Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a Toshiba Satellite C55-A laptop
nathan.bahn at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 18:55:55 UTC 2013
On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> Just got the above mentioned Toshiba laptop yesterday. Would like to
> install Ubuntu on it next to Windows 8 without activating Windows 8.
> Downloaded and burned the Ubuntu 13.04 DVD and verified that it works on
> another machine. Changed the bios on the Toshiba so it boots from the dvd.
> It booted but not to the normal screen. I saw a non-graphical screen with 3
> selections Install Ubuntu - Try Ubuntu & Test media. I choose Try Ubuntu
> and it booted to a command line:
> Welcome to Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64)
> * Documentation: https://help/ubuntu.com/
> ubuntu at ubuntu:~$
> As a test I tried to run firefox and got:
> (process;3019): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: asserttion
> `sys_page_size == 0` failed
> Error: no display specificed
> Obviously a graphics problem.
> Specs say: Processor and Graphics
> AMD Quad Core A6-5200 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™
> HD 8400 Graphics
> 2.0 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
> Googling on the HD 8400 and linux produced this hit:
> Which talks of a beta driver that supports this chip.
> So it seems there is no way to test Ubuntu on this machine before installing
> it. Is that correct?
> Which leads to the question: Can Ubuntu even be installed when Windows 8 is
> on the disk but not activated? All the results I see from googling seems to
> assume that Windows 8 is active.
> Thanks, Jim
Not exactly your question, buuut..... What happens when you try to
launch Unity from the CLI?
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