I have had my old gateway laptop on its last leg and I went and bought a new Compaq CQ60 laptop, really nice although I can not get Ubuntu to boot the live cd and get me to a desktop! Okay, I can get the 8.10 32 bit version but it is slow and choppy. I would rather run the 64bit 8.04.x version!
The following are the specs on the laptop, if anyone sees anything that might prevent me from being able to boot please let me know. When I boot the 8.04.1 cd it gets the progress bar to the third block and then stops with the capslock light blinking at me and does not go any further...
Product Name CQ60-215DX
Product Number NB276UA#ABA
Microprocessor 2.00 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor
Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache
Memory Max 4096MB
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
Video Memory Up to 895MB
Hard Drive 250GB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display (1366x768)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard 101-key compatible
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
From what I can see there I do have a 64bit system so what is the issue? What am I missing? I have tried the safe graphics mode and same results occur...
Processor AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processors for Notebooks
OPN Tray AMQL62DAM22GG
OPN PIB N/A
Operating Mode 32 Bit Yes
Operating Mode 64 Bit Yes
Frequency (MHz) 2000
System Bus Speed (MHz) 3600
Wattage 25 W
L2 Cache Size 1000
Process Technology 65nm SOI
Package/Infrastructure Socket S1
Thanks in advance.
Booted using the [ctrl][alt][F1] to see verbose the boot and the following occured:
[ 113.978569] HARDWARE ERROR
[ 113.978570] CPU 0: Machine check exception: 4 Bank 4: b600000000070f0f
[ 113.978825] TSC 35134dc47c ADDR 900000c2004001
[ 113.978076] This is not a software problem!
[ 113.979042] Run through mcelog --ascii to decode and contact your hardware vendor
[ 113.979130] Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check