Ubuntu 8.04.01 Live CD hangs up.

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 16:47:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 6:21 PM, Jonathan Hartzell <lexicom at flash.net> wrote:
> I've been looking forward to stepping up to Ubuntu from XP Pro SP3... (XP
> has served me well and stably for years now, but I'm definitely drawn to the
> overall philosophy and enthusiasm of the Linux community spirit and goals).
> I downloaded the Live CD yesterday, taking the best care I could, verifying
> a checksum match on the ISO image, burning the CD at anly 4X speed, then
> verifying the resulting CD integrity.
> I then booted with the CD, and selected the "Try Ubuntu" (the option that
> doesn't yet make system changes).  The "Loading Linux Kernal" progress
> indicator finished at 100%, then the Ubuntu logo appeared along with an
> activity indicator featuring a yellow-orange rectangle sweeping back and
> forth.  PROBLEM: The activity stopped within about 1 minute.  Nothing
> happened after that.  Several subsequent attempts with same result.
> QUESTION:  Do I suck as a newbee?  Or is this a problem others have had to
> deal with, too?  4 gigs RAM, and Intel Dual Core processor 2.2 GHz.

Never had that happen on a system like that but it happens a lot to me
on little laptops.
First thing is to wait and see if an error shows up. I can take a
surprisingly long time. I often go shopping or something and come back
to see an error. Also try all the normal settings to get past this
sort of thing. I don't have a list handy but I am sure someone here
Douglas E Knapp


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