Ubuntu 8.04.01 Live CD hangs up.

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Oct 22 00:17:25 UTC 2008

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On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:00:01 -0500
"Chris Mohler" <cr33dog at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM, 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.
> Hi there - it always sucks when your media fails to boot.
> Things to try:
> 1. When activity stops, press CTRL-ALT-F1 and see if there is an error
> reported.  Try CTRL-ALT-F2, CTRL-ALT-F3, and so on.  When you get to
> CTRL-ALT-F7 you should see the progress bar again.  I'd go all the way
> to F9 looking for something like a fatal error message (sorry - I
> don't remember exactly which of those screens might show an error).
> 2. Maybe a Knoppix CD would be useful for testing.  Knoppix is a
> live-cd based linux, and can be downloaded here:
> http://www.knoppix.net/get.php
> If Knoppix won't boot either, it might be report more about the
> problem - and it's probably going to be hardware-related.  If Knoppix
> boots OK, then there is an ubuntu-specific problem somewhere.
> 3. Try the Ubuntu 8.10 beta CD?  I have not upgraded yet, so I can't
> give a recommendation to install it, but if the 8.10 CD boots OK, then
> there was a bug somewhere in the 8.04 CD that has already been fixed.
> The official release of 8.10 should happen in 9 days.  The beta CD can
> be found here:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/beta
> Good luck!
> Chris

I hate to say it, but the beta will probably fail. Please try the daily
image instead. It's available at
We've had several issues with the beta cd's.

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