Macbook 5,3: blank screen when trying to run 11.04
I am currently running Lucid 10.04 without problems and would like to upgrade to 11.04. I created a startup disk on a USB stick with the 11.04 64-bit iso.
When I boot, rEFIT gives me the option of booting from the USB stick. I do that and get a menu with 3 options:
Try ubuntu with out installing
Check disk for errors
When I try the "Try ubuntu without installing" option, I get a blank screen indefinitely (I tried waiting 20+ minutes).
After some searching I found the suggestion to use the kernel option: "nouveau,noaccel=1".
When I insert that line into the options, it outputs a lot of initialization text, finds hardware etc, but then hangs without starting GDM.
If I replace those options with "nomodeset", it boots successfully to a command prompt, but I can't start GDM from that either.
Anyone know what to do? Thanks!
Last edited by vibe3; July 2nd, 2011 at 11:58 AM.