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    Hardy Black Screen Install Problem

    Hi,
    I'm attempting to install Hardy on my laptop (HP Compaq 6715s) using Wubi. I've selected KDE5 and all installed Ok on the windows side. I then proceeded to reboot when requested and selected Kubuntu from the Grub menu, the boot loading screen did its blue bar loading thing. I was then however greeted with a black screen, the screen isn't dead as you can see the backlight...its just black.

    Anyone any ideas to why this could be happening and how I could possibly solve it? I'm running an ATI Radeon X1250 (Mobile) and an AMD Sempron (also mobile). I did previously boot from the LiveCD and after a long long wait (In excess of 30mins) I reached the gnome and graphics were all working ok, I couldn't however install as I was presented with the same black screen...I gave up waiting and rebooted to try installing using Wubi.

    Any help would be much appreciated, many thanks.

    // Edit: I also tried using Ctrl+Alt+F1 though to F8 to try and get a terminal etc...all remained at a black screen.
    Last edited by GeckoPie; April 26th, 2008 at 01:47 AM.

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    Re: Hardy Black Screen Install Problem

    Update:
    I finally managed to boot it after multiple tries, it booted into the install and started formatting, I went away for abit to return to the black screen once again
    This is really bugging me since this is the first Ubuntu which actually supports my graphics card and I really want to get it installed

    Please anyone, any help would really be appreciated

  3. #3
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    Re: Hardy Black Screen Install Problem

    Bump

    Please...anyone :'(

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    Re: Hardy Black Screen Install Problem

    Use the text based installer and either set noapic or acpi=off (press F6 twice to get a sub menu thing)
    with noapic makes everything slow especially on boot
    Hope this helps

  5. #5
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    Re: Hardy Black Screen Install Problem

    did this fix your problem? im having the same issue

  6. #6
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    Re: Hardy Black Screen Install Problem

    I just gave up and went back to 7.10... Seems to be an issue with the new ACPI packages I think!

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