Cannot install ubuntu on Centrino 2 Studio laptop

Victor Kane victorkane at
Sat Feb 14 07:20:14 CST 2009

Does the live version work?

All Ubuntu CDs have a "live" version which runs Ubuntu from a RAM disk
without affecting your existing install. That way, you can see if there are
any compatibility or hardware issues; then, there is an icon on the desktop
to go ahead and make the install permanent.

Victor Kane

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Matthieu Bertin <bertinm at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've unsuccessfully tried to install Ubuntu 8.10 and 8.04.2 on my new
> laptop, but the regular install CDs and alternate failed with I/O errors.
> I tried downloading the 8.10 dell version iso on
> (btw, the md5sum seems to
> be wrong - i downloaded it two times and i got the same md5 which doesn't
> match the one on the wiki)
> I made an USB flash disk using cd2usb, which worked perfectly until i had
> to set up the keyboard, time and first account login/password.
> All i get is a coloured patchwork on my screen and there's a visible cursor
> on it (really looks like Console on acid).
> Is there any workaround ?
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