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I tried to install 12.04 with a CD. I downloaded everything, burned the CD and changed the boot order from my PC.

I then restart my PC with the CD in it but all I get is a purple screen with a keyboard and a menu at the bottom of the screen and it blocks there. I read that you are supposed to push a random keyboard button but when I do it, nothing happens except for one time where I got to another screen with a bunch of language but then it stops there.

Hope you guys can help me.

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Try the Alternate CD –  Mitch Aug 15 '12 at 5:51
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The random key is the Enter key on the keyboard. Once you press Enter, Select your language and press Esc on the keyboard. Then choose one of the following options:

  1. Try Ubuntu without installing
  2. Install Ubuntu
  3. Check disc for defects
  4. Test memory
  5. Boot from first hard disk

If you still can not get in, it could be that your Graphics card is too new for Ubuntu to recognize the drivers to work. I would suggest that you go and unplug your graphics card from your computer and use the on-board graphics card until after you have installed Ubuntu. Before the install, Press Enter, then Enter, and then hit F6. Select nomodeset and then press Enter and then choose what you want to do. Continue with your installation. When the installation is done, Install all of the latest updates, then turn off your computer and put back the graphics card. Then install the drivers(Ubuntu might recognize the card and prompt you to install the driver. After that, hope for the best.

Happy installation

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I tried it but not even the enter key worked :/ And my computer is 64bit –  Floriano Aug 15 '12 at 9:09
    
Do you have a graphics card installed on your computer? If so, which one? –  Max Tither Aug 15 '12 at 17:19
    
Yeah,quite a powerful one too :p It's the Radeon Hd 7970... –  Floriano Aug 15 '12 at 18:25
    
Do you have a on-board graphics card. –  Max Tither Aug 15 '12 at 19:56
    
Yeah that too..... –  Floriano Aug 16 '12 at 11:18
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