[xubuntu-users] White Screen at CD Boot

Wee Dram a3c63608 at telus.net
Tue Apr 15 23:09:31 UTC 2014

After getting advice on the Ubuntu Forum, I decided to try Lubuntu instead of Xubuntu. I was successful in booting a CD into a LiveCD session and was able to access the internet and the forum to announce my success. That's it so far and my next step will be to try actually install it on the hard drive. 
Thank you to everyone who made suggestions here on xubuntu discussions. 

> On Apr 9, 2014, at 9:38 AM, "Wee Dram" <a3c63608 at telus.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to install Xubuntu on my old laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite 5000 running a Pentium III at 1.10 Ghz with 512 MB RAM and a 37.5 GB Hard-drive. It is presently running XP. It has a NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go (Toshiba) video card.
> I want to first try it without installing but I’m having problems getting past the first steps.
> In summary: I burned a CD. I tried it on the computer but the screen went white after a few moments. I tried the CD on a newer Toshiba and it seems to work fine. After checking various help sources, I was able to get to the boot menu on the older computer and try a few options there:
> Deleting the ‘quiet splash’ command
> Choosing the nomodeset
> Adding the following, individually, to the boot options lineAdding i915.modset=0
> xforcevesa
> fb=false
> vga=771
> The final result of doing each of these was the same: a white screen with lots of CD activity for several minutes (as if the whole process is proceeding) and then no CD activity.
> I am a total novice with this kind of thing so any and all suggestions of next steps are welcome.
> Regards,
> Ross
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