Troubleshoot Installation

Jason Crain jason at
Fri Jan 2 16:39:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, December 30, 2008 2:26 pm, Allen Tung wrote:
> I took the CD that Canonical sent over, and put it in the disk drive
> of my laptop.  Then, I clicked the fullinstall or demo button, and
> restarted the computer automatically.  When I came to the screen, I
> pressed enter for English, and chose the full install option.  It
> brought me to an Ubuntu screen with a bar loading.  When the bar
> finished loading, the screen went black, and blinked a few times.  The
> disk eventually stopped whirring, and nothing happened.  Whenever I
> pressed a couple buttons, or the power button, it started whirring
> again.  If I pressed and held the power button, though, the laptop
> turned off.  Essentially, the install failed.  Every time I attempted
> this, this process repeated itself, without fail.

Sounds like a video driver problem.  Try selecting "safe graphics mode"
instead of "start or install ubuntu".

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