[ubuntu] upgrade from 8.04 to 10.11 to 11/10

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all still new to linux as specially the ubuntu i started like many on 8.04 light was very impressed so on my dell laptop i up graded to the 11.10 and works fine and stable. now am trying to up grade my large tower computer from 8.04 ubuntu. it will not accept the next version up, let a lone trying to install the 11.10. from a iso disc it all up loaded to the computer but when it resets I get the black screen with lines of comms lines and loads of numbers. then it just sits there not moving any further. so i have to re load the 804 light again from scratch. the computer is a asrock board at (Hardware)