Ubuntu 5.10 Live boot disk wnt wrk inspiron 2500
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 23, 2005
I am trying to install Linux Ubuntu 5.10 on my old laptop. Have no history with Linux. I have a Dell Inspiron 2500 10 GB hd w/ 128 MB RAM 700MHz Intel Celeron processor running XP Pro 2002 SP1. My Live Ubuntu iso disk is for Intel x86. For some reason, other computers will boot to the disk just fine, but my laptop won't recognize the CD as a boot disk when I restart ... it just boots right through to Windows. Am I overlooking a basic step?
As you can guess from the stats, XP pro is not a good match for my computer. I'm looking to learn Linux with this machine, take notes in classes, possibly do some sound applications, and use it as a backup webbroser. It seems unclear whether or not my system will be equipt to run ubuntu, I can't find any listed system requirements. If there is a different dist I should be considering for my memory req's, let me know. I might be willing to put 128mb ram. Should I stick with an older version of Ubuntu, like Warty?
Ubuntu 7.10 Live demo: disk format failed
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 1, 2007
at the moment in on the live demo ubuntu 7.10 cd and it seems to be working but when it gets to the install bit it comes up with this message
the ext3 file system creation in partition 1# of SCSI (0,0,0) (sda) failed
so i decided to go out of Ubuntu and totally format it and boot back up but it seems it only works with out freezing and taking hours to do one simple thing it should take a few seconds to do if i have part of a Linux operating system on my hard drive so i don't know what to do any help would be great because i really don't know what i should do as i canrt format
Ubuntu 7.10 Live cd dont boot....
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 22, 2008
I have been away from the linux scene for about a year now, and i am redy to come back to using some linux....I run into a problem right away...
I put the ubuntu 7.10 cd in and start booting from it...then i get some
"buffer I/O Error on device fd0, logical block 0 End_request : : I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0"
So since i have no floppy drive i just disabled it...now when i boot from cd it will pretty much seem to load fine but come to a halt at some prompt...
Something that i need to type to proceed?
boot from Ubuntu 8.10 live CD results in black screen can not install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 11, 2008
I am trying to install Ubuntu 8.10 from a live CD. when I boot I get the menu to boot to live Ubuntu. I select this and then the splash screen shows the Ubuntu logo and the brown bar across the screen. than I hear the drum role but I get a black screen.
I have an ATI video card on this machine.
I tried to use the safe graphics mode...same result.
I have had Ubuntu 8.04 working before although I seem to recall having this problem with 7.10 as well.
I did some googleing but could not find anything that involved a live CD.
I would like to install Ubuntu but not sure how I can do that if I can't even boot to Live CD.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ubuntu 9.10 Live cd boot issue
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 28, 2010
I am trying to use a Ubuntu 9.10 Live cd and I can choose a language and then the next screen gives me all the options. I want to run off the Live cd. After 3 minutes I faintly hear the ubuntu sound but the screen remains black and eventually the system just stalls.
Intel Pentium P6000 1.86 GHz
Intel HD Graphics
17.3 HD= LED LCD
3 GB Memory
250 GB SATA HD
I apologize if this is mentioned somewhere but I didn't find it in a search.
Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD Won't Boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 1, 2010
Years ago, when I first tried Ubuntu, I think it was version 7.(something), Ubuntu Live CDs always worked fine. But then, after there were a few kernel updates, they just stopped working. Sometimes changing the drive mode from IDE to RAID did the trick, sometimes it didn't. I've been moving back and forth from Ubuntu to Windows for the past 2-3 years. I've decided to install Ubuntu again today.
I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website, and burnt it onto a CD using PowerISO 4.2, at the maximum burn speed. I changed the drive mode from IDE to RAID, and tried to boot the CD. I get as far as the main menu, at which I choose the option "Try Ubuntu without changing your system". At this point, a white pulsing Ubuntu logo appears, and nothing else happens. I hear the CD drive spin down, to a stop. Then, it clicks five times (as if the computer is looking for something on the disk, but can't find it), and spins down again. It continues to do this indefinitely.
I tried sett
Error creating partition Using Disk Utility (ubuntu 11.10 live CD)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 23, 2012
while iam trying to create a new partition it says :
Error creating partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_add_partition: device_file=/dev/sda, start=152035131392, size=49533612544, type=0x83
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=250999111168)
looking at part 0 (offset 32256, size 26213935104, type 0x07)
new part entry
looking at part 1 (offset 26214398976, size 224771703808, type 0x0f)
Entering MS-DOS extended parser (offset=26214398976, size=224771703808)
readfrom = 26214398976
readfrom = 57667438080
readfrom = 125971092992
readfrom = 151516086272
readfrom = 201568711680
readfrom = 230011729920
readfrom = 152036075520
No MSDOS_MAGIC found
Exiting MS-DOS extended parser
looking at part 2 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 3 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
Exiting MS-DOS parser
MSDOS partition tab
Can't get ubuntu 13.10 to boot from live cd
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 27, 2013
Tried to install Ubuntu 13.10,won't boot up,BIOs is setup for boot from cdrom,message reads
failed and boots up with windows XP
Installation hangs by opening disk partitioner [Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot]
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 24, 2012
Greetings to the whole Ubuntu Forums community.
First of all,
I'm an absolute beginner as an active user of the amazing tools that the open source movement has been creating. The spirit and motivations that sustain the will of all the people involved in these initiatives is one of those things that reinforces one's faith in humanity. :O
So, I've got a low spec machine that I need to prepare for creative purposes. Details:
Lenovo 3000 N100 laptopIntel Celeron M CPU 420 @ 1.60 GHz504 Mb RAM90 Gb hard drive with 40 Gb of free spaceWindows XP installed
The target is to achieve the best performance possible with audio software like Pure Data or Ardour, powerful document creating tools like LaTeX based text applications or Lilypond, and other programs like GIMP. I'm well-informed about the poor specs of my machine for some of these applications, but there's not money to get better hardware and my only choice is to adapt. However, I dream with expanding my RA
can not properly boot ubuntu 12.10 live usb
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 8, 2012
I wanted to see how does ubuntu 12.10 looks and feels but do not want to install it yet. so I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 and created live usb
when i booted it this is what i got
amazing the desktop background is something similar to what i was viewing on windows 7
and as what you might have guessed nothing works
so is there a fix for this ??
Thank you for your time
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