View Full Version : [ubuntu] My Pc model seems to restrict all but Ubuntu

April 8th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Prior to purchasing this Toshiba L675D I was able on my old HP to explore
other distros, but there seems to be some incomparability existing with this model that restricts 10.10 but accepts 10.04, kernel thing I assume.
But in all other attempts to install, Mint, open Suse etc it loads the kernel then the Live CD freezes on a black screen blinking cursor.
Have tried nomodeset with no success and would appreciate any thoughts anyone may have. Obviously Toshiba is no help with Linux and win 7 forum even cautions against creating an extended partition. Oh out of the box
this baby had 3 primaries, one a recovery and hidden. Just an FYI
PS: it also allowed me to load uberstudent which I did just to see

April 8th, 2011, 01:48 PM
have you tried the alternative CDs. sometimes they work where live cds have failed..