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#1 sikhwarrior

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:22

I am having trouble with ubuntu as i can't even get the live environment running, iv downloaded the 32bit version and all i get is loads of texts and no ubuntu screen  




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 13:11

Are you sure you downloaded the desktop edition, not the server edition?



#3 Grinch

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 13:15

Are you sure you downloaded the desktop edition, not the server edition?

 

Unless I'm mistaken, there is no 32-bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 Server.



#4 Mindovermaster

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 13:21

Unless I'm mistaken, there is no 32-bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 Server.

 

For 12.04, yes, for 13.04, no. Forgot about that. Might want to redownload and reburn that.



#5 +Karl L.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 17:21

If you see "loads of texts" then Ubuntu is obvious doing something, just not completely booting. Is there some particular point when the boot process freezes or drops you to a BusyBox console? If you could explain the point where it is freezing, preferably with the last couple of lines printed on screen before Ubuntu stops booting, we may be able to help. Unfortunately your problem description as it stands is a little too vague for me to devise a plausible guess.

 

As a general troubleshooting step it might be a good idea to use the CD Integrity Check from your Ubuntu disc to rule out the possibility that your problem is the result of a bad burn.



#6 OP sikhwarrior

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:31

I re-downloaded the iso and still the same effect, but now i can't go past my bios screen so there must be something wrong with my laptop.



#7 Mindovermaster

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 13:02

Has to be a BOOT problem. Might want to check that out in BIOS.



#8 OP sikhwarrior

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 17:46

Can't even boot to bios, if i press or hold down F2( to go to boot) no response the screen doesn't flash i just have the oem screen come up 



#9 Mindovermaster

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 17:49

Did you try to reset BIOS? Take the BIOS battery out, wait a few minutes, and put back in.



#10 OP sikhwarrior

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 20:10

where will the bios battery be on a laptop?



#11 +Karl L.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 20:42

The position of your BIOS battery heavily depends on the model of your laptop. I have repaired hundreds of laptops and there is no "default" location between manufacturers, and sometimes even between models from the same manufacturer, that I am aware of. However, most manufacturers provide service manuals (of varying levels of quality, depending on the manufacturer). I recommend that you check your service manual before taking your machine apart. If you do not feel qualified to do so, especially after looking at the service manual, take it to someone more qualified rather than risking damaging your machine. It also goes without saying that if your laptop is still under warranty you should contact your warranty provider rather than taking it apart yourself, thus voiding your warranty.

 

That said, it definitely sounds like your machine has a hardware problem. I'm not convinced that resetting the BIOS will fix the issue, but it is worth a try. What prompted you to try Ubuntu in the first place? Is it your operating system of choice, were you experiencing problems in Windows you were attempting to troubleshoot with Ubuntu, or did you just decide to try something different?



#12 OP sikhwarrior

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 21:02

Iv been using ubuntu since version 7.10 but not full time, due to needing windows software and its insured so i will be taking it to back to the store i got it from.



#13 +Karl L.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 21:09

Excellent! That sounds like the best-case scenario. I was preparing to offer assistance for the worst-case instead. If you still have problems booting Ubuntu after you get your machine repaired feel free to revive this thread, and I will attempt to help.