Problems using live CD on new machine
richardkimber at btinternet.com
Tue Jun 30 14:10:45 UTC 2009
I have a new AMD Phenom 2 x4 on an Asus 4GB M4A78 Pro board. The
chipset is AMD 780G / SB700. I Googled this before buying the machine
and found statements that people had run linux satisfactorily with
it, and I understood that Asus was OK.
When I try to boot the machine from the 9.04 CD I get the main Ubuntu
menu OK, but when I try to run the CD live, I just get a black screen
with a blinking underscore cursor at the top.
I have tried the various options offered like safe graphics mode,
ACPI=off, noapic, nolapic, but they don't solve it.
Any suggestions as to what else I might try (e.g. BIOS settings).
The board has built-in graphics (ATI-based, I think). Is it likely that
this might be a problem? Might adding a pci graphics card be the
solution? Or might I need a proprietary driver?
One other peculiarity with my setup is that my HDs are running off a
pci disk controller, but that shouldn't stop the live CD from running,
Does anyone else have this M/B + processor hardware?
- Richard Kimber
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