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Issues with Ubuntu Linux. I need help!?

I’m trying to get Linux Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft” running, but the live CD won’t even work. Ive tried trouble shooting like downloading a new ISO, making a new copy, using a one hundred percent workable ISO recorder, and changing the BIOS.

The first issue was it didn’t even attempt to start. I fixed it by changing the bios to boot up from a disk drive first. That worked, and I was able to get to the “root boot-up” screen.

The ther was a second issue. The disk defect thing worked perfect, detected no errors. However, even in safe graphics mode, something caused it to go massively wrong. I thought my laptop turned into an expensive paperweight! Turns out that it wasn’t a linux or LCD screen problem, or linux, but rather the laptop itself. The CD works on all computers ‘cept for mine.

Heres a link (WARNING: Takes a while at 3:14 mins [hey, thats pi!] and the good part is the last few seconds) http://youtube.com/watch?v=ADhc4VWkGFE

I haven’t ran the memory check yet, but im sure thats not the problem.

My laptop won’t run the Ubuntu Linux 6.10 (Edgy Eft) live CD. Why won’t it work?

My Sony Vaio runs the CD well. So does my dad’s Dell Inspiron. However, my Toshiba Tecra won’t. Instead of going to the screen on boot-up, it continued to run the Windows XP boot up. The ISO was the official one, and I used the official ISO recorder. I made another CD, and its the same problem. My laptop has had issues with many computer games, specifically the classic NVIDEA display problem, but it seems that is unlikely. Maybe it could be caused from interferrence from an ISO mounter. Do I need to set my computer to read the CD before it boots?

Issues with Ubuntu Linux. I need help!?

I’m trying to get Linux Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft” running, but the live CD won’t even work. Ive tried trouble shooting like downloading a new ISO, making a new copy, using a one hundred percent workable ISO recorder, and changing the BIOS.

The first issue was it didn’t even attempt to start. I fixed it by changing the bios to boot up from a disk drive first. That worked, and I was able to get to the “root boot-up” screen.

The ther was a second issue. The disk defect thing worked perfect, detected no errors. However, even in safe graphics mode, something caused it to go massively wrong. I thought my laptop turned into an expensive paperweight! Turns out that it wasn’t a linux or LCD screen problem, or linux, but rather the laptop itself. The CD works on all computers ‘cept for mine.

Heres a link (WARNING: Takes a while at 3:14 mins [hey, thats pi!] and the good part is the last few seconds) http://youtube.com/watch?v=ADhc4VWkGFE

I haven’t ran the memory check yet, but im sure thats not the problem.

My laptop won’t run the Ubuntu Linux 6.10 (Edgy Eft) live CD. Why won’t it work?

My Sony Vaio runs the CD well. So does my dad’s Dell Inspiron. However, my Toshiba Tecra won’t. Instead of going to the screen on boot-up, it continued to run the Windows XP boot up. The ISO was the official one, and I used the official ISO recorder. I made another CD, and its the same problem. My laptop has had issues with many computer games, specifically the classic NVIDEA display problem, but it seems that is unlikely. Maybe it could be caused from interferrence from an ISO mounter. Do I need to set my computer to read the CD before it boots?