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View Poll Results: Do you guys like the new test of PCLinuxOS?
Yes 8 61.54%
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I tried it, it's okay 2 15.38%
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy I can't install or run the Live CD of any version of Ubuntu...

I tried version 7.04, 6.10, and 5.10. For each of them [I made SURE I had chosen the right hardware version for the CD] it would get to the boot screen, I would press "boot," and a little blinking line would appear in the left-hand corner of my screen. It stays like that until my computer [a Compaq Presario laptop] hibernates.

Any help? Similar issues?

I want to try out Ubuntu - give me some tips if you can!
Old 05-13-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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What does your poll have to do with your posted question? At all?
Old 05-13-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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hmm, compaq, I remember they can be a pain to get to boot due to the buggy hardware they have. Try pressing F6 to enter these boot options:
noapic nolapic acpi=off pci=noacpi
Old 05-16-2007, 09:47 AM   #4
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Its ok.

Had ubuntu 7.04 on two systems installed with no problem. A compaq presario 1247 400mhz and and AMD 1.2gighz desktop. But the newest of the systems hangs on 3 or 4 drivers, the nvidia 6800gs hangs, via8237, onboard gigabit controller hung, and don't remember the last one, gave up with the fourth hang appeared.
Old 05-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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Compaq Presario V6211 - Same Problem - Did you resolve yours?

Dear all,

I got a new Compaq Presario V6211 laptop which has

* AMD Turion 64X2 1.6GHz
* Video adapter NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6150
* Preloaded Vista Home Basic Version

I tried to install Ubuntu 7.04 64bit, 6.06 64bit, 6.06 32bit, Kubuntu 6.06 32bit

Bit I encountered the same following problems in all:

* It has got stuck while loading.Just after hardware check it hangs, doesn't proceed ahead.
* It is just throwing a blank screen.

I think this might be a problem due to my graphics card, but not sure. Because when I tried GParted Live CD, I had to go in after doing Forcevideo --> VESA --> 800x600

Can some one Please help...
Because I couldn't find any help from any other web online...
I'm desperate to make my Vista Box into a Tux Box...

"I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer from it.
But in my mind, I believe what I'm doing is right. So I feel like I'm going to heaven." - Tupac Amaru Shakur
Old 05-26-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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Strange poll to take in the Ubuntu forum. The poll misses a box for "haven't tried it" which would probably match the majority of viewers in this forum.



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