Ubuntu 9.10 won't install from liveCD

Hi everyone,

when I boot the liveCD, no matter what options I choose, I always get the login screen, meaning I need to enter a user and a password. After searching for this type of behavior, I found a few several answers:

-enter at the username and password (ie: blank) doesn't work
-tried acpi=off, login screen again

But... Fedora 12 installed fine.

Here was the layout of my HDD:

HP Recovery partition
NTFS partition with Vista
Fedora root (/) partition
Extented partition with
/tmp
/home
/var
/opt
/usr
swap
free space

I read in the installation doc that Ubuntu needs the 1st partition to install/boot. Ok! I deleted the HP Recovery partition; still have the Login Screen.

Fedora and Fista (yup, Fista!) are booting fine from the HDD.

Thanks for your help.

-deesea

LiveCD

The Desktop disk (LiveCD) shouldn't ask for a username and password. It sound like you have a bad burn. Does it work any different in a different machine?

Have a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto and go to the bit about HowToMD5SUM .

You can also install from a USB stick if your computer supports booting from USB.

Bad media

Thanks! I've burned a new one at 4x and it's now installing fine.

-deesea