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ChronicMetamorphosis
November 20th, 2010, 01:01 AM
A few nights ago, I was trying to set up a tv tuner card and I somehow ruined my OS. When I log into Ubuntu, all I get is errors and a blank screen.

Since it was an older version, I decided to upgrade to the latest version, 10.10. So I figure that I get a live cd, transfer all my wanted files to an external drive, then install the new OS. I got the live cd and when I boot it, I get some picture at the bottom of my screen with some stick figure and what looks like a piece of film, then my monitor resets and says "Out of range"

What can I do to fix this problem? I am currently on a Knoppix 2.6 live cd.

mrgs
November 21st, 2010, 11:27 AM
The picture you are talking of is 'keyboard-man', though it has been interpreted as a whole lot of other symbols. It means 'press any key to get to the menu'.

Have you copied all you files using the Knoppix cd?

sikander3786
November 23rd, 2010, 09:04 PM
You need to get into that menu by pressing any key as suggested above.

Then press F6 and enable the nomodeset parameter and continue booting. It should take you to the desktop this time.

See here for boot parameter details.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDBootOptions

ChronicMetamorphosis
November 26th, 2010, 04:40 AM
Hey that worked! Thanks a lot for your input, you two.

mrgs
November 26th, 2010, 09:27 AM
You are welcome. Please mark the thread 'solved'.