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?
I found it necessary to add the following boot parameters:
That is, power on, after BIOS prompt disappears, hit Esc, in the GRUB menu hit e, add the above boot parameters in place of
Once the system comes up, add
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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. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads .Here is the link where you can read more about the alternate iso and download it. http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ Hope it helps you.