Ubuntu Installation - Please Help - Black screen

Ed Jabbour ejbr at att.net
Sat Feb 9 22:20:26 UTC 2008


On Thursday 07 February 2008 4:19 pm Tony Hogan wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
>
> Boot method: From CD
> Image version: feb 8th - ubuntu website
> Date: feb 8th 2008
>
> Machine: HP Pavillion dv6000 (6449)
> Processor: AMD Turion 64x2 TL-56
> Memory: 2GB
> Partitions: C: 120GB Vista, 30 GB Linux,  7 GB HP recovery
>
> Output of lspci and lspci -n:
>
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
>
> Initial boot worked:    [OK]
> Configure network HW:   [OK]
> Config network:         [OK]
> Detect CD:              [OK]
> Load installer modules: [OK]
> Detect hard drives:     [E]
> Partition hard drives:  [ ]
> Create file systems:    [ ]
> Mount partitions:       [ ]
> Install base system:    [ ]
> Install boot loader:    [ ]
> Reboot:                 [ ]
>
> Comments/Problems:
>
> I got the CD to boot correctly. After choosing Install Ubuntu (the first
> option), the installer shows a progress bar. After the progress bar, the
> screen displayes test after test ( with [OK] after each - except what looks
> like network detection stuff that gives me a 'directory' not found error).
> After the list of tests/checks is finished, the screen turns black and sits
> idle. I have left it for about 25 minutes now and still nothing.

The second choice on the install screen is "Use Safe Graphics mode" - or 
something like that.  I have an HP dv9720, and I used that option - things 
went swimmingly.  Worth a try, anyway.





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