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#1 ranger computers  Icon User is offline

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cant get ubuntu to install

Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:20 PM

ubuntu wont in stall on a dell pc it gets to the sreen with the loading dot and sits there i have no idea thanks
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Re: cant get ubuntu to install

Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

View Postranger computers, on 10 October 2011 - 08:20 PM, said:

it gets to the sreen with the loading dot and sits there

This tells me absolutely nothing. Is it possible to provide a screen shot from a camera or a similar situation found on the internet?
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Re: cant get ubuntu to install

Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:21 AM

CD Version, BIOS Make, check the CD/DVD drive for corruption, information information information.

More than likely the problem is that your CD/DVD drive is shot. Seems to be the standard issue.

First I would check the MD5 of your downloaded disk and compare it to that on site. You may have a bad disk that needs to be re-downloaded. If it validates you need to check the CD/DVD drive.

Could be mounting, loose cable, or just that the drive is shot.

Notice how I don't include some information, instead of asking what some terms mean that I've mentioned, try googling them and finding out. Learning to rely on search information and manual pages will prove invaluable, and I'd be doing you no favors by spelling everything out.
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