Installation :: Ubuntu Fails To Load Before Installation When Attempting To Duel Boot / Fix It?

Jun 24, 2010

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a laptop (Acer Aspire 6530), and duel boot with windows vista. However, when starting up the computer with the CD in the drive, the installer fails to load, showing only a picture at the bottom of the screen showing a square and a circle with a person in it... This persists for as long as I have cared to wait (hours) and pressing keys at first results in nothing, then after sufficient key presses just produces beeps...

Anyone know what's wrong there?

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[Code]....

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Code:
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Code:
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Code:
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[code]......

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