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Ubuntu Linux sound issue?

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux and have a duel boot with my Windows XP. I had never used Linux before and fell in LOVE. I would make a complete transition, but unfortunately, my sound card will not work. I have run my Live CD on other machines and (wouldn’t you know it) the only computer that the sound won’t work on is my Sony Vaio. I consider myself a very computer savvy person, but I am all new to Linux. So please keep the instructions “idiot-friendly”. My sound card is a Intel 82801DB-ICH4 (Alas Mixer). I have a Sony Vaio PCG-4C1L. Oh, just so everyone is aware, I have tried ajusting advanced volume control and all of the articles on the Ubuntu homepage using the search key “no sound sony vaio”.
I am running version 8.04. Also, my system is a laptop (speakers are built in)

Why won’t my Sony laptop boot after I attempted to install Linux?

My Sony Vaio PCG-591L had Windows XP installed on it, and I was trying to install the Fedora 11 distribution of Linux on it. I didn’t have a cd on hand, and it doesn’t seem like the system supported booting from a flash drive, so i looked far and wide for an alternative method for installation. I came across a tutorial (http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/install-any-linux-distro-directly-from.html ) and followed the instructions to the best of my abilities. I believe that my lack of understanding in the department of partitions was the reason it didn’t work.I came across a program called Universal Netboot Installer, which claimed to automatically install any distribution of Linux automatically. I attempted to use it and my computer crashed. Now when I turn it on, it won’t boot and it gives me a message saying

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

The computer also emits a strange clicking sound at random intervals. it sounds like a woodpecker, or somebody at an old-fashioned typewriter.

PLEASE HELP

How do i get my system to boot again?

I’m fine with losing all previous data. I don’t mind if this is a strictly Linux system.

I have a Fedora 11 live cd now, but i can’t get my computer to boot from it.

Why won’t my Sony laptop boot after I attempted to install Linux?

My Sony Vaio PCG-591L had Windows XP installed on it, and I was trying to install the Fedora 11 distribution of Linux on it. I didn’t have a cd on hand, and it doesn’t seem like the system supported booting from a flash drive, so i looked far and wide for an alternative method for installation. I came across a tutorial (http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/install-any-linux-distro-directly-from.html ) and followed the instructions to the best of my abilities. I believe that my lack of understanding in the department of partitions was the reason it didn’t work.I came across a program called Universal Netboot Installer, which claimed to automatically install any distribution of Linux automatically. I attempted to use it and my computer crashed. Now when I turn it on, it won’t boot and it gives me a message saying

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

The computer also emits a strange clicking sound at random intervals. it sounds like a woodpecker, or somebody at an old-fashioned typewriter.

PLEASE HELP

How do i get my system to boot again?

I’m fine with losing all previous data. I don’t mind if this is a strictly Linux system.

I have a Fedora 11 live cd now, but i can’t get my computer to boot from it.

Ubuntu Linux sound issue?

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux and have a duel boot with my Windows XP. I had never used Linux before and fell in LOVE. I would make a complete transition, but unfortunately, my sound card will not work. I have run my Live CD on other machines and (wouldn’t you know it) the only computer that the sound won’t work on is my Sony Vaio. I consider myself a very computer savvy person, but I am all new to Linux. So please keep the instructions “idiot-friendly”. My sound card is a Intel 82801DB-ICH4 (Alas Mixer). I have a Sony Vaio PCG-4C1L. Oh, just so everyone is aware, I have tried ajusting advanced volume control and all of the articles on the Ubuntu homepage using the search key “no sound sony vaio”.
I am running version 8.04. Also, my system is a laptop (speakers are built in)