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Old 02-26-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
ValResnick
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Screen goes black please help!


I am new to Linux but wanted to try it.
I downloaded Ubuntu and burned the ISO to disc, I restarted my PC and the disc runs and seems to be loading, a purple screen appears with a small icon at the bottom, then the screen turns black and that is all, disc stops running and nothing else, am i doing something wrong here?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ!

Are you able to hit F6 to edit the boot parameters at all? If so, set nomodeset and add "xforcevesa no splash --" without the quotations and see if that does to trick for the time being.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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You may have to boot with acpi=off option on the boot cmdline.
 
  


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