Windows but no Ubuntu?
A buddy sold me a weak machine - toshiba p25; 4 years old, with a bad mobo/video chip (I think). Tonight I broke it down, just to tinker, and re-assembled it, and attempted to install ubuntu again. Seemed to boot to 'pre-install' desktop, but display was 'corrupt'/broken up.
I tried vista, Me, then XPsp1, and XP loaded and is running fine, excepting some hardware drivers.
Why no Ubuntu load? The Ubuntu disc is a pro burn from a book release, and it is loaded on 4 other machines.
Any ideas? Thanks - buccaneere
Its a Graphics Card problem only. Which version of Ubuntu are you trying to install? I would suggest you download latest version ( Ubuntu Gutsy, 7.10 ) of Ubuntu Alternate CD. It has text based installer and it will work pretty well on your machine. Text based installer is as user friendly as GUI is.
I have seen 'corrupt' video chips before being repaired by restoring defaults in the BIOS or by running BIOS updates. It might be worth a look to get you going.
Thanks for the help there...
Ubuntu version is 7.10, loaded on 2 other boxes I have.
Is there a guide to text-based installer?
Will attempt bios default settings resto- ; some settings aren't 'lighting up' to change in setup.
Native display has now disappeared too, but CRT is still okay.
This tell me any more? (besides I got nice garbage:rolleyes:)
There is no need of Guide for Text based installer. It just uses minimal Graphics. Its same as GUI installer minus fancy dialog boxes/pop ups.