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Old 01-31-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation Installin Ubuntu - blank screen


Hey,

I wanted to install Ubuntu desktop 7.10 on one of my machines and I something strange happens. It's a 900mhz Athlon, with 200mb RAM, and a GeForce MX200 (quite antique) graphics card.

I boot from the CD as usual, I select Install Ubuntu, it shows a bar loading under a Ubuntu logo and then the screen just goes blank. This happens also if I try using the "Safe graphics" install mode.

The computer runs just fine with Windows XP on it. Could it be because it only supports 4x AGP ? The motherboard is quite old and as far as I can see in BIOS, 4x is as far as it will go...


Thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #2
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Boot from the cd again, but when u see the initial menu (choice between ubuntu, safe graphics, mem check, etc.) press F6, go to the end of the line, and delete the words "quiet" and "splash". Then watch the output as it scrolls by: what's the last message before the screen goes blank?
 
Old 01-31-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
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200MB ram isn't enough for the standard installer. You need to download the "alternate" installer. It's for machines without enough ram to run the standard graphical installer.

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Old 02-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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And to I need to download a different version of the Ubuntu install CD for the "alternate" installer, or can I find it on the standard CD.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:41 AM   #5
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Can anyone please suggest something ?

Thanks
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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You need a different disk. Go here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download and check the "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD. This CD does not include the Live CD, instead it uses a text-based installer." box.
 
  


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