I'm stuck with the same problemSame thing here.
Trying the LiveCD on a Dell Latitude D400 which runs 9.10 just fine. This laptop has Intel 855GM chipset.
I am really really surprised at this blank screen problem.
I tried the suggestion about hitting the spacebar. Didn't make any difference.
Tried nucleuskore's suggestion. Didn't make any difference.
Ends up at blank screen at start up.
Not sure where to go from here.