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Problem With Live Discs

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#1 Coombes


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:43 PM

I have a problem with live discs that when i try to boot from them it loads everything then gives me a black screen.

e.g. with ubuntu it gets past the screen with the orange loading bar, then gives me a black screen.

I have left this black screen run for about 20mins with no change.

any ideas anyone?


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#2 Joedude


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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:14 AM

Have you tried the text install?

What are your system specs?
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
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#3 Bugballou


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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:22 AM

I am having the same problem. Had on board graphics here, then installed a PCI graphics card that works well enough with Windows. Have 32 bit graphics now instead of 24 bit. The reason I upgraded was the on board Intel® 82810E Graphics Controller was unstable with Windows and Linux after an upgrade of RAM to 512MB. I disabled the on board graphics in Windows Device Manager, but can no longer boot Linux Live CD distros or the installed version of PCLOS. I may try an uninstall of the onboard graphics in device manager, but I believe that won't work either, and then Windows will detect new hardware after boot and want to install the drivers for it. I have tried different boot methods (nopcmcia, acpi=off) with no luck. I also had no sound after the addition of a sound card on a separate desktop, and PCLOS didn't detect the sound card was there. Hope I can work this out, or will only have the Luxury of Linux on the laptop.

Edited by Bugballou, 18 October 2007 - 09:23 AM.

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