View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.04 usb install dell latitude e6510 blank screen

July 24th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Hi all,

I'm having problems bringing up anything other than the install screen.

I've downloaded ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso and made my USB bootable.

I've seen documentation about hitting F6 and selecting 'nomodeset' but I can't find that anywhere. The screenshots show a purple screen with a bunch of options at the bottom. My install screen does not have that. It's black with a white Ubuntu logo with only a few main options: run live, install ubuntu, boot from first hard disk, advanced options (which has nothing behind it), and help.

Upon going to Help and pressing F6 I am greated with the option to boot Ubuntu differently.

I've tried the option where is says "Screen Display Issues" vga=771

boot: live vga=771

and I still get the same issue of a black screen. it loads since randomly clicking around in live makes the USB read and blink like crazy.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

July 24th, 2011, 07:07 AM
For some boot options, whilst booting from the disc and at the first purple screen (the one with the little man icon at the bottom of the screen) press any key. Then choose your language and on the next screen press F6 key.
The boot options will appear bottom right.