Troubleshoot Installation

Jason Crain jason at
Fri Jan 2 18:20:55 UTC 2009

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On Fri, January 2, 2009 11:24 am, Allen Tung wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Jason Crain <jason at>
> wrote:
>> 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".
> Thanks for the advice.  I could install Ubuntu since i installed the
> graphics driver in windows 2000.  Ubuntu installed perfectly, but the
> laptop monitor would not show anything.  It showed the desktop when i
> connected it to my desktop monitor, or my tv, just not on my laptop.
> When i opened display properties and clicked on identify monitors,
> though, it showed laptop on the upper left hand corner  of the tv, but
> nothing on my laptop.
> Also, the laptop screen works with Windows 2000, but it shows that the
> laptop screen and whatever screen that i connect it to are the same thing
> (a big one on both screens which is supposed to differentiate between
> multiple screens with different numbers).  If i don't connect the laptop
> to a monitor, the screen shows the ubuntu logo, ana a bar under it which
> loads. When it finishes loading, though, the screen shows nothing just
> like it did when installing.

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