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Old 02-25-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
Scott107
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Install problems


Hello,
Tried to check other questions first, but didnt find any that were the same so here goes.....
Have an older pc with MSI motherboard: ms-7039 V 1.3. Other id's are N1996 and K9N6PGM2-V man. date 6/11/2008. Has bios v 9.1 simbios v 2.5 This is a 32bit.
Have formatted satas (plural because tried different drives to be sure not bad) in ntfs, partitioned according to instructions.
Have created 2 bootable usb's both 32bit, of ubuntu and mint. These both are fine as checked them on other machines so thats not the problem.
Can load win7 just fine, when go through install of these distros all goes well until says to reboot. Once reboot, loads up and either get 1. a fuzzy screen just with color 2. the screen with only icons on top right (ubuntu) sometimes mouse works sometimes not or 3. all icons top right and on left, but either mouse not work, moves in jerks and in both of these cases cannot click on icons.
Any ideas? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 02-25-2015, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.
Have you tried using a LiveCD instead of going through a complete install? That way you can check out the settings and change what needs to be changed until you get an good image (if that is possible). Then when you do a real install you can apply those settings as the correct video settings.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:13 AM   #3
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What graphics system you have?
 
Old 02-26-2015, 04:21 AM   #4
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Seems like the Chipset is
NVIDIAŽ MCP61 (6150SE)
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K9N6PG...-specification
 
Old 02-26-2015, 10:33 AM   #5
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Check whether the installed system uses open source xorg nv driver or nouveau. Try with each driver if present in ubuntu.
 
Old 02-26-2015, 03:22 PM   #6
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Thanks to both of you, Sorry was busy and yes that does seem to be the chipset. I tried installing a graphis card-no luck. I tried the live boot. it didnt work and now there seems to be an additional problem. I tried to reload win7 wont go and now getting a grub error message. Does windows hate grub and battling against it? Starting to think maybe best to start over with new motherboard, but Im open to suggestions. By the way I am a serious beginner with linux, although am loving ubuntu on my laptop and mint on my netbook!! Will check out tutorial link Thanks.
Scott107

Update. Thanks for your help. I tried resetting bios, reloaded from usb and Voila! Ubuntu up and running fine.

Last edited by Scott107; 03-03-2015 at 04:37 PM. Reason: solved
 
  


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