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Old 12-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Very new user to Ubuntu encountering problems! Help needed!

Hello! I Have a computer with no OS so I wanted to try out Ubuntu. I am installing from a burned CD on this rig:

core i5 2500k
GTX 460
1 Tb hard disk drive
P67A-UD3p-B3 from Gigabyte

however, I encounter this screen after I "Loading"

Looks like this:

If I type "help" it gives me these commands:

What should I do?

any useful help is much appreciated.
Old 12-15-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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How far through the install have you proceeded?

Things I would expect, when you first boot from the CD/DVD, did you get a screen with some options to run a live system, or install from the CD/DVD?

Did you partition the disk, and format the partition(s)?

Did you see messages indicating the install proceeded? ie code was copied from the CD to the hard drive?

And what version of Ubuntu are you trying to install?

Did you verify the download .iso file with a md5sum check?

How did you burn the image?

The images you posted are from Busybox, it gives you a command prompt, and you can see a list of commands that it can run.

Please answer each question to the best of your ability, and we'll go from there.

You should be able to boot the CD/DVD as a live system. This means you do not have to install anything to your hard drive in order to run linux. Did you do that? This helps to verify your hardware is supported.

I don't have any reason to suspect there is a hardware problem at this point.
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Maybe this Link will be helpful.
Old 12-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #4
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what vers ubuntu? md5 ok?
Old 12-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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What seems to be happening is this. The installation disk is loading Linux into the computer's memory. Then, it should load and run the installation tool. This isn't happening, and you are left with a mini command-line Linux running in RAM.

You could try following the advice given in the link given in post 3, but I'd check the md5sum of the iso. If it's wrong, there's your problem. If it's OK, burn a new CD very slowly.
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