View Full Version : [ubuntu] Screen rolls during alt installer install

December 24th, 2008, 09:29 PM
I had 8.10 running on here. I have to encrypt everything except boot so I grabbed the 8.10 alt installer CD. Insert it, boot. Hit enter for install and boom, the screen starts rolling like an old TV.

It's a Dell D810 with 2gb of memory. 8.10 installed just fine but the 8.10 alt installer is being a PITA.

December 29th, 2008, 01:37 AM
Try booting the installer with a vga= option to choose a different display mode, since it's getting the default choice wrong. You can find some likely numbers here in section 5.3 (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO-5.html). Maybe vga=0x163