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I want to dual boot my Vista with Ubuntu so I can fold faster overnight and try to learn a little about Linux. I went to the Ubuntu site, downloaded the desktop 64-bit edition (7.10), burnt it, booted to it and selected "Start or Install Ubuntu". It loads the kernel, then goes black, it says kernel alive and under that it says kernel mapping or something with some big numbers, then my computer reboots. I knew I'd have problems with this...but not 5 seconds into the installation Anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks!
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Did you check your d/l against the MD5?
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When you boot up your CD, click on "Check CD for defects". If that shows up wrong, try reburning the CD. If that doesn't work, try re-downloading the CD.
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I know i tell everyone that has problems installing Ubuntu this, but try Fedora. VERY similar. I had problems with Ubuntu awhile back, but Fedora installed and ran perfectly.
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Ok, I'll be right back after I try these things. But if I can't get this to work then maybe I'll try out Fedora.

Still didn't work, checking for defects did the same thing...
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if checking for defects screwed up, then the cd is defective lolz.

reburn the ISO to a new disc (be sure to double check the MD5 sums against the ones on ubuntus website) - USE A SLOWER BURNING SPEED, i really cant stress that enough. most people try burning ISO's at max speed, but this often causes errors on the CD.

try reburning and rerunning before bailing out on Ubuntu - its a fantastic Linux distro!
    
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Forget Linux, I re-downloaded it from a different location, checked it with winMD5Sum, burnt and verified it at 4X speed and still got the same problem when trying to install. I don't understand how Linux got so big, everytime I have ever tried to do anything with Linux, it backfires and something screws up big time, last time I couldn't install it because the install process couldn't find drivers for my CD-ROM...how is it even reading the CD in the first place then?!?! Then when I get a different version and finally get it installed, it deletes my boot record and prevents me from getting back into Vista not to mention I couldn't even get drivers for my network card to work. Well this is the last straw...LINUX BLOWS! From now on I'm sticking with an OS designed by professionals.
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