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I have a Emachines E525 laptop and I'm trying to install Kubuntu 10.10 on it.
I've downloaded the ISO image from the website, burned it to a CD, inserted the CD into the Emachines laptop and when I boot from it I just get:

ISOLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al

And that is all. It just hangs here. No menu to install it no nothing. The CD is working fine on my other laptop.

Any ideas?


No message at all. Black screen showing at the top of the screen what i typed above. Specs:

  • Intel Celeron 2.2GHz
  • 3GB DDR2
  • 250GB HDD
  • Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset

LE2: Just tried a old CD with Ubuntu 8.04 and this boots, :( so is this related just to Kubuntu? don't both use the same boot loader? or maybe 10.10 uses a newer version of the boot loader that has issues...?

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A little more detail would be appreciated. do you get any messages at all. what are the specs of your machine? – tinhed Nov 13 '10 at 17:59
What graphics card you have..? – karthick87 Nov 13 '10 at 18:10
Please try Ubuntu 10.04 and report if that fails to boot. – Martin Owens -doctormo- Nov 13 '10 at 19:07
if you can boot from USB on this system, would it be possible for you to test a usb boot? I've seen this happen on some systems, no explanation (it's just odd), but sometimes a USB boot works. – RolandiXor Nov 17 '10 at 23:54
possible duplicate of Not booting from USB or CD (SYSLINUX Message) – Eliah Kagan Aug 4 '14 at 2:46

If the processor is Intel Celeron, you have to make sure that ubuntu installer is 32 bit.

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