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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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installing ubuntu 12.04 on a hp 1000 notebook starts to load and it goes blank

when i am installing ubuntu 12.04 or some other distro on a hp 1000 notebook pc starts to load and then the screen goes blank and I can not see what is doing and it hangs there for ever.
how can I fix this?
Old 11-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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That looks like it has a GMA 950 video chip in it. I would think current distros should support it, but KMS may not. Try adding "nomodeset" to the kernel option when booting the liveCD.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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I try to install the latest ubuntu 12.10 AMD-64 and enabled legacy on the bios but nothing happens. I will keep trying, there must be a way around this issue. If any one out there knows how to fix this I will be very thankful if you tell me how to do it step by step THANKS. I just forgot to mention that this HP 1000 notebook PC came with windows 8 pre-installed which I did not like it.


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Old 11-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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As syg00 said this was a video chip not supported and definitely I could not make ubuntu 12.04 run on this laptop but there are other distributions working just perfect, PUPPY, PARSIX, OPENSUSE and LINUX MINT 13. If they do not work on the first boot option go to fail-safe video mode and it will work.

Those 4 distributions are working grate on a HP 1000 notebook and a NV51M GATEWAY both of them with video chip limitations. By the way LINUX MINT 13 has a very nice hardware detection system. Thanks for the advice.
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For the record, the latest Ubuntu installation disk only supports Nvidia, ATI, and the very latest Intel chip! The information is casually slipped in at the end of the release statement. I'd steer clear of Ubuntu on anything that's not a recent model from a major manufacturer. Anyone who wants to persevere can try adding "xforcevesa" to the boot command.

But you made the right choice: Mint does a great job of dealing with Ubuntu's bugs and oversights.
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Post Try an older version:

You might need to try an older Linux operating system on this computer, like Fedora 8, or an older version of Ubuntu like 10.
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I know this is old thread but I've experienced exact same issue. This is for someone else like me

Just acpi set off on grub. Everything will display nicely there after. Additionally you can use external VGA monitor for installation process. After the installation set your grub /etc/default/grub as follows and update the grub(sudo update-grub)

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset acpi_osi=\"Linux\""


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