Installing Ubuntu

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sun Apr 26 11:38:43 UTC 2009

Sean or Mona wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pridvi Kandagatla" <pridvik at>
> To: <ubuntu-users at>
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 22:14
> Subject: Installing Ubuntu
>> Hello,
>> I recently downloaded the iso file of the latest version of Ubuntu to
>> install on my laptop. When I put the cd into my laptop, the autoplay
> feature
>> is not working. I am not getting a menu of any sort. I can explore the
>> contents of the cd and the autoplay feature is working on another computer
>> of mine, which is a desktop. Also, when I try to boot from the disk, I am
>> getting an error and I can't boot from the CD. What should I do? Any help
>> would be greatly appreciated.
> It was a disaster for me.  A terrible disaster.
> This bugger is a 1.8 ghz Pentium 4 that I'm running.  But I tried installing
> Ubuntu 9.04 and not only did it crawl like molasses but nothing could be
> done with it.
> Indeed I'm not sure if the menus were supposed to work in a similar fashion
> to MS Windoze, but I tried left clicking, right clicking, double clicking,
> just waiting to see if they drop on their own - nothing.
> A misaligned screen display didn't help much, I suppose. But after all the
> hope and hype and buildup and anticipation that I had subjected myself to --
> I was really let down.
> I was really hoping it would be my salvation from Windoze. No. It was
> useless. So I'm back with Windoze 2000 and the very least I can say about it
> is -- well.... it works.
    You are disappointed and feel your let down by Ubuntu. This could be 
true, but please just tell us what happens when you put the CD-Rom in 
your laptop. Does it run? Can you see the kernel load? Does it give you 
some things to press the F1 -5 keys for?

    Or does the cd not run, and nothing happens? These can be simple 
things to fix but we need to understand your problem much better.


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