Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 17:04:40 UTC 2008


Ram Das wrote :
> --- On Thu, 13/11/08, Loïc Martin <loic.martin3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ram Das wrote :
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am trying to install the Ubuntu 8.4 but I am facing
>> problem while boot-up.
>>> I booted my system from Ubuntu CD. When I selected to
>> install Ubuntu but I get just blank screen with cursor
>> blinking on top. Both my input devices Keyboard and mouse
>> don't work!!!
>>> Why is this happening??? My friends didn't faced
>> any problem installing from the same CD!!!
>>
>> Could be a problem with the X server
>> First run the option in the boot menu that lets you check
>> the CD on
>> _your_ computer.
>>
>> Then make sure you don't have 2 graphic cards
>> (sometimes people have an
>> integrated graphic chipset and a graphic card, and you
>> might then need
>> to configure the bios), 2 monitors or any unusual setup.
>> One graphic
>> card, one monitor, one mouse, one keyboard. Make sure you
>> have enough
>> RAM (512Mo to be safe, 256Mo might work if you don't
>> have an integrated
>> graphic chip).
>> Try that first.
>>
>> If it doesn't work, try booting in safe graphic mode.
>>
>> Then there's the alternate CD install, of course.
>>
>> You can also check your RAM by running memtest overnight
>> (or more than
>> one hour).$
>>
>> If the above doesn't work, we'll need to know the
>> model and brand of
>> your graphic card.
>>
>> Loïc
> Hi Loic,
>
> I having:
>
> - one integrated graphics card - ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
> - one monitor - Samtron
> - 2GB RAM
> - AMD Athlon X2 4400+
> - Asus Motherboard

I don't see how that would give you any problems. Try doing what I told
you when you have the time, then please report to the list so people who
now more about your hardware can tell you.

Trying an Ubuntu 8.10 LiveCD (if you can) might help if there's been
some improvement in that newer release (and with 8.10 you get more
options to troubleshoot the problem, even though they weren't enough
when I had these kind of problems).

Loïc




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