Install of Ubuntu freezes

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Oct 23 03:38:19 UTC 2010

On 23/10/2010 12:21, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-10-22 at 19:47 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>> On 10/22/2010 07:19 PM, Mark wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 5:10 PM, ABSDoug<absdoug at>  wrote:
>>>>    I've got Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 successfully installed Acer Aspire One. Decided to dual boot XP&  Ubuntu desktop on this Dell Pent4 I have. The install freezes, so does trying to run the OS off the live disk.
>>> This is just a guess, but if you can't run live off the CD, your
>>> system may not be able to run it at all.  A P4?  What else is on that
>>> dinosaur?  ;^)
>> If it was any of your business he/she would have clearly told you.  Try
>> downloading and running the alternate CD.  It was built for older
>> computers and still uses the upstream installer.  If you really want to
>> "try before you buy" press F6 and do:
>> nolapic
>> acpi=off
>> noapic
> Got virus protection "on" in your bios? It might think some marauding
> virus is attacking the system. Dunno if the LIVE option peeks at the
> bios or not, but it's worth a shot trouble shooting with a shotgun. Ric

Surely the Live would have to peek at the bios otherwise how would 'it' 
know which HDs you have and so on.

But the virus setting in the bios, isn't that only designed to stop the 
MBR being written to? The Live CD wouldn't write but would look.

(Don't know if this relevant here or not, but I noticed that the Live CD 
appears to access the HD or HDs when it runs - for what reason I don't 
really know but suspect that it uses the HD to unpack files or some 
such. I tried running the Live on a system without any HDs and with only 
512MB of RAM and found that (working from memory here :-( ) that it 
wouldn't run or at least took so much time to 'boot' that I gave up 
waiting. Put the same CD in same computer with the HDs and it "fires up" 


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