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Can't install Lubuntu or New Distros on my Laptop


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#1 alex984

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:24 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 and I want to install Lubuntu 16.10 on it I created a bootable usb to install I used Universal usb installer version 1.93 to create it and i rebooted my laptop and when it got to the main menu to install it ( Try Lubuntu without installing or Install Lubuntu) I selected Install Lubuntu and I got a gray screen with a blinking cursor and I got black lines saying Bios Cache not cleared clearing this bit I let it sit for a few minutes but nothing is happening how can I fix this so I can install Lubuntu or other new distros on my old laptop.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

Download and install this one instead, this is a direct link:

http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/release/lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso


Edited by pcpunk, 05 November 2016 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:48 PM

16.10 is a short term release and only good until July of 2017.  16.04 and many of the newer Ubuntu's are likely to new for your Graphics, and that is why you are having troubles Installing.  This is the simplest answer for you now, if you can't install 14.04.1 please tell us and we'll look for some answers.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:56 PM

16.10 is a short term release and only good until July of 2017.  16.04 and many of the newer Ubuntu's are likely to new for your Graphics, and that is why you are having troubles Installing.  This is the simplest answer for you now, if you can't install 14.04.1 please tell us and we'll look for some answers.

I dunno those old cards should be covered by the open drivers but yes let's see a reply

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:17 PM

@alex984, sorry...should have mentioned 14.04.1 is a LTS Long Term Support Release, good until April of 2019.  Let's hope it will install easier on that machine.  16.04 is the newer one but I don't think that one will work if 16.10 don't.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 03:08 AM

@alex984 - hi, and :welcome: to BC and to the Linux & Unix section.

 

Let us know some details about your "old laptop" - make and model &c. Also if you are running Windows with it, and which?

 

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