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    Unhappy Installation problem

    I created an Ubuntu iso cd to install on my extra hdd. I've tried installing a few times, and can't seem to get it working on its own. It works fine if I run it from the cd, but when I install, and restart all I get is a purple flashing screen. Could someone please help? I'm new to linux, and have no idea what i'm doing wrong.

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    Re: Installation problem

    Probably nothing you are doing wrong - but it may be having problems with your
    graphics card or something similar

    What graphics card is it .... and can you get in using the second menu option ....
    usually a safe-mode .....

    also pressing

    Ctrl + Alt + f2 together - when you see the flashing screen .... does it let you get to a console screen ?
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; April 15th, 2012 at 06:40 AM.

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    Re: Installation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    Probably nothing you are doing wrong - but it may be having problems with your
    graphics card or something similar

    What graphics card is it .... and can you get in using the second menu option ....
    usually a safe-mode .....

    also pressing

    Ctrl + Alt + f2 together - when you see the flashing screen .... does it let you get to a console screen ?

    My graphics card is an asus hd 6670. When i was searching threw the hardware it said gpu unknown, or something like that. Havent tried ctrl/alt/f2. I'll give it a go, and see what happens

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    Re: Installation problem

    Check some of the solved links .... for that Graphics card ....

    https://www.google.com/search?client...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    Someone else may pick up on this but .... that graphics card is not one
    that I know much about .... but by how you describe the start up
    it sounds like that will be the reason why ....

    Last edited by 23dornot23d; April 15th, 2012 at 07:10 AM. Reason: deleted last comment as it was for another card ....

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    Re: Installation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    Check some of the solved links .... for that Graphics card ....

    https://www.google.com/search?client...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    Someone else may pick up on this but .... that graphics card is not one
    that I know much about .... but by how you describe the start up
    it sounds like that will be the reason why ....
    Thanks for the help. ctrl/alt/f2 just truns the screen from purple to black. seems like it is just a graphics issue Hopefully I'll be able to find some info on it.

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    Re: Installation problem

    Does you motherboard also have an integrated graphics chipset?

    If so, is it also an ATI product (if you know)?

    Is your BIOS set to use PCI-E graphics or integrated?

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    Re: Installation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Does you motherboard also have an integrated graphics chipset?

    If so, is it also an ATI product (if you know)?

    Is your BIOS set to use PCI-E graphics or integrated?
    No intergrated graphics on the mobo. Kinda wish there was now. Bios is set to use the pcie.

    I believe I found a driver for it in one of the links 23dornot23d suggested. Question now is how to install it when I can't see what i'm doing?

    I'm runnin win7 on one hd, and installed the ubuntu 11.1 to my seccond hd. Would it be possible to install the driver from win7 to the other hd?

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