On Tuesday 08 September 2009, Easwar Hariharan wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:45 PM, jtd<jtd@mtnl...> wrote:
> > Wanted to give ubuntu a spin. So downloaded the
> > ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso and burned to cd. Then booted. Splash screen
> > comes up with the language option followed by Try Ubuntu without any
> > change to your computer. Then nothing.
> > Hit enter.
> > still nothing
> > Check all the options and try to edit the command line.
> > No go.
> > Same with karmic Koala Alpha4
> > so what witch craft is needed to proceed beyond the splash screen?
> Probably the standard advice everyone is doled out on Ubuntu Forums. :P
> 1]Check the CD for errors
> 2]If faulty, burn at slow speed, <8x if possible
> 3]Do a test of memory
Mem is ok. The machine is my working amd lenny / etch / sarge/ woody and
boots from cd / usb / hardisk without a hitch.
And since it was two distros and two different cds i thought it might be
Tried it on another machine. Tried it on a laptop. No go.
And a thoroughly scratched 2 year old super grub boot disk works on all the
machines like a charm.
So if nobody's complaining about LTS9.04 or KK Alpha4 and there is no magic
spell, it must be a hex on the cd blanks.