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Hi,

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 ?

Thanks

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

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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..?

Thanks

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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
quiet
savedefault

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

pci=noacpi

at the end of the same line, furthmore.

You may find useful the Ubuntu forums

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

Where is the menu.lst file located ?

Thanks..

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

Open terminal.
If you have Gnome:

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

KDE:

kdesu kate /boot/grub/menu.lst

If you prefer a simple editor

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
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