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Im trying out a live CD of both ubuntu and Backtrack, backtrack is a version of slackware. anyway i know that both CD's work because i booted them on my computer at home


these are the specs of my laptop.

Graphics card:128MB ATI Radeon® Xpress X200M
Prosessor: Intel® Celeron®M 440(Yonah single core) Mobile Core™ Duo Technology ready 1.8Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache
RAM: 1024MB DDRII 533MHz Memory
80GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
15.4"WXGA(1280x800)"X-Glass"WideScreen

i load up the disks it boots from them going int o the screen which lets you select how to boot IE safe mode etc no matter which on i select the scren flickers for a moment then goes grey with like a dos "_" flashing and nothing happens no matter how long i wait
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Have you tried booting with your Recovery CDs'?
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err sorry maybe i was not more presise.

i have windows XP currently installed. I wanted to try ubuntu on my laptop so i downloaded the ISO of the live CD and burnt the CD. i check the CD on a desktop it workes fine. i put it in my laptop it freezes as in first post
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i load up the disks it boots from them going int o the screen which lets you select how to boot IE safe mode etc no matter which on i select the scren flickers for a moment then goes grey with like a dos "_" flashing and nothing happens no matter how long i wait

That threw me. Sorry.
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