Can't Run Kubuntu Jaunty

marc gmane at
Sun Apr 12 17:52:34 UTC 2009

GreyGeek said...
> marc wrote:
> > Graham Todd said...
> >   
> >> I've downloaded Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty a few times just to make sure I get
> >> a good download, then burnt it to CD-R at various speeds.  I'm using a
> >> Dell Dimension 4600 with (it tells me) 500kb of memory.
> >>
> >> I have tried to load the live CDs once burnt and each one stops and
> >> freezes at the loading screen in which four icons get loaded.  I must
> >> emphasise that I don't even get as far as loading the "live" CD.
> >>
> >> The disk drive has run Ubuntu and other Gnome-based distros, and even
> >> installed one of them, so I don't think the problem lies there.#
> >>
> >> Is the installer incompatible with Dell Dimension 4600 or is there
> >> another reason I might not be able to load the "live" CD?
> >>     
> >
> > I've tried Jaunty on six different machines now and only one loads 
> > beyond the point you mention - the laptop I'm testing it on. The 
> > machines include a recent Dell desktop, a year old Dell desktop and and 
> > AMD64 3000, so quite a variety. I haven't seen a no-load since Badger.
> >
> > Also, I'm having sever difficulties with video and audio with the 
> > machine that does run. I'm reporting bugs, but not a lot of response.
> >
> >   
> SIX different machines and only one works.  That suggests that the burn
> of your ISO is bad.
> Did you do a md5sum check on the ISO before you burned it?

It loads fine on one of the six. And yes, the Cd has been checked.


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