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subhadip_sky
October 14th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Hi, I am successfully running Ubuntu 11.04 both on my HP 520 laptop and on my desktop computer. I downloaded the 11.10 desktop i386 cd image and created live USB using Unetbootin, live usb creator from pendrivelinux and the default start up disk creator in Ubuntu each but both my laptop and my desktop won't boot from the USB, I don't know why. After a few marching dots under "Ubuntu", my computer will be presented with a black screen and with the USB light not blinking, I can tell it's not reading from the USB either.

I can boot 11.04 both on my laptop and my desktop with the same USB and it also works with 10.04. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

sikander3786
October 14th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Try the classic old fix, 'nomodeset':

http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/01/ubuntumaverick-blank-screen-problem.html

If that doesn't work, please let us know your hardware specs, importantly RAM and graphics card.

subhadip_sky
October 15th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Try the classic old fix, 'nomodeset':

http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/01/ubuntumaverick-blank-screen-problem.html

If that doesn't work, please let us know your hardware specs, importantly RAM and graphics card.


Thank you for your kind reply. I tried that already, didn't work. Here's the specification for my desktop computer

CPU Intel P IV 1.6 GHz Core 2D
Motherboard Intel 945
HDD Seagate 80 Gb Sata
Memory DDR 512 mb + 1024 mb

sikander3786
October 15th, 2011, 06:44 AM
Thank you for your kind reply. I tried that already, didn't work. Here's the specification for my desktop computer

CPU Intel P IV 1.6 GHz Core 2D
Motherboard Intel 945
HDD Seagate 80 Gb Sata
Memory DDR 512 mb + 1024 mb
So, you most probably have got an Intel graphics chip as you didn't specify one individually.

Did you try other parameters like 'i915.modeset=1' or 'i915.modeset=0' as mentioned near the bottom of that post?

And if it still doesn't work, I would recommend to create a new USB, this time following this tutorial:

http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/06/ubuntu-switched-to-hybrid-disc-images.html#create

It would present you with the standard boot options/menus/pages that come with Ubuntu. Then try inserting some other boot parameters by pressing F6 at the boot options page as mentioned here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions#Ubuntu_CD_Advanced_Welcome_Page_Option s

Any of the top 3 options in the F6 menu might work for you.

subhadip_sky
October 22nd, 2011, 01:58 PM
I am extremely sorry, it was my fault. There was something wrong with the installation file, I don't know I just downloaded it from Bit torrent. So I used the installation file my friend had downloaded from the official Ubuntu site and the installation went exceptionally smooth.