problems with ubuntu startup

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Mon Dec 8 18:42:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:42 PM,  <retloc86 at> wrote:
> I have just downloaded and made a copy of the ubuntu os. the startup
> sequence comes up with some options like run ubuntu, install, mem chk.....
> when i go to run the os the loading bar goes from right to left then when
> that cycles through one of my monitors goes black and the other one goes
> like greyish white. i am running a 64 bit system and i did use the 65 bit
> download. i have enouth memory and disc space. what am i doing wrong?

I don't think you are doing anything wrong at all.  Your computer on
the other hand isn't cooperating :-)

It sounds like it's having difficulties picking the right
configuration to run your monitors and video cards.

After you boot from the CD and choose your language, hit the F4 key to
bring up a little option menu, and choose 'safe graphics mode'

If that doesn't work, post back with info about your hardware, esp video card.


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