Package: installation-reports

ENCarpenter 1ecarp at
Wed Sep 24 19:55:58 UTC 2008

Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD provided by Ubuntu
Image version: huh?
Date: attempted 23 Sep 08

Machine: Compaq Presario 2231US
Processor: Intel Celeron M Processor 350 (1.3 GHz)
Memory: 512 MB
Partitions: as for Win XP Home (original)

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: huh?

Base System Installation Checklist: See Comments/Problems
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [ ]
Detect network card:    [ ]
Configure network:      [ ]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]

Comments/Problems:  Tried installation several times, always wind up at pinkish tan blank screen with DVD drive (only drive available) running for as much as an hour.  Never get 
past that point regardless of option tried.  Finally got to point where restarting machine gives choice of OS, but selecting Ubuntu (7.10) still leads to same pink/tan screen.  
In this screen can do absolutely nothing except manually hold switch to turn off and try again.  Obviously not a techie, expected to have to work at it, but.......never have been 
this helpless (have done Red Hat and Xandros in past).  However, I am getting better at staring at nonresponsive screen and listening to drive spin (sorry).



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