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Old 01-03-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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Whenever I try to boot a Linux Distro from a USB it goes to an eternal black screen


I've tried countless of USB booters, such as Universal Usb, Rufus, Unetbootin. They seem to work fine as I can boot to the point to where boots to the options menu, where it says you want to install or try before you install or what have you. However whenever I try to install or test out the OS before installing it, it takes me to black screen which can't get out off without powering off.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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Black screen on what? Was a md5sum check done before installing to usb?
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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I get a black screen after I attempt to install the OS through the Boot menu that presented. Instead of taking me to the installation process it just black screens every time. Doesn't matter if its Mint, Ubuntu, Deepin, Elementary, Opensuse, Fedora, or anything, it continually does this.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM   #4
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What kind of computer are you trying to install on?
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:33 PM   #5
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It's a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, nothing special.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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Next time you boot it up, select try before installing.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:38 PM   #7
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What os are you using to burn media windows vista, 7 or 8?
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:39 PM   #8
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It's a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, nothing special.
http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/make/Dell/

The laptop arrives with Windows 8.1 installed and so uses the new EFI secure boot system.This needs to be disabled in the BIOS to boot Linux (power on, hit F12, switch the BIOS boot option to Legacy – Secure Boot Off, boot from USB…).
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:39 PM   #9
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As I've mentioned in the beginning, it doesn't matter if I choose install or try before installing, it takes me to the same black screen.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:50 PM   #10
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I'm using my Windows 8 Desktop which already has Linux installed on it, and I tried what you said rokytnji, but it didn't work.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:51 PM   #11
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Can you enable Legacy boot?
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:52 PM   #12
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I've have enabled Legacy boot, still nothing
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:59 PM   #13
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Can you try a dvd/cd?
 
Old 01-03-2015, 09:01 PM   #14
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Can't, Laptop doesn't come with a DVD/CD drive.
 
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Are you trying to make the usb in Windows or Linux?
 
  


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