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I have tried numerous times to install ubuntu 32/64bit 8.04 with no luck. I can get as far as the ubuntu loading screen until I get a bunch of hardware-garbage-nonsense spit at me. I am able to get into GRUB though. So using just GRUB how can I finally get myself into a desktop environment? Part of me thinks my video card is the culprit. Detailed instructions would be most helpful
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Could you post some of that garbage-nonsense output please? It would help diagnose the problem a lot.

But I had a similar problem, and after booting off the disk I selected "boot in safe graphics mode" and it brought me to the gui desktop.
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change your graphics driver to vesa in /etc/X11/xorg.conf using nano:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

ctrl+o to save, ctrl+x to exit. Now you should be able to enter your desktop environment. If so, install the proprietary nvidia drivers. There is a thing called "Proprietary Driver Manager" or smth like this somewhere in the menu.
Edited by mkdir - 6/24/08 at 2:04pm
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If you burned a copy of Ubuntu on the disk there might be some kind of error. I burned Ubuntu 5 times before I could get it to work.
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normal boot =

safe-graphics mode =
Edited by TheCh3F - 6/24/08 at 2:22pm
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post #6 of 13
Install Ubuntu on a native file system - ext3, or reiserfs. It is much more stable and you can easily correct the errors on it using fsck.
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Yeah i've never seen this error before my recomendation to you would be to post a thread at the ubuntuforums

www.ubuntuforums.org

those guys know alot about the OS
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post #8 of 13
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i got no help from those forums. But I did get a littler further today. By throwing "irqpoll" in my boot options it allows me to get into a desktop environment. I noticed however that I have to add "irqpoll" every time i boot. So I went into terminal and edited /boot/grub/menu.lst. I am currently updating the rest of my packages so I'll post with the results.

edit: used sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk after those downloaded and installed ubuntu then said I could install restricted drivers.
Edited by TheCh3F - 6/24/08 at 6:50pm
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post #9 of 13
I second mkdir.

You have it installed on a WINDOWS file system. I am no hexa-code specialist, so I can't tell you what the errors mean exactly, but even if they are not a result of having it installed on NTFS, it sure would be a good idea to reformat your partition and make it ext3 anyway. I didn't even know Ubuntu would allow you to install it on NTFS.
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when i installed 8.04 it pretty much installed itself. all i had to do was split my hd in half and install the OS. it made the dual boot all by itself. where did you dl the OS from? im thinking maybe the vid card as well was using a 6800go in my laptop. i never got any of those screens you have shown.
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