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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2014

    Black Screen When Booting From LiveCd

    I'm trying to boot ubuntu 14.04.1 from a dvd. When I insert the dvd, go to the installation screen and click "Try ubuntu", I get a black screen and nothing happens (the display is on, just nothing on it).
    When I go nomodeset I get an error message on the ubuntu loading screen (can't read it because it is on a strange place of the screen), and then I get a glitched screen (noise screen), and finally - black screen..
    I'm using an Acer Aspire V3-571G: hybrid graphics (intel and nvidia 630m) and intel i5 processor.
    Help, Please!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Black Screen When Booting From LiveCd

    Are you booting with Intel or nVidia in use. Can you control that in UEFI/BIOS?

    If the Intel chip you may need to use the other boot options to set size to match screen.
    At grub menu you can use e for edit, scroll to linux line and replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
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    Possible boot options suggested by ubfan1

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2014

    Re: Black Screen When Booting From LiveCd

    I don't know if intel or nvidia is in use.
    I am new and don't understand the advanced stuff. I have tried the nomodeset option and some of the UEFI options and it does not work...
    I am thinking of trying another distribution, maybe mint.
    By the way i've got windows 7 installed on the aspire and works perfectly.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2014

    Re: Black Screen When Booting From LiveCd

    I found a solution! Instead of booting from a live dvd I booted from a live USB (in NOMODESET) and for some magical reason it worked!!!

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