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Old 07-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP h8-1213c

Just bought a HP h8-1213c from costco and tried to installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I only get a white screen with a tilting cursor. Anybody had any success with this hardware?
Old 07-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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When are you getting this white screen? Is it when you are mid way through installation or on the Live desktop or before etc? Have you tried re-downloading the Ubuntu Cd image incase the one you have is slightly corrupted?

Old 07-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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It wasn't starting the installation neither the Live CD. I finally figured it out yesterday.

First download the Alternate version of the Linux desktop. NOT the usual one. Easy to find on the Ubuntu website.

Secondly you need to disable the UEFI in your BIOS. Linux doesn't seem to support the UEFI for now.

Third, when you select the installation you need to select these parameters :

And voila. Install Ubuntu normally and enjoy your Linux desktop.

Have fun.
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