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#1 dark messenger

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:58 PM

Well ive created and ubuntu live CD and i put it in the computer to boot from it, I get to the menu to try out ubuntu, and then it loads up, but when its finished loading, it just cuts out, and my monitor goes to sleep, but the computer is still running, any ideas to fix it?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:06 PM

What are the menu choices?
Does it get to the desktop or a login screen?
Desktop or laptop?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:16 PM

I downloaded it and mounted it onto CD on my mac laptop, and put it into my Windows desktop.

Try ubuntu without any change to your computer (the one I selected)
install ubuntu
check CD for defects (which I did, nothing wrong)
Test memory
Boot from first hard disk..

No login screen or desktop, it happens as soon as the loading bar hits 100%

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:21 PM

Windows desktop

32 or 64 bit?
Video card?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:24 PM

Xp Pro

erm, cant remember, but its a good/relatively new 512mb card

edit: HIS 3870 iceq3 turbo 512mb

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

I would just recommend redoing the ISO on the Live CD. Just make another one. I had a similar defect, and the tool that looks for defects only functions 75% of the time. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:09 PM

ok, i redid the cd, and now at the end of the loading phase, its comes up with all these mesages saying

buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 1149247
end_request I/O error, dev sr0 sector 9193920

is an example =[

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:50 PM

Is this the live CD or the DVD? Also, is your optical drive a DVD drive?

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

erm, cd I think

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadin...F&arch=i386

i put it on a dvd, will that make a difference?

My drive is a cd+dvd rw drive.. duno about optical thingy

erm, cd I think

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadin...F&arch=i386

i put it on a dvd, will that make a difference?

My drive is a cd+dvd rw drive.. duno about optical thingy

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:12 PM

Firstly... I suggest going with something better, something like Fedora... Even Madriva is better then Ubuntu... Also the arch your going for is the I386, you may want to try for a generic x86 arch, or even maybe try the I586... Of course depending on what processor your using... Also by your description of the error, sr0, should be your cd, though I could be wrong and it is your hard drive... Don't remember what the dev list is with Ubuntu... but obviously you either have a bad hard drive, though it should still continue to load Ubuntu... Which would bring me to think it is the CD, it is very possible that when you downloaded the iso, you got some corrupted packets... Try downloading the ISO from a torrent less chances of corrupted data... Also the CD is the optical drive... (Optical due to the laser lol)... But again I suggest trying Fedora... if you ask me it is one of the best outside Solaris, or Red Hat...

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:26 PM

Not to throw that back at you, friend, but Ubuntu is currently the safest, most reliable version of Linux followed by Debian!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:33 PM

Your gonna say Debian is safe and reliable? ... Wow when I used Debian, it couldn't even handle it's self... I mean seriously I boot it up right after install, and it crashes... Did nothing at all to it, just crashes right after I log in... Ubuntu, maybe the newest version is better then that of what I have seen in the past... but still Fedora and Red Hat are about 10 times safer... I mean come on the IPS on Ubuntu don't do bleep to protect you, the firewall (except of course Ip Tables) with Ubuntu has always been crap... Not to mention the fact that both Ubuntu and Debian are both 10 times easier to exploit then most distros of linux... I would love to see any person who has been using multiple distros of linux for a long period of time, agree with you on that statement... Though I will give you the fact that I have heard better things about Ubuntu's newest version but still... Personally I hate Mandriva, and even still I think Mandriva is 5 times better then Ubuntu... I wonder how many companies would choose Ubuntu over Red Hat...

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:08 AM

I have used Ubuntu. I prefer the KDE desktop, so I use Kubuntu. It's flawless.

As to Mandriva, I used Mandrake for years until they started crippling it and charging for the full version. Ubuntu is always free.

I would certainly burn the ISO to a CD unless it's a DVD version.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 04:49 AM

Looks like burn1337 needs help with hardware conflicts with linux. :flowers: OBVIOUS

Kubuntu is cute... :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:31 AM

I only want it to get my data off the hard drive...

Which one is going to be the best for that..?




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