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Old 10-03-2014, 07:21 AM   #1
taubi
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Xubuntu 12.04 won' boot and install on old laptop. Don't know how to set nomodeset


Hi everyone!

I am trying to get linux working on an old laptop, but I can't do it and I am getting crazy.

I made a bootable USB with Xubuntu 12.04 and I can't get past the boot screen. After I chose either trying without installing or install I just get to grey screen with cursor blinking in upper left corner. The USB is fine, because the OS is working fine on my other "newer" laptop. As I was reading all the posts in net I found that I should probably change the cfg file and add nomodeset to the line with quite splash. Please help me because this is making me crazy!
 
Old 10-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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Some suggestions at the link below to Ubuntu forums, starting with post #5.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1986975
 
Old 10-03-2014, 08:39 AM   #3
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"12.04" , old computer :

Hit <F6> at boot time, and tick the options
( by using <space> ) :
acpi=of , noapic , nolapic , nodmraid , nomodeset.

Then <Esc> , and <Enter>, and things will usually work.


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Last edited by knudfl; 10-03-2014 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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The advice in the last post should do the trick, but if it doesn't you need to tell us your computer's hardware: video card, CPU, amount of RAM. Then we can suggest something that will work.

Incidentally, you might have done better with the current version 14.04. Version 12 is still supported, but it's worse at selecting the right video driver.
 
Old 10-03-2014, 04:27 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I will try with version 14.04 and with suggestions and will let you know about the result. Thanks again.
 
  


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