the kernel line; if this doesn't help, then
- download, burn and use the Alternate cd which works in text-mode
i agree with him
 
Old 07-08-2007, 07:09 AM   #4
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i agree with him
I always use the alternate Install CD. Its text based, and described as "advanced" but still quite easy. Unfortunately after Ubuntu's site was redone, it makes it difficult to find the alternate install CD, unless you know what your looking for. Click Download Now from the homepage, then at the bottom is a link "complete link of download locations"... Go there, Choose a server, then download the alternate iso(you'll know it by the filename, something like ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso

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