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I just got a new Acer Aspire 4750Z Laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu in it.

I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and created a Startup Disk using a USB.

I get to the menu to select whether I want to try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu, but when I select any of these I get a Blank Screen with a still cursor at top left.

  • I try with pressing e to edit parameters from menu. Enter set acpi=off and press F10 to Boot. No Result.
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I had similar problem with my HP laptop. In my case it was an ACPI related issue, please, try to boot appending acpi=off to kernel parameters list. I don't exactly remember how I did that, but I'm sure it's possible (I was able to do that using the live CD, probably there is an Advance boot options menu or something like that). HTH – Paolo Jul 6 '11 at 11:36
@Guandalino I try with pressing e to edit parameters from menu. Enter 'set acpi=off' and press F10 to Boot. No Result. – Bijay Rungta Jul 6 '11 at 11:43
IIRC you have to append acpi=off after the word splash, using a space as separator. The line you have to change should be something like GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash". – Paolo Jul 6 '11 at 11:46
Seems you are talking about the grub file. How do I edit a file when its not even installed. I don't have any files in my machine. – Bijay Rungta Jul 6 '11 at 11:56
Please, for an explanation read Changing the CD's Default Boot Options on Ubuntu Community Documentation. Disclaimer: That article is incomplete, and needs to be expanded, and maybe it doesn't exactly reflect a valid procedure for Ubuntu 11.04. – Paolo Jul 6 '11 at 12:05

Try to burn your CD or USB stick again with Ubuntu 11.04's boot creator. Do not make your 1104 installing media under Windows.

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Sounds to me like the kind of error you get if you have a bad stick of RAM in your computer. Run MEMTEST86 (on the live boot cd for Ubuntu) and run it for about 3+ hours. See if you get any errors. Also, could be "video memory" ? Keep in mind: some laptops have video memory sharing with the RAM.

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