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I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP G60-304CA laptop using a DVD+R that I burned an ISO to, but it won't get past the first step where it ...
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    Ubuntu 12.10 on HP G60-304CA Laptop


    I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP G60-304CA laptop using a DVD+R that I burned an ISO to, but it won't get past the first step where it says "Preparing to install Ubuntu" at the top of the window and it lists the things you should have for best results: "Have at least 4.5 GB of hard drive space free", "is plugged into a power source", and "is connected to the internet". After I press continue it just stays there and doesn't load the next step. The specs of the laptop are CPU: AMD Sempron SI-42 Single Core 2.1 Ghz GPU: Nvidia Geforce 8200M G Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB RAM: 2 GB
    Any help is appreciated

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    Have you tried installing through a USB?

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    I would have but I only have two usb sticks one 2 gb, and one 4 gb and I cant find my 4 gb one and from what I've read 2 gbs does not seem to be enough

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    Hello and Welcome!
    First, are you certain that you burned the disc properly? Does it allow you to boot to a live session?
    Take a look at this page for tips on burning an ISO.
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    yes I can go into a live session and I had windows verify the ISO had burned correctly after it was finished burning the iso and windows said it burned correctly

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    An ISO for 12.10 is around 700 to 800 mb. You should have enough space for a bootable USB. After that you just have to plug it into your computer and install to your hardrive.

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    ok then thank you ill tell you how it goes after

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    nope same problem happening all over again

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    It may be a simple issue of the installer not liking your GFX card.
    Have you tried the alternate installer?
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    well if that were the case wouldn't I not be able to boot a live session? Also I was able to install an older version of ubuntu just fine(there were still tons of problems, but they were all after the initial installation).

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