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Problems Installing Ubuntu 7.10

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by sampleera, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. sampleera New Member

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    When i boot from the cd i choose the first option "Start or install ubuntu" and it will load somthning then it gose to a screen and it looks like my video card is freaking out or somthing , it just shows green and purple flashing bars. Please help.
     
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    what video card do you have?
     
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    Go to user cp and fill out your specs. It'll help us solve your problem.
     
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    Couple of things you can do:

    1. Press F6 and choose "vga" or "vesa" or "safe graphics" until you find one that works.

    2. If you definitely want to install it, rather than just run the Live CD, download and burn the "Alternate Install" ISO for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), and use that to install -- it is in "character mode" and gives a little more visibility and flexibility. :)
     
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    Specs are

    mobo A8N-SLI
    Cpu AMD 3500+
    Gpu 2x geforce 6800 (tried it without sli still didnt work)
    Ram 2gb DDR
     
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    as DIBL said, use f6 to try other video cards.. theres also a way to install it without using the gui.. and then you install drivers etc once you do the install that way..

    i would make sure sli and sli related options are disabled in the bios, and the sli bridge is taken off.. the sli could be throwing off the ubuntu drivers.. and you'll probably want to follow fox34's guides on enabling sli in linux.
     
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    Windows ftw! :p

    Seriosly, I can install Ubuntu on a PC with:

    PII 350
    256mb ram
    2mb mga matrox vid. card
    10gb hdd

    maybe something's just rejecting ubuntu?
     
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    Yea, try using the force-vesa boot setting like DIBL said. There's also maybe a BIOS setting that's fooling with it. If all else fails, you can try reburning Ubuntu. That's surprisingly done the trick for me in the past.
     
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    theres a cd verification tool on the boot menu too.. verify the ubuntu cd to make sure that its valid and has no defects or corruption.. that always helps eliminate something that might end up driving you nuts!
     
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    Try booting in safe graphics mode. Also if the ACPI setting of your bios has HPET support enabled, disable it and try it.
     

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