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Old 12-11-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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boot from Ubuntu 8.10 live CD results in black screen can not install


I am trying to install Ubuntu 8.10 from a live CD. when I boot I get the menu to boot to live Ubuntu. I select this and then the splash screen shows the Ubuntu logo and the brown bar across the screen. than I hear the drum role but I get a black screen.

I have an ATI video card on this machine.
I tried to use the safe graphics mode...same result.
I have had Ubuntu 8.04 working before although I seem to recall having this problem with 7.10 as well.

I did some googleing but could not find anything that involved a live CD.

I would like to install Ubuntu but not sure how I can do that if I can't even boot to Live CD.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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I had the similar result with an HP laptop. However if I let it set for about 30 seconds it continued and the screen came back to normal. Just give it some time and it recovers from whatever its doing.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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Cool May i knw ur cofiguration of ur computer

In certain US based pcs or laptops ubuntu cant get installed , need to try slackware or other distributions
Thats why
Or else install in command mode , and plzz post the result
 
Old 12-13-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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Ubuntu installs on any laptop

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In certain US based pcs or laptops ubuntu cant get installed , need to try slackware or other distributions
Thats why
Or else install in command mode , and plzz post the result
Could you give me the name of a few of these certain laptops? I have successfully installed it on about 150 laptops thus far with virtually no trouble.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 12:03 AM   #5
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I have had other versions on ubuntu installed on it as well as other distros. I had this problem with 7.10 but it got fixed in 8.04. I was hoping there was an easy solution that I was overlooking.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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You could try downloading the alternate install CD for Ubuntu- same exact thing.... just no Live mode- I actually prefer it- you don't have to wait for the graphical mode to load before you can click on install.
 
  


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