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Old 10-08-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Linux wont boot after installing graphics card


I have an Atom 330 in an Intel D945GCLF2 motherboard. I have Ubuntu 9.04 and Windows XP dual boot. I installed a 8600GS so that I can run dual monitors.

After installation of the graphics card Ubuntu will not boot. Grub loads then there is the loading screen for Ubuntu and it gets about 1/4 of the way then either reboots or freezes. It is the same with a live CD. Windows boots and the graphics card works fine in windows. Ubuntu will successfully boot if I remove the graphics card.

Both the BIOS and Ubuntu have all the current updates.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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Is the other video card (not the 8600GS) and onboard video? If so, did you disable it in the BIOS?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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Can you boot a liveCD? If that works, then there's something off in your install / configuration. Some graphics cards require a bit more power from the PSU than your computer might have shipped with. But if windows works, then perhaps not directly your issue.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Sorry it is a 8400GS. The BIOS has the 8400 as the primary and the onboard is enabled so that I can have two VGA out. The setting of memory allocation for the onboard, fixed or dynamic, doesn't affect the behavior.

Booting to a live CD does not change the overall effect of freezing or rebooting after the boot loader and before a login screen. I have tried 8.04, 8.10, and 9.10, and a recent Arch Linux live CD.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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maybe its confused by to cards
try disabling onboard
 
Old 10-09-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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The BIOS gives me the options of changing the memory allocation method and amount allocated for the onboard and I can select which is the primary but I do not see an option to disable to onboard.
 
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Are you sure that the card is fully seated? I think mine had a jumper to draw power off of the PSU as well. But then again windows works. In either case, you might try booting with the monitor hooked up to the different GPU outputs. It might hint at what your computer is configured for.

If you're having trouble with a LiveCD, you coud have some isses. Those discs are very generically setup. i.e. Should boot on almost anything. Are you trying to run a 64bit OS on a 32bit CPU? Or an AMD distro on an Intel platform (or vice versa). They've forked enough in abilities that even though x86 backwards compatible and 64bit, they are no longer interchangeable.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #8
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The card is fully seated and there is no jumper I had this card in a p4 computer for a while and ubuntu worked fine on that.

I have tried to use both 32 and 64 bit live CDs since either worked before the graphics card install.
 
  


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