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I bought a new laptop with a Linpus Linux bootup. I can't install ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I don't know why. It says there's no prefix and then shows a new set of error messages:

"Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) Pid: 1, comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu"

specs: acer 4755G 2nd gen Intel i7 8GB ram

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Specifications for the laptop please? –  Mitch Jun 24 '12 at 9:03
    
specs: acer 4755G, 2nd gen Intel i7, 8GB ram –  ajmp Jun 24 '12 at 9:11
    
How are installing Ubuntu? –  Mitch Jun 24 '12 at 9:14
    
through DVD which I burned from an iso –  ajmp Jun 24 '12 at 9:17
    
At what point you get the error? –  Mitch Jun 24 '12 at 9:21
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is the laptop booting from the live cd? If yes than try to format you whole hard disk with gparted. As soon the hard disk is empty try to install Ubuntu again.

Greetings

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there is no live CD but it says that it's booting from linpus linux (no graphics, just terminal) –  ajmp Jun 24 '12 at 9:12
    
how can I format with gparted? –  ajmp Jun 24 '12 at 9:13
    
there's no live CD but the current bootup is Linpus Linux LiveCD Edition v9.2 –  ajmp Jun 24 '12 at 9:14
    
I already installed ubuntu after emptying the hard disk but same errors were given –  ajmp Jun 24 '12 at 12:31
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