Ubuntu: Unable to install any version of ubuntu in my laptop


I have MSI -CR400 laptop. Configuration of MSI-CR400

  • Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.2O GHz
  • RAM 4.00 GB

i dont know why i am unable to install any version of ubuntu. I tried with Usb Stick as well as Live cd. but process always hangs sometimes on 47% , sometimes on 76%. I also try to install with Acpi-off. but installation always freezes. I read that problem is due to Nvidia graphics card. Kinldy suggest me. I also try ubuntu 12.04 LTS but its hangs on first page. it just show its native violet screen and freezes my all system and i have to manually off the system. Kinldy help me on this issue. I need ubuntu on priority.M an android developer and ubuntu is best of it.

Kindly suggest me , ubuntu is working fine on my desktop and other laptop.


On my notebook I have onboard intel gfx plus an nvida card. In bios I can choose between discrete (Nvidia), internal(intel), or automatic (sytem will chose). In order to boot my ubuntu I need to either set the gfx option in bios to discrete or internal. Automatic will not work. You may check your bios wether you have a similar option.


The reason appears to be that incompatible video-drivers start up at the same time as the installer.

Solution: Before starting the installer, go into the F-key boot-options and enable nomodeset for the installation. Then after rebooting the machine, do the same thing and first install the proprietary Nvidia drivers and then reboot again.

After that point, you shouldn't need this boot option any more.


First off , have you MD5 test the ISO before burning it to the USB!, have you tried using a different USB brand? Try with Ubuntu 12.04 ISO , and which USB tool you used ! have you tried UNetbootin, or dd commands? Does your laptop happen to have a hybrid Graphic ( Intel/Nvidia ) > if so , there is a Switch in the BIOS , try to set off one of theme, then see how it goes!, if it sill freezes and hang on you ,then next up is to try one of the Kernel boot Parameters from GRUB .



it's simple ,when you see the Live-CD Window there is a key there that allows you to type commands to the kernel boot line , press tab to enter commands, delete "- -" from the inputline and try adding "nomodeset" and/or "noacpi" , then boot to the live-cd

if you have installed Ubuntu already but unable to reach the desktop, just after the BIOS screen press Shift or ESC that would make GRUB Menu to show up , then press "e" in grub to enter commands, and look for he line that starts with " linux there .. add "nomodeset" or " noacpi " after "splash video" then boot to the desktop .


Seems this particular laptop has some known problems for installing Ubuntu. Apparently the nv driver doesn't work good with the NVIDIA graphics and the proprietary driver from the Ubuntu 10.04 era doesn't work properly either. The link below outlines the problem, and how to work around it by manually installing the NVIDIA driver for Ubuntu 10.04. http://www.linlap.com/wiki/msi+cr500

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