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post #11 of 18
Maybe try via Live USB? Maybe a bootable USB install?
post #12 of 18
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Gave the USB a shot, didn't even want to give me the option to boot to live usb. screen flashed purple like it was going to do something, then lost signal/went blank.
post #13 of 18
try noapic, any boot flags? Might want to try 10.04, could be a new addition they did to the LiveCD that causes your set of hardware to fail. I'd try different iso's or boot flags, as once you have the OS installed it's not going to make a difference how you install it you should still get the same results.
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post #14 of 18
at the "purple" screen, when it first pops up, hit f6, it will bring up a boot menu option, one of the options will be "nomodeset", select that one. if that doesn't work, try the noapic option like mushroomboy suggested.

this is a typical problem, and the nomodeset option is usually the solution.
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post #15 of 18
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Here are the different versions I have tried:
10.10 Desktop via CD
10.10 Alternative via CD
10.04 Desktop via CD
10.10 Desktop via USB

I have tried all three discs with different options enabled. Nomodeset, noacpi, etc. Nothing has worked so far.

I was able to install 10.10 Desktop when I booted into LiveCD first. When I was forced to reboot, Linux did not boot and the screen sat at some weird black and white blocks for 20 min.

I then tried to boot via LiveUSB but the screen went blank before I even saw anything.
post #16 of 18
to help rule out a "ubuntu" problem, can you grab a copy of fedora 14 or another distro that is not debian/ubuntu based, that offers a livecd environment.

since each distro handles their boot up differently and use different non-standard kernels/drivers/patches, its difficult to a point to be certian what is causing the problem.

it could be something ubuntu does, that simply not compatible with your computer. something similar happened with a friend of mine, he built a computer no matter which distro he tried, it would never work with linux, a few months later he sold the rig to me and i replaced the optical drive with a newer one (old one died) and i was able to load linux up on it, was a bit weird why an optical drive would've fixed the problem, but it did.
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post #17 of 18
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I tried fedora 14 once when I first started messing with this and couldn't get it to boot. I'll try it again and see what happens tonight.
post #18 of 18
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Burned Fedora to a disc, after I turn the PC on this is the first screen I see and it sits there:



Here's what it looks like when I was booting with ubuntu:
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