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when i try to install ubuntu, which was downloaded from the its official web with the filename ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386, i just can't go through the installation process. it always stopped at a scene with a background of something like a phoenix and does not move on anymore. since i'm new in linux, will someone tell me what to do with this problem, or is there something i must prepare for the installation? where can i find an introduction for new linux users?

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I had a similar problem with an install of Ubuntu. I had found a message board that discussed the Burn Speed of the Image being the problem. I re-burned the Image file at a slow speed and the install worked.

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Let's start with something simple. Did you burn the iso as a CD image, or as a file? If you don't know the answer to this, or the only file you can see when the CD is inserted in Windows is "ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso", you've burned it incorrectly. Your burning software should have the ability to burn CD images, so read the documentation first, then try again.

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hello,
just comleted an install of ubuntu and it went flawlessley by using this guide:

http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p3.htm

and this version of ubuntu

ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso and the md5sum is 166991d61e7c79a452b604f0d25d07f9

burnt to cd with nero and checked the cd (an option as soon as you boot from it)

hope this helps

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