Install of Ubuntu freezes

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Oct 23 04:19:31 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-10-23 at 14:38 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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" 
> nicely.)

His response will be interesting! I hope we hear back. Inquiring minds
want to know. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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