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Feb 9, 2011

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a Sony Vaio RX456DS Desktop (2001 vintage) which currently has Windows ME installed. As far as I can see, the Ubuntu disk is sound and the PC boots up from it. However, the initial screen looks very plain (no colours, text badly placed, not at all like the Welcome screen I expected) and if I select "Install" or "Try", I get a Ubuntu logo in the centre of the screen with 5 small red dots that progress from left to right, and then repeat this. Nothing else happens, even after a long time. Also, the initial screen has two more options - "Check the disc" and "Test the Memory" (or something similar). Can anyone suggest what, if anything, I should try now?

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Code:
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card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC269 Analog [ALC269 Analog]
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