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Old 08-05-2008, 02:32 AM   #1
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unable to load ubuntu

I have WinXP pro on my computer and I want to load ubuntu. When I try
I get the message: /bin/sh: can't access tty: job contro turned off
(initramfs) I don't have a /bin/sh folder because nothing is loaded. I have gone through all the bios and didn't see anything labelled tty or job control. I entered help and got all the basic commands but I don't know which, if any, solve this problem. Would someone please help me get this problem solved. Thank you in advance.

I have tried to load 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04. I have a 7.04 that I loaded on another computer but can't get it on this one because of the above error. I have downloaded 8.04, bought it also from a vendor, and downloaded 7.10 from the internet.
I hav

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which version of Ubuntu?
Are you booting up from a Live CD? (Ubuntu now comes in 2 variants--live CD and an old-fashioned install CD--I think they call this the "alternative" CD.)

Regardless of which CD you are using, tell us exactly where in the process you are getting the error message.


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