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Old 10-11-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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Angry loading ubuntu

Hi, Im a newbi and Im having a problem loading ubuntu 6.06 on a newly formated and portitioned hard drive. I keep getting error loading OS it will not even boot to load. The hard drive is totally new. Im using a gatway solo 3350 laptop. Help if you can

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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what version of ubuntu 6.06 aRE YOU using is it a 32 bit(i386) edition or a 64 bit(amd64)?? also have you configured bios to boot of of your cd rom driver/ installation media drive? and how have you burnt the image??
Old 10-11-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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What kind of laptop is it? (Can you provide a link to your specs?)
How far does the process get?

You insert the CD.
You reboot.
You see the POST.

Note 6.06 will have problems with newer hardware. You are properly advised to use 7.04 (or wait for 7.10). It is usually pointless to pre-partition/format a HDD. Let the linux partition manager handle that.

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