View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.04 wont run on laptop off CD

May 16th, 2010, 02:40 AM
I made a Ubuntu 10.05 iso disk which boots perfectly into the 10.04 OS on my desktop but when it starts to boot after the footer icon of the stick man and key, the screen just shows horizontal white bars and the boot from the CD stops. That Toshiba A-135 has Ubuntu 7.04 on a 50GB partition and WIN XP Pro on the other 50Gb partition. Does anyone know why Ubuntu 10.04 boots and runs off the CD on my desktop but not on my Toshiba laptop?

Thank you.

PS-Ubuntu 9.10 ran fine off the CD on the same Toshiba laptop.

May 16th, 2010, 06:33 AM
What graphics card do you have?

lspci | grep VGA

May 16th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Its an ATI graphics chip on the mobo-

May 17th, 2010, 02:32 AM
At the purple screen with a keyboard and stickfigure, press any key to get to the menu. Then press F6 and select "nomodeset". Then hit enter. If that doesn't work, try some of the other options under F6.