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#1 Neil B.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:05 PM

Ive got an hp Im trying to install linux on, but the freakin thing freezes after I hit 'install ubuntu'. Im using a DVD-R disc. Ive tried 2 different discs so thats not the problem. Any answers?

all that happens is the cd continuously spins... and spins.... and does nothing.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:40 PM

update: Burned the iso to a CD-R.... now when i hit install it throws me an error: 'error booting to cd'.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:19 PM

I tried bruning the image to a CD using a different computer with nero. when i boot using this cd... it brings up 'candera dos' thing. WTF?

help would be much appreciated...

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:35 PM

Im now downlaoding another image. Ive burned (and wasted) around 6 cds now... its either the image i got, or ubuntu is a fu**ing joke.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:40 PM

Ok, lets start by checking the ubuntu iso file.

1) Follow the instructions here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM#MD5SUM on Windows://https://help.ubuntu.com/community/H...5SUM on Windows to check the MD5 hash of the download.

If that checks out then make sure you're burning the disks properly (I've "coasterized" a couple dozen CD's and DVD's by not burning and iso proplerly)

2) Make sure you've selected "Burn As Image" or "Burn Image" and burn slowly (4x max, but i like 2X)

3) Once you've done that boot from the CD and chose "Check CD for Defects". it will run a few tests and spit out an answer if the CD is burned properly or not. It should restart your PC afterwards.

4) If all that checks out and you get the LiveCD to the desktop and it still freezes you may not have enough hardware to run the Live Install and may have to go to the Alternate Install disc" which is text based but still fairly easy to use The system requirements can be found here at the top of the page http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/910

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:54 PM

I think you are burning the ISO file to a CD and then booting from it, while you should burn ISO image to the CD.
If you check your burned CD and see a file named ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso or ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso, then you have burned it wrong.

I suggest that you use ImgBurn for burning the ISO image to a CD.
If your computer can boot from a USB stick, then you can make a bootable USB drive too. Read more here.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:18 AM

If Romeo is right, see here for a guide on burning ISO's properly: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/write-a-cd-dvd-image-or-iso/

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:23 PM

Here is a really easy to use CD Burning program: http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm its extremely user friendly and light on system resources.




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