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I am trying to upgrade an older Compaq Presario V2000 from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04. I had no problems installing 10.04, but I'm having some issues with the 12.04 install freezing. I downloaded the file from the website and made a bootable CD. When I boot up the computer to start the install, it shows the Ubuntu logo and then eventually freezes on the logo. I re-downloaded the file again and made a startup disk with a USB jump drive instead. It also freezes on boot up of the 12.04 installation in the same spot. Any suggestions?

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Are you stuck in purple screen showing five dots below ubuntu logo? press Esc and see the logs where it is stuck – Web-E Jun 27 '12 at 14:57
After reboot following system update, the LED on the 5-in-1 reader was flashing every second, and these messages were appearing in /var/log/syslog: Feb 28 12:49:42 ac6sl07 kernel: [2499630.568088] tifm_core: MMC/SD card detected in socket 0:3 Feb 28 12:49:42 ac6sl07 kernel: [2499630.692103] tifm_sd0:3 : card not ready - probe failed on initialization Feb 28 12:49:42 ac6sl07 kernel: [2499631.345639] tifm0 : demand removing card from socket 0:3 After some investigation, I found that this command stopped the bad behavior: sudo modprobe -r tifm_ms I then added an additional entry to the blacklist – user136711 Mar 1 '13 at 15:36

I found it necessary to add the following boot parameters:

sdhci.blacklist=yes sdhci_pci.blacklist=yes mmc0.blacklist=yes mmc_core.blacklist=yes b43.blacklist=yes

That is, power on, after BIOS prompt disappears, hit Esc, in the GRUB menu hit e, add the above boot parameters in place of quiet splash, and hit F10.

Once the system comes up, add blacklist sdhci, etc. at end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and then execute sudo update-grub and sudo update-initramfs -u.

Source: (this post)

To make wifi work, see this community documentation wiki page.

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Since the traditional installations don't work. I will suggest that you try to install Ubuntu from an alternate iso. Also called text based installation. I don't know if is gonna work but hopefully it will. Here is the link of Ubuntu recommending the installation to people having problems with the graphical interface installation. .Here is the link where you can read more about the alternate iso and download it. Hope it helps you.

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