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Any suggestions on how to get Ubuntu onto this PC?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a desktop computer that ran WinXP flawlessly - at least a couple of minutes ago.

Now, I've tried running live CDs with the option Try Ubuntu without installing for the following releases:

  • Linux Ubuntu 12.04. - Test instance fails / the screen goes black after option screen

  • Linux Ubuntu 13.10. - Test instance fails / the screen goes black after option screen

  • Linux Ubuntu 09.10. - Test instance fails ... with some nasty error
    messages (see photo below)

When - with Ubuntu 09.10. - I ran Check disk for defects it actually found two errors, but that's just a side note.

Further Details: Computer is a HP Pavilion T3000.
Here's a photo of the error messages:

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More From » 12.04


I don't know why I got all the error messages.

But the workaround that worked was to install Ubuntu instead of opting "Test Ubuntu without installing".

Once installed Ubuntu 09.10. has been running stable so far. Just to be sure I checked the hdd for bad blocks but there were non. My next step will be to upgrade to 12.04. (current LTS version) via the update manager.

Thank you for the suggestions how to solve this issue.

[#30943] Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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