View Full Version : [other] Install Linux on HP Pavilion a307x

January 21st, 2009, 03:51 PM
I am trying to install any distribution of Linux with a desktop gui on to aHP Pavilion a307x (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinfoCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=367693&os=228&lang=en). So far I have tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Mandrivia, Fedora, openSUSE but all fail when they try loading the login screen, the display goes awal. I have searched around and found no reports of successful install on this make and model. I am wondering if there is a configuration in the BIOS that I can change that will make everything work. I am posting this thread onto other forums, Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6590528#post6590528), Fedora Forums (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1152846#post1152846), Mandriva Forums (http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?p=625003#625003), openSUSE Forums (http://forums.opensuse.org/install-boot-login/405625-install-linux-hp-pavilion-a307x.html#post1931310), Linux.com Forum (http://www.linux.com/forums/topic/4147), and Linux.org Forums hoping to find someone who knows a solution.

January 29th, 2009, 05:08 AM
I managed to install Kubuntu 8.04 successfully. I have not tried any other older versions of the operating systems previously attempted. Thanks to those of you who responded.