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Old 09-05-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
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No display when installing Ubuntu


This is my first attempt to install Linux. I'm trying to install onto a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The installation was trouble free, but on booting the display goes blank. I can hear sounds, and when I type in my username and password, it sounds as if its loading, but still no display.

Can anyone help? I thought maybe it was something to do with the install menu about selecting resolution? I've tried reinstalling once, but hte same happened.

any ideas?
Old 09-05-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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The first time you put in the installer disk, what are the extra boot options? Is there one like vga=791? Also, after you've already tried to boot up and your screen goes blank, what happens when you type control-alt-F1?
Old 03-17-2006, 04:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the replies.

I've found the BIOS that I needed:

I could then downgrade the BIOS, run Ubuntu, update Ubuntu and reinstall the latest BIOS.

Thanks again


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