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Old 12-12-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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linux installing problem


when i boot unbuntu doesnt matter what version of ubuntu does it on all versions .It says install ubuntu hit that then goes to boot and stays in black screen doesnt go no further
 
Old 12-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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That is a module or driver problem.

What is your machine?
Model/version--
Video chip or card--
Processor--
Motherboard--
RAM--

Until you post for us what do you have for the hardware we wouldn't be able to help you.

Maybe your CD installer is defective. That is all that we can infer the mean time.
 
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz 16gb gskill ripjaws ddr3 2133 msi military class 1 motherboard sata 6.0 hdd 640gb DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #4
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz 16gb gskill ripjaws ddr3 2133 msi military class 1 motherboard sata 6.0 hdd 640gb 6800 radeon ati video card
DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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msi military class 1 motherboard sata 6.0 hdd 640gb DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon
OMG! that Radeon again, the nightmare to linux kernel.

I am not in the position to say anything about recent news, but since then I never buy ATI again after my radeon laptop flew out the window because it refused to run on any Ubuntu, nay Mint, nay Fedora, but only Suse (there was no AntiX distro yet that time.)

With radeon I was only able to install Absolute Linux (click this link) WITHOUT PASSING ANY SWITCH OR OPTION to the kernel; this means, full install. I don't know how old is your hardware but if it went out to market on years 2008-10 you'd better try install starting Absolute Linux version 12.2, or versions 13.0 and 13.37 if it can install thereon, even version 14 because this one is more complete.

The more secretive hardware manufacturer is, the more headache they bring to their buyers.

There is no assurance that Absolute Linux will succeed with your hardware, but there is higher chance because I am speaking from my own experience. Anyway Absolute Linux is even faster than its mother Slackware, it is already well tuned, and equipped with the best basic applications, from surfing to office suite.

Hope that helps.

Good luck.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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You may get Ubuntu going, but the drivers used when starting the disk are not correctly chosen and not very adequate. Try this:

1. Run the disk check, just in case there was a problem burning it.
2. Select the option (live session, install), but don't press Enter.
3. Press F6, then Esc to get rid of the white box that pops up.
4. You'll see the command to launch Ubuntu displayed. Type "xforcevesa" (without quotation marks) at the end and press Enter.
5. If that doesn't work, try Mint. Personally, I'd not use Ubuntu in the first place!
 
Old 12-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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dont work even linux mint

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You may get Ubuntu going, but the drivers used when starting the disk are not correctly chosen and not very adequate. Try this:

1. Run the disk check, just in case there was a problem burning it.
2. Select the option (live session, install), but don't press Enter.
3. Press F6, then Esc to get rid of the white box that pops up.
4. You'll see the command to launch Ubuntu displayed. Type "xforcevesa" (without quotation marks) at the end and press Enter.
5. If that doesn't work, try Mint. Personally, I'd not use Ubuntu in the first place!
 
Old 12-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #8
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tried nomodset and off=acpi not it to install but now cant get into ubuntu black screen again excuse me if i mispelled a word or 2
 
Old 12-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #9
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tried nomodset and off=acpi it installed but now cant get into ubuntu black screen again excuse me if i mispelled a word or 2***********
 
Old 12-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #10
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tried nomodset and off=acpi it installed but now cant get into ubuntu black screen again excuse me if i mispelled a word or 2***********
Okay. Why not try Absolute Linux. I have linked that above if you should decide. To my experience, I have fought against stubborn Radeon before and I won by installing Absolute Linux v. 12.2. Much more choices today when you have knopix or Antix. Visit www.distrowatch.com and make your choice.

The problem is really with radeon. Not with the robust gnu/linux installer.

Just make a try and see if you can turn frustration into joy.

Goodluck.
 
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still cant get any distro to install used to have it on here before when i had only 4gb of ddr3 1600 now i have 16gb of ddr 2133anybody knows why much appreciated
 
  


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