I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Pc. When I insert the Cd ans reboot, I selected the option install Ubuntu. Then I get the Ubunu screen with the logo.

After that I'm getting :

Busy Box v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5 Ubuntu 12) Built-in Shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands

(initramfs) _

Then the cursor is blinking and nothing happens ...

Can anyone tell me how to proceed from here ?


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Maybe the cd is damaged. You could try another one or the alternative cd.

before I get this error, I get the message:

ACPI: BIOS age (1997) fails cutoff (2000), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
ACPI: Disabling ACPI support

Does this mean I cannot Ubuntu on my old machine..?


Install Ubuntu using the alternative cd and then edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=3015a7a1-6e5d-42d6-934d-193459bed89b acpi=force
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic

Some thing may be slightly different. Don't change them. Just append the acpi=force at the end of the third record.
If that causes you some problems, you may have to add the


at the end of the same line, furthmore.

You may find useful the Ubuntu forums

Hi, thanks for the reply.. can you tell me howto edit the file ?

Where is the menu.lst file located ?


So, can I suppose that you have installed succesfully Ubuntu?

Open terminal.
If you have Gnome:

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


kdesu kate /boot/grub/menu.lst

If you prefer a simple editor

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
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