[GRLUG] Ubuntu live and install issues
jodanlime at gmail.com
Sun May 14 19:01:36 EDT 2006
I would try disableing the acpi, ubuntu will usually boot on any machine if
I try all the special boot options.
On 5/14/06, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I ran Caldera ( a long time ago! ) on the old
> box. Nothing on the newer box, but will be trying
> some others. Both boxes run windoz fine -
> fine considering windoz anyway.
> I'll try the vesa driver on the new machine. As
> mentioned, the "live" CD runs on the old machine,
> albeit quit slowly. Too slowly to be interesting.
> Manually resetting the machine? I don't follow.
> "Check the MD5 / SHA1 signature of the ISO?" How
> do I do that?
> The motherboard is an ASUS A7A266. About
> 5 or 6 years old. The display card is an ATI
> "Rage Fury Pro." 32MB of memory.
> I'll try a CD-R rather than a CD-RW at some point
> with the "install" version. Seems far fetched, but
> nothing else is making much sense at this point.
> On 5/14/06, Tim Schmidt <timschmidt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/14/06, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The "live" version came up on an older machine, but
> > > was indeed too slow to be interesting. On a newer
> > > machine it comes up to a point, and then I get display
> > > problems.
> > Have you given other recent Linux distributions a shot on the same
> > hardware? You could also try specifying the vesa display driver,
> > which should work on any graphics hardware.
> > > The "install" version results in the endless "Press a key
> > > to reboot" messages. I'm repeating myself a bit here,
> > > but just to be clear, it is the "install" version that I am
> > > really interested in. The "live" version can't be taken
> > > seriously except as a demo vehicle.
> > Sounds like either a bad CD, a funky ACPI setup, or some other odd
> > problem. Have you tried manually resetting the machine?
> > > I suspect Ubuntu has to work better than this, given its
> > > reputation, which is why I brought up the possibility that
> > > there might be some kind of "burn" issue, even though
> > > just what escapes me. The DVD/CD device works fine
> > > in all other respects. I routinely use it for backups.
> > Check the MD5 / SHA1 signature of the ISO?
> > > Now, my machine is a home rolled unit too, so I really
> > > can't go and say to anyone "Ubuntu doesn't work on an X
> > So are all mine... motherboard and graphics card make and model might
> > help.
> > --tim
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