[thechat] installing Ubuntu on an old Sony Vaio; it never finishes

Joel D Canfield joel at bizba6.com
Fri Jan 21 15:55:53 CST 2011

Downloaded Ubuntu from the site, burned the ISO to disk. I can start the
install, but it reaches the point that all the config is done and it's
copying files, and then, all the info disappears from the screen, the Ubuntu
desktop (apparently) is there, but nothing does nothing. No mouse. Can't
click or type. No menus.

Restarting, it's clear that there's no OS on the box. Tried a second time,
no joy.

Thoughts? Suggestions?


Joel at CanfieldOfDreams.com
Can a California family leave their stuff behind & embrace a nomadic

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