Ubuntu 8.04.01 Live CD hangs up.

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Tue Oct 21 18:28:07 UTC 2008

Knapp wrote:
> 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
> will.
    I suggest you try the tab that says load Ubuntu. It comes up just 
like it was loaded, or should. Then you can play or click on load.

    If this doesn't work let us know :-)



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