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I've tried several distros of linux including Ubuntu and Zorin, and every time I booted from my live USB, it worked fine and I got the "What do you want to do?" menu. But every time I tried installing it, my screen turns off for a second, then turns back on but is just solid black, and then nothing ever happens. USB becomes totally idle and the screen stays black for eternity. Somehow it even disables my reset button, so I have to hold down the power button to turn my computer off.

Anyone know what the problem is?
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post #2 of 17
How are you burning them to disk/USB? For example if I use (on my Winbox) Win32DiskImager I have to run it as admin. Certain distros like OpenSuse or Pinguy OS will do what your describing. OpenSuse suggest certain free tools to write their image which worked. http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html Is the link to it. I hope this helps you!
post #3 of 17
I use YUMI -Your Universal Multiboot Integrator .
What you are explaining as "black screen" , seems to be caused from the USB. It seems that after the Live Distro is being loaded into the RAM , the USB is being unmounted for some reason. As such , you get only whats already loaded into the RAM working or a short period.
Try using YUMI to upload your Linux distro on the USB and try again, and format the USB before doing so.
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post #4 of 17
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YUMI didn't work unfortunately. Same issue.
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post #5 of 17
Try using the nomodeset kernel flag when booting.
    
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post #6 of 17
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How do I do that?

Edit: I found out how to do that. I tried that, and a couple other options in the kernel menu and the screen didn't go blank, but the CD still wouldn't load. It just sits there with a blinking cursor on the screen and the CD drive shows no read (I burned a DVD because... because I can?) so it's just sitting there not doing anything.

more edit: I found out this happens when you're trying to install to/from ASMedia sata ports on the motherboard. I'll put my CD drive on a non asmedia port and only plug my main hard drive into one as well and see if that works. Not very high hopes though.
Edited by TheHorse - 1/11/15 at 6:58am
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post #7 of 17
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Ha what do you know it worked. Just another thing to add to the list of reasons I will never buy another asrock motherboard. Probably not Asus either.
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Weird , i am with ASRock motherboard and no such issues on my side.
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post #9 of 17
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That's probably because you weren't on the ASMedia sata ports...
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post #10 of 17
ASRock certainly isn't the best, but it does do the job.
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