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As far as the RAM and CPU, you'll have no problems. But, as suggested above, it sounds like Ubuntu is having a problem detecting your gfx card. Have you tried ...
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    As far as the RAM and CPU, you'll have no problems.
    But, as suggested above, it sounds like Ubuntu is having a problem detecting your gfx card.
    Have you tried running the live session? If so, do you have the same issue?
    If you haven't, give that a shot and try the installer from there.
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    Live session means what? Yes it seems as though there is a major fault with the graphics, however I have run an upgrade win 7 version, that is already licensed to another comp, and the install goes as planned until windows sees that the reg number is already taken. Anyway this rules out a graphics problem and seems to indicate an Ubuntu problem................Would "can not find boot manager" be a problem? or is that part of the OS that I do not have?

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    Live session meaning you boot the disc, and select 'Try Ubuntu' instead of choosing to install.
    See this page: Download | Ubuntu
    Section #3, click on 'Show me how.'

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    Anyway this rules out a graphics problem and seems to indicate an Ubuntu problem....
    That simply means that Windows found your drivers. Ubuntu might not have the drivers loaded by default.
    What graphics card is it? Trying the Live session would allow us to get more detailed info from you.
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    Yes I tried the Try Ubuntu first option, same black screen. However if I try the test memory option, that runs well. I found this on an Acer specs page. I tried to post a link to this page, but was not allowed. So here is the Acer data that I found


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    Specification



    Operating System1

    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic (Service Pack 1)



    Processor1

    Intel® Pentium® processor T42000/T4300/T4400 (1 MB L2 cache, 2/2.10/2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture



    Chipset

    Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
    Acer InviLink™ Nplify™2, 3, 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology



    System memory1, 4, 5,


    Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM support
    Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules6



    Video Subsystem1


    Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (Intel® GMA 4500M) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10

    Dual independent display support
    16.7 million colors
    External resolution/refresh rate:
    ■2048 x 1536: 75/60 Hz
    ■1920 x 1440: 85/75/60 Hz
    ■1920 x 1200: 75/60 Hz
    ■1920 x 1080: 100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■1680 x 945: 100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■1600 x 1200: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■1600 x 900: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■1400 x 1050: 85/75/60 Hz
    ■1366 x 768: 85/75/60 Hz
    ■1280 x 1024: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■1280 x 960: 85/75/60 Hz
    ■1280 x 768: 85/75/60 Hz
    ■1280 x 720: 100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■1024 x 768: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
    ■800 x 600: 120/100/85/72/60 Hz

    MPEG-2/DVD decoding
    WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding
    Acer Arcade™ Deluxe featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologies7



    LCD Properties

    15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit)
    16:9 aspect ratio

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    Told ya so.........................but hey, at least I have found out, that nobody else knows either..................kind of like the origin and current location of dark matter or the real speed of neutrinos under Italy................. Thanks for trying.

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    While some distros find gfx drivers just fine, sometimes they don't
    Have you given any thought to the alternative install?
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    Are you going to let Bill win this? He could fix this computer, but it would take a full install version of win-7 which would set me back $200.00 on a computer that I could replace with software for $300.00 to $500.00. Of coarse if I chose the full win-7 option, that would be obsolite when win-8 comes out shortly after Christmas, to keep the post Christmas sales flowing. This is really a pain in my MFA.......................

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    What alternative install should I choose for my problem? I have tried to run the install thru a usb cd-rom, with the same results. Though I may be Mr. Linux clueless, do know that spending $200.00 on a win-7 is frikin stupid as it will be obsolite in a few months or so.

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    In one of my earlier posts, I linked you to a page that has all of the alternate installs.
    Pick the one for the version of Ubuntu that you are looking to install.

    It's a text-based installer, and as ozar mentioned, will often succeed where the graphical install fails.
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    The link goes to a page with an alternate amd64 and an alternate i386 version. What I do not understand is what kind of alternate OS is a whopping 26.6kb is size when the other versions are 700 to 800mb................?

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