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I have an Acer Travelmate 230 laptop that i want to install ubuntu 9.10 on, but once i get to the main menu (off the live cd) i select install, and after a progress bar appears for 10 minutes, i just get a flashing underscore. I have left it like this for 3 hours and it doesnt seem to do anything... Is this a hardware fault somewhere along the line? I have ran several Memory and CPU and hard drive tests which all come back OK...

Thanks

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Can you boot from the LiveCD? – Sunny Feb 5 '10 at 18:45
    
No I just get to the flashing Underscore – joec Feb 5 '10 at 18:45
    
Could you post your PCs specs? Could help to rule/point out possible problems. – Connor W Feb 5 '10 at 21:09
    
Intel Celeron Mobile 2.00GHz, 256MB RAM. I think it is my machine because sometimes, it just skips the CD Boot and tries to boot off the hard drive (formatted drive). – joec Feb 6 '10 at 15:06
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There are lots of troubleshooting tips in the Ubuntu documentation.

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I think it is my machine because sometimes, it just skips the CD Boot and tries to boot off the hard drive (formatted drive). The disc boots on my other machines... – joec Feb 6 '10 at 15:07

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