Installer blank screen problem

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at
Fri Nov 4 18:09:28 UTC 2011

Thanks, nomodeset got me a little further - it now hangs on a text-mode splash screen.

I think I will give up on 11.10 on this machine. 


On 4 Nov 2011, at 17:26, uteck wrote:

> I have a system that did that also.  At the boot promt I pass the kernel option; nomodeset
> That fixed it for me, then you just need to make sure that gets put into your /etc/default/grub settings.
> On Nov 4, 2011 12:02 PM, "Hakan Koseoglu" <hakan at> wrote:
> On 4 November 2011 16:39, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at> wrote:
> > It's an idea but if (as I suspect) this is a problem with the X server not detecting my screen correctly, then once I have installed 11.10 and I try to boot into the new installation I'll encounter the same problem, *and* I will have overwritten a working Karmic installation which will leave me with a large useless box :) I'd like to get the installer working correctly, otherwise I'll have no confidence that this computer will work for me with 11.10.
> >
> It is a good argument but I have experienced the same issue before
> (pre 11.10 so my errors are not directly relevant to you). I never use
> a live CD any more, I do all of my installations as netinstalls and if
> that's not available, alternative CD gives me the best option. At
> least I can drop down to a console and have a look at the logs after
> it's failed and change things here and there and expect to have my
> config & log files still around after an update and reboot. At least
> one version of Kubuntu Live CD did not blacklist my Via gfx card for
> 3D and would die horribly with the live CD
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