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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a x86 Sony VAIO (its 10 years old.. running XP) and it is not working at all. I burned a LiveCD, popped it in, it came up to the Ubuntu splash screen then came to this:

BusyBox v1.19.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.19.3-7Ubuntu) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
(initrams) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

After a little research, I tried the CD on a x64 machine to find it works perfectly (the LiveCD is the x32 version), a laptop about 2 years old. I have tried unplugging unnecessary USB devices, there is no IDE > AHCI option in BIOS.. and I know my CD drive should be OK, I've done LiveCD's before. Anyone have any ideas? Make enter a special code by pressing Shift at the disc startup? Any help here is deeply appreciated!

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Anyone have anything? Please? :'- – seanthewebber Oct 28 '12 at 14:16

Try installing using the alternative installed which is text based. That seems to work

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Thank you for your Response! I am a newbie to linux, how do you get/get into the text based installer? – seanthewebber Oct 28 '12 at 21:47
um, yeah, alternate cd's for Ubuntu were dropped for 12.10,… – Mateo Oct 28 '12 at 22:25
naw man that is a :( – seanthewebber Oct 29 '12 at 0:39

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