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I've tried loading ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.04 from cd/dvd (both 32bit versions) on to an older laptop, I end up getting a green/lilac horizontal lined screen, then have to reboot the laptop, and it reboots to windows.

Laptop configuration:

Acer 1355XC
14.1 xga tft
amd athlon-m 2600+
256 ddr sdram
30gb hdd

It originally came with windows xp, at the moment I've just installed vista business, which is running extremely slow, so wanted to try ubuntu.

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It would be great if you provide some more information of your problem or attach a screenshot of point you get the problem.. –  Saurav Kumar Sep 12 '13 at 21:05
    
@saurav-kumar I will run the install again tommorow and post shots, or links to them, as I cannot see how to post photos –  Eddie Sep 12 '13 at 21:47
    
Im actually wondering if there is not enough hdd space free for the install, but will have to wait till tomorrow now to access the laptop –  Eddie Sep 12 '13 at 21:53
    
Ive posted some images of whats happening on photbucket s1283.photobucket.com/user/Eddie-Robinson/library/ubuntu dont know how to post here –  Eddie Sep 13 '13 at 11:27
    
theres 5gb of the 30gb free –  Eddie Sep 13 '13 at 11:39
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Try adding nomodeset to the boot options when the menu comes up.

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I don't get to any menu to do anything –  Eddie Sep 12 '13 at 21:40
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu user192442! At Ask Ubuntu, we try to post informative answers, with steps to follow if possible. People don't know what "boot options" are. People don't know what "menu" you're talking about, such as in this case. Please edit your answer by clicking on the edit link underneath the text of your answer and include more information. –  Alaa Sep 12 '13 at 22:14
    
Ive posted some images of whats happening on photbucket s1283.photobucket.com/user/Eddie-Robinson/library/ubuntu dont know how to post here –  Eddie Sep 13 '13 at 11:38
    
theres 5gb of the 30gb free –  Eddie Sep 13 '13 at 11:39
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