Ubuntu Installation :: Installing 10.04 To A Laptop - Alternative Method?

May 16, 2010

Currently I've got Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 (I believe) on my laptop, with two separate partitions.I want to format the laptop and only have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on there, but since the CD drive is broken, I've just been trying to do it from USB. There must be something wrong with my laptop/booting from USB, because I've tried two different programs used to create Live USB installations (UNetbootin and Universal-USB-Installer). Both of them load the menu, let me select to install or run the Live CD, but neither of them get past the purple-ish Ubuntu loading screen. The screen just goes black (But stays lit), and nothing else happens.

So I'm wondering if there is different, easy-ish method for installing Ubuntu 10.04 to this laptop. It's got a working network adapter,

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Oct 8, 2010

I am currently installing the Ubuntu 10.04 Alternative, as I am having problem with video card. What I know is that I need to edit the Grub file in /etc/default/grub and add i915.modeset=1 for my video card. What I don't know is how to do that in the command line, what application should I use and how to save it? Also, if everything works well, I want to boot to gnome automatically. What I am looking for is a step by step instructions (as I can get lost).

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Feb 28, 2011

I am facing problem while installing ubuntu 10.10 on a newly purchased laptop HP G62 - B45,

Problem: Screen becomes blank after selecting language and press Forward.

I can run the live CD. I can install from wubi(like a windows application) But I could not install to a new partition.

As mentioned in link [URL] thread, i tried by pressing F4 while booting from CD. but i am not getting the "Safe graphics mode" mentioned here.

below is the configuration of the laptop

320 GB HDD,
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ATI graphics

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Nov 10, 2010

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Here is the link to my specific laptop.


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There are two major questions I face: 1) What distribution would be the best for this? Of course, I am looking for some with lean yet decent-looking X implementation. Well, I always can take one distro and other desktop environment. 2) I find it challenging to try out or install stuff on this PC: it can boot only via floppy or HDD no CD boot, no Flash (no USB port in fact). At least I don't know if that's possible to burn distro on CD, boot the PC in DOS, and then somehow install that distro from CD. Especially, I really would prefer testing it before I get rid of the Windows on it - I want to be sure that it would actually recognise the CD drive and PC Card network interface. That would be very awkward, if I format HDD, somehow manage to install linux from CD, and then find out that it does not recognise the network.

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Jan 23, 2010

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The GTK library for each dist is
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I have had the software working on different versions of GTK as well but no longer that that version information available.

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I could provide details, but I doubt they really matter. My best guess is that libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.1000.4 is broken. So, I'd like to replace it without learning how to compile gtk from scratch or causing problems with the rest of CentOS.

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Jul 1, 2010

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