Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 08-14-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 4.
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu 5.04 and Acer Travelmate 8103

This is the third distro I have tried. It is also the third that has failed. I don't know what the problem is this time. It says, "uncompressing linux.............okay booting the kernal." And then it sits there. I left it there for over a day and it didn't move. The CD stops spinning and nothing happens.

Anybody got an idea?
Old 08-15-2005, 04:45 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Melbourne, Aust.
Distribution: Gentoo/Ubuntu
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hmmm... your problem sounds like something similar to an experiance I have had getting my laptop to dual-boot. I would suggest checking your BIOS for any settings/options specific to memory and booting.

When does this failure occur? When you first insert the CD into the drive? Or once you have installed and are rebooting? Have you tried following your distro's instructions on making a boot floppy disk and trying to boot from that? Do you have any additional hardware attached to your computer? (i.e. external mouse/keyboard, external HDD, webcams, etc)
Old 01-07-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Switzerland
Distribution: Mandriva/Kubuntu
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hello aciesd,

I also have a 8103 and Kubuntu 5.10 and Mandriva 2006 December Club, can be installed. One of the option needed to boot the kernel is "noapic"

Ask me if you still want more information...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux on Acer Travelmate 8103? kosa Linux - Laptop and Netbook 7 10-17-2006 08:09 AM
Acer Travelmate 2200 kosh79 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 06-12-2006 04:52 PM
Ubuntu Linux + Acer Travelmate 230XC tsissus Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 09-02-2005 07:31 PM
Ubuntu on an acer 290 travelmate SD-Plissken Ubuntu 2 08-31-2005 04:01 AM
Acer Travelmate 2200 Trin00ster Linux - Laptop and Netbook 18 06-10-2005 04:17 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration